Coverciano

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Centro Tecnico Sportivo Federale della FIGC
Coverciano
Centro Tecnico Federale Coverciano.jpg
The technical centre of the Italian Football Federation
LocationFlorence, Italy
OwnerItalian Football Federation
TypeFootball training facility
Opened1958
Website
Official website

Officially Centro Tecnico Sportivo Federale della FIGC, more commonly known as Coverciano and sometimes Casa Italia, is the central training ground and technical headquarters of the Italian Football Federation (Italian: Centro Tecnico Sportivo Federale della Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio),[1][2][3] [4][5][6] located in the Coverciano quartiere of Florence, Italy.

History[edit]

The nearby church of Santa Maria a Coverciano

FIGC purchased land in Coverciano in 1952 for the purpose of building a new centre where training for both players and technical staff would take place. It was officially opened in November 1958. Prior to its construction, the FIGC's technical sector (settore tecnico) was headquartered in Rome with the other departments.[7]

Facilities[edit]

The Coverciano is the primary training ground for all Italy national football teams from the U-15 age group and above (including women's), as well as the Italian Armed Forces' representative football team. Occasionally it has hosted foreign teams visiting Italy.[8]

Facilities include four standard football pitches, multipurpose gym, swimming pool and two tennis courts. In addition, there is a library, hotel, conference hall and restaurant located on site. The Hotel Coverciano can accommodate over 100 people; the venue is thus often used by foreign touring teams and by Italian clubs at the higher levels who are based in the Florence area.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coverciano focus on coach education". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  2. ^ Roan, Dan (2010-01-22). "BBC Sport - Football - England learn from Italy's national training centre". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  3. ^ "Italy still producing prize managerial exports from its winning system". 17 February 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017 – via The Guardian.
  4. ^ Smith, Rory (11 May 2017). "At Italy's Coaching Academy, a Pipeline of Champions". Retrieved 16 October 2017 – via www.nytimes.com.
  5. ^ "Inside Coverciano: The famed Italian finishing school for managers". Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  6. ^ Bandini, Paolo. "Inside Italy's Manager School, Where Conte, Ancelotti and Allegri Learned to Win". Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Settore Tecnico – La Storia" (in Italian). FIGC.
  8. ^ "Coverciano - History". figc.it. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
  9. ^ "Coverciano, Florence - Hotel". trainingtrips.eu. Retrieved 16 August 2010.

Coordinates: 43°46′46″N 11°18′11″E / 43.77944°N 11.30306°E / 43.77944; 11.30306