Italian Recruiting Trip


Last update: March 3rd, 2022

 SHOWCASE: JUNE 13-15 Frascati (Rome)

U16 NATIONALS: MAY 31st  to JUNE 5th @ Rome (Lazio)

U18 NATIONALS: MAY 24-29 @ Verona (Veneto)




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 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.



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 higest 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 this past season (2020-2021) with the Roma Volley Team, taking the wolves to the Serie A1 after 25 years.

He was 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.  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. This season (2021-2022) is the Head Coach of Bartoccini Fortinfissi Perugia Volleyball Team competing in the Italian Lega di Pallavolo di Serie A1.



The Italian Volleyball Federation has yet to confirm official dates and locations for Nationals but as of today the information on this page can be considered 90% reliable.

This year's formula comes back to the one held before COVID times and therefore 16 teams will play qualification pool Tuesday and Wednesday and the top team of each pool will move into the Final group with the other 12 teams already qualified to play in 4 pools of 4 teams each.

The first 2 teams of each pool will gain access to play-off: quarter finals, semi-finals and on Sunday morning the 3rd-4th place final (finalina) and 1st place Championship match. 



Showcase Only Package (3 days and 3 nights): €uro 850

Coaches will arrive to Rome Leonardo Da Vinci airport (FCO) or Ciampino (CIA) airport on either June 12th in the afternoon/evening or June 13th in the morning and depart on June 15th.


  • 3 nights at 4* Domus Park Hotel (wifi included)
  • 3 chef-made meals a day at the Hotel;
  • All internal transportation
    •  To and from the gym;
    •  Downtown Frascati and train station if willing to go to the city of Rome;
    • 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.

First 5 coaches to sign get a €50 discount.

Not included:

  • Flight ticket to and from the USA
  • Medical Insurance (recommended)
  • U16 and/or U18 Italian Nationals (a personalized quote will be made based on each coach's need)

Payment: 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve the spot. If cancelling after initial deposit credit is maintained for a future event.

Tentative schedule: 


Contact: JESICA

  +39 3463062524 (Whatsapp Preferred)