WHAT IS “TALENT IDENTIFICATION”?
The “Talent Identfication Program” was created in 2012 by the cooperation between A.C. Perugia Calcio SPA (club to play italian Serie A) and Akademia Lospuma Sp.z.o.o with the aim of the scouting of young athletes on behalf of the above aforementioned club.
Some of the most well knows athletes who have trained with Perugia Calcio’s youth teams are Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan), Cristiano Lucarelli (SCC Napoli) and Andrea Ranocchia (FC Inter).
In early June 2013 Akademia Lospuma has carried forward the same project on behalf of Ascoli Calcio SPA (italian Serie B Club). Akademia Lospuma currently cooperates with Empoli F.C. and Sunderland A.F.C. managing all initial selections and the technical organization of the 2 main offices in Empoli and Sunderland.
Empoli F.C. and Sunderland A.F.C. invest every year a lot of resources into their youth Teams and by this year they have asked Akademia Lospuma to organize a “Talent Identificaton Program”. The aim of the program is to identify those athletes with technical and tactical capabilities and to guide them to a possible Club membership and contract.
The “Talent Identification Programs” are organized at specific locations called “Soccer Development Centres”.