Soccer Academy Alliance Canada

EuroStar players make their mark in Rome

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Four Eurostar players were invited to attend a training camp with S.S. Lazio Youth Academy this past August.  Adam Nalywaiko (98), Kian Newell (99), Adam Morphy (99), and Sosa Emovan (00) travelled to Rome, Italy along with Eurostar Director, Luka Shaqiri and two managers.  The boys participated in a pre-season conditioning camp and exhibition games with their respective Lazio age groups receiving up to 5 hours of daily practice time.  The 2-3 coaches assigned per team plus a dedicated agility coach provided a disciplined and high intensity experience.  As the oldest Eurostar player, Adam Nalywaiko progressed very well through the week and was invited to participate in a practice session with the Lazio Primavera squad.  Lazio provided Adam with the full professional soccer player treatment and he showed extremely well playing up two years.

During their visit, the players attended a Lazio v Bassano Virtus Coppa Italia game as well as a Roma v Fiorentina opening season game – both at Stadio Olimpico.

This was an incredible learning experience overall for the Eurostar players to be part of a professional organization.  The Lazio coaches were very impressed overall with their quality and technical ability.  As a result, the Lazio director has invited all four boys to return for additional training and tryouts in 2015.

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