Raffa Manieri Academy
Raffaella has an endless passion toward the world of women’s football, and the successful results achieved in a very short space of time with the Pink Arzilla Project are proof of that. Through this new adventure, we want to share what we have learned on the field during the past few years with anyone who wishes to develop women’s football in their respective communities.
Our Academy is enhanced every day by the very same smiles, feelings and expertise that have turned Raffaella into such a successful player – and this acts as a constant reminder that, by working together, something great may happen.
The years spent gaining experience and expertise in several professional teams have enabled us to absorb advice from different youth training techniques and design our own training methods, particularly suited to girls’ football.
Our MIXED TEAM method allows us to work with teams of both boys and girls in each training session. This choice facilitates shared enrichment and exponential growth of both personal and technical/competitive traits, on both an individual and team level, thus rendering the children key players in their own future, not just in sport but also in life.
In this new adventure, Raffaella is surrounded and accompanied by a team of professionals who share the same values at the basis of our training method – values that we bring onto the pitch every single day with all of our teams. Their knowledge and expertise are available to anyone who wishes to follow a tailor-made educational programme.
Francesco Marcucci Coaches Manager, UEFA B licence;
Riccardo Manieri Education Manager;
Giacomo Giorgini Merchandising Manager;
Gianni Manieri Sales Manager;
Selene Scarsi International Project Manager;
Ben Gladwell Clubs Contact Manager;
Form-Action Press Office
Our school is open to all those coaches who might be interested in attending an educational programme focused on women’s football, where they can:
- understand the basic training differences between boys and girls;
- manage the training sessions in a mutually respectful way;
- support an atmosphere conducive to the development and expression of individual talents;
Our programme includes training days at the Santa Maria dell’Arzilla (please email for a full calendar). Upon request, ad-hoc sessions for clubs with youth sections can be designed and organised elsewhere.
Listening to the parents and to their questions is a key feature for the successful outcome of our project. Our long-standing experience of solidly engaging with parents has allowed us to create the right atmosphere in support of the programme, and one which is more conducive to open sharing. RaffaManieri Academy schedules regular meetings where parents can meet and chat with experts in the field.
Our Academy has already launched several educational projects with local primary schools. Our goal is to familiarise children, as early as possible, with the values behind “fair play” and women’s football. Our Academy’s input can range from simple in-class talks to full educational programmes focused on physical and team-building activities.