IPSO has established a close cooperation with JSS Silesia, a club operating in Piekary Ślaskie, which has a signed a contract with the famous Juventus regarding the international project Juventus Academy.

The first talks about the cooperation of both parties took place last November in Wroclaw. Tomasz Sokoła, founder of JSS Silesia was a IPSO course participant in that city.

‘We want to prepare the optimal path for career development for young players, hence the decision to cooperate with IPSO,’ said Sokoła.

‘We will monitor the development of players practicing in the Juventus Academy in Piekary Ślaskie and conduct a joint training for the players of the Academy as well as their parents,’ said Kamil Potrykus, managing director of IPSO.

Juventus Academy is a project that started its operation as the Juventus Soccer School in January 2004.

‘Philosophy of Juventus Academy focuses on teaching football while putting strong emphasis on the presentation young players on and off the pitch,’ explained Sokoła. ‘We give the opportunity to learn the secrets of football combined with the fun and good humour. During the entire season, we built a strong bond among the members of teams, but thanks to frequent visits of the training staff of Juventus headquarters, a trained coaching staff conducts classes in each Academy, according to the given model. Also, we put much emphasis on the aspects of non-sport events like education, respect for others, fair play attitude. We regularly monitor the progress of a children’s learning. It’s almost as important as football education,’ he added.

‘For us it’s another step, expanding field of our activity. We have many hopes regarding it and I am sure that cooperation between us and Juventus Academy will benefit both parties,’ said Kamil Potrykus.