Residential academy

MISSION: The Residential Academy Project offers players from all over the world the chance to experience life as a professional footballer. Young players are hosted at the Bottagisio Sports Centre, the Youth Sector's base, where they receive technical, athletic and tactical training from ChievoVerona staff. There are also lessons in Italian language and culture available. The aim of the project is to give youngsters a unique experience that will help them develop both as players and as people.



The first stage of the ChievoVerona Residential Academy began on 15th September 2016. North American children between 15 and 17 years old stayed at the Bottagisio Sports Centre for three months receiving avant-garde technical, tactical and athletic training from the ChievoVerona Youth Sector coaches. The boys came from Canada and many places in the USA such as California, Hawaii and Pennsylvania, and they chose Chievo for their training. It was a unique and exclusive experience featuring football training and lessons in Italian language and culture, visits and excursions. The experience of a lifetime!

The programme includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Sports kits
  • Training
  • Friendly matches
  • Gym
  • Visiting the First Team
  • Stadium season ticket
  • Athletic training
  • Goalkeeping training
  • Nutritional guidance (on request)
  • Psychological guidance (on request)
  • Medical checks