Volleyball is one of the most practiced sports in Italy and one of the most successful thanks to its winning tradition worldwide. There are plenty of volleyball clubs in Rome competing at different levels ensuring playing opportunities for our student-athletes.  OMI can represent the ideal step for those athletes wanting to test themselves outside college and looking to start a volleyball career.


Apply online for free and start the application process. You will be contacted by our admission department to schedule an initial phone interview followed by the collection of additional documentation


The typical volleyball 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. 


Rome and nearby areas host many top volleyball clubs. OMI students have the opportunity to constantly watch high-level volleyball such as A1 men’s and A2 women’s teams. In addition, at only one-hour train ride, in Florence, there are two A1 women’s volleyball teams, “Il Bisonte Firenze” and “Savino del Bene Scandicci”, where top players such as Italian National Team Lucia Bosetti and U.S. National Team Megan Courtney play.


Rome is the home of one of the top junior clubs in Italy. OMI students who are interested in pursuing a coaching career have the chance to observe and assist top level coaches during volleyball practice. Students have the amazing opportunity to learn from these coaches and get hands-on experience on how sports work in Rome and in Italy.


We have a 100% signing rate which means that all of our student-athletes have signed with a volleyball 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 volleyball scouts


Athlete’s promotion to Italian volleyball 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!