The Prep Academy Sport System Frequently Asked Questions
What makes the European experience so valuable?
Soccer has been fundamental to young people in Europe for over 100 years. Because of the intense nature of these long-standing programs, players are challenged to improve every aspect of their game. By immersing themselves in this league, players are chiseled by the local culture and tested against the best players in the league.
The European system is based on the principle that if you win, you advance, and if you lose, your team moves to a lower level. Over time this creates a highly-competitive and challenging environment.
Is language a barrier?
Language is not a barrier. English is the working language of TASIS The American School in Switzerland, Franklin University, IST Turin and Virginia Tech.
Most Europeans speak some English, and the level of English in Lugano and Turin is very high.
How likely is it to secure a position on one of the FC Lugano Youth League teams?
Players should be aware that this is a competitive league.
Players should be well-rounded in every facet of the game and be prepared for high-level challenges. Every position is highly coveted and only advanced and well-tested players should consider this program.