How to Get a Soccer (Football) tryout in Europe

So you want to be a professional Soccer player?  or Football player?

Do you have dreams of playing soccer in Europe? 

Then save this date:  Feb 5-10, 2012

Here’s your chance to qualify for a professional soccer (football) tryouts in Europe.

If you are between the ages of 16-18, or even as young as 15, consider coming to Lecce, Italy for a tryout.

Lecce, Italy is the Puglia region, or the “heel of the boot” on the map.

2012 Soccer (Football) Tryout Camp

FC Inter Milan v Udinese CalcioThis camp gives great exposure for “foreign” football talents aged 16-17-18 and scouted by Italian professional coaches and agents.

February is cheap for airlines, and you can couple it with a vacation to other parts of Italy afterwards.

I know from my experience that getting drafted is ALL through connections… it’s who you know.

Here are some details for the Tryout Program for top foreign soccer players aged 16-17-18.

  • When: Arrive Sunday Feb 5, 2012
  • Departure Friday, Feb 10, 2012
  • Hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
  • Transfer to and from Brindisi airport (if you fly directly)
  • Hotel taxes and service charge included
  • Languages spoken: Italian, English, Spanish
  • Cost: 660 Euro or $890 USD
  • basically, everything is covered except your flight

The first day is orientation with a presentation of the daily program, and meeting with staff members.

A Typical training day (for 4 days) is as follows:

  • 8:00 AM Breakfast at the restaurant
  • 9:00 AM Start of the training and scouting program
  • 1:30 PM Lunch at the restaurant
  • Free afternoon*
  • 8:30 PM Dinner at the restaurant (yes, dinner is never earlier than 8pm in Italy! Get used to it!)

A Typical Training session includes:

  • warm up (with and without ball)
  • physical (speed, coordination)
  • technical drills (team and individual exercises)
  • tactical (1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3, attacking and defending games)
  • game (first touch, free play, etc.)

*During the afternoons, participants can choose among the following activities:

  • Use of the fitness center
  • Guided tours (Lecce-Gallipoli-Otranto)
  • Watching the US Lecce “Serie A” team training session

For more information, please contact me at jimson@speedendurance.com

photo credits: Paolo Margari

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