Official Site AS Roma Academy New York

About us

AS Roma Academy New York is the official youth soccer academy of AS Roma in New York, dedicated to boys and girls, ages 5 to 17 years old, which offers the opportunity to learn the methodologies and training techniques that inspired talented players such as Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi, Alessandro Florenzi, and Lorenzo Pellegrini. Through the direction of AS Roma’s technical staff and specialized local coaches, every player will be supported to reach their full potential while learning the training & educational approach used by AS Roma’s Youth Sector.



Our training is situational based. In every drill, we create a game situation to push the players to constantly find solutions. AS Roma teaches the athletes using an inductive method by guiding them to discover the solutions to every situation on their own.


We work on all technical aspects as it is a crucial factor in being able to execute our game plan and to apply in all of our principles. Training in game scenarios helps the player to develop his/her technique in real game situations.


Our style of play is to dominate the game in both phases. When in possession, we always look to gain space and create opportunities to score. When not in possession, we look to recover the ball as quickly and effectively as possible.


AS Roma creates situations that constantly force the player to make decisions. Through the Club’s inductive method of coaching, AS Roma’s technical staff guides every athlete to discover the solutions rather than merely giving them the answers.

Coaching Staff

Meet our

Richard Knox

, England
Technical Director & Academy Coach

Coaching Qualifications:
UEFA B License
USSF B License
USC Director of Coaching Diploma

Academic Qualifications:
Masters in Talent ID & Development of Football (Real Madrid Graduate School)
Bachelors in Football Studies (Southampton Solent University)

Professional Experience:
13 years | Southampton FC (EPL), AFC Bournemouth (EPL), Northern Ireland FA, Solent University, NY/NJ Soccer Clubs.

Dino Hamzić

, Bosnia
Director of Operations & Academy Coach

Coaching Qualifications:
UEFA B License
USSF National Youth License
USC Premier Diploma

Academic Qualifications:
Bachelors in Business Administration

Professional Experience:
12 years | Fox Soccer Academy, Pace University, New York Red Bulls (MLS), Boise Timbers (MLS), Rush Soccer.