Friendlies and tryouts

Talent Academy staff organise these directly (often at the request of the clubs themselves, who, faced with a need for personnel, contact people they trust directly) to allow the clubs’ technical managers to see the players up close and assess them in detail.

Sometimes it is a training session or a friendly match, for an engagement that lasts one day; tryouts preferably last two or three days, to allow the technical staff and the player to get to know each other better. On the one hand, the market managers of a professional club are always careful and scrupulous in their choices, and prefer to assess both technical and athletic aspects, as well as behavioural ones off the field. On the other hand, the boy himself, staying several days in the facilities of what could become his future club, has the opportunity to get to know the organisation inside and outside the pitch.