IDA Rome

Pursue excellence in the eternal city

The Rome

Experience

At IDA Rome student-athletes (15-22 years old) from all around the world receive a professional academy football experience coupled with a specific, personalized academic program.

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Athletics

Intensive training and a competitive schedule, with a minimum of 12 hours per week on the field.

Boarding

Full-board accommodation right in the heart of Rome. Students will be in shared apartments based on sport that have direct access to the classroom, training grounds and restaurants.

Coaching

Highly qualified coaching staff with years of experience in dealing with international students. 

Opportunity

Bi-monthly training and trial opportunities with professional and semi-professional clubs.

Academics

Flexible academic programs for those looking for a GAP year or college degree.

Our Values

The mission of the international development academy is to become the global leader in the development and placement of players aspiring to reach their full potential at the professional or college level.

Integrity

IDA staff and players will act with intelligence, respect, and compassion.

Drive

IDA staff and players will perform with their best effort and attitude, no matter how difficult the challenge. 

Achievement

IDA staff and players will aim high in order to reach their goals.

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“At the end of the day, the work, the effort, the grind, the heart, and the desire for success has to come from you. If it is something that you truly desire, then IDA is the place that is solely focused on your development.”

Kyah Le

IDA Rome Class of 2022

The Academic

Curriculum

Designed for student-athletes looking for an accredited school that supports their unique schedule, creates a pathway towards their personal, professional, and athletic goals, and leverages the latest technology for an on-the-go environment.

Customized

4-5

CLASSWORK HRS./DAY


Schedule structured to the needs of the student-athlete.


Self-paced and mastery based.


NCAA Approved

HIGH SUCCESS

92%

GRADUATION RATE


Diverse student body of over 45 countries


Direct communication with parents


Highly qualified and certified teachers

The Athletic

Curriculum

At IDA student-athletes from all around the world receive a professional academy soccer experience coupled with a specific, personalized academic program.

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DEVELOPMENT

12-15

TRAINING HRS./WK


Compete against local semi-professional teams and academies in the area


Self-paced and mastery based.


Highly-Qualified Coaching Staff

COMPETITION

50+

Games

IDA will have a separate competitive schedule which will consist of weekly matches against teams in the area, as well as competitive friendlies against professional Academy teams.

Opportunity

Immersive

Athletics

In addition to the weekly schedule, IDA Rome players will have the opportunity to play in local, regional and national tournaments where they'll compete against top Italian talent.

"The experience has really been exceptional. It's a full development and holistically looked at - not just on the soccer field."

Mr. & Mrs. Blankendal

Parents of Isaiah Blankendal

The mission of the international development academy is to become the global leader in the development and placement of players aspiring to reach their full potential at the professional or college level.

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Schedule

“Designed by athletes and educators, we understand your schedule, your priorities, your unique goals, and your struggles facing academics. We offer solutions, not more road-blocks. We have created a community, a flexible school schedule, and a support system unlike any other.”

- Rick Angelicola, Director of Education

Monday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Training

  • 12:30-13:40

    S & C Program

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Academics

  • 19:00-21:00

    Training

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Tuesday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Training

  • 12:30-13:30

    S & C Program

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Academics

  • 19:00-21:00

    Training

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Wednesday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Video Analysis

  • 12:30-13:30

    S & C Program

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Academics

  • 19:00-21:00

    Game

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Thursday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Recovery

  • 12:30-13:30

    S & C Program

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Academics

  • 19:00-21:00

    S & C Program

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Friday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Training

  • 12:30-13:30

    S & C Program

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Academics

  • 19:00-21:00

    Training

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Saturday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Game

  • 12:30-13:30

    Game

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Game

  • 19:00-21:00

    Game

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Sunday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Recovery

  • 12:30-13:30

    Recovery

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Free

  • 19:00-21:00

    Free

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

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Elite Player

Technology

Our student-athletes and their parents have access to their individual 360 Player profiles. This integrated platform provides the student-athletes the access to calendars, video analytics, player assessments, wellness assessments and more!

Success Stories

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Kyah Le

Res Roma | Gonzaga

With dreams of playing in the world cup, Kyah decided to build on her international experience by joining IDA Rome in 2021. Her IDA pathway led her to join Serie C side Res Roma, and she now currently plays for Gonzaga in the US.

Jeremy De Leon

CD Castellón

After his time at IDA Valencia, Jeremy went on to represent Puerto Rico in the 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship qualifying.

Jeremy now plays for Castellón in the third division of the Spanish soccer pyramid.

SANTO DOMINGO, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA. November 10th: Jeremy de Leon #11 of Puerto Rico celebrates after scoring his sides goal during the match between Puerto Rico vs Bermuda as part of the Under-20 Men's Qualifying, held at the Olimpico Felix Sanchez stadium, in Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana.
(PHOTO BY NELSON PULIDO/STRAFFON IMAGES/MANDATORY CREDIT/EDITORIAL USER/NOT FOR SALE/NOT ARCHIVE)

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With Our Team

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