AC Cugini, based in Northern Virginia, near Washington, DC, is an official Italian scuola calcio (soccer academy) sanctioned by the Italian National Olympic Committee - Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (CONI) and the Italian Soccer Federation - Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC). AC Cugini is a member of Virginia Youth Soccer Association, US Youth Soccer, US Soccer Federation, the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL), the Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS), and the Suburban Friendship League (SFL). In 2013, AC Cugini affiliated with professional Italian women's club, RES Roma Calcio Femminile, the women's side of Italian Serie A powerhouse AS Roma, and professional Italian men's team Brescia Calcio.
As the first and only official Italian scuola calcio in North America sanctioned by the Italian National Olympic Committee and the Italian Soccer Federation, AC Cugini clearly offers a unique and exceptional training environment for American players. However, our premier Italian soccer school program is not for everyone. So be sure you review this website thoroughly and ask school officials any questions BEFORE you enroll your child in an AC Cugini program or have them try out for an AC Cugini travel team.
At AC Cugini, each player is an integral part of the team, and a team's success is not dependent on just one or two players but the entire squad and the level of passion for the sport each player holds. Our goal is to develop players over the long term and nurture passion for the game, in keeping with the long tradition and history of success of the Italian scuola calcio model. With that in mind, AC Cugini travel teams are not run by parents who select coaches or trainers. AC Cugini chooses coaches and trainers who all follow the same Italian player development methodology.
Customized Programs in Italy Year Round! Because of AC Cugini's long history of working with soccer organizations in Italy and our staff's ability to communicate fluently in Italian, we have developed invaluable relationships with many high-level contacts in Italy, which allow us to create one-of-a-kind programs for American youth players and coaches. AC Cugini does not participate in the more commonly known international tournaments in Italy available from numerous tour operators where U.S. teams can end up playing against U.S. or Canadian teams. Our focus, rather, is to create a unique experience where American youth play against Italian teams or train with Italian professional clubs or the Italian National Olympic Committee staff. This also allows our participants the chance to be reviewed closely by talent scouts from professional Italian clubs with the necessary translation assistance available to support any player selected by an Italian club. In 2013, CONI appointed Fabio Diletti as their international representative of the newly created CONI Servizi division – which allows AC Cugini to bring youth athletes in any sport (including soccer) to train and stay at the Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center in Rome.
AC Cugini Affiliates
with Professional Italian Club Brescia Calcio
AC Cugini is excited to announce the enhancement of its boys academy program through its affiliation with Brescia Calcio, which plays in Italian professional league Serie B. This rare distinction allows AC Cugini to bring male American and Canadian athletes to train and play soccer in Brescia, Italy, as well as arrange for players to attend university in Italy at fees well below the cost of an American university education. For complete details, contact Cugini President Fabio Diletti: email@example.com.
Italian National Olympic Committee
Appoints AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti
Carlo Mansueto of the Italian National Olympic Committee (left)
and AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti (right) at the Stadio Olimpico, Roma, Italia
C Cugini is excited to announce that the Italian National Olympic Committee - Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (CONI) - has appointed AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti as international representative of the newly created CONI Servizi division. This rare distinction allows AC Cugini to bring its youth athletes (as well as athletes in other sports)
to train and stay at the Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center in Rome. As before, all AC Cugini members will have the opportunity to participate in exceptional international programming in Italy, including tournament play against Italian teams and review by talent scouts from numerous Italian and European professional soccer clubs - both men's and women's, as well as CONI-sponsored coach education and sports management programs.
For more details, contact AC Cugini Executive Director Lisa Cherubini: firstname.lastname@example.org
AC Cugini Partners with
Professional Italian Womens Club RES Roma
to Form Girls Academy
In 2012, Italian professional club RES Roma Calcio Femminile (www.romafemminile.it
), the women’s side of powerhouse AS Roma, approached AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti to develop an all girls soccer academy in the United States and serve as its Technical Director. In 2013, AC Cugini launched RES Roma USA, the first organization in America to be affiliated with a professional Italian women’s soccer club. The objective of the all girls academy is to strengthen female player development to prepare athletes for high school play, college level play, or play at the professional level in the United States or Italy. RES Roma USA members ages 17 and older have the opportunity to live and play professional soccer in Italy and, if they choose, also attend the University of Roma, at ½ the cost of U.S. colleges and universities. All players will receive guidance on retaining U.S. college/university athletic scholarship status.
RES Roma Affiliation and RES Roma USA Girls Soccer Academy Program
Fabio Diletti New Head Coach of ACF Torino USA
Top Team in the Women's Premier Soccer League
Fabio Diletti - AC Cugini President and Founder and Technical Director of AC Cugini’s all girls academy RES Roma USA - has been named the new Head Coach of ACF Torino USA, a top team in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) and 2012 WPSL Eastern Conference South Champions. A native Italian from Ascoli Piceno in Central Italy, Diletti is a professional trainer and talent scout who played goalkeeper for Italian professional club Ascoli Calcio. He has been coaching and training American players in the United States and Italy for over 20 years. As ACF Torino plays its games in the summer, the new coaching position will not conflict with Diletti's current training and coaching of AC Cugini youth teams.
Winter Coed Developmental League - Ages 8-11
Registration is open through January 12 for AC Cugini's new Winter Coed Developmental League. The program, which runs from January 11 - February 23, 2014 in Reston, includes practices on Saturdays and futsal games on Sundays at Lake Fairfax Turf field 4.
Winter Developmental League Registration
Travel Team Tryouts Begin December
for Spring 2014
RES Roma USA Girls Academy Team Tryouts
AC Cugini is creating 2 new RES Roma girls academy travel teams for Spring 2014 play in WAGS - a U9 and U10 team. Tryouts begin December 2 during travel team winter training.
We also welcome entire teams to come to Cugini to join our unique RES Roma Girls Academy program. Teams must make arrangements with Cugini officials by January 1 to move the team to Cugini.
RES Roma USA girls academy teams for the Spring 2014 Season:
- U9, U10, U12, U13, U14 (2)
Tryout Times & Location (by appointment) December to February:
- Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
- various times
- Lake Fairfax Field 4, Reston
To see if spots are available or to schedule a tryout or bring an entire team to Cugini, contact AC Cugini President & RES Roma USA Technical Director Fabio Diletti: 703.477.5957; email@example.com
RES Roma USA Girls Academy Program & Tryout Details
Boys Academy Travel Team Tryouts
AC Cugini is holding tryouts for U9, U10, U11, U12, U13
boys travel teams for 2013-14 Program Year beginning December 2
by appointment only weeknights at Lake Fairfax #4 in Reston. To see if spots are available or to schedule a tryout, contact AC Cugini President & RES Roma USA Technical Director Fabio Diletti: 703.477.5957; firstname.lastname@example.org
New Teams Welcome to Join Cugini
AC Cugini has open spots for entire teams in WAGS, NCSL, and ODSL and welcomes coaches and parents from outside Cugini who have interest in forming new teams or bringing their current team to AC Cugini. Outside teams must make arrangements by January 1 to move a team or start a team in Cugini for NCSL or WAGS teams. Contact AC Cugini president Fabio Diletti for options: 703.477.5957; email@example.com
Play Soccer in Italy Program
AC Cugini is taking 2 Canadian boys teams ('97 & '99) to Rome March 5-11 to stay and train at the Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center and play friendly matches with high-level Italian boys team from Rome. All players will be reviewed by talent scouts from professional Italian clubs during all matches. The players and coaches also will attend the Lazio v Atalanta match on March 9.
In Summer 2014, AC Cugini will take one boys team (ages 11-13) and one girls team (ages 13-15) to Italy in for training at the Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center in Rome (where the players and parents will have the rare opportunity to stay) and friendly matches with Italian boys team from Rome and girls teams from RES Roma Calcio Femminile.
For details on any of AC Cugini's international programs, Contact Lisa Cherubini, executivedirector@cuginisoccer
Cugini Calciomania '00 Boys
- U12 Champions - The Virginian Showcase Tournament, May 2013 (winning all 5 games, scoring 22 goals and giving up 6)