Thanks to a three-year agreement signed by AC Milan and Mondblu Sports & Events the first-ever Milan Academy in Florida is set to open in Orlando.
A new AC Milan soccer academy is born in the USA, in addition to the one in Houston, and will be hosted at the Seminole Sports Complex – 3450 E Lake Mary Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773, where all the kids involved have the opportunity to wear the Rossoneri jersey, discover the values carried by these colours and learn AC Milan’s Integrated Method.
Through this methodology, fruit of many years of research and development, the Club wants to give the local staff the opportunity to share AC Milan’s principles in teaching football and adapt it to the local context. Girls and boys aged 6 to 18 years will have the chance to fulfil their passion for this sport and to improve not only in technique but above all at relational skills.
The integrated method includes the technical-tactical, motor coordination and relational areas. The goals are numerous: supporting through expertise the coaches who work every day on the educational and sporting development of the children and young players; informing the parents about the most suitable offer in relation to their kids’ growth phase.
“On their path to make the dream of becoming a footballer come true, children should have fun and receive a sporting education based on their abilities and that takes into consideration the learning ability of each one of them. Among the responsibilities of a Club stands the need to make attention, experience and professionalism available to these youngsters with the aim of making the kids grow from a human, relational and sporting standpoint. This is the path that Milan Academy aims to follow”, said Silvio Broli and Alessandro Gianni, Milan Academy international development managers.
The activities of Milan Academy Orlando will be organised by Sandro Dos Santos (Director of coaching) and constantly monitored by AC Milan official coaches, including Mauro Bertoni, Official AC Milan Head Coach, who will be regularly visiting the Academy in Florida to keep a close eye on the evolution of the young players and the technical staff.
With the Milan Academy-Soccer Schools project around the world, we today have academies in the United States of America (Houston and Orlando), Africa (Algeria, Morocco), Asia (Japan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE) Europe (Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania, Spain, Switzerland) and Oceania (Australia) with more than 5,000 kids and 250 coaches involved.
This activity will officially be inaugurated in September, but you can already register for the tryouts of the preliminary sections, from April 23rd to April 26th, 2018.