Calcerò (I'll kick)

Becoming a football player: a dream, not an obsession

Calcerò (“I’ll kick”) is the main new project launched during the Beppe Viola Cup back in 2017: a workshop of ideas, projects and opinions, an event inside the event, focused on the values of fair play.

The Municipal Casino of Arco becomes for an evening a place of analysis about the main topics about youth football.

Becoming a football player: a dream, not an obsession” will be the topic for discussion at “Calcerò”, the focus evening about young football players scheduled on Monday, March 11th at 7.30 PM CET at Arco Casino where the Italian professional players union’s (AIC) #1 Damiano Tommasi will personally enliven the debate with experts, managers, athletes and journalists. Maurizio Viscidi, Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Youth Field Manager, sports agent Andrea Pretti and La Gazzetta dello Sport’s reporter Guglielmo Longhi will also take in the debate.

AIC will share with the 48th Beppe Viola’s young athletes the idea that football is not only a final destination but could and has to be an opportunity of growth and personal development which are necessary to face a bright future also beyond the football field.

The first edition of Calcerò in 2017 dealt with three macro-subjects: heart-and-souls, the roots, the talents. Former ChievoVerona’s coach Rolando Maran – voted by the “Coach of the dreams” by the 2018 Beppe Viola’s young participants – also took part to the event.

Calcerò took place for the second time at the Casinò Municipale of Arco on Monday, March 12th, 2018, at the eve of the 47th Trofeo Beppe Viola’s final match. President of the AIC Damiano Tommasi and Genoa’s former coach Davide Ballardini (the most voted by the participants) were special guests of the event.

Photo: a moment of 2018 Calcerò with D. Tommasi e D. Ballardini (Credits: Piermarco Tacca)