RCD Espanyol de Barcelona Soccer Camp is a unique 13 day camp for players who want to experience an intensive soccer training in Barcelona at RCDEspanyol’s exclusive professional club facilities.
This soccer camp is carried out in collaboration with RCD Espanyol of Barcelona, one of the two Barcelona professional soccer teams with more than 100 years of experience.
Residential Camp soccer sessions only.
Bilingual English-Spanish RCD Espanyol coaches will provide to participants a total comprehension of these exclusive training sessions, using the same techniques that they apply with their youth teams.
The scouting staff from RCD Espanyol de Barcelona will be on site evaluating players and making direct contact with potential professional players.
- During the 2010 Camp, camp player Enis Bardhi was invited by the RCDEspanyol club for a week tryout at the beginning of the 2010/2011 season*
In addition to this, participants will enjoy doing sightseeing city tours and visits to amusement parks on weekends!
Specific goalkeeper practice will be available during the session. A special program will address the specific technical complexities in the goalie’s role. With the help from tailor made exercises and a carefully-planned method, you will be able to refine your skills and to have an inside-out understanding of this complex and fundamental role. Goalkeepers are integrated into small-sided games and full matches.
Coaches and staff will speak Spanish and English.
This camp is open for boys and girls 12 to 17 years old.
Girls will have an exclusive and separate training session from the boys!
RCDEspanyol Women’s Team is one of the top teams of the Spanish “Superliga.” Girls, do you want to train like them?
Spanish Classes option available every afternoon:
You will have the possibility to combine soccer training with Spanish lessons. Participants will be training in the morning and then joining a certified international language school (International House Barcelona, over 30 years experience teaching Spanish) in the afternoon. This option will be available only if there are at least a group of 8 players sign up for Spanish Classes (minimum required has been met!).
- The Spanish Studies consist of 3 hours a day during the weekdays for a total of 27 hours of tuition.
- The Spanish course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their speaking and comprehension skills by talking about various aspects of Spanish culture while also learning grammar and vocabulary. The material needed for the class development will be provided by the school.
- Reduced number of students per class adds to the quality of the program.
RCD Espanyol de Barcelona is one of the most ancient and important football clubs in La Liga. In 1900, Angel Rodríguez founded the Sociedad Española de Football, a club of university students keen to play a new sport that had recently been imported from England. He called it Sociedad Española de Football to differentiate it from Barcelona’s other clubs which were dominated by foreign players. After several small name changes, the club became Reial Club Deportivo Espanyol in 1912 when King Alfonso XIII bestowed the “royal” title upon the club.
In 1901, RCD Espanyol won the Macaya Cup. In 1929, the team won its first Spanish Cup; a title it would win again in 1940, in 2000 (during the 100 year celebration of its founding), and in 2006. In 1988, the club was the UEFA Cup runner-up. In May of 2007, RCD Espanyol again reached the UEFA Cup Final where they met against fellow La Liga side, Sevilla FC.
RCD Espanyol de Barcelona camp in cooperation with Kaptiva Sports.