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AC Cugini Programming Now in Virginia and Italy Only

AC Cugini is moving its programming back to Virginia where we started in 2000. We will continue our long-established award-winning international program which involves training and tournament play in Italy for players and educational programs for coaches. This annual program is always open to individual players and teams outside AC Cugini regardless of where they live in the United States.

Players, teams, and coaches interested in international opportunities for player or coach training with Italian Federation coaches and player review by talent scouts from professional Italian clubs, may contact Fabio Diletti: [email protected]; 703.477.5957.

AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti is excited to be working with Old Dominion Football Club (OFFC), based in Loudoun County and affiliated with Italian professional club AC Cesena. Fabio's role is to assist ODFC to expand their programming utilizing Italian player development methodology, including serving as an ODFC coach and trainer.  Players or teams interested in playing on an ODFC team in Virginia may contact Andy Vera, ODFC Director of Soccer Operations: [email protected]. Complete details on ODFC and its Cesena USA program:

Independent teams in Maryland that wish to play under the AC Cugini name in EDP or NCSL are welcome as long as they can secure there own practice and game fields.  Contact [email protected] for more details.

AC Cugini
Roma Academy Maryland Program

Exceptional World Renowned Player Development Available to All!


AC Cugini, founded in 2000, expanded its programming to Maryland with the opening of the Roma Academy Maryland program for elite male and female players in the Frederick, MD area. This expansion  builds on AC Cugini's successful and unique academy program in Virginia sanctioned by the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI Servizi) and the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) and affiliated with professional clubs RES Roma (women's side of AS Roma) and Brescia (men's). The Roma Academy Maryland program is managed by AC Cugini President and Technical Director Fabio Diletti and AC Cugini Executive Director Lisa Cherubini.

AC Cugini's Roma Academy, in collaboration with the teaching staff from FIGC and CONI Servizi, created a new project for Maryland youth, “Sports Culture“, which aims to promote Italian player development, language, and culture. Providing a friendly environment for all, our focus is on developing young players to reach their highest potential and goals, whether at the professional or college level (in the United  States or in Italy), or just for fun. The project also provides unique international cross-cultural opportunities, training with and playing against with the best clubs in Italy, and exposure to a new language.

If you been looking for an exceptional player development program with true professionals teaching your child that is also affordable, AC Cugini's Roma Academy program has the solution! Not only do we work with every family to easily afford this unique opportunity, we also offer a limited number of reduced tuition scholarships to talented players. Our commitment to making the highest quality soccer training available to all players was one reason U.S.Youth Soccer granted AC Cugini rare "Soccer Across America" status in 2013 and  why the Italian National Olympic Committee awarded AC Cugini special recognition in 2004.
Don't miss this opportunity to join a world renowned player development program and have your child be seen by college recruiters as well as talent scouts from professional Italian men's and women's clubs. 

AC Cugini's Roma Academy program creates boys and girls teams to play at the elite academy level. Therefore, we are looking for players with the passion for the game who will ensure the success of this project. The Academy program provides the Frederick, MD, area community with professional, high-quality international programming affordable for all. Passion and commitment are the answers to success.

- Buon Lavoro -  Good Luck! 

AC Cugini Roma Academy Maryland Contacts

Fabio Diletti

AC Cugini President & Roma Academy USA Technical Director
[email protected]

Lisa Cherubini
AC Cugini Executive Director
[email protected]