Volleyball - Rome City Institute

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Our student-athletes are provided with a professional environment and compete all year long

Compete at Club Level

Learn from the best

4 World Cup

8 World League

4 European Leagues

1 Mediterranean Games

1 Super Six FIVP

Professional Academy

Thanks to Rome City Institute, our student-athletes are provided with a professional environment to train like a pro and showcase their talent to clubs all year long. 

  • Professional coaches

  • 9 month-long season

  • Club competition

  • Exposure to Italian clubs

  • Professional facilities

  • International environment

  • 5 practices per week

Club Placement

To ensure a full experience of playing opportunities, our scouts will use their connections with all the volleyball clubs here in Rome. Our job is to match your talent with the right club so you can play and experience Italian volleyball competition at the highest level. 

Your profile will be promoted within our network before your arrival in Rome so you can start playing immediately! 

Therefore, our student-athletes will attend training in the morning with our professional academy, while in the afternoon and evenings they will have the chance to train with a local club. The season for the Italian clubs begins at the end of August and it continues through the beginning of May. Official games are played once a week, either on Saturday or Sunday.

If volleyball is your passion, you cannot miss the opportunity to train and play at the highest level in our private academy located in Rome, a few steps away from the main attractions of the city. Rome City Institute is a professional academy where you can keep growing as a player and as an individual while getting maximal exposure to Italian clubs. With a 9-months season going from September to May, you get to play volleyball consistently and have the opportunity to experience the Italian approach tot the game. We provide an environment where you can train like a pro, play at your full potential, and get the exposure you need to sign with an Italian club.

Djordje Novakovic

Djordje was born in Serbia and has been playing volleyball since he was a child. He graduated with a major in Sport Studies and a minor in Psychology from Trinity College in the US. After studying, playing, and coaching volleyball in the States, he decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Sports Management & Coaching at Rome City Institute where he became a licensed volleyball coach in Italy and Europe.

Djordje relocated to Rome and became head coach of our volleyball academy in July 2024.

Italian Excellence

Playing abroad means learning a new dimension of the game and adapting to a different style. Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in Italy, it remains one of its trademark sports. 

Italian excellence refers to the golden generation of the 1990s, which dominated Europe and the world. The current Italian generation has just won a World Cup and a European Championship. 

On top of this, Italy has been focused on the development of young talent in recent years. This was highlighted in the summer of 2022 where both male and females from the age groups of U22 to U17 won 8 gold medals in the European championships and two gold medals at the EYOF.