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Italian Goal-Keeping Academy (IGA)

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Our Italian Coaches Goal-Keeping Academy will take place in two locations in 2017; in the Maryland/Washington-DC area and in Virginia. The program has been designed especially for our junior level goal-keepers and our older more experienced  senior players.  

Goal-Keepers will be grouped by age group and/or experience. A UEFA certified coach will be assigned to each group for the entire week of training.


The program implements European training methods utilized by high-level clubs around the world. This intensive training program with UEFA licensed coaches will address the technical, tactical and physical aspects for goal-keepers currently playing or aspiring to play this unique and specialized position.

Program details Below!!

Massimo “Max” Bonazza is a former professional player from Italy with over 25 years playing experience. After a successful career as a professional goalkeeper, Coach Bonazza began to train and inspire young goalkeepers throughout Italy.

Mister Bonazza has dedicated his life to establishing relationships with some of the most important clubs and programs in Italy including; A.C. Cesena, Parma FC and the JSS – Juventus Soccer School. After spending many years with professional clubs as Director of Goal-keeping Programs, Coach Max began apply goal-keeping teaching methodologies as part of the Cesena USA Program. He continues to work closely with the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) as an advocate of “grass-roots” developmental programs and has now become affiliated with A.C. Fiorentina in the Italian Serie “A” as part of their goal-keeping development program. Coach Bonazza currently holds a prestigious UEFA Badge.

Maryland/Washington D.C.


Maryland SoccerPlex
Maryland SoccerPlex & Discovery Sports Center
18031 Central Park Circle
Boyds, MD 20841

Monday, July 10th - Friday, July 14th, 2017

These sessions are open to both boys and girls.


Age  Cost Days Times  Code
MD Italian IGA II 9-11 $220 M-F 10AM-Noon MDGK2
MD Italian IGA III 12-17 $250 M-F 1PM-4PM MDGK3



John Champe HS (Turf #2) Field
41535 Sacred Mountain Street
Aldie, VA 20105

Monday, July 17th - Friday, July 21st 2017

These sessions are open to both boys and girls.

VA Italian IGA II 9-11 $220 M-F 5PM-7PM VAGK2
VA Italian IGA III 12-17 $250 M-F 7PM- 9PM VAGK3

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