NK ISTRA 1961 FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Structure

Manager: Vitomir Butorac

Coordinator: Zlatko Stanković (U9-U14)

Administration: Ivana Čakarić, Vlado Orlić, Branko Bubić

Doctor: Davis Mocenic

Physical rehabilitation: Mateo Mirčić, Tajana Spinotti

Economist: Silvana Rožanković

Contact: skola@nkistra.com

 

Selective process

Twice a year, once before the summer and once before the winter preparations, an open training is held. This training is attended by players from clubs in the Istrian County after the invitation to recommend children in the categories that are found in our football academy. This is the best categorization of athletes that are scouted throughout the year.

The locations of the youth school training are at the Aldo Drosina Stadium (U9-U13) or at the Medulin Camp (U14-juniors). Trainings are daily, and in addition to practicing football skills, certain categories also visit the gym within the stadium for extra physical fitness. Coaches with players also maintain preparations and tactical analyzes ahead of upcoming matches. The schedule and organization of games attended by our football academy players are regulated by the standards of the Croatian and County Football Associations.

Our teams of cadets, pioneers and juniors compete in the 1st Croatian Football League, while younger cadets and younger pioneers are in the County Leagues of Istria and Primorsko-Goranski County. In addition, our players are represented in the categories of the Croatian national football team (U15, U16, U17, U19).