About The Event
What is Selten Sports?
Selten Sports (“Selten”) is part of the Selten Group of companies.
At Selten, our purpose is to connect young, talented US soccer players with key decision makers in Europe to facilitate their transition into professional level teams. We do this through our events and agency services.
We are pleased to be the organizers of this event as it is the first time a current professional Soccer Coach at the highest elite level (Inter Milan) will be conducing the training sessions of the camp.
What is included in this Selten event?
This particular event is sponsored and organized in its entirety by Selten. We have no affiliation with any club in the US or in Europe.
The event will take place from June 20th to June 24th at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, CO.
The event is structured as follows:
- FootbalLab Elite Camp from June 20th to June 24th. The training camp is designed for boys and girls from age 8 years old and above. Register for this camp HERE.
What are your safety protocols regarding COVID?
This event will follow local and CDC regarding COVID. The safety and wellbeing of the participants is what matters the most to us. Please click HERE to review the safety guidelines & protocols.
Who is Rita Guarino?
Rita Guarino is an Italian professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Italian club INTER MILAN Women, first club Serie A.
She previously coached JUVENTUS FC and played for the Italy national team as a striker. Throughout her career she played as a striker for Juventus, Torino, Reggiana, Fiammamonza, Torres, Lazio and Foroni Verona in Serie A, and Maryland Pride in the W-League.
She was a member of the Italian national team, took part in the 1991 and 1999 World Cups, and the 1993, 1997 and 2001 European Championships. She scored Italy’s last goal in the 1991 World Cup, forcing the extra time in the quarterfinals against Norway. She again scored a goal against Norway in the 2001 Euro.
Since 2015, Guarino has served as Italy’s under-17 national team’s assistant manager and Manager of Football – Individual Training System.
On 16 June 2017, Guarino was appointed head coach of Juventus Women. Rita is the first ever woman to coach at Juventus Serie A level. In the summer of 2021, Rita joined Inter Milan.
She led the team to their first ever Scudetto (championship): both Juventus and Brescia finished the season tied at 60 points atop the League thus making a tie-breaker necessary. On 20 May 2018 in Novara Juventus beat Brescia 5–4 at penalty shoot-out winning the championship following their debut season in the league.
Rita has a degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Sports Psychology.
What is FootbalLab?
FootbalLab is Rita’s Soccer Academy in Italy.
Who else will be joining Rita during this event?
Marta Carissimi is a former Italian football midfielder. She played over 300 caps in Serie A (top Italian league) for ACF Torino, AGSM Verona, Inter Milan, ACF Fiorentina and A.C. Milan Women where she retired in June 2020. She played also in Stjarnan of Iceland.
Marta has also played the UEFA Champions League in multiple occasions.
Marta played for Italy’s National team (65 caps) and participate to UEFA European Championships in 2009 and 2017.
Marta has a Master’s degree in Engineering Management and a Master’s degree in Law and Management of sports facilities.
She has UEFA B coach license and she is the Project Manager at FootbalLab.
Today, Marta is a well known figure in the soccer space, particularly for women. She is a commentator of the DAZN Champions League games and a board member of the Italian Soccer Federation.
She will be attending conducting the camp sessions.
What’s different about FootbalLab than any soccer camp?
FootbalLab is the first training center in Italy to export a soccer teaching procedure and method born from the experience acquired by the Founder Rita Guarino (former Serie A and Italian National team player, currently coach of FC Inter Milan and previously coach of the National Women’s Under 17 and Juventus Women) and her team of collaborators, made up of coaches particularly trained for a good interaction with the individual students.
The continuous training of the coaching team allows an improvement of the technical demonstration skills, as well as the way of teaching students on an individual basis.
We are pleased to bring FootbalLab to Denver and look forward to having you in one of our training sessions.
What is the specific methodology that Rita uses at her FootbalLab training?
FootbalLab’s multi-level “Individual Training System” methodology is able to customize and structure football lessons according to the needs and needs of the individual talents.
The strongly psychological aspect of the method allows transmitting safety in their own abilities, implicitly making children and young people free to express themselves and their attitudes in complete calm.
The methodology used by FootbalLab “Individual Training System” is based on multi-level custom programs. Each student, after carrying out an evaluation (SCOUT), is distinguished by the level of learning through which to base improvement targets.
The type of courses can be:
- INDIVIDUAL, a teacher with a student
- COUPLE, a teacher with two players of the same level
- GROUP, a teacher with a maximum of 4 players of the same level
For FootbalLab in Colorado, what are the specifics, schedules, organization, structure, etc?
The elite soccer camp is a five-day camp from June 20th – June 24th.
An initial technical assessment will allow participants to be divided into groups of equal capacity technique.
The training will be based on the integration between training processes, analytical learning and learning processes with the presence of adversaries.
The training sessions will be structured with specific technical skills of the instructors, allowing each participant to experience different specific soccer aspects.
Morning sessions are from 9 am to 1 pm each day.
Afternoon session are from 2 pm to 6 pm each day.
Is there Goalkeeper training taking place?
Yes, Rita is bringing her GK staff with her, so we will offer specific GK training.
What should players bring to the camps?
- A FootbalLab jersey and a water bottle will be provided to registered players.
- Water and snacks will be provided during the event to participating players.
- Players must bring soccer cleats, shin guards, sunscreen, GK gloves.
Where can we register?
Click on this link, which will direct you to the registration page.
When does registration open for the FootbalLab training camp?
Registration opens on January 15th 2022.
Is the registration available only for Colorado-based players?
No. This event is available for anyone who wants to be trained by a professional coach such as Rita Guarino.
What are the payment options?
Payment for registration can be made with all major credit and debit cards such as Visa, American Express, Mastercard & Discovery.
What happens if there is bad weather?
If inclement weather happens during the camp or tryouts, we will ask field players and staff to leave the field to take shelter while we evaluate weather conditions and forecast.
If the event has to be canceled due to inclement weather conditions, parents will be asked to come to the field and pick up your player. Older players and staff will be asked to leave the field as well. We will keep everyone posted about resuming operations.
What is the Insurance Policy?
As per these types of events, all players must have their own medical coverage and registration is contingent upon this requirement.
Selten only provides excess insurance coverage. Players 18 years old and above and parents of younger players are required and will be responsible for any and all costs of medical attention and treatment. As per Selten’s insurance for the event will cover the camp’s excess medical coverage policy.
Do you offer accommodation to families traveling from out of town?
No, we do not. However, we will be more than happy to assist you with recommendations for places to stay during the camp.
What is the refund policy?
Please note that currently we are still dealing with COVID related issues and constraints in the US and particularly in Europe. We have every intention to conduct this event, but unfortunately, there are aspects we cannot control such as travel restrictions to and from Europe.
Please note that if Rita and her team cannot travel to the US due to COVID restrictions, the registration fee will be NOT refunded and a credit will be provided when the camp resumes at a later date.
If the event gets underway and for some reason (COVID related issues, weather and other unforeseen issues) the event gets canceled then the fees paid are non-refundable, but they are guaranteed and credited for another Selten Sports event until 12/31/2022. Fees can be transferred to another registered player. Please take this into consideration before registering for the event.
If we can’t make this event, are you planning a different event like this at a later time?
Yes, this is the first of a series of Selten events. All events have the same goal, which is to present talented players to real key decision makers, so they can play at the highest professional levels in Europe.
Selten’s purpose is to bypass the red-tape, bureaucracy, and complicated settings and to bring players, parents and an actual professional coach decision makers and agent together to accelerate the access to professional soccer in Europe.
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