ISM International Scouting Center offers the opportunity to players coming from all over the world to experience the Italian Soccer Training with Italian licensed coaches and get a chance to be scouted by an European Professional Club.
ISM Internationale Scouting Center was created from the experience gained by its managers from 1998 to 2005 at the AC Perugia Youth Academy. Back in 2005 the AC Perugia (Serie A) project counted on 138 affiliated Clubs with a network of 80 scouts and 20 area managers responsible for overviewing the whole national territory.
Professional soccer players such as Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan), Marco Storari (Juventus FC) and Andrea Ranocchia (Internazionale FC) grew at the AC Perugia Academy during those years.
From 2010 to 2015 ISM cooperated with Empoli FC and represented the Italian Club on scouting abroad. From 2015 ISM cooperates with several European Professional Clubs. OUR CLUB-PRO PARTNERS”
Even after 20 years of existence, the core concept of ISM Academy has not changed; finding the rarest football talents in the world and polishing them to shine like the diamond on and off the field.
Holder of UEFA PRO License, Luciano Mancini is an expert Professional Coach with a more than 20-years professional coaching career. After starting with regional clubs, Luciano started coaching various Professional Clubs such as Grosseto, Robur Siena, AC Perugia, becoming in 2012 Manager of Gambia National Team. Luciano also contributed a lot to perfecting ISM Academy’s coaching method and formation of other Academy coaches. Owner of several prices recognized by Italian Coaches delegation.
Goalkeeper Coach / Physiotherapist Holder of UEFA B, Stefano started his soccer career with A.C. Perugia, and there he made most of his career, becoming one of the well-known goalkeepers. When he was 28 due to some injures, he decided to start his coaching careeer always with A.C. Perugia first team. Stefano owns UEFA B and physiotherapist License. Due to his job and experience, Stefano lives for soccer trying to transmit to the young goalkeepers the passion and love for this role.
Holder of Uefa B License, Nicola has a vast experience as professional player, having played in teams such as Perugia (Youth team serie A and 2nd division), Sangiovannese (3rd division), Ellera (4th division), Sestese (4th division), Venturina (4th division), Sporting Terni (4th division), Pontevecchio (4th division), Deruta (4th division). Nicola collected 3 appearances in youth national team, has been Italian champion of 4th division in 1999/00 and has been formed from coaches with many experiences in Serie A and Serie B. Nicola joined Ism Academy in September 2016.
Holder of UEFA B license, with “Coaching PNL & Training” – “Horst Wein Association Funiño” – “Calcio4d Sports Fourd Corporate University”. Carlo is an ex player who played for Perugia youth teams with vast experience as coach who fostered youngsters (U15, U17, U20) at clubs such as Santa Sabina, Ellera, San Sisto, Cannara and Don Bosco. Carlo joined ISM Academy in September 2015, training for two years the National Selections coming for Scouting Program with the Academy in cooperation with Professional Coaches such as Lorenzo Rubinacci and Pasquale Rocco.
Holder of the UEFA C license and the CONI-FIGC youth development training license, Diego played football professionally for ASD Pontevecchio (4th Italian division). He coached the youth teams of Pontevecchio and San Sisto before joining the ISM Academy in September 2011. He had important technical collaborations with professional coaches such as Lorenzo Rubinacci, Pasquale Rocco and Dino Pagliari. Diego has faced numerous technical selections in many countries around the world and also runs coaching courses for foreign coaches.
Holder of UEFA C License. Enzo started his career as a defensive midfielder at US Ariano Irpino (Italian 5th Division) in 1999. Enzo played for Cardito, Savignanese, Comprensorio Miscano, Polisportiva Vitulano and other Clubs during his 22 years professional football careers. Enzo besides being a coach, he helps and support the University Players for all their needs and burocratic paperworks. Enzo works for ISM Academy as Assistant Coach since 2016.
Holder of UEFA C, Graduated with a Sports Science degree from the University of Perugia, Jacopo currently coaches the U15 team of San Sisto (Italian 5th Division). Besides to be a coach, Jacopo helps the High School players for all their needs and burocratic paperworks. Jacopo works for ISM Academy as an assistant coach since 2017.