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Italian Soccer Academy

For more information on
AC Cugini's Play Soccer in Italy programs, contact:

Lisa Cherubini: (USA)

Cristian Diletti: (Italia)


Play Soccer on Lake Como

July 14-21, 2017

This program for older players (18 and older) includes 5 tournament matches


Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como Lake Como (north of Milan)

Program fees
  • $1,400 per person 


  • Tournament play in Bellagio against local Italian teams. Minimum 5 games (1 per evening)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily, 7 dinners
  • Airport and hotel transfers from/to Milan Malpensa airport (July 17 and 23 only)
  • Use of Sporting Club pool, lounge chair, towels
  • Bilingual tour guides
  • AIRFARE not included.  Group airfare can be arranged for 10 or more people traveling together. Closest airports: Milan Malpensa or Milan Linate.

AC Cugini's Award Winning "Play Soccer in Italy" Program

Photo Highlights of the Play Soccer in Italy 2017 Program

AC Cugini's "Play Soccer in Italy" international program was developed to further expose American players to Italian player development; allow players the opportunity to add international playing and training experience to their soccer background, of great value to college recruiters; offer the most talented players access to Italian talent scouts, and have American youth and their families experience the countless wonders of the Italian culture and history. This highly successful program was an important element of the special recognition which AC Cugini received in 2004 from the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI). In 2012, CONI appointed AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti as international representative of the newly created CONI Servizi division. This rare distinction allows AC Cugini to bring its youth athletes (as well as athletes in other sports) to train and stay at the Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center in Rome. As before, all AC Cugini members will have the opportunity to participate in exceptional international programming in Italy including tournament play against Italian teams.

Customized Programs in Italy Year Round

Because of AC Cugini's long history of working with soccer organizations in Italy and our staff's ability to communicate fluently in Italian, we have developed many high-level contacts in Italy which allows us the unique opportunity to create one-of-a-kind programs in Italy for American youth players and coaches. We do not take players to the commonly known international tournaments in Italy offered by numerous tour operators where a U.S. team could end up playing against another U.S. team or Canadian teams. Our focus has always been to create a unique experience where American youth play against Italian teams or train with Italian clubs or the Italian National Olympic Committee Servizi staff.This also allows our participants the chance to be reviewed closely by talent scouts from professional Italian clubs.

Play Soccer in Italy 2018

Roma and Italian Adriatic

July 2-12, 2018

2018 Program Brochure

AC Cugini is holding additional tryouts in December in Maryland and Virginia for the 2003/2003 Boys team the club is taking to Italy July 2-12, 2018 to participate in AC Cugini's award-winning annual Play Soccer in Italy international program. The 2018 program includes training with Italian Soccer Federation and Italian National Olympic Committee instructors, and friendly matches against high-level Italian boys and girls teams, and review by scouts from professional Italian men's clubs.

Play Soccer in Italy 2018 Program Highlights

The 2018 Play Soccer in Italy program is a 10-day trip with 6 days in Rome and 4 days at an Adriatic beach resort.  
Each player must be accompanied by minimum 1 adult chaperone; additional family members also welcome.

This is a unique opportunity for players to add international playing and training experience to their soccer resume, of great value to college recruiters.

Tryout Schedule - Frederick, MD, area (Indoors)
  • December 5 - 7:00 - 8:30pm
  • December 7 - 7:00 - 8:30pm


  • Location: Monacacy Valley Church Gym, 9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville, MD 21754
Tryout Schedule - Fredericksburg, VA

  • December 10 - 2:00 - 3:30pm (Outdoors)
  •  Location: Dixon Park - Free Play Field, 300 Dixon Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Tryout Registration:

 There is no fee to try out. All players must register online @  Or, complete tryout registration & release form below and email form before first tryout to Fabio Diletti: 
Play Soccer in Italy Tryout Registration & Release Form 
To discuss bringing an entire team to Italy, contact: AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti; 703.477.5957; Entire groups from outside AC Cugini receive 1 free spot (airfare excluded) for every 25 participants (players, coaching staff, family members)


Play Soccer in Italy 2017

Roma and Montesilvano on the Italian Adriatic

July 3-13, 2017

Photo Highlights

Welcome Home from Italy

AC Cugini's 2000/2001 Boys!
AC Cugini's 2000/2001 boys team returned from Italy on July 13 after participating in AC Cugini's annual Play Soccer in Italy 2017 international program. A great time was had by players and their families during the 10-day trip to the Italian Adriatic beach resort Montesilvano and Rome. The 2017 program was a success on all levels as expected from this well-established and unique award-winning program.

The Play Soccer in Italy 2017 program included training sessions with instructors from the Italian National Olympic Committee and the Italian Soccer Federation, friendly matches with high-level Italian teams, and review by talents scouts from professional mens clubs AS Roma, Lazio, Juventus, and Brescia Calcio.
Play Soccer in Italy 2017 Match Results
The 1st friendly match against the 2001 team from Pescara; final score: Pescara 3; AC Cugini 1. The 2nd match AC Cugini played the Pescara Calcio professional club's Academy 2001/2002 team with AC Cugini winning 4-2; the 3rd match AC Cugini lost 4-1 to the Pescara Calcio Academy 1999/2000 team; the 4th match against the Tivoli team outside Rome, the teams tied 3-3.

Special thanks, grazie mille, to Carlo Mansueto of the Italian National Olympic Committee, Pietro Martella of the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) and their staff for the exceptional high-level training and programming provided. 


Play Soccer in Italy 2016

Roma - Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center

July 23-29, 2016


AC Cugini's 2016  program  included training sessions with instructors from the Italian National Olympic Committee and Italian Soccer Federation; friendly matches with high-level Roman teams; and review by talents scouts from professional Italian clubs. 



Play Soccer in Italy 2015

 Italian Adriatic

June 8-18, 2015

Play Soccer in Italy 2014

Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center, Roma
March 6-19, 2014

The 2014 Play Soccer in Italy program in Roma included the rare opportunity for youth players to stay at the Centro di Preparazione Olimpica  (Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center) and use the  facilities for practices. The program also included 2 friendly matches at the Centro di Preparazione Olimpica against high-level Italian boys teams; review by talent scouts from professional Italian clubs; and tickets to a professional soccer match – SS Lazio vs. Atalanta.