NextGKschool in Toronto and Imparando Academy in Rome started a long-term collaboration based on a shared goalkeeper philosophy, offering students from both goalkeeper schools the opportunity to live an international soccer experience overseas.

The idea was turned into reality in 2015 when directors of both academies Mister Emanuele Ameltonis and Mister Matteo Bonavolonta’ met for the first time in Rome, Italy. This successful and strong collaboration is extended to sharing the same training methodology and game philosophy. Both academies are ruled by the same view of the goalkeeper professional world.

Since the beginning of 2017, the directors of the NextGK School and Imparando Academy have been attending and collaborating in their schools main events, offering the opportunity to work together and exchange valuable knowledge, and developing this ambitious project to benefit both the Canadian and Italian athletes.

We have offered some of our students the opportunity to play soccer with coaches and goalkeepers coming from different cultures, having the possibility to visit a different country while doing what they love the most, playing soccer! We are proud to provide them with a life experience that is helping to open their minds to the world.


“My experience at the Imparando Christmas Goalie Camp was great! I had fun, I learned a lot from many amazing professional coaches and I made many new friends. Thank you Coach Emanuele and Coach Matteo for introducing me to this opportunity”.

Alessio from Toronto about the Imparando Christmas Camp, in Rome.


“The NextGK Summer Camp 2017 was a wonderful opportunity that helped me to grow as a person, spending an entire week overseas shoulder against shoulder with Goalkeepers coming from a different culture. As a goalkeeper, I have improved each day throughout this program thanks to the qualified and professional coaching staff”.

Alessandro from Rome about the NextGK Summer Camp 2017, in Toronto.


“My experience at Imparando Academy was incredible! The trainers were knowledgeable and professional, providing very consistent feedback and support. I learned a great deal from the various training stations which has greatly improved my performance. The friendships I have made during the camp with the coaches and other goalies from all over Italy will last forever”.

Francesco from Toronto about the Imparando Academy Summer Camp 2017, in Rome.