This summer come and train with SMI! You will experience a program that offers the unique opportunity to play soccer at an elite level in Italy. This will be done by attending Rome City,  our professional soccer academy. A 1 to 2 week-long opportunity that will help you take the next steps in your soccer career.  This program is available for both men and women 15+. Through this experience, you will be able to not just train with us but also experience the wonders Rome has to offer.


Professional training 5 times a week led by our UEFA licensed coaches. We develop our players technically, tactically, physically and mentally. We want our athletes to reach their full potential so they can access more opportunities


Our summer experience aims to provide our athletes with the absolute best training experience. We want to maximize your time with us and help you reach your goals. SMI can help you prepare for next season and access new opportunities


Play soccer and visit Rome this summer! Combine professional training with some time off to experience Rome, the “Eternal City”. Our athletes will stay in a 4 stars accommodation, located in the city center of Rome


  • SMI is a professional soccer institution working with Italian clubs, American universities, and International players/coaches
  • Recognized by the CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) and partner of Serie A (top Italian professional league)
  • SMI soccer methodology overseen by World Cup Winner, Directors of Coaching, Marco Materazzi
  • Professional UEFA licensed coaches and international environment
  • Located in the heart of Rome, the “Eternal City”
  • Opportunities to be seen by clubs and get scholarship offers for our programs
  • Combine soccer and travel in the summer


  • 1st intake: July 11, 2022
  • 2nd intake: July 18, 2022
* July 24 last day of summer experience
* 1-week minimum stay
* Mandatory accommodation for minors unless staying with a parent


  • Training 5 times a week (Monday through Friday)
  • UEFA licensed coaches
  • Strength & Conditioning 
  • Gym sessions
  • GK Training
  • Fun and cultural activities
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday (only for players staying in our accommodation)
  • 4 stars living accommodations – in the heart of Rome and within walking distance to the training facility 
  • Full training gear kit provided by SMI
  • Video footage of training sessions and games. 
  • Individual player evaluation and report provided by our professional coaches



1 week – EUR 1,900

2 weeks –  EUR 3,490


*Mandatory option for minors traveling without parents

*Travel expenses are not included in the price


1 week – EUR 1,400

2 weeks – EUR 2,400


*Option available for 18+ players or minors traveling with at least one parent

*Travel expenses are not included in the price


Registration deadline:

June 1st, 2022

*Limited spots available!


Group discounts:

Save up by joining the summer experience with friends or teammates!


Group of two: 8% discount

Group of three:  10%

Group of four: 12%

Group of 5 or more: special rates will be applied

Housing in Rome:

Our accommodations are  within walking distance from  the training facility and the  main attractions of the city

Training Field:

Cavalieri di Colombo, Campo Pio XI – Via Santa Maria Mediatrice 22



Marco Materazzi: Coaching Director UEFA Master Pro

2006 World Champion with the Italian National Team, Marco Materazzi is waiting for you in Rome:” My desire is to pass on my passion for the game to the leaders of tomorrow.”

Antonio Cincotta: Academic Director UEFA A

Coach of pro club Sampdoria Women:”The Italian playing style has always been one of the most winning approaches in history. We are here to teach those skills and mentality to help our athletes grow their game.”

Massimo Augusto: Academy Director UEFA A

Former Head coach of professional team Sampdoria u19: “We treat our players as professionals and provide an environment to express themselves at their full potential.”

Marco Montini: Performance Director UEFA B

Italian Soccer Federation Athletic Trainer with years of experience with pro clubs and the Italian national team”. We help players grow in every aspect. To be your best self on the field you need to be at your best physically”

Stefano Cristalli: Head Coach UEFA B

Coach at Juventus FC International Academy and FIGC Conditioning Coach PRO-Soccer License: “Rome City is committed to developing players through our methodology which has blended the Italian approach with an international vision”

Adam Whybrow: Assistant Coach UEFA C

 Former Goalkeeper for Quincy University. After Graduating in the US with a BSc in Exercise Science, Adam became a part of the SMI class of ‘21: “Here at SMI we offer a professional setup to help prepare our athletes for a higher level of soccer”

Corentin Diverres: Assistant Coach

Former student-athlete at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Oakland University. Graduated from SMI with his masters. “Our objective is to create the perfect environment for the players, so they can express their strongest qualities and his singularity on the pitch”


  • 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

*Full refund will always be issued in case of documented serious injury or travel impediment due to covid 19


For more information please contact our Assistant Coach Corentin Diverres at: