Coach Experience - Soccer Management Institute
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The next step towards a professional coaching career

Through this experience, you will have a first-hand full immersion in to the development of Italian soccer game. You will work closely with our pro academy coaching staff, attend our graduate classes and observe youth programs in the area 

The unique opportunity to work with our professional coaching staff.

Coach like a Pro in the Heart of Rome


Explore Rome, the Eternal City

Bryan Blitz - SMI Alumni

Pratical Info, entry days and Pricing

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Please fill out and submit the form below to start your application. A member of our team will reach out to you within the next 48 hours to answer all the questions 

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    Coach Like a Pro

    Through the coaching experience, you will have the unique opportunity to work alongside professional coaches with experiences in some of the best professional leagues in the world. 

    Fabrizio Piccareta, Rome City’s Athletic Director and men’s soccer head coach, has experience in the Premier League with Sunderland, as well as with As Roma, Inter and Spal. 

    Marco Montini, Rome City’s Strength and Conditioning coach, has worked in the past with Napoli and it’s now working with the U17 Italian National team. 

    Now they are both putting their knowledge and experience of the game to the disposal of players and coaches here at Rome City Institute. 

    These are just two of the coaches that you will get the chance to work with in our coaching experience program. 

    The objective of this program is to put coaches through a thought-provoking and creative process that will inspire them to maximize their personal and professional potential. 

    Our professional academy trains 5 times a week, Monday through Friday. This will allow you to experience different types of training throughout the same week, and see first hand what the SMI methodology is about. 

    Rome City Training Center

    Located in the center of Rome, our training center is 18 aches large, which allows our athletes to live a professional experience in every aspect. From the soccer pitch you can experience one of the most breathtaking views in the world. In May 1926, the Cardinal Pietro Gasparri consecrated this magical place


    The center includes:

    • 11vs11 soccer pitch Two 5vs5 soccer pitch and one 8vs8 soccer pitch
    • Two Basketball Court
    • Training & Physio Room
    • Swimming pool
    • Padel courts
    • Cafeteria for our athletes.




    Explore Italy like a local

    Play soccer and visit Italy! Combine professional training and friendly matches with some time off to experience Italy, one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

    Italy offers a number of iconic destinations all with unique cultural experiences, great cuisine and top soccer competition.

    There are so many reasons why Italy is a perfect destination for your tour  between training with our professional academy in one of the most beautiful soccer field in the world, friendly matches against similar opposition and daily excursions to wonderful museums, ancient ruins and impressive beaches, serie a games.  Our mission is always provide a unforgettable experience to your teams and families.


    Bryan Blitz

    SMI Alumni '21

    For me personally, when I looked into the program, the education here at Soccer Management Institute was second to none. When I am done coaching, I want to become an Athletic Director, and my time here in Rome will definitely help me achieve that. I chose Italy because of the culture of the game they have here, and when I go back I will be a better coach”.

    Before joining SMI in 2021, coach Blitz was the Head Coach at University of Missouri for 25 years, where he was the only Head Coach to patrol the sidelines for Mizzou women’s soccer team. 

    In 2020, His 293 career wins ranked him 31st nationally among active head coaches. After graduating from SMI’s Master in Sport Management & Coaching, Coach Blitz went back to the United States and joined the coaching staff of Washington State University women’s soccer team. 

    Practical Info, Entry Dates and Pricing

    Entry dates

    Fall  intake: From 2nd week of September to last week of November

    Spring intake: From the last week of January to the last week of April

    1-week minimum stay

    Group Discounts

    Save up by joining the coaching  experience with friends or colleagues

    Group of two: 8% discount

    Group of three:  10%

    Group of four: 12%

    Group of 5 or more: special rates will be applied



    1 week – EUR 1,900

    2 weeks –  EUR 3,490

    *Travel expenses are not included in the price


    1 week – EUR 1,400

    2 weeks – EUR 2,400

    *Travel expenses are not included in the price

    Here is our cancellation policy:
    45 days prior to the start of the event is 100% back.
    44-35 days prior to the start of the event is 75% back.
    34-25 days prior to the start of the event is 50 % back
    24-15 days prior to the start of the event is 25% back.
    0% refund if cancellation happens within 14 days prior the start date of the event

    Do you have any questions? 

    At SMI we are looking for students who are willing to think outside the box and prepare themself  for a professional journey in a rapidly changing world.