Italian Recruiting Trip

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Jesica  +39 3463062524 (Whatsapp or FaceTime preferred)

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Last update: January 25th 2020

 

Preview

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.

 

 

2020 Dates 

U18 NATIONALS: JUNE 11th-14th 

 SHOWCASE: JUNE 15-18th

Location

Italy

Nationals @ Battipaglia (Salerno)

Showcase @ Frascati (Rome)

Please read below the section: "More information about Nationals" for tournament details. Note that the first round of Nationals starts on June 9th in the afternoon and finishes in the afternoon of the 10th while the Final round will start on the 11th during the afternoon and will go until the 14th. Our program includes taking coaches to the second round and finals but if there are coaches interested on watching the whole event, we can organize it.

 

 

Prices

 

Showcase Only Package (5 days and 4 nights): €uro 700.00

Coaches will arrive to Rome Leonardo Da Vinci airport (FCO) or Ciampino (CIA) airport on either June 14th in the afternoon or June 15th in the morning and depart on June 18th.

For coaches willing to also watch the Beach Volleyball session, departure should be  scheduled late on the evening on June 18th since the session will be in the morning.

Included: 

  • 4 nights at Hotel Villa Vecchia;
  • 3 chef-made meals a day at the Hotel;
  • All internal transportation* to and from gyms, downtown Frascati and train station if willing to go to the city of Rome. It is also included pick-up and drop-off from the airport;
  • Free access to weightroom @ gym location;
  • Opportunity to closely evaluate and interact with about 30 prospects 2020 to 2023 recruiting classes.

 

Not included on either package:

  • 3-day course with 15-times Italian Juniors Champion Coach Luca Cristofani (separate cost of €300)
  • Flight ticket to and from the USA
  • Medical Insurance (recommended)

 

Nationals Only Package (4 days and 3 nights): €uro 500.00

Coaches willing to go straight to Nationals can arrive directly to the finals location (Battipaglia, Salerno)  on June 11th, otherwise our meeting point will be in Rome early in the morning of June 11th and we will take coaches from there.* 

Note that Rome holds the best Juniors team in the country (Volleyrò Casal de Pazzi) which has won the last 6 editions of U18 Nationals. Coaches interested in watching Volleyrò practices can come a few days earlier to Rome (not included). 

Included: 

  • 3 nights at a ***hotel or higher;
  • All internal transportation* to and from the airport or train station and to and from all games during Nationals. 
  • Opportunity to see more than 100 Italian athletes for 2020 to 2023 recruiting classes during Nationals;

Not included on either package:

  • Flight ticket to and from the USA
  • Medical Insurance (recommended)

 

Nationals & Showcase Package (8 days and 7 nights - June 11th to June 18th): €uro 1,100.00

THIS PACKAGE CLOSES REGISTRATION ON APRIL 15TH

€100.00 off  for coaches who have attended any previous edition 

 

Coaches willing to go straight to Nationals on June 11th can arrive directly to the finals location (Battipaglia, Salerno) otherwise our meeting point will be in Rome early in the morning of June 11th and we will take coaches from there.* 

Note that Rome holds the best Juniors team in the country (Volleyrò Casal de Pazzi) which has won the last 6 editions of U18 Nationals. Coaches interested in watching Volleyrò practices can come a few days earlier to Rome. 

Included: 

  • 7 nights at a ***hotel or higher;
  • 3 meals a day included during the Showcase (only breakfast included at Nationals);
  • All internal transportation* to and from games, from Nationals to the Showcase, and pick-up at train station (if applicable) and drop-off at FCO or CIA Rome Airports* after the Showcase;
  • Opportunity to see more than 100 Italian athletes for 2020 to 2023 recruiting classes during Nationals;
  • Opportunity to closely evaluate and interact with 30 athletes looking to come to the USA for 2020 to 2023 during the Showcase.

Not included:

  • 3-day course with 15-times Italian Juniors Champion Coach Luca Cristofani (separate cost of €300)
  • Flight ticket to and from the USA
  • Medical Insurance (recommended)

 

* Please note: internal transportation to and from locations are in 9 or 7 seats vans or regular cars depending on number of coaches and location. If a coach decides to use other means of transportation such as airplane or a rented car, we can help with the booking or the coach can do it on his/her own. In either case, it is not included in the price.

 

More info about U18 Italian Nationals

Italian Nationals follow a 2-round championship. Sixteen teams divided into 4 pools of 4 teams will arrive on Tuesday, June 9th and play games on the afternoon of the 9th and all day the 10th. The first team on each pool will automatically qualify for the final round which will get started on Thursday, June 11th in the afternoon. The final round will also be of 16 teams of which 12 were direct regional qualifiers plus the 4 teams qualifying from the first round. The Final match will be held on Sunday, June 14th at around 12:00pm following the 3th - 4th  place match.

Many of the players at Nationals will be 2021 and 2022 prospects. The italian system is organized so that athletes finish to play juniors volleyball (U18) on their 4th year of high school but then they need a 5th year to graduate from high school. Therefore, all of the players you will see at Nationals will be at least 2021 prospects (except for a few players who may graduate early in 2020) and many others 2022 and 2023.

Note: Nationals in Italy are held in 4 different gyms usually not walking distance from each other. Our service will provide 2 different vehicles to take coaches to and from all 4 different locations. This way coaches will not be forced to see a particular game but we will suggest which are the best matches to go see and coaches will decide where to go.

 

More information about  Luca Cristofani

Luca Cristofani is one of the most decorated Italian coaches who has won all titles the Italian volleyball system can offer (except for the A1… for now). 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. 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 actual (and for the past 7 seasons) Technical Director of Volleyrò Casal de Pazzi.

 

Contact:  

Jesica  +39 3463062524 (Whatsapp preferred)

 jesica@sportlinx360.com

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