Italy has a long and rich tradition in basketball. There are plenty of basketball clubs in Rome competing at different levels. We are proud to collaborate with all of them to ensure our student-athletes maximal exposure. OMI can represent the ideal step for those athletes wanting to test themselves outside college and looking to start a basketball career.
The typical basketball season is longer than college, usually starting at the end of September and finishing around May. However, teams rarely play more than one game per week. A longer season provides more opportunities for our student-athletes to showcase their talent and to compete all year long.
To ensure playing opportunities, our scouts have connections with all the basketball clubs here in Rome. Our job is to match your talent with the right club so you can play and experience the Italian Basketball competition. Your profile will be promoted inside our network before your arrival in Rome so you can start playing right away!
Our training facility is in the heart of Rome and is only a 10-minute commute by foot where our student-athletes live. Equipped with all the necessities our athletes need to assure the best training environment each and every day.
Address: Via di Santa Maria Mediatrice, 24, 00165 Roma RM
Based on tactics and technical skills, the Italian basketball coaching school is well-known because of its sophisticated and detail-oriented style. You probably already know some of the best current Italian players like Danilo Gallinari and Marco Belinelli, both considered NBA veterans, but also some of the best Italian coaches like Ettore Messina and Sergio Scariolo.
- The only Italian coach World Champion in the history of the Italian Basketball Federation, FIP.
- CONI Gold Palm for Technical Merit.
“The Golden Retina” Award.
- Former Italian National 3×3 coach, 2018 World Champion.
- Former coach of the Malta national team, 2 gold medals in the Small Nations European Championships and 2 bronze medals, Small States Olympics.
- Formerly RTT Lazio region.
- Former Club Manager EliteBasketRoma.
- Professional Serie A player for 20 years.
- Champion of Italy.
- European champion, twice, Champions Cup and Ronchetti Cup.
- 94 appearances with the Italian national team, 1 silver medal at the 1995 European Championships, 1 gold medal at the 1995 Universiade, a silver medal at the 1993 Mediterranean Games
ABOUT OUR ACADEMY
Our Academy is one of the most prestigious academies here in Italy. We provide a pathway for both men and women student-athletes to compete and study at the highest level. Our players train five days a week including weight lifting sessions. Our players will also have the chance to train and play with local professional basketball teams in the area. Be the next to join and take the next step in your basketball career!
We have a 100% signing rate which means that all of our student-athletes have signed with a basketball club upon their arrival in Italy. Our athletes go through a signing process that starts as soon as the admission is completed. We provide an initial valuation to illustrate what the opportunities are for every single athlete, followed by the athlete’s promotion to the clubs we work with. The rest is done in Italy where each of our student-athletes is placed into a team to
compete in official games.
Initial profile evaluation performed by our basketball scouts
Athlete’s promotion to Italian basketball clubs
We organize tryouts upon your arrival in Italy to find the best fit for you
Time to sign your contract with an Italian club
Start playing with your new Italian team!