Maccabi Tel Aviv Youth Department personnel are in Bergamo, Italy visiting Atalanta, which is considered to have one of the world’s best youth departments. The Yellow & Blue group includes Dr. Antonio Dello Iacono (The Club’s Director of Sports Science), Guy Tzarfati (Under-19 Head Coach), Ori David (Under-15 Head Coach), Chen Abdu (Goalkeeping Coach), Eliran Sleman(Under-14 North Coach).
Over last few days, the delegation surveyed Atalanta’s training facility and observed the club’s youth team’s activities that included the Under-17, Under-16 and Under-15 sides. The Maccabi personnel took in the Italian outfit’s work philosophy and how they run their training sessions.
In addition, the group also met key personnel from management to the head of Atalanta’s scouting department. The delegation also took part in a 3-hour lecture about the training methodology of the Club that delved into the values and basis as to how the youth department works.
Atalanta’s first team also trains at the same facility and the Maccabi group talked about how they saw the owner and Head Coach Gian Piero Gasperini go from youth team to youth team and spoke to them for a number of minutes.