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The Virtus Academy is a multicultural project born in May 2020. Virtus Molfetta, a renowned Apulian club that has been playing for years in professional and semi-professional Italian basketball leagues, has created a new department focused on young players from all over the world. This new sector targets players who have the ambition to improve the level of their game, and aim to become professional players.
Our academy is located in Molfetta, a city north of Bari, capital of the Apulian region. The city has a wonderful coast and world-famous artistic and cultural heritage. The city is located 20 minutes from the international airport of Bari Karol-Wojtyla. The airport is well connected to all major European capitals. A quiet location, where you are able to enjoy cultural and sport activities, in complete serenity.
Our academy offers a program for the incoming 2020/21 season. The program runs for 8 months and the participating athletes, will be included in the Virtus Molfetta (serie C) roster, the U-20 championship, and they will have a guaranteed spot on a senior team roster. The academy offers a targeted development program (individual daily technical training, physical development sessions in the weight room). The training will be carried out by a group of coaches with international experience. In addition, athletes will be provided with accommodation in a private room of an apartment shared with other members of the academy, in the city of Molfetta. Athletes will be provided with food (for a total of 3 meals per day), a return flight (only within the EU, as flights outside the EU will be covered by the athlete), and basketball equipment for the entire season.
Our mission is to shape athletes who will be part of the academy, developing their technical skills (awareness of team spirit, individual technical and physical improvement) and social skills (living with other athletes coming from different countries). At the end of the training course our athletes will be put in contact with basketball agencies, teams, coaches and managers.
The total cost of the program is 6,000 euros (six thousand euros) that can be paid in 3 instalments:
- 3,000 euros before arrival
- 1,500 euros no later than 45 days from the athlete’s arrival
- 1,500 euros no later than 70 days from the athlete’s arrival
The total fee includes food, accommodation and transport.