Youth Sports News: Chievo Verona to Launch North American Academy in Partnership with Global Image Sports
A.C. Chievo Verona of Italy’s Serie A and sports management company Global Image Sports (GIS) have announced a formal partnership to launch the Chievo Verona North American Soccer Academy across the United States and Canada.
In the first phase of the project, Settore Giovanile (Chievo’s Academy) will form partnerships with youth soccer clubs across the two North American countries. Coaches and players in partner clubs will have the chance to work with Academy coaches from Chievo Verona in both North America and Italy. The program will offer participants insights into the philosophy of youth player development at the Serie A Top-10 club.
“We are looking forward to working with GIS on this project in North America,” said Chievo Verona President Luca Campedelli. “We see so many benefits in working with Partner Clubs in North America, and we also believe that we have much to offer them as well.”
“As a Serie A football club playing at the highest level in Italy, it is extremely important for us to work only with organizations that match our high standards,” Campedelli explained, “and in GIS we have a partner that we have real confidence in. It seems a perfect fit for everyone.”
“We are delighted to announce our first Italian partnership with Chievo Verona, one of Italian Football’s biggest success stories in recent years,” said GIS Chief Operating Officer Mike Kelleher. “As with all our Professional Football Club partnerships, we ensure what we offer in North America is a legitimate link to the Football Club and its Academy. We are excited to assist with the development and growth of Chievo.”
The Chievo Verona North American Academy will host a series of Elite Player ID Events with partner clubs during the 2012-13 soccer season. The series will culminate in the Chievo Verona National Camp. Clubs interested in becoming North American partner clubs with Chievo Verona can contact Erik Ingram at email@example.com.
The Chievo Verona Training Center outside Verona, Italy, is available for partner clubs to visit, train and play. Clubs can also take part in the annual Chievo Junior Cup in June. To see images of the Chievo Verona Training Center, click here.
Read about the meeting between Campedelli and Kelleher on the Chievo Verona website.
About A.C. Chievo Verona: Chievo Verona is a professional Italian football club, founded in 1929, that plays in Italy’s Serie A. The team, also known as Gialloblu and Mussi Volanti, plays in the 38,402-seat Stadio marc’Antonio Bentegodi, which it shares with cross-town rivals Hellas Verona.
Between 1987 and 2001 the club made a phenomenal climb from Serie C2 to Serie A, where they now compete. The team finished the 2011-12 season in the Serie A Top 10. For more information, visit the Chievo Verona website.
About Global Image Sports: Global Image Sports (GIS) is a sports management company that provides opportunities and experiences via the formation of strategic partnerships in the sports industry. The company prides itself on a professional approach to its business activities and strives to be the market leader in its field, while offering its customers unrivalled service and satisfaction. For more information, visit www.globalimagesports.com.
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