Benfica Elite Training Soccer Camps
Benfica Elite Training Soccer Camps in Lisbon, Portugal is an Elite Soccer Camp Program developed by Sport Lisboa e Benfica, the most famous Portuguese football team in the world, for boys and girls from ages 13 – 18 that want to develop and improve their sporting performance.
Sport Lisboa e Benfica Football Club will put at the participants’ disposal the knowledge and soccer programs that made it a world reference in the elite football training of young athletes.
This soccer / football program is only designed for those who play soccer in a soccer club and have a license in a club.
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Benfica Elite Training Camps
Benfica is the most successful Portuguese Soccer Club in terms of overall international trophies for a total of 81 titles and the only one to have won all Portuguese competitions. They have won a record 36 Primeira Liga Portuguese titles (the first team to win the league undefeated), and 26 Portuguese Cup Titles. Internationally, Benfica won two consecutive European Cup titles (Actual UEFA Champion’s League) in 1961 and 1962.
Benfica SL was the club of Eusébio da Silva Ferreira. Eusébio is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 638 goals with Benfica.
The training schedules will consist of 4 hours of practice per day during each session, and will be developed by Benfica coaches accredited by both the Portuguese Football Federation and UEFA.
Developed by Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Elite Training Camps is a program for players that want to develop and improve their sporting performance.
The participants will be divided by age groups according to their age/level, and a specific technical and tactical training program will be implemented in each of the groups. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to be observed and assessed by Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s Scouting Department.
The methodology applied in Elite Training Camps will be the same SL Benfica uses in the training of its athletes and which guarantees the sustainability of its professional squads. Besides the specific training sessions that SL Benfica will provide, you will be able to develop your technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills. Such aspects as running technique, relationship with the ball, tactical circulations, attacking and defensive game principles, will be worked daily in both individual and collective situations.
Accredited by the Portuguese Football Federation and UEFA, the SL Benfica coaches are key elements in the development of the Club’s young athletes. They will be monitoring your evolution in practices during Elite Training Camps. The technical director in charge will be Pedro Marques.
Goalkeeper training is also available during the camp for both boys and girls.
Coaching sessions will be done in Portuguese and English by the coaches.
Girls Only Session
In 2023, Benfica Elite Training Camps will have a week exclusively dedicated to Girl’s Soccer.
The Girls Only Session will be from Sunday July 2 – Saturday July 8. Please see the Dates Page for session availability.
Club Youth Academy Recognition
In 2015 and AGAIN in 2019, Globe Soccer Awards named SL Benfica’s Youth Academy as the Best Global Academy of the year. The Award for the best academy around the world of 2015 and 2019 confirms the quality and the love for football of a country, Portugal, which has exported players to every championship.
A global study from the Football Talent Scout platform highlights the Benfica Campus, the heart of the club’s football, as the best academy of the last decade!
With more than 20 centuries of history, Lisbon is the capital of Portugal since 1147. The Tagus, its natural light, monuments, and typical neighborhoods offer this legendary city a genuine beauty that is highly appreciated by its visitors. Besides the historical imagery, Lisbon also is known for its rich cuisine, festivals, shopping centers, nightlife, and fado, providing its visitors with varied experiences and services in an atmosphere of leisure and fun. Here are some touristic sites:
- Praça do Comércio
- Sé Patriarcal
- Torre Vasco da Gama
- Jardim da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
- Marquês de Pombal
- Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
- Centro Cultural de Belém
- Elevador de Santa Justa
- Igreja de Santa Engrácia/Panteão
- Parque Eduardo VII
- Jardim Botânico da Faculdade de Ciências
- Aqueduto das Águas Livres
- Padrão dos Descobrimentos
- Castelo de São Jorge
- Santuário do Cristo Rei
- Jardins do Parque das Nações
- Basílica da Estrela
- Torre de Belém