. Welcome Day and Orientation at Coverciano — the central training grounds of the Italian National Team . soccer training sessions . italian culture classes with fun field trips . daily shuttle service to and from the campus . complimentary soccer kit . daily laundry service for soccer clothes . accommodations and all meals . artistic and cultural guided visits in Italy . party and diploma presentation . airport shuttle pickup from Florence Peretola . insurance . chaperones for students under 18 years of age
World-class professional soccer training
Italian soccer is renowned for producing world champions. The OSA 2009 Summer Soccer Program focuses on teaching this distinct style, training the players using both English and Italian soccer terminology. Thanks to the collaboration with professional teams we also provide the opportunity to be coached by A.C. Ancona (Serie B) and Impact Montreal (USL) technical staff interacting with their junior teams.
Professional training facilities
The OSA 2009 Summer Soccer Program is held minutes from downtown Florence at the prestigious Fiesole-Caldine Soccer Facility, the same place where the ‘Fiorentina Primavera’ professional soccer team and the ‘Allievi’ junior soccer team train. Fiesole-Caldine Soccer Facility . two regulation sizedsoccer fields (natural and synthetic grass) . small training ﬁeld . gym . six dressing rooms . café-bar with Wi-fi access . restaurant . sports shop . medical room
Full-immersion Italian Language, Art & Culture Experience
In addition to the OSA 2009 Summer Soccer Program, players will benefit from an exciting culture and language program — designed to be fun, informative and rewarding! Fun and Easy Language Courses You’ll get the most out of your stay in Italy by participating in OSA’s exclusive language classes. Students will gain a basic understanding of the language learning soccer terminology on and off the field. Exciting Field Trips and Real-life Language Practice Outings in Florence will be coordinated with the language instructor creating a fun day around town, where students will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned in their language class. Cultural Excursions Florence is not only important in the world of soccer, it is Italy’s center of Renaissance art and culture — OSA has customized guided tours exclusive to this offer including Florence, Pisa, Rome, Siena and Venice.