Over 100 children were present and cheered on by a group of parents with the day’s events kicking-off with an opening ceremony in which Milan Academy coach Otello Di Remigio took the opportunity to talk about the importance of some of the key values of the tournament. These include fair-play, correct conduct on and off the pitch and of the primary objective of the Milan Soccer School which is to promote a sporting culture. Following that, football and fun took centre stage while after the matches, there was a host of post-tournament activities with refreshments and a chance to socialise and have more fun away from the pitch.
1 - Lombardia 12 - Pavoniana3 - Aldini4 - Cimiano5 - Capezzano6 - Eracle7 - Folgore Pavia8 - La Dominante9 - Fissiriga10 - Catania 198011 - Prodeco12 - Iccarense13 - Red Devils14 - Cantù
1 - Cimiano2 - Lombardia 13 - Olgiate Olona4 - Insubria5 - ASD Trieste Calcio6 - Folgore Pavia7 - Lodivecchio8 - Ragazzi del Roero9 - Ardor Bollate10 - La Dominante11 - Fissiraga12 - Bibione13 - Geca14 - Catania 198015 - Scuole Crisitane16 - Audax Santa Rita
1 - Atletico Gubbio2 - Nuova Samo3 - Inubria4 - Cimiano5 - La Dominante6 - Creando7 - Red Devils8 - La Biglia1 - Trieste Calcio2 - Valleiato3 - Lombardia Uno4 - Madonna dell'Acqua5 - Vibe Ronchese6 - Crennese7 - Eracle8 - Geca
1 - Aldini2 - Lombardia Uno3 - Cimiano4 - Fissiraga5 - Creando6 - Ador Bollate7 - La Biglia8 - Madonna dell'Acqua1 - Devils2 - Lodivecchio3 - Eracle4 - Catania 19805 - Geca 6 - Folgore Pavia7 - Scuole Cristiane8 - Junior K2
1 - Madonna dell'Acqua2 - Iccarese3 - Red Devils4 - Catania 19805 - Cimiano6 - Insubria7 - Ador Bollate8 - Vibo Ronchese1 - Devils2 - Fissiraga3 - Trieste Calcio4 - Crennese5 - Geca6 - Olgiate Olona7 - Nuova Samp8 - Pantigliate
PICCOLI AMICI 2007
1 - Lombardia Uno2 - Aldini3 - Palleronese4 - Cimiano5 - Audax Santa Rita6 - Red Devils7 - Lodivecchio8 - Devils1 - Olgiate Olona2 - Vibe Ronchese3 - La Biglia4 - Assago5 - Atletico Gubbio6 - Nuova Samo7 - Creando8 - Torri Biellesi
Several International Milan Soccer Schools took advantage of the start of Spring and the Easter Holidays to organise a trip to Italy, combining football and tourism with the rossoneri colours.
The Algiers Milan Soccer School along with the ones from Kuwait, Aichi (Japan), Singapore and Sydney (Australia) were all in the “Bel Paese” and took part in football tournaments, visited the club’s HQ Casa Milan and also had the chance to check out the rich artistic heritage that Milan and other Italian cities have to offer.
The Kuwait and Aichi MSS in particular took part in the Torneo Città della Pace in Rovereto alongside several other sides from Italy and abroad. It’s worth pointing out that one of the teams from the Kuwait MSS, led by the Milan Academy coach Patrizio Billio, finished in third place in the Under 17 category. The Japanese formation, led by coach Matteo Cont, were awarded a prize for the side that travelled the furthest to take part.
It was a day of celebration for the Ge.Ca Milan Soccer School as they received a visit from Pierino Prati.
The AC Milan ambassador, actively involved in Milan Junior activities through his role as a coach, met the children, their families and the coaching staff.
Prati also led a training session and held a brief press conference afterwards with the local media.
His trip to southern Italy continued with a visit to the “Nereo Rocco” Milan Club in Angri (Salerno) where he was met by over 50 club members.
The Milan Soccer School season in Japan runs from mid-April through to the end of March and this year a total of 103 kids took part at the Kahoku Milan Soccer School.
To mark the end of the season, the children also received a special surprise in the form of a video message from Filippo Galli, the head of the AC Milan Youth Sector.
In the above photo, Milan Academy coach Claudio Zola who works at the Kahoku Milan Soccer School.
From the 26th to the 28th of February, a training clinic was held in Sakura; the destination of one of Milan’s Soccer Schools in Japan. The training clinic, which take place on a regular basis, was organised by four Milan Academy coaches that work on a permanent basis in Japan, overseeing the technical and methodological practices of each Milan Soccer School in Japan.Matteo Cont, Luca Monese, Marco Pompili and Claudio Zola led the intense 3 day training clinic with the national soccer schools and it was a great success.A display area (please see the above photo) has been created within the offices of the Sakura Council dedicated to AC Milan and the rossoneri club’s activities with the Soccer School and the city of Sakura. In addition to photos and other Milan memorabilia, there is also an autographed jersey by Monkey Punch, the author and creator of the Lupin 3° series and a local favourite. The display area is a visible sign of the rapport between AC Milan and Sakura and the close ties between the two, even if 12.000 km separate the two parties. Both share the same philosophy of bringing work to young people.Away from the council offices, the Milan Academy coaches organised a joint training session which involved over 140 children from the ages of 6 to 12. The Mayor of Sakura - Mr. Warabi – the President of the local Football Association - Mr. Takamiya –education advisor - Mr. Kayano – and Monkey Punch were all on hand to watch over another successful aspect of the training clinic. The training clinics, which take place once every 3 months, are opportunities to learn and share ideas. The Milan Academy coaches have the chance to discuss themes from the theory behind the integrated training method put forward by the Milan Academy to more practical issues such as the organisation and management of the soccer school. The meetings also deal with the cultural and social differences that can emerge in two different countries.Finally, Manuel Belleri, an ex-professional footballer, will be present at the next training clinic. The ex- Udinese, Lazio and Atalanta player will be the head Milan Academy coach for the new Milan Soccer School in Tokyo which opens in May.
The coaches’ time in Italy also gave them the chance to learn about the organisational and operational side of things at a big European club like AC Milan. It wasn’t just time spent behind desks or outdoors and there were plenty of opportunities to relax. For instance, the American coaches visited the club’s HQ Casa Milan, the museum and were also at the San Siro for Milan’s home win over Cesena in Serie A.
The refresher course follows the integrated training method, as set out by the Milan Academy and followed by all of the coaches at the Milan Soccer School in Detroit. There is regular contact, visits and dialogue with coaches from the Milan Academy.
Finally, the Milan Soccer School in Detroit, the first in the United States, has been up and running for 2 years. There are 300 children enrolled with a high number of them made up of girls. The Milan Soccer School in Detroit has already achieved some important results and in its first season qualified for the Super Y North American Finals 2014.
MILAN- 7 coaches from the Milan Soccer School in Detroit, USA were in Italy to take part in a refresher coaching course organised by the Milan Academy. The coaches from the United States spent their time between the classroom following lectures from Milan Academy lecturers and outdoors with practical exercises with coaches from the AC Milan Youth Sector. The refresher course took place at the Vismara Sports Centre: the home to the AC Milan Youth Sector.The coaches’ time in Italy also gave them the chance to learn about the organisational and operational side of things at a big European club like AC Milan. It wasn’t just time spent behind desks or outdoors and there were plenty of opportunities to relax. For instance, the American coaches visited the club’s HQ Casa Milan, the museum and were also at the San Siro for Milan’s home win over Cesena in Serie A.The refresher course follows the integrated training method, as set out by the Milan Academy and followed by all of the coaches at the Milan Soccer School in Detroit. There is regular contact, visits and dialogue with coaches from the Milan Academy.Finally, the Milan Soccer School in Detroit, the first in the United States, has been up and running for 2 years. There are 300 children enrolled with a high number of them made up of girls. The Milan Soccer School in Detroit has already achieved some important results and in its first season qualified for the Super Y North American Finals 2014.
The Milan Soccer School Singapore fielded teams in the Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 category in the Singa Cup. All three of the teams are coordinated by Graziano Mannari, a former Milan footballer and today a coach for the Milan Academy for the 2014-15 season and the head coach for the Milan Soccer School Singapore.All of the players stood out for their fair play and excellent displays out on the pitch. Their performances were made even more admirable by the fact that the soccer school only began less than a year ago. In particular, special praise goes to the Under 16 team that reached the final only to lose out on penalties to the Indonesian team South Tangerang City (Indonesia). To all of those that took part, congratulations from everybody involved at the club: Click here to watch the video!
The meeting was an important chance to share ideas, experiences and update one another on the new season that is currently underway.Jaap Kalma, AC Milan Commercial Director, Filippo Galli, head of the AC Milan Youth Sector, Edgardo Zanoli, head of Milan Junior were all present to share their experiences and opinions along with Gianfranco Parma, Antonello Bolis and Mario Del Verme from the Milan Academy. Various representatives from the Scuole Calcio Milan also spoke of their social and sporting experiences at the meeting.One of the topics was the proper functioning of the Scuola Calcio as a centre for sporting culture and creating a network which involved local organisations that share experiences, problems and best practice. There are 82 Scuole Calcio Milan spread across the entire country which provides activities for 25.000 children which is a great social and sporting asset to the club.