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Concept of the event

A showcase is an event where players can show their talent to be able to win a place to train with the superior academy, in this case a formation with the Paolo Academy of Perugia. They will have the experience of living and training in an elite European formation.

The Paolo Rossi Showcase will be carried out from October 18 to October 20, in the facilities of the Atlanta Silverbacks Pak, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Daniel D’amico, scout of the known Italian, Paolo Rossi Academy, along with the Vinotinto Academy and La Pizarra del DT, will choose a group of players that will have the opportunity of playing at the Paolo Rossi Academy (Perugia, Italy) for one week, in order to make a spot at the academy’s youth divisions.

As a prize, the organizers of this event will choose the most capable and skillful player and he will be awarded with a free tryout week at the Paolo Rossi Academy, in Perugia, Italy. The organizers will cover the costs of a week of training in the academy (does not include plane ticket). The rest of selected players will have to pay for their own flight ticket and one-week stay at the Paolo Rossi Academy, which price is €900.

The event will have a cost of $200 per player. The categories are the following (year of birth):

  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006

*The estimated date of the final tryout in Italy is June 2020. The cost for the trip to Italy and participation in the tryouts are responsability of each player, excepting the one awarded with the full payed week (does not include plane ticket).


Paolo Rossi Academy

The Paolo Rossi academy was founded by the World Cup and the FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, Paolo Rossi. Its headquarters are in Perugia, Italy. Paolo Rossi’s experience in forming players, has given the opportunity to many young players to be able to join teams such as, Cagliari, Fiorentina, Peruggia, Empoli and Genoa. For more information visit:


La Pizarra del DT

Created in 2014, is a multiplatform web, registered in USA with main influence in Latin America. Their services are very wide but they mainly focus in scouting services, soccer “education formation”, and its diffusion through online and social media resources. For more information please visit:

Vinotinto Academy

Created in 2017 in Atlanta, Vinotinto Academy is characterized by its formation and development of players of all ages such as, children, teens, and adults. They focus in the improvement of the the player through training discipline, which will benefit the yough athletes in getting a better understanding about soccer and the techinique that requiers to be a better player. For more information please visit:


Training and scouting

During three days, players will have the chance to show their talent in the showcase. The main objective is to find players with capacities to be able to travel to Europe and train with the Paolo Rossi Academy, so they could be seen by a professional team that are looking for future candidates.

The training during the showcase will be hold in two hours per day, where the players will have the opportunity to show their skills, through exercises with the ball, drills and high intensity games. The schedule will be as following:

  • Friday: registration, greet, brief logistic explanation, warm up, basic drills
  • Saturday: warm up, technical drills, game
  • Sunday: warm up, technical drills, full game
  • *Each shift could be changed in order to improve the workflow.

What does the enrollent include?

  • 1 jersey with a personal number. (no name)
  • Hydration during the event.
  • Recognition diploma signed by the Paolo Rossi Academy, La Pizarra del DT and The Vinotinto Academy.
  • 1 basic player report with his virtues and aspects to improve.

Who will be selected to train at the Paolo Rossi Academy?

Every player who meets the requirements will have the chance to travel. There is no a specific number of chosen players since staff will chose the best candidates.

How do I enroll?

Fill the sign up form by clicking HERE or on the tab "Sign Up" located at the top of this page.

The form must be completed by a participant's guardian. It includes a responsability waiver that must be signed. After filling the form up, the user will be redirected to the payment page where it can be made with Paypal, debit or credit card. The entire payment process is online.

Previous events and successful cases at Paolo Rossi Academy

  • Tryouts in Bogota
  • Tryouts in Mexico DF
  • Tryouts in Orlando

There are numerous cases of players that haven been formed in the Paolo Rossi Academy that play in professional teams nowadays. Next, we provide a few examples:

  • Hann Kwang Song – Perugia
  • Antony McCutchen – Cittadella
  • Norbet Gyomber - Perugia
  • Choe Song-hyok - Arezzo

Place of the showcase

The event will be at 3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way, Atlanta, GA 30340.

General Information


Document Instructions

Please, download the consent waiver by pressing the buttom below. Then, sign it and upload an scanned copy of it on the "Upload Waiver" section. Without this waiver, the participant won't be accepted in the showcase.

Important Information

- Every player should be present alongside tutor or responsible in case of any extra “requirement”.
- The organizers of the event won’t be responsible for the loss of personal items.
- Every player will take their own preference cleats, but it is important to bear in mind that the field is artificial grass.
- By accepting the terms and conditions you aknowledge all the infromation on the general info tab and consent waiver without exception.
- By accepting the terms and conditions you agree to the condition that no refund will be issued under any circumstance unless to that where the event has to be cancelled or postponed by the organizers.

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