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International Coaches Network Goal-Keeping

International Coaches Network (ICN) aims to provide high-level international coaches to local clubs for either short or long terms. The project will match ICN coaches and trainers with local clubs or organizations for predetermined periods of time. They will assist in initiating educational and developmental programs within the club. They will not only assist in the design of these programs, they will provide teaching support for club coaches, trainers and administrative staff. The program is set to launch in the fall of 2015.

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Name: Massimo “Max” Bonazza

Nationality: Italian

Summary of Qualifications:

After a successful career as a professional soccer player (goalkeeper) I have started to train and inspire young goalkeepers about 10 years ago. I have established relationships with some of the most important clubs in Italy (AC Cesena, Parma FC, JSS – Juventus Soccer School). After spending many years in important professional clubs as director of goalkeeping program, I am currently holding the same position in one of the most important youth system clubs in Italy (AC Cesena) as the director of U10-U14 goalkeeping program and I am also the director of the goalkeeping program of an important Virginia (USA) based club. I had also important experiences as “technical director” who believes in teaching young players valuable life skills through a soccer education. My target is to create an environment where everyone is committed to making each other better. No one is more important than the team, including the staff, and everyone is working towards a common goal that has been clearly set forth from the first day. While we will be goal-oriented, we will also be able to adapt to all situation, on and off the field. I want to work with individuals, not only players with good technical soccer skills, but character, moral values and integrity are fundamental parts.

Professional soccer Playing Experience:

·     Italy (Professional/semi professional) 1986-2002

Coaching/Training Positions:

Director of Youth Goalkeeping Program, Ravenna Calcio, (June 2002 – June 2005)

Director of Senior Goalkeeping Program, Semi professional clubs, (June 2005 – June 2009)

Director of Youth Goalkeeping Program, AC Cesena Calcio, (June 2009 – June 2012)

Director of Youth Goalkeeping Program, Forlì FC, (June 2012 – June 2013)

Director of Goalkeeping Semiprofessional team, Ravenna RFC, ( June 2012 – June 2015)

Director of Youth Goalkeeping Program , AC Cesena Calcio, (June 2013 – June 2015)

·     Develop and implement progressive player development curriculum for player’s age 8 through 19 years old.  

·     Develop and implemented a comprehensive coach development program for local youth soccer clubs.

·     Work closely with international organizations to provide local players a diverse and unique training environment and experience.

·     Works closely with “non-profit” clubs to ensure that proper youth development methodologies are implemented and monitored

·     Speaker at many important conferences regarding goalkeeper position including the Italian Federation (FIGC)

Technical Director-US Ravenna Calcio and other “no profit” clubs

·     Manage all aspects of player and coach development program

·     Work closely with Italian Federation (FIGC) in implementing developmental guidelines within youth program. 

·     Provide club coaches with internationally recognized player development methods and teaching techniques.

Education and Certifications:

-Italian Professional Coaching License ( UEFA “B” License)

-Director of goalkeeping program at professional clubs summer camps

-Various certifications obtained through the FIGC (Italian Soccer Federation)  
-Speaker at the “Grassroot Festival” held in Coverciano (Florence) by the Italian National Federation (FIGC) talking about “The evolution of Women Soccer in the USA

Professional Affiliations:

·     Member of the Italian Soccer Players Association (AIC)

·     Member of the Italian Soccer Coaches Association of (AIA)

Name: Stefano Tusoni

Nationality: Italian


Youth Player

  • Berretti Ravenna (Lega Pro) Italy
  • Primavera Ravenna (Serie B) Italy

Professional Career

  • Russi (Serie "D") Italy
  • Cervia (ECCELLENZA) Italy
  • Alfonsine (ECCELLENZA) Italy
  • Ravenna Italy


  • Member of the Italian Soccer Players Association (AIC)
  • Member of the Italian Soccer Coaches Association of (AIA)

Name: Daniele Bovo

Nationality: Italian


Playing Career

Massalombarda (ECCELLENZA) Italy
Mezzolara (Serie "D") Italy
Barraca Lugo (ECCELENZA) Italy
Lavezzola (ECCELLENZA) Italy
Classe (PROMOZIONE) Italy


  • Professional Goal-Keeping Coaching Staff Ravenna Calcio
  • Member of the Italian Soccer Players Association (AIC)
  • Member of the Italian Soccer Coaches Association of (AIA)

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