Travel Team Tryouts

To request a tryout:
Contact AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti: 703.477.5957;

Tryout Release/Parental Waiver
Parents of players trying out must complete the AC Cugini Tryout / Release Form and submit to AC Cugini Technical Director Fabio Diletti at first tryout.

Girls Team Tryouts
In 2012 Italian professional club RES Roma Calcio Femminile (, the women’s side of powerhouse AS Roma, approached Fabio Diletti to develop an all girls soccer academy in the United States and serve as its Technical Director. In 2013, AC Cugini developed 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 USA Girls Academy  holding tryouts for  the following girls teams for the 2013-14 Program Year: 

  • U11
  • U12
  • U13
  • U14

Boys Team Tryouts

AC Cugini is holding tryouts for the following  boys travel teams for 2013-14 Program Year for play in NCSL and ODSL:

  • U9
  • U10
  • U11
  • U12
  • U13

Cancellation Notices

Be sure to check the AC Cugini facebook page for tryout cancellations  - including on days after periods of rain - as the County will close grass fields due to muddy conditions, even on sunny days. We also cancel practices last minute or after a tryout begins whenever there is thunder and lightening.

AC Cugini 11-Month Travel Program

The annual AC Cugini travel team tuition fee for those players enrolled in AC Cugini's 11-month program (August 1, 2013 to June 15, 2014) includes AC Cugini club fees (fall and spring), professional training (summer, fall, winter, spring); goalkeeper training year round; travel league games (fall & spring); travel league fees (fall and spring); insurance; VYSA and US Youth Soccer membership; all Fairfax County field use fees.

The annual tuition fee NEVER increases over the course of the 11-month program and is prorated for players joining an AC Cugini team mid year. Therefore, there are no surprise fees after a player joins an AC Cugini team which allows parents to make an informed decision about affording the program fees BEFORE they register their child. There are also no extra "conditioning" or "cross- training" fees as the Italian Olympic Committee sanctioned training included in the program provides all the conditioning a player needs during their regular practices.

Scholarships, Financial Assistance, Payment Arrangements
AC Cugini is committed to working with every family to make this opportunity available to all qualified players on our travel teams. Scholarships are available to players who are residents of Fairfax County and have illustrated financial need. The scholarship tuition fee for the 11-month program is $700 (does not include the uniform fee) and may be paid in 11 monthly installments. Assistance is available to all players who require alternate payment arrangements. Those paying the full $1900 tuition fee for the 11-month program may make one annual payment when they join the team or pay in 4 or more installments. Parents may contact AC Cugini's Executive Director at any time to discuss financial issues:

Benefits of Joining an AC Cugini Travel Team:
  • An identifiable and world renowned player development program - one sanctioned by the Italian National Olympic Committee and the Italian National Soccer Federation 
  • Reasonable tuition fees at lower rates compared to many other clubs plus FREE Goalkeeper training Year Round
  • Set fees for 11-month program as specified in detailed Travel Team Registration Manual 
  • Family discounts for second child from same family on a travel team
  • Free Pulcini House League registration in Fall, Winter, and Spring for siblings ages 6-9
  • Summer Camp discounts for siblings
  • Automatic acceptance on AC Cugini’s tournament teams traveling to Italy each summer
  • Training in Italy each summer and the opportunity to stay at the Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center in Rome.
  • Review by talent scouts for numerous professional Italian mens clubs and professional womens club RES Roma Calcio Femminile
  • Female players in Cugini's RS Roma USA Girls Academy program  age 17 and older have the opportunity to play professional soccer in Italy and attend the University of Roma, at ½ the cost of U.S. colleges and universities.
  • Tryout arrangements in Italy with professional Italian clubs for select players, including all translation services, and negotiation services in Italy.

To discuss the AC Cugini travel team program, contact, AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti: 703.477.5957;

Acceptance & Registration Process

  • Acceptance to a Cugini travel team is not automatic, it is by invitation only after a player has attended tryouts,
  • A player must attend a minimum of 2 tryouts to be reviewed.Players must bring the completed and signed AC Cugini Travel Team Tryout Form and give to Fabio Diletti at the 1st tryout. (No player will be permitted to try out without this completed form.)
  • After 2 tryouts, Fabio Diletti will send an email to the parents of accepted players inviting the player to join the travel team.(Parents must list on the tryout form a working email that the parent will check frequently.)
  • If a player is invited to join the team, parents must submit all registration forms along with first tuition payment and uniform payment by the deadline specified in the acceptance email from Fabio Diletti. Note: A player’s spot can only be confirmed if parents submit the registration forms and appropriate fees by deadline specified in the acceptance email from Fabio Diletti.
  • The 11-month travel program begins the first week of August for the new program year  (8/1/13 to 6/15/2014).
  • All questions on  the registration process, fees, payments, scholarships, should be directed to AC Cugini Executive Director Lisa Cherubini:

Field Status

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