Expert training for juniors
WHITSUNDAY Football Club junior players Alex Grossi and Louie Archer received some expert training when the AC Milan Soccer School stopped off in Mackay last week.
Coaches from the prestigious AC Milan Soccer School visited Mackay last week to hold a three-day coaching clinic at Lions Park.
AC Milan has a long and storied history as one of the greatest clubs in European football and the junior players learnt a number of new skills thanks to the expert coaching from three former Milan players.
The Sydney-based soccer school technical director and former AC Milan player, Andrea Icardi, along with other former players, Salvatore Giunta and Stefano Salvatori, were teaching about 110 juniors skills that were more than just a few ball tricks.
“More or less, we’re trying to do all the motor skills with the ball and the relationship between the body and the ball,” Icardi said.
“It’s really important they know their skills and have fun and enjoy it at the same time.”
The academy coaches regularly travel around Australia to try and uncover players with potential to represent the prestigious Italian club.
FOOTBALL LEGEND: Alex Grossi and AC Milan Soccer School coach Andrea Icardi at the recent camp held in Mackay.
ITALIAN SKILLS: Louie Archer from Cannonvale participated in the recent football camps held by Italian football heavyweights AC Milan in Mackay.