FAQ

GENERAL FAQ

When does the “Talent Identification Project” begin and how long does it last? What is the weekly training program?

The project to identify talents / course (9 months) starts in September and ends in June of the following year (it overlaps the Italian school year). Footballers may choose to stay 1 month or 3, 6 or 9 months. It is also possible to join a course already started. The typical week includes workouts from Monday to Friday, with at least one midweek exhibition match. All players enrolled in our course (subject to restrictions by the Italian Football Federation) will have the opportunity to take part in the various championships.

Are there other expenses that I should support and that are not mentioned, in addition to the cost of the course (Boarding School and University)?

No, there aren’t. You will only need money for your own personal expenses. You can look in the FEES section what is included in your course, in addition to the football program.

How can I get the visa and the residence permit?

All the documents required for Visas (school or university enrollment and lodging proof) will be sent to the student by courier in original documents. The staff of Paolo Rossi Academy will follow you during this time and will always be aavailable in order to help you obtaining the visa. When you arrive in Italy, the Academy staff will help you to carry out all the necessary steps to get your residence permit.

FAQ PRIT Boarding School

Which pupils can stay at the Boarding School? What are the studied subjects?

All children who are under-age (under the age of 18) are allowed to stay at the Boarding School.
The National Boarding School of Assisi is a public school and provides students a 24/7 supervision. It is strictly forbidden to leave the Boarding School without the written permission of the parents or staff of the Paolo Rossi Academy. To help foreign students with the Italian language, the Paolo Rossi Academy offers 8 weekly language classes, in addition to the regular school subjects chosen by the students at the beginning of the course.

I’m a high school student. Once are you enrolled in the “PrIT”, is there any risk to miss the school year?

Footballers attending the National Boarding School of Assisi (primary and secondary school) at the end of the year will be awarded with a school diploma and will receive credit scholarships. Such credits are generally recognized by the academic institutions around the world.

If I have problems with the Boarding School, who shall I contact?

You can refer to your tutor, your teachers, and the staff of the Paolo Rossi Academy. Upon arrival we will provide you with all useful numbers, where you can call us when needed. Making you feeling safe is our goal.

How can I get permission to leave the Boarding School?

Your parents must sign an authorization form specifying when you leave and how long (date and time). At this point, you can leave the school and you will have to return at the indicated time. Your tutors will be committed to enforcing your parents order.

What should I do if I feel unwell?

For any health problem, you must immediately inform one of teachers of the Boarding School. The shool nursing room is open from Monday to Saturday and the school nurse will provide first aid in case of emergency. If that is not enough, we will contact our referring doctors.

Where can I read the internal organization rules of the school?

On our website Paolo Rossi Academy you will find all the information on the rules regarding the school. For any other needs, we are at your disposal. You can contact us, or make us contact on your behalf, at any time.

Where can I find information about the training program?

Training information are also available on our website, but you can always refer to our staff.

If I have food problems what shall I do?

If you suffer from allergies or you cannot eat some food, because of intolerance or your religion, or, if you are following a special diet, contact the Paolo Rossi Academy staff members immediately at the office, at the camp or at the Boarding School. Respecting your needs is essential to us.

Which are the dates of the Italian Bank holidays to follow during the annual course?

Holidays over the year:
– Christmas holidays: from December 23rd to January 7th.
– Easter holidays: 1 week from Thursday before Easter to the following Wednesday (date to be checked on the calendar).

During the holiday seasons the Boarding School and the school will be shut, and students will not be allowed to stay in the dormitory.
The first week of the program (in September) is dedicated to students’ arrival, administrative procedures and sports medical examinations.
The training session starts on Monday of the second course week. Workouts take place in Perugia from 15:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. Our shuttle bus will pick up the players at 14:10 in front of the Boarding School parking lot.
Italian language lessons begin on the Monday of the third week. All students are invited to participate in all classes and to carefully follow the instruction of the Italian language teacher.

FAQ PRIT University

Is the “Talent Identification Project” a course for university students as well?

Admission to university allows students to attend the football program and the Perugia University courses, where they can take part to the Italian courses in the morning. At the end of the course, the university will issue training credits that are recognized by the various foreign training institutions.

Who can I contact if I have problems at the university residence where I stay or at university?

You can contact our staff for any problem or need at the university residence or at the university college where you study. We are at your disposal to make you feel good and safe.

Where can I find a good and cheap supermarket?

Right in front of the college where you live, you will find the supermarket. It is well supplied and at convenient prices. But if you need further information, contact the Paolo Rossi Academy team who will be able to address you and help you.

Is it possible to get a card for the university canteen?

All students enrolled in the university courses may have a special rate of € 4.50, to be paid for each meal (lunch and dinner).

What should I do if I feel unwell?

First of all, you must immediately inform your university student desk (available 24 hours a day) about your health problem so that he can contact us and may give notice to the physician. We will provide you with one or more phone numbers, which you can call in case of need. Your safety and security are our priorities.

Where can I find information about the training program?

Information can be found on the Paolo Rossi Academy website but we are also available to provide you with all the information you need.

What are the dates to be respected during the annual course?

Holidays over the year:
– Christmas holidays: from December 23rd to January 7th.
– Easter holidays: 1 week from Thursday before Easter to the following Wednesday (date to be checked on the calendar).

Please note that university dorms will be open during holiday periods, but all other activities at the Academy will be stopped.
The first week of the program (in September) is dedicated to the students’ arrival, administrative procedures and sports medical examinations.
The training session starts on Monday of the second week. Workouts take place in Perugia from 15:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. All players will receive a local public transport subscription to use to go to University lessons and training camp. Italian language lessons begin on the Monday of the third week. All students are invited to participate to all lessons and follow the instructions of the Italian language teacher carefully.

FAQ PRIT Workouts

When do training sessions begin?

The first week will not be dedicated directly to football since before all the eligibility tests will be performer. Your safety is our priority.
In the second week, there will be the workouts at the pitch, starting with physical trials.

Which training kit shall I bring for training sessions?

Every day you will bring your training kit which will be delivered to you on the first day of your workouts, whether you wear long sleeves or short sleeves. The use of shin pads is mandatory for all the training sessions. The lack of use of the shin pads could result in the ban in training with the group.

What should I do if I lose something in my kit?

First of all, we hope you enjoy your new training kit. However, over the year it will be likely to lose some material. To test the conditions to request new materials, you shall immediately alert your coach.

When we have extra activities what do I have to wear?

For the activities of the Academy you must wear the official clothing of the Academy (official track suit, polo shirt, jacket if necessary).

Can I skip training sessions?

Only if you send a message not later than 11am to your coach. Players who skip training sessions without notice will be suspended for the next training session. Players must be present at the pitch even if they can not attend the training sessions because of an injury.

In what circumstances can I skip training sessions?

If the nurse warns you that you can not leave the building because you are ill or if you have been suspended, it is absolutely forbidden to leave the Boarding School.
Players who do not attend workouts because they have been suspended from the Boarding School (for bad behavior, a lack of room cleaning, and other rules that are not respected) will also be suspended from the next training session or will have to workout outside the group.

When will I play with other teams?

During the year you will play against several professional and semi-professional teams. Depending on your performance, the coaches / scouts and observers of these teams will be able to call you to train with their team and we will arrange everything for you. Consider that everything will depend on your workouts and performance in the games. We will put you in a position to achieve your maximum level. Your success is our success.

Can I have the shower at Boarding School after workout?

The shower must be done at the pitch. Upon your arrival at the Academy you will receive all the necessary materials for training and after workout: including slippers and bathrobe. For any need, please contact the Paolo Rossi Academy staff.

What if I lose something inside the bus?

You can ask for the bus driver’s telephone number so that you can contact him directly and ask back your stuff. If you need help contact the Academy staff.

NOTE: We will follow you step by step, without leaving you alone. Who comes to PAOLO ROSSI ACADEMY joins a GREAT FAMILY.