AC Milan youth coaches for skills test at Balzan Youth Nursery

Balzan Youths Nursery continues to strengthen their links with the AC Milan Academy by organising a skill test for boys born between 1997 and 1999. Twenty-five boys will be chosen to participate in the assessment which will be held exclusively by two professional AC Milan coaches. The tests will include evaluation of various technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills.

The first phase of these assessments will be held on Monday 19th March between 9:00am and 12:00pm. The assessor will be, experienced AC Milan Youth Coach, Elio Garavaglia. During this phase, twelve players will be selected for the final assessment session.

The boys selected for the second phase of the assessment, which will be held on Wednesday 11th April 2012, will be assessed by the AC Milan Academy Head Coach and former AC Milan player Andrea Icardi. The best player will eventually be awarded a trial with one of the Serie B sides FC Gubbio or Empoli in Italy, in December. This is a great opportunity for every Maltese youngster seeking foreign exposure.

The assessment is strictly by invitation only so those interested should send an email or sms with their son’s details (Name, Surname, Date of Birth, present Club and contact number) to the Head Coach Silvan Ciscaldi on or on 99828442.

Selected candidates will be contacted directly regarding the outcome and schedule of the assessments. Each participant will be given a personal AC Milan Academy assessment sheet signed by the AC Milan Coaches.

Both sessions will be held at the Balzan Youths FC training grounds.

Places are limited to the best 25 candidates. We therefore strongly suggest that you book your place as early as possible to avoid disappointments. Closing date for applications is Saturday 17th March.

The event is proudly sponsored by Balzan’s main sponsor Investors Mutual and its Investment Director, Anton Tagliaferro, will be here to present the certificates to the participants.