Monday, October 19, 2009

Grifo Cup 2010 International Tournament

October 2009 - Scuola Calcio, Italian Premier Soccer School and Perugia Grifos are pleased to announce the 2010 Grifo Cup. The Grifo Cup 2010 is being held in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. The tournament will be played July 30th-August 2nd 2010. This is a class “A” tournament for boys Under 12 through Under 17. All Federation’s sanctioned league passes are accepted..

Perugia Grifos USA Tournament Director, noted that "teams are already signing up this event and it looks like it will be totally booked." It was also noted that "families and friends are welcome to travel and take the time to visit the beautiful Pocono Mountains".

The Pocono Mountains is famous for its resorts, natural scenic beauty, 150 lakes including Lake Wallenpaupack, and the quaint, historical towns in the four county area. The Poconos in Pennsylvania have so much to offer to the adventurous soul.

Mr. Antonio Saviano, Scuola Calcio, Italian Premier Soccer School said: “the Grifo Cup is not just a tournament it is a scouting event, the staff will be selecting three players from the tournament to attend trials with AC Fiorentina’s youth sector from the Italian Serie A”.

All arrangements for selected players will be made on your behalf with AC Fiorentina from the Italian Serie A, OSA Soccer Academy (Italy) and the Perugia Grifos (USA).

Acceptance is done as "rolling acceptance". In other words, you could get accepted as early as a week after you apply or as late as a few weeks prior to the tournament. Applying early is always the best choice. Please make sure that your tournament registration is as accurate and complete as possible.

For more information contact Scuola Calcio or Perugia Grifo office at:

About Scuola Calcio, Italian Premier Soccer School:

The Scuola Calcio (soccer school) program represents a unique opportunity for the young soccer student to grow in an environment filled with talent. The main goal is to always improve the technical and tactical aspects of the game of soccer but with an emphasis on developing players that will be better people on and off the field. The program is administered by some of the most qualified instructors in the world, with the objective of being one of the best systems in the world, the Scuola Calcio has opened affiliates in many different parts of the world.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Deeksha Sports Management and Soccerkix Vision in India

New Delhi, India - Since there is not much to offer youth soccer players here in India, Deeksha Sports Management (DSM), a group of professionals engaged in promoting sports events, organized the first ever Italian Soccer Clinic this past September to help popularize the game of football.

In cooperation with Soccerkix, Italian Premier Soccer School, one of the most respected Italian Soccer Program in the world, DSM had the chance to bring its Director, Mr. Antonio Saviano to New Delhi to work with youth soccer students and youth soccer coaches in an effort to expend the knowledge of the beautiful game.

“If Mr. Chitaverdi would have asked me to come and work only with players I would simply told him I was not interested. But when he asked me to come and also work with coaches then I was very interested” said Mr. Antonio Saviano, Soccerkix Director. He went on to say: “I believe working with coaches is just as important as they can pass on the information to the players every time they train.”

India’s situation is like that of US 15-20 years ago. It started from juts children interested in playing the sport, competing with other popular sports such as baseball, basketball, etc. Today the US is one of the top international power on the women’s national side and the men’s national team has been ranked in top 10 many times in the FIFA Rankings.

The cooperation between DSM and Soccerkix was an effort to include interaction between professional coaches and youth soccer students as well as youth coaches of schools in and around Delhi, through classroom and practical presentations. A youth development program is already in place and it just needs to be tweaked to adapt the development methodology to the children in India.

Despite this was a short visit for a great exposure, the goal was to expose the children to a different type of player development system. A system that is geared to having FUN and build the important soccer skills in order to advance to the next level. Free training opportunities were given to over 500 children between the age of 5 – 16.

Mr. Hemanshu Chitaverdi, President of DSM said: “We have had wonderful response from players as well as coaches and we are looking forward for a long relationship”.

"I have noticed many children playing soccer but what I have noticed is that there is not a development program in place at the youth level and no coaching education and therefore these are the simple reasons why India many not be advanced as they should be” said Mr. Saviano. “I believe with the help of people like Mr. Hemanshu it will slowly change”.

The vision of DSM is to provide best of training and knowledge to upcoming soccer players in India. The vision is to offer the best player development program, therefore the use of the Soccerkix, Italian Premier Soccer School’s Development methodologies to influence positive technical social growth of players.

Soccerkix offers players around the world the opportunity to attend All-Year Soccer Boarding School and professional try-outs with some of the best Italian Soccer Clubs.

Mr. Saviano said: “If the children have the passion but there are no qualified coaches then there is a problem. If we can help coaches understand how to develop youth soccer players from an early age then you will definitely see talent come out from everywhere”.

Mr. Antonio visits included schools in Delhi & NCR like; Bal Bharti- Pitampura, Tagore Public School- East of Kailash, JBM Global School- Noida etc.