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Italian Recruiting Trip

Last update: January 25, 2024

SHOWCASE: JUNE 10--12 2024

@ Frascati (Rome)


Note that MALE SHOWCASE will follow up on JUNE 12-14 2024


The purpose of this event is to connect prospective volleyball student-athletes with college coaches. Italy has a fantastic volleyball tradition with many up-and-coming athletes looking for programs at the collegiate level. The location just outside the Eternal City will allow coaches to also do some sightseeing on top of evaluating great athletes. We are expecting about 30 selected top-level athletes coaches will see practicing 3 times in 2 days. Practices will include height and jumping measurements and the possibility to meet, within recruiting protocols, on one-on-one meetings.

Coaches roundtable with Luca Cristofani

After dinner, coaches will have the opportunity to sit down together with Luca Cristofani in an informal and always interesting roundtable to exchange experiences of the highest level of Italian volleyball with one of the most decorated Italian coaches. Luca has won all titles the Italian volleyball system can offer (except for the A1 as of today): he has won 15 Italian juniors championships, the first one back in 1995. He’s also won the Serie C, Series B2, B1 and the A2 three times, the last one during season 2020- 2021 with the Roma Volley Team, taking the wolves to the Serie A1 after 25 years. During the 2021-2022 season he was the Head Coach of Bartoccini Fortinfissi Perugia Volleyball Team competing in the Italian Lega di Pallavolo di Serie A1.

He was also the Head Coach of the Peruvian National Team in 2011-2012 and assistant coach in the Italian Senior National Team who won the Mediterranean Games in 2013. During the summer 2023 Luca was also the technical director of the men’s and women’s junior and senior teams of Puerto Rico. In the Pan-American Volleyball Cup the women’s senior team finished as runners-up for the third time in its history, after defeating for the first time the Dominican Republic in the semifinals. They finished the season 16th on the FIVB World Ranking.

He coached the Italian U23, U20 and U18 teams for 7 seasons and is the current (and for the past 8 seasons) Technical Director of Volleyrò Casal de Pazzi.


Showcase Only Package (3 days and 2 nights)

€1500 on single room

€1000 per person on double room

Coaches will arrive to Rome Leonardo Da Vinci airport (FCO) or Ciampino (CIA) airport on June 10th in the morning and depart on June 12th in the evening.

Included in the price:

  • 2 nights at 4* Domus Park Hotel (wifi included);
  • 3 chef-made meals a day at the Hotel (2 continental breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • All local transportation:
    • To and from the gym;
    • Downtown Frascati  and train station if willing to go to the city of Rome (20 minutes train ride);
    • Pick-up and drop-off from the airport and/or train station.
  • Free access to the weightroom @ gym location;
  • Access to 3 live showcase practices;
  • 2 Coaches roundtable with Luca Cristofani;
  • Contact information and evaluation data for all prospects;
  • In-person recruiting meeting with PSA with translators (if needed) and respecting all NCAA recruiting guidelines;
  • Full video package of practices.

Not included:

  • Flight ticket to and from the USA;
  • Medical Insurance (recommended);
  • Extra night for early arrival on June 9th or delayed departure on June 13th:
    • € 100 on single. Continental breakfast included.
    • €140 (70€ per person) on double. Continental breakfast included.

Payment policy:

  • € 500 deposit to reserve the spot*
  • € 1000 by April 15th 2024.

*If cancelling before March 15th, deposit is fully reimbursed. If cancelling after March 15th deposit is not reimbursed but credit is maintained for a future event.

Tentative schedule:

Morning Arrival Practice Recruiting meetings
Afternoon Early arrival Practice Practice Departure
Evening Early arrival Coaches Roundtable Coaches Roundtable

Contact: JESICA

+39 3463062524 (Whatsapp Preferred)