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The AC Milan Football Academy Camp also known as Milan Junior Camp (MJC) is the children’s summer vacation soccer camp organized by the famous AC Milan football club from the Italian Serie A League and carried out by local organizations.
- This AC Milan Soccer Camp is for boys 7 to 16 years old.
- Residential and Day Camp soccer sessions are available.
- Specific goalkeeper practice is available during all sessions.
The soccer training sessions (depending on your site) will be lead by AC Milan soccer legends, in cooperation with Sporteventi coaches, such as Filippo Galli (former player and AC Milan Youth Department Manager), Pierino Prati (former player and Manager of one AC Milan top Soccer School in Milan), Gino Maldera (former Player and Manager of five AC Milan top Soccer Schools in Milan), Stefano Eranio (former player and AC Milan scout), and Fulvio Florin (Professor of the AC Milan Academy) known as the AC Milan supervisors and supervised by Otello Di Remigio, official youth scout of AC Milan Youth teams and Milan Junior Camps head coach.
The person in charge of all coaches is Otello Di Remigio, an official scout for the AC Milan Youth Side; he is also in charge of the relations between the youth teams that the club “Liventina Gorghense” coordinates (more than 20) and the AC Milan Youth side.
The camp is not a soccer camp full of rigid training exercises, nor is it designed to immediately produce champions. It is a soccer camp designed for having fun and playing with the other boys; a soccer camp spent learning to respect each other and learn new skills. It is an important time to stimulate soccer players’ sense of responsibility and to learn the important value of rules and education.
The soccer camp provides one of the most prestigious coaching staff in Italy and some of the most famous and exclusive sites of Italy (Cortina d’Ampezzo – Alps, Asiago Mountain Plateau – Vicenza, Cavalese Val di Fiemme – Trento, Jesolo Lido – Venice, and Lignano Sabbiadoro – Udine) and Europe, as Cortina D’Ampezzo is known worldwide. The parents of Federico, previous year participant, Ferragamo (famous Italian luxury good company) stated that the “Milan Junior Camp of Cortina D’Ampezzo was highly educational and instructive. For Federico it was a positive experience besides being lots of fun as well.”
The soccer camp has a large number of Italian players (more than 80% on average).
- Kingsley Boateng attended the MJCs of Cortina in 2004, 2005, and 2006. He was discovered by Otello Di Remigio during the Milan Junior Camp in Cortina D’Ampezzo back in 2004. He is currently a forward on the Catania team (Serie A). Kingsley was selected numerous times in 2011 for the U19 Italian National Team coached by Alberigo Evani and also played at AC Milan.
- Campeo Axel attended the MJC of Jesolo Lido in 2010. He was recently a defender on the U14 AC Milan Team.
- Gianmarco Zigoni attended the MJC of Cortina in 2004. He was recently a forward on the U19 AC Milan Reserve Team (Primavera) and he also played in a Serie A league game with the AC Milan First Team. Gianmarco also played for the U19 Italian National Team. He currently plays in 3rd division (Avellino) and he’s still an AC Milan player.
- Tigran Kandikjan was recently a goalkeeper on the Macedonian U-19 National Team. Tigran attended the camp in 2006 in Vittorio Veneto.
- Lorenzo Ferrari attended the MJC of Cortina in 2005. He was recently the second Goalkeeper of the U16 AC Milan Team (Allievi Nazionali B). He was recently selected for the U16 Italian National Team.
- Luca Baldassin attended the MJCs of Vittorio Veneto in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Since 2008 he has been in the U19 Udinese Calcio Team (Primavera) as a midfielder.
In 2007, AC Milan prized the Milan Junior Camp of Cortina as the Best Milan Junior Camp in the world and the Site with the most campers in one week around the world.
At each camp, the AC Milan supervisors will choose one or two 9-10 year old boys (2004 – 2005) and one 13-14 year old boy (2000 – 2001) during each session. They will be able to take part in the Milan Junior Camp Day which is a two day meeting of the best players from all Milan Junior Camps worldwide. The Milan Junior Camp Day will presumably take place in the fall of 2014 at the Vismara – Milan Sport Center. Vismara is the sport center where all AC Milan Youth Team sides train (the First Team and the Primavera (U19) Team train at Milanello instead).
There should be about 200 class ’14 boys who will play each other in friendly games all day long while being watched attentively by AC Milan Youth Team sides’ talent scouts. Afterwards they will be taken to the San Siro stadium for a Milan home game and some of them might be able to meet some first team players after the game.
NB. The date for the MJC DAY will be announced as soon as it is known but NOT before the end of August 2014.
AC Milan Junior Camp in cooperation with Sporteventi.