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Congratulations Arsenal FC, 2014 English FA Cup Winners!
Arsenal Soccer Schools aim to encourage students to play ‘The Arsenal Way’. An unforgettable soccer camp experience for 10 to 16 year old is awaiting for you at 2 great sites in Southern England.
Residential Camp soccer sessions only.
The Arsenal Soccer Schools camp is ideal for players who wish to improve their individual skills and knowledge of the game, whilst experiencing the unique Arsenal training and the camp atmosphere.
Arsenal Soccer Coaching includes agility and fitness drills with and without the ball, passing and dribbling skills to increase players’ ball control and confidence. After intense drills players are placed into competitive situations such as five-a-side games, positional plays and uneven teams. The Arsenal head coach assesses all players on Mondays. This Soccer Camp is for serious players who can cope with at least 3 hours training a day (when taking English classes option otherwise all day soccer is 6 hours of soccer training. The demands of this intense training, where players are put under more pressure, make this one of the tougher programmes at Exsportise. We recommend for students to be 12 years or older before choosing the Soccer Academy only program due to the nature of the course. Younger students (10-12) can still book the soccer only program but we just find that more and more of the younger participants struggle with the physical demands half way through the course.
Arsenal Football Club is one of the most famous names in world football. The Club’s established and respected sports unit has been operating for almost twenty years providing courses for youngsters in England and abroad.
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Visit in London:
All participants will have an option for a visit during the weekend to the Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal FC (only for 2 weeks stay since weekly campers leave on Saturday). (Note: in some exceptional circumstances, England soccer clubs close their stadia in the summer months with very little notice and therefore exact destinations and availability may need to change without prior warning).
For the past seven years, a few participants, during the last weekend in July or first weekend in August, were invited to the Arsenal Emirates Cup at the Emirates Stadium in London for an unforgettable day where they saw games with Inter Milan FC, AC Milan, Celtic Glasgow, Lyon, Valencia FC, Paris Saint Germain FC, Real Madrid FC, Hamburg FC, Juventus FC and Arsenal FC.
Participants staying 2 weeks at Seaford College from July 27 to August 9 will be invited to watch some of the Emirates Cup games at the Arsenal Emirates stadium in London during the weekend of August 2-3!
The camp English language programme is created by their Directors of EFL Studies and is reviewed annually to meet students’ needs. All coaching and tuition is in English, therefore the aim of this course is to bring sports coaching into the classroom by giving students the language tools they need to improve their sporting abilities. Students will need at least one year of English tuition before joining this course. There is significant focus on speaking and listening skills but the camp also include elements of grammar, pronunciation, study skills, reading and writing to provide a well rounded education in English. Their tutorials are also designed to help children feel at ease, join in quickly and make friends. All their teachers are fully qualified and experienced. Class sizes are small – with a maximum of 14 and average of 10 students. An Experienced Exsportise Director of Studies is present at every venue to provide quality control and cover. Tuition time is three hours every day (excluding two 15-minute breaks) when selected as option.
BASIC AIMS OF THIS COURSE
The camp encourage students to:
- Improve fluency and confidence when using English
- Improve their sporting abilities by developing the relevant language skills and vocabulary
- Make the most of their stay in England by focusing on the English culture, history and way of life.
MORE ADVANCED AIMS OF THIS COURSE
The camp encourage students to:
- Explore other features of sports by focusing on the use of English in the media, in debates and discussions about topical or controversial subjects
- Explore more demanding characteristics of English life such as humour, cultural awareness and diversity.
Arsenal Soccer Schools run in association with Exsportise