Copa Americana Base Teams
The Italian Soccer Academy (ITSA) program is an international initiative that focuses on developing players after their identification (selection) during scheduled international summer camps that are organized in a culturally diverse and entertaining environment, while also identifying talents from an early age, and providing them support during their development as athletes and individuals via the international tournament teams.
The ITSA Camps are the only venue available for players to be identified to compete on one of the ITSA International Tournament teams, or to be eligible for specific ITSA programs, such as the college and professional try out programs, including the Pro Intern Program, the Extended Pro Intern Program, and the International Student Exchange Program.
Our tournaments are athletic and cultural events, delivering an exciting challenge for teams and players looking for an unrestricted play style. Teams are composed of players from multiple countries, speaking multiple languages, all under the direction of licensed UEFA coaches using the ITSA coaching methods developed over the years.
The international playing experience allows players and parents to appreciate the importance of developing personal skills, social skills and in general, developing not just as a soccer player or athlete. Players achieving success reach the Elite team level. Elite tournament teams, experience #NoPayToPlay opportunities and ultimately are invited to college or professional team opportunities through the Italian Soccer Academy scholarship program.
Each tournament features the best ITSA International teams in each age category. It’s an exchange of experiences, culture and sport customs between South America, North America and the rest of the world. The ITSA teams are the “Base” of all Tournament Circuit competitions and are placed as heads of each group during the tournaments.