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 “Soccer Development Centre” (SDC). At the beginning of the Program all players will have a technical and tactical evaluation by professional Clubs’ scouts and coaches (ACF Fiorentina, AC Perugia, Delfino Pescara …) and subject to a specific technical program.

2st Year

The players that will be selected during the tryouts will have the opportunity to undertake an annual test with a Professional Football Club.

3st Year

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.



The Talent Identification technical training Program is identical, in intensity and contents, to the one used by Italian Professional Clubs such as ACF FIORENTINA. Athletes 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 (ACF Fiorentina, AC Perugia, Delfino Pescara, 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.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Suday
Morning Education Education Education Education Education Education Spare time
1.00 pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon Training Training Training Training Training Spare Time Stadium/Spare Time
8.00 pm Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
11.00 pm Rest Rest Rest Rest Rest Rest/Social Activity Rest

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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 Mounths € 18.000 € 15.840
6 Mounths € 12.000 € 10.560
3 Mounths € 8.000 € 7.040
2 Mounths € 5.600 € 4.900
1 Mounth € 3.600 €3.150

* Discounted fees are available to all registration completed within June 1st of each year.


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



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 University
Intended Audience 14 - 18 Years old 19 - 22 Years old
Period September – June September – June
Accomodation/Schools Provided by Convitto Nazionale Di Assisi University Dormitories
Meals Provided by Convitto Nazionale Di Assisi University Dormitories
Transport YES YES