The “Talent Identification Program” has been founded in 1997 from the collaboration between A.C. Perugia Calcio SPA (formerly playing in Serie A) and ISM, with the purpose of identifying young talents.

“OUR CLUB-PRO PARTNERS” invest every year many resources in its youth teams and because of that they have asked ISM to organize a “Talent Identification Program”. The purpose of such Program is to identify young athletes with superior technical and tactical skills, guiding them towards a possible contract with the Teams.


There are two types of “Talent Identification Program”, differing in commitment and duration:

The “Year-Round Talent Identification Program” that has a duration of 9 months (September to June) that coincide with the school or academic year’s beginning and end.

The “Monthly Program” that has a duration of either 1, 2, 3 or 6 months and can be attended during any period of the football season.


1st Year

The player enrols in the “Talent Identification Program” (TIP) at a “ISM International Scouting Center”. At the beginning of the Program all players will have a technical and tactical evaluation by professional Clubs’ scouts and coaches (Juventus, Cagliari Calcio, AC Perugia, etc.) and subject to a specific technical program.

2nd Year

The players who will be selected during the first year will have the opportunity to undertake a test with a Professional Football Club. If, at the end of the test, the player meets the technical and tactical capabilities requested by the Club, the latter will enrol the player with an official membership and, if it’s the case, with a professional contract.

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The Talent Identification Program is identical, in intensity and contents, to the one used by Italian Professional Clubs such as AC PERUGIA. Players participating in the TIP develop their technical and tactical skills through a daily work program identical to that set for professional players

Measuring Performances:

Every 3 months the Academy will provide the athletes with personalized reports where the technical and tactical parameters will be evaluated in order to measure effective improvements. Technical and tactical lacking aspects will be identified since the very beginning in order to provide the athletes with a specific training.

Comparing with Professionals:

At least 4 times during the soccer season all of the athletes taking part to the TIP will try-out directly in the youth Academy Clubs we cooperate with ( AC Perugia, Parma, UC Sampdoria…) also with friendly matches having the purpose in showing off their own technical qualities but also to compare and understand the average professional requirements needed by Clubs.


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1:00 p.m.lunchlunchlunch
afternoontrainingspare timespare time / stadium
8:00 p.m.dinnerdinnerdinner
11:00 p.m.restrest / social activityrest

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The program established for the soccer players who attend the Talent Identification Program is developed to put them in the best situation to follow a period of athletic and educational preparation oriented to reach the final goal of the project. The course also includes weekend activities, such as countryside walks, stadium tours, Serie A and B game watching.


Period High School & University Discount 12%*
9 months
18.000 €  15.840 €
6 months 12.000 €  10.560 € 
3 months 8.000 €  7.040 € 
2 months 5.600 €  4.900 € 
1 month 3.600 €  3.150 € 

* The discounts are applicable for all registrations completed by 1st June of each year.


ISM will provide each player with a complete training kit. Every kit includes the following:

  • Bag
  • Representation
  • Playsuit
  • Soccer Socks
  • Winter Cap
  • Winter Coat
  • 2 Polo Shirts long sleeves
  • 2 Polo Shirts short sleeves
  • Soccer Shorts
  • Sweatshirt
  • Barthrobe
  • 4 Training Kits long sleeves
  • Slippers
  • Training Playsuit
  • Soccer Shirt
  • Heat
  • Gloves



During the “Year-Round Talent Identification Program”, the Managers of “OUR CLUB PRO-PARTNERS” observe and evaluate every player’s technical abilities in order to sign the best and eventually enrol them with the Club.

Coaches, Agents and Talent Scouts, during the TIP will attend the friendly matches providing same chances to all players but at the same time identifying those most talented.


 High School
Intended Audience14 – 18 Years old19 – 22 Years old
PeriodSeptember – JuneSeptember – June
Accomodation/SchoolsConvitto Nazionale Di AssisiUniversity Dormitories
MealsConvitto Nazionale Di AssisiUniversity Dormitories
Course Italian LanguageYESYES

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