TASIS has joined forces with FC Lugano to collaborate on Project PASS. This initiative allows young American athletes to train with FC Lugano, and enjoy the competitive advantages of a top European soccer club. While training, the students attend TASIS, keeping their academics on track for US college admission.
Project PASS offers first class training and the opportunity for the young American athlete to travel and live abroad. Roberto Sorgesa, president of the FC Lugano youth sector, announced the initiative at a press conference in the Palmer Center. “These kids need to go beyond just kicking a ball,” he said. “This program aims to build a bridge between countries. We form athletes, but most of all we mold young people into individuals who respect the rules and their opponent, this together with discipline are vital to what we are trying to do, they'll take these lessons with them their entire lives."
During the press conference, Prep Academy Sport System promoter, Emanuele Gaiarin explained the project's fruition "The vision of this project was born a year and a half ago. We are putting a bridge between two poles - the school on one side and the athletic club on the other. The two are indispensable elements for Project PASS to be a success. Lugano offered it's best right away - the Cornaredo Soccer Stadium and TASIS. In Lugano we found an incomparable sense of open mindedness towards this initiative. This is why we chose Switzerland as the location to launch this very special project from."