The Genova International Academy (GISS) is an exclusive football academy that is out to challenge the conventional pathways of becoming a professional footballer.
GISS is a paid service that employs professional coaching staff to help develop aspiring young footballers and its chief coach has recently revealed what trait he thinks is the most important attribute to have as an aspiring footballer.
Dimitri Koltsov, academy coach at GISS – which specialise in providing developing players “a stepping stone to Europe” – revealed that without this trait in professional football, “you go nowhere.”
The academy is now in its tenth year and operations have expanded from one academy to over one hundred across America, Canada, Asia, Spain and Italy.
Over 82 players who have joined or passed through the GISS Residential Academy doors have signed to professional clubs in the past 6 years.
Find out what attribute Koltsov deems the ‘most important quality’ by watching the video here: