On July the 31st 2019, at the Conference Hall of the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, the first project o train not only the body through sport activities, but also the minds of a number of athletes of football world, was presented.“Football – Education – Culture” pool together thank to UNINETTUNO’s teaching and learning model, that, due to its high degree of flexibility, allows the young promises of football, to be able to acquire professional skills and built the post-career future, by enhancing the talents they developed also along their agonistic path. “Making them excel also in their future employment world” is the commitment shared by Maria Amata Garito, Rector of UNINETTUNO and Claudio Lolito, President of S.S. Lazio, actually made a concrete fact thanks to the signing of an important agreement during this conference.
In the project’s framework, they will allocate some study grants also thanks to the support of Banca Igea. The UNINETTUNO University, in particular, aims at supporting the professionalization of the women football players of the women team of S.S. Lazio, in order to allow them to follow at distance the new Master’s Course in “Applied Sports Performance” aimed at training the Third Millennium athletes and coaches.This Master’s Course was realized in cooperation with professionals such as Adrian Lamb (Head of High Performance Coach of many teams of the British Premier League and founder of the Pilars of Performance) and Michael Clegg (former football player of Manchester United, a trainee of Sir Alex Ferguson, and presently athletic trainer of the first team of Manchester United and founder of the coaching society, Seed of Speed).
“The birth of this project is in line with the mission that our University has been always carrying on: democratizing the access to knowledge by bringing it into everybody’s home. Actually, our teaching and learning model allows going to the university with no more space and time limits. The added value of a project carried on with UNINETTUNO is also allowing young football players to join an international community made up of over 20 thousand students coming from 167 different countries across the world and teachers coming from the best international universities. UNINETTUNO has always been committed to make the different cultures of the world speak to each other as the football world has always being doing.” (Maria Amata Garito).
“The post-career educational project for the boys and girls of the youth sectors, realized in cooperation with the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO and with the support of Banca Igea, represents an innovative initiative aimed at assuring to the young football boys players and the young women football players a suitable training for professional paths to be taken in case of failure in their sport activity. Football and cultural background must not be alternative to each other, but closely connected in order to assure a future to our boys and girls.”, Claudio Lotito, President of S.S. Lazio.