Ever dreamed of playing soccer overseas? Having the opportunity to play in a country where soccer is a way of life? Experiencing soccer in a country where some of the best players to ever grace the game are from? Here at Joe Palumbo Soccer Academy we provide dedicated individuals such an opportunity. Every year we take a number of teams compiled of the greatest players in the area on a tour to beautiful Italy. Players get the chance to play against the youth programs belonging to some of the best football clubs in Italy; the likes of ACF Fiorentina (Florence city), Empoli FC (Empoli city), AC Siena (Siena city). This is the opportunity of a lifetime for any soccer player, a chance to say they played against some of the better youth players in Italy.
Joe Palumbo Soccer Academy has connections, primarily with AIAC, which is the governing body of FIGC coaching program. The president of AIAC, Renzo Ulivieri, who visited the Academy was impressed with our facility and has created a relationship that will conduct coaching courses here at JPSA in addition to the tours AIAC has sponsored and helped to organize over the past 9 years.
Here is a short video from the 2012 AIAC Italy Tour when JPSA took a team of High School boys.
JPSA returned to Italy in March 2013 with a team of High School girls. The girls stayed in Lago Di Garda and competed against three different Italian teams; Milan AC, Brescia, and Bardolino CF. This wonderful experience was a 7-day trip.
In August 2015 JPSA returned to the Lago Di Garda area of Italy with a boys and a girls team. Below is the documentary style video of the trip, followed by highlights from the boys games.
- Documentary-style video
- Boys Game 1 Highlights
- Boys Game 2 Highlights
- Boys Game 3 Highlights
- Boys Game 4 Highlights
In 2016, JPSA took a boys team to Portugual to train with Benfica in Lisbon and tour various parts of Portugal. Video from that trip will be available in the coming months.