Day 1—We arrived! (Aug. 12)

Check out daily diaries for the entire trip: Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9.   Our ASA players gathered at the airport — ready to fly! ASA has arrived! After a full day of travel, direct to Barcelona and connecting to Milan, we arrived in Turin, Italy around […]

Day 2—Turin, Italy (Aug. 13)

C’era Una Volta (once upon a time)… a group of 60 ASA players, coaches and chaperones were able to tour the world renowned Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy. But first, training! We departed for BRS Grugliasco’s training facility after a solid nights rest. The facility, a true “soccer school” (Scuola Calcio), was impressive. The players […]

Day 3—Alexandria Meets Alessandria! (Aug. 14)

The day began with an early wake up call for a bus ride to the city of Asti! Team ASA had a chance to meet with city’s newly elected Minister of Sport, Mario Bovino and local historian, Giuseppe to learn more about the city, which was founded in the 1st century as part of the […]

Day 4—Lifting the Cup! (Aug. 15)

Our day started at the amazing indoor Futsal facility, home of Orange Futsal and the Italian National Futsal team. Orange Futsal hosted a clinic specifically for our players. The session was fast paced and full of learning opportunities. The facility was equally as impressive, a full size Futsal court, built in bleachers high above the […]

Day 5—Travel Day! (Aug. 16)

We headed to Milan from Alessandria to tour downtown before catching our flight to Barcelona. Milan was beautiful! We visited the Castello, a fort built in the 15th century, then headed into the main square where Duomo di Milano outshines everything else. Alexandria players in front of the Duomo di Milano. Duomo di Milano is the […]