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Soccer projects for young in prison

The road of soccer can offer young people who are in prison a way that leads out, that teaches rules and teaches how to teach. This was the goal of the Course for Football School Instructors realized a few years ago by the School Youth Dept. of the FIGC of Lazio region under the guidance of Patrizia Minocchi, with a team composed of 12 experts in the different areas of soccer.

It is a project realized in 2015 and it is worth remembering because it has never been repeated but also not to forget this experience, which should remind us how many others could be realized if there was the mentality to provide a service to society not only with words but also through projects of inclusion and professionalization of people who live really difficult phases of their lives.

Soccer School for children with intellectual disabilities

«AS Roma is pleased to announce that, since January 2016, the Club promotes and supports the “Calcio Insieme”, a program born from the collaboration between the Fondazione Roma Cares e l’Associazione dilettantistica “Calcio integrato” the training pitch of Italian Olympic Center “Giulio Onesti” were made available at boys and girls, aged between six and twelve years old, suffering from intellectual disabilities of various levels, supported by a pool of doctors, speech therapists and instructors.
The goals are the development of the physical and psychosocial well-being of children, the reduction of stress related to their living conditions, to increase their self-assessment skills and the motivation to motor activity.
A technical team of AS Roma, with sport psychologists, has developed specific educational methodologies to create a safe, comfortable and never boring environment.
Among the results expected, there is the development of the culture of integration  and the education to the values ​​of sport through the soccer.
“Roma is a great social platform, and we are conscious of the responsibility that comes – says the AS Roma general manager, Mauro Baldissoni -. I hope this is one of the many experiments that we will put up in action. Sport has always been an aggregator and along a motivational tool to go over the limits. Have on the pitch children with intellectual disabilities  is a chance for them to improve.”
The instructors were joined by a medical team, coordinated by Professor Alberto Cei, scientific director of “Calcio Insieme”, looking closely the progress of these young athletes, looking for improvements in the movement coordination, in their self-awareness or more simply in daily life.
“Soccer can be a vital tool to help children with mental disabilities to develop yourself – explains Patrizia Minocchi, president of ASD Calcio Integrato-. This magical tool, the ball, has already yielded the first results, the children are learning to relate with the others.”»

Young prisoners become football coaches

Sport as a tool for social integration, learning to teach football to enter in the world of work. It was concluded January 28 the second Course  for future youth coaches ​​organized in Lazio by Italian Football Federation (FIGC) for young held in the prison “Casal del Marmo” in Rome. Young Italians, Romanians, North Africans and of other nationalities have received from Luca Pancalli, President of the Youth and Scholastic Dept. of Italian Football Federation,  a diploma that will permit them to attend to a Course for FIGC coaches, when they come out from the prison. An important first step in a process that in the coming months could bring these young to work for clubs, not only in Lazio but also in other Italian regions.

“It ‘ a very fulfilling experience – explains the regional coordinator of the SGS -FIGC Lazio, Patrizia Minocchi – made ​​possible by a staff of coaches, sport psychologists, and physicians really good. There were about twenty guys who have taken the Course and all did  the final exam, which involved  a project work and a practical test in the pitch.  The night before the exam many of them did not sleep for the excitement. The next Course is expected to begin by the end of May. “We have also decided to make a documentary film – says Patrizia Minocchi – because we would like to repeat this teaching model throughout the country. Football has a truly universal language and it is right that everyone can see the results of this wonderful experience.”