Canton United Announces Affiliation with UC Sampdoria of the Italian Seria A League!
Canton United Announces Affiliation with UC Sampdoria of the Italian Serie A League!
It is with great excitement that we announce our club(s) affiliation with UC Sampdoria of the Italian Serie A League! This affiliation provides an amazing opportunity for our players and coaches to further their development while creating a direct path to a top European Professional Club.
UC Sampdoria, aka Unione Calcio Sampdoria, is an Italian association football club based in Genoa. The club was formed in 1946 from the merger of two existing sports clubs whose roots can be traced back to the 1890s, Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria. Sampdoria currently compete in the Italian Serie A.
The affiliation with Canton United and Cleveland United will be seen through UC Sampdoria's North American Academy. Being one of five current North American Academy members will provide our teams, players, coaches, and parents with the following benefits:
Elite Player ID Events/Camps
We will host an annual Elite Player ID Camp coached by UC Sampdoria Youth Coaches. UC Sampdoria will send Academy staff members over to work with Cleveland/Canton United players at these events. The best male and female players at these events will be invited to attend the UC Sampdoria National Camp. The National Camp will host the top players from each of the partner clubs in North America. From the National Camp, the top players will be invited to attend the Elite Player Tour at the Academy in Genoa, Italy.
Our staff members will be invited to spend time in Genoa under the guidance of UC Sampdoria Academy Directors as a continued coaching education process.
Annual Tour to Genoa, Italy
We will take an annual tour to Genoa, Italy to visit UC Sampdoria where our players/teams will train with UC Sampdoria Academy Coaches. Our teams will play several friendly matches highlighted by one match on their main stadium as well as accompany the team as they walk out prior to their home match.