What are the program dates for the Sasa Ilic Soccer Academy?


Program Start Date: September 1, 2024

Winter Break Check-Out: December 20, 2024

Spring Semester Check-In: January 15, 2025

Program End Date: May 31, 2025


How many matches will the team play?


The Sasa Ilic Soccer Academy team will engage in weekly matches against local and regional professional clubs. Tournament participation will be also included.


Where will the players reside in Podgorica, Montenegro?


Players will be accommodated at the modern and well-equipped Verde 3* Hotel.

The hotel is conveniently located just 1 minute away from our sporting facilities (gym and swimming pool), University/high school classrooms.

It is 1 mile away from one of our training grounds and 5 miles from the city center of Podgorica.


Who will be responsible for supervision?


A dedicated team, including two team managers, will be readily available to assist the players.

Sasa Ilic Soccer Academy staff and coaches will provide ongoing supervision and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience during training sessions.

Additionally, there will be an on-site live-in carer for high school players, responsible for their schedule and well-being.


What is the nutrition plan for Sasa Ilic Soccer Academy players?


Players will receive a healthy, sport-specific breakfast to fuel their day’s training sessions.

Meals will be provided at the hotel.


Is there a curfew for High School youth players?


Yes, there will be a curfew at 10 PM. Exceptions may occur depending on circumstances and schedules.

Any changes to the curfew will be communicated to players in advance by team managers or on-site staff, always prioritizing player safety and well-being.


Does the head coach possess a UEFA A license?


Yes, the head coach at Sasa Ilic Academy holds a UEFA A license, and the assistant coach holds a minimum of a UEFA B license.

Our highly qualified coaches bring extensive experience in youth football training.

During their time in Montenegro, coaches will focus entirely on the team, offering expert guidance and instruction to help players enhance their skills and reach their full potential.

Sasa Ilic will also be actively immersed in the training program throughout the year.


Will Sasa Ilic Soccer Academy players have access to a Physical Therapist?


Yes, the player support staff includes a physiotherapist available during games and specific times during the week.


Will the team have a Fitness Coach?


Absolutely, the team will benefit from the expertise of a fitness coach who aligns with the Sasa Ilic Soccer Academy’s philosophy.


Will players wear official Sasa Ilic Soccer Academy gear?


Yes, players will be equipped with the official Sasa Ilic Soccer Academy Kits, including training apparel like shirts, shorts, and socks.

Our high-quality gear proudly represents the Sasa Ilic Soccer Academy brand and ensures players are properly outfitted for training and matches.


Are there Team Building Activities?


Yes, as part of the program, we aim to organize one team-building activity per month.

These activities may involve hikes, excursions to nearby cities, or other group bonding experiences.

The objective is to foster camaraderie, teamwork, and a positive team culture among players, promoting unity and cohesion throughout their training and stay in Podgorica.