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Italian Goal-Keeping Academy (IGA)

Reg For Summer 2019 Will OPEN SOON!! GK Program only accepting small groups...!

Program Description

This Italian Goal-Keeping Academy will take place concurrently with our "field" player program in Virginia and the week prior to our Cesena Academy in Maryland. The program has been designed especially for our junior level goal-keepers , our older participants and our more experienced  senior players. The goal-keeping module will be held in two separate locations; Maryland/Washington D.C. and in South Riding/Aldie, Virginia.

Goal-keepers will be grouped by age group and/or experience. A UEFA certified coach will be assigned to each group for the entire week of training.

The program implements European training methods utilized by high-level clubs around the world. This four week long training program with UEFA licensed coaches will address the technical, tactical and physical aspects for goal-keepers currently playing or aspiring to play this unique and specialized position.

Program details below.

Lead Program Director

Massimo “Max” Bonazza is a former professional player from Italy with over 25 years playing experience. After a successful career as a professional goalkeeper, Coach Bonazza began to train and inspire young goalkeepers throughout Italy.

Mister Bonazza has dedicated his life to establishing relationships with some of the most important clubs and programs in Italy including; A.C. Cesena, Parma FC and the JSS – Juventus Soccer School. After spending many years with professional clubs as Director of Goal-keeping Programs, Coach Max began apply goal-keeping teaching methodologies as part of the Cesena USA Program. He continues to work closely with the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) as an advocate of “grass-roots” developmental programs and has now become affiliated with A.C. Fiorentina in the Italian Serie “A” as part of their goal-keeping development program. Coach Bonazza currently holds a prestigious UEFA Badge.

Maryland/Washington D.C. Location

Location: TBD


Dates: 2019 Dates Posted Soon!

Program Age Group Cost Days Times Reg Code
MD Italian IGA II 9-11 $220 W-F 10AM-Noon MDGK2
MD Italian IGA III 12-17 $250 W-F 1PM-4PM MDGK3

Virginia Location


John Champe HS (Turf #2) Field
41535 Sacred Mountain Street
Aldie, VA 20105

Dates: 2019 Dates Posted Soon!

Program Age Group Cost Days Times Reg Code
VA Italian IGA II 9-11 $220 M-F 5PM-7PM VAGK2
VA Italian IGA III 12-17 $250 M-F 7PM- 9PM VAGK3