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  • Active period: From October 2023

  • AC Milan Head Coach: Davide Battistini (UEFA B)

  • Support: Permanent

  • Local Sporting Director: Jamil Faryadi

  • AC Milan Coaching Staff involved: 5  

  • Pulcini (5-7)

  • Travel Program (8 - 15) 

  • Elite (12-17): Coming Soon 2024/2025

  • Incoming Tryout for season 2024/2025:  April-May 2024 TBD

  • Milan Academy U6 - Ages 5-6
    An introduction to motor and technical skills for the smaller children as they learn to understand and move their bodies while on the ball in the most introductory games in football coaching.

  • Milan Academy U8 - Ages 7-8
    Consolidation and development of motor and coordination skills, improvement of individual technique and an introduction to the principles of individual tactics through games against an opponent.

  • Milan Academy U10 - Ages 9-10
    The fine-tuning of individual technique and the development of the children's understanding of individual and team tactics as they begin to work together in different match situations.

  • Milan Academy U12 - Ages 11-12
    A more in-depth understanding of offensive and defensive phases of the game; the development of and introduction to various playing systems through games and situational drills.

  • Milan Academy U14 - Ages 13-14
    A fine-tuning of the children’s understanding of offensive and defensive phases of the game; a more in-depth focus on various playing systems, an introduction to different tactics through team exercises.

  • Milan Academy U16 - Ages 15-16
    The consolidation of a footballing philosophy and identity based on ball possession as the result of all of the children’s training in their various stages of growth.

  • Milan Academy U18 - Ages 17-18
    A programme centred on the specialisation of the technique, tactics, psychology and physicality required for elite competitive football.




• We consider the welcoming moment to be a priority in relation to daily activities

• We encourage the participation of all players

• We use simple, effective, and age-appropriate language

• We pay attention to what is said, how it is said and gestures:

 balance between verbal and non-verbal communication

• We provide immediate and specific feedback

• We praise in public and we give constructive criticism in private

• We teach respect (rules, teammates, coach, facilities, material, punctuality)

• We try to be a good role model: remember that we also learn by imitation

• We reward and reinforce actions and behavioral that deserve attention

• We promote group cohesion through collective activities and knowledge

 • We encourage the expression and recognition of emotions

• We welcome and support the needs of children and young people

• We promote self-esteem by recognizing and reinforcing each child’s qualities

• We focus on the children’s strengths in order to balance out any criticalities

• We correct mistakes in a proactive way by explaining and showing how it is done

• We increase motivation through challenging and fun activities

• We stimulate the desire for growth and improvement

• We foster a sense of belonging, recognition, and value in the group

• We build and maintain a friendly climate

• We promote performance objectives (e.g. improving a technical move) as well as results (e.g. scoring a goal)


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