PASS Academy offers a unique opportunity with a program designed for talented, dedicated, American student athletes to further their development both academically and athletically. This is a unique pathway that parallels and surpasses playing in the NCAA.

PASS enables young athletes to play in an established Swiss and Italian leagues, with ambitious, talented players and under the teaching of professional European coaches. This gives young American players a competitive advantage not found anywhere in the United States.

For players ready to get serious about their soccer, PASS offers a rigorous, challenging opportunity to play with the best.

 

Program

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Pass offers two athletic programs:

The Preparatory Program is designed for student athletes considering enrolling in the Elite Program. Since the experience of living and playing in a European city may be vastly different than most students are accustomed to, we offer this program to help students and their families learn about and prepare for the rigors of both soccer training and academics abroad.

 

 

Designed for players aged 18 and up, the Elite Program lasts a minimum of one semester (6 months) and is designed for elite players who are looking for the European experience necessary to take their skills to a higher level. 

Schools

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Franklin University

Franklin University offers athletes the opportunity to earn college credit(s) or a degree from an United States and Swiss accredited university while participating in competitive sports programs offered by PASS.

Ateneo Corsi di Lingue of Varese

The Ateneo Corsi di Lingue of Varese is our partner for Italian language classes, a preparatory program for enrollments in Italian speaking universities

Clubs

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Founded in 1976, The Football Femminile Lugano (FF Lugano) Women's Team is based in Lugano, Ticino, a canton in the southern part of Switzerland.

The Football Femminile Lugano Women's Team is in the The Women's Nationalliga A league. The Women's Nationalliga A is the highest-level league competition for women's football clubs in Switzerland.

To learn more about the Switzerland Soccer League System, click on the link.

To lean more about The Women's Nationalliga A League, please click on this link.

To learn more about The Football Femminile Lugano Women's Team pleases click on this link.

 

“The style of play is beautiful and I couldn't wait to soak up as much as possible.