Soccer Camps International will be offering International Soccer Academy Summer Camps at the Training Facilities of Elite European Soccer Clubs for the 2024 summer camp season in England, Spain, Italy, France, and Portugal. Residential Camps, Day Camps, Girls Sessions, Goalkeeper Sessions, and Language Options will be available for select sessions.
England Football Academy Youth Training Camps will be available for boys and girls from 9 to 17 years old in London and Manchester. Spain Soccer School Youth Training Camps will be available in Madrid for boys from 7 to 17 years old and there will also be a coed session available in Barcelona for boys and girls from 11 to 16 years old. Additionally, Italy Soccer Academy Youth Training Camps will be available for boys from 8 to 17 years old at the Vinovo location for Juventus Summer Camps in northern Italy. France Football Academy Youth Training Camps for boys from 7 to 16 years old and for girls from 8 to 15 years old will be available with Cap Girondins Bordeaux Soccer Camps in Bordeaux. Also, there will be Portugal Football School Youth Training Camps available for boys and girls from 13 to 18 years old with Benfica Elite Training Camps in Lisbon. Age requirements vary based on football camp session and some of the soccer camps require campers to belong to a soccer club in order to enroll while other camps are open to players of all football ability levels.
Please note that the information provided below is subject to change and that updated information for each camp can be found on the various pages for the individual camp that you are interested in.
Please see list below for the Youth Soccer Training Camps and Football Training Schools in Europe that will be offered for summer 2024 as well as a brief description of the soccer camps being offered in each country:
- YOUTH FOOTBALL ACADEMY TRAINING CAMPS IN ENGLAND: Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer Schools (London), Manchester City Football Performance (Manchester), Manchester City Football Language (Manchester), West Ham United Foundation International Soccer Academy (London)
- YOUTH SOCCER SCHOOL TRAINING CAMPS IN SPAIN: Barça Academy Clinic (FC Barcelona), Fundación Real Madrid Campus Experience Camps (Madrid),
- YOUTH SOCCER ACADEMY TRAINING CAMPS IN ITALY: Juventus Summer Camps (Northern Italy)
- YOUTH FOOTBALL ACADEMY TRAINING CAMPS IN FRANCE: Cap Girondins Bordeaux (Bordeaux)
- YOUTH FOOTBALL SCHOOL TRAINING CAMPS IN PORTUGAL: Benfica Elite Training Camps (Lisbon)
Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer Schools (London) : Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer Schools near London offers young soccer players from 9 to 17 years old the chance to experience world class football coaching from Chelsea FC Foundation in a training program inspired by the Chelsea Academy curriculum. Three days per week the campers will have their soccer trainings at either Charterhouse School or Dulwich College in addition to one day per week at Chelsea FC’s training center in Cobham. The highlight of each training week is the visit to Chelsea FC’s official training Center in Cobham which happens one day per week. During the week, campers will learn what it takes to become a world-class footballer at Chelsea FC and gain an insight into Chelsea’s unique coaching philosophies. Chelsea FC Foundation’s coaches are skilled in challenging players of every level and their specialist program covers technical, physical, psychological, and social aspects of the game through a coaching curriculum which is designed and delivered by Chelsea FC Foundation. Campers are challenged to improve their individual skills and soccer techniques during the camp. Coaching is tailored to the level of the individual and skills development is achieved through demonstration, practice, and feedback. Campers leave with a better understanding of themselves as a player while gaining confidence and insight from an international football environment.
Manchester City Football Performance (Manchester) : Manchester City Football Schools program in Manchester is available for soccer players from 9 to 17 years old with the Manchester City Football Performance sessions available for boys and girls from 14 to 17 years old and the Manchester City Football Development sessions available for boys and girls from 9 to 13 years old. This football school takes place at Manchester City’s world-class training facility, the City Football Academy, which is the home of Manchester City’s First Team, Women’s Team, and Academy teams. Train like a young Manchester City player in the heart of the Etihad Campus and discover an authentic experience of how the academy develops its players. Gain an authentic insight into how players within Manchester City’s youth system train and play at the City Football Academy. Delivered by City Football Schools coaches and specialists, this Manchester camp program gives players an authentic insight into the world of professional soccer at the home of Manchester City. With unique access to Manchester City’s training philosophy and methodology, you will experience how Manchester City’s teams strive to play beautiful football and how the players optimize their training sessions to earn a competitive edge. Through a series of training sessions, workshops, and tests delivered by City Football coaches and specialists, you will develop all aspects of your individual game while focusing on football performance, human performance, and the development of talent. The City Football Development Program is an initiative for enthusiastic players from nine to thirteen years old who are at the start of their soccer journey, focusing on supporting the development of young players who are learning the fundamentals of football.
Manchester City Football Language (Manchester) : Manchester City Football Language in Manchester is a football school which combines soccer training with English language classes for boys from 9 to 17 years old and girls from 14 to 17 years old which is designed to help football players develop essential communication skills both on and off the field in authentic soccer contexts. Manchester City Football Language is delivered on-site at the City Football Academy which is Manchester City’s outstanding professional training facility where the Club’s First Team, Women’s Team, and Academy teams train on a daily basis. The City Football Academy is a part of the Etihad Campus which offers a unique opportunity for young players to train and learn in an authentic environment while experiencing life as a professional football player. Soccer training sessions will be delivered by City Football Schools coaches who are experienced in Manchester City’s philosophy and methodology while providing an authentic insight into how Manchester City players train on a daily basis. Soccer coaching will focus on key areas such as the development of individual technique and skills, challenging 1v1 practices, team play and working together, and improved understanding of how Manchester City perform through playing games. Campers will follow Manchester City’s training philosophy and methodology in training sessions led by City Football Schools coaches while improving English language skills on an interactive journey through the world of football with British Study Centres language teachers. English language sessions will be delivered by qualified teachers with a passion for soccer who will draw on interactive technology to make learning an enjoyable and memorable experience. Campers will improve English communication skills through the use of digital learning tools and interactive language activities by completing projects designed to take them on a journey through different football professions while discovering life as a player, a manager, an analyst, and a journalist.
West Ham United Foundation International Soccer Academy (London) : West Ham United Foundation International Soccer Academy in London offers soccer camps for boys from 10 to 17 years old, girls from 10 to 17 years old, as well as coed goalkeeper sessions for boys and girls from 12 to 17 years old. Campers the have the opportunity to train at the West Ham United Complex Training Ground and experience the professional training methods that have made elite football players worldwide. Development sessions are open to players of all ability levels while High Performance sessions are open to players who belong to a soccer club. Campers will experience football training delivered by a leading Premiership club and what it takes to train in a professional soccer environment. In addition to the use of the latest video-analysis technology and training techniques, participants will have the opportunity to participate in the camp’s pro-experience seminars which are delivered by West Ham United Foundation’s staff and cover areas including scouting/player identification, nutrition and physical conditioning as well as other specialist areas. Soccer coaching for the Development sessions is designed to develop the football skills of participants including agility, positioning, ball control, passing and moving, formations and tactics but also the ability to attack and defend. By immersing players in a pro-club environment, Development sessions are able to help players develop and improve techniques in all areas including technical, physical, and psychological aspects of the game. High Performance session training covers all areas of technical skills, tactical skills, physical conditioning and psychological techniques to provide a comprehensive and rewarding program. The High Performance program is designed to take participants to the next level through training methods and techniques developed for the professional soccer teams.
Barça Academy Clinic (FC Barcelona) : Barça Academy Clinic is the FC Barcelona coed football camp for boys and girls from 11 to 16 years old (limited number of girls) which provides football training at FC Barcelona’s official training facilities along with various cultural and recreational excursions in Barcelona. Barça Academy Clinic is hosted at FC Barcelona’s official training facilities and allows campers to have privileged access to the various on-site pitches along with soccer instruction that is based on the FC Barcelona methodology. It is created to improve the player’s technique and competitive skills through football trainings which will take place two times per day along with various methodology and system class room sessions. The Barça Academy Clinic training sessions will each be ninety minutes long and will also include Barça Academy Clinic coaches analyzing and summarizing all the concepts learned at the end of each practice session. This soccer school will also include four FCB methodology sessions during the two weeks program which will last one hour each. The football coaching sessions are done in English and some Spanish by the Barça Academy coaches who will put the same emphasis on playing ability and behavior. It is of the utmost importance that players carry themselves while following the main FCB values which are humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork.
Fundación Real Madrid Campus Experience Camps (Madrid) : Fundación Real Madrid Campus Experience Camp in Madrid is available for boys from 7 to 17 years old with residential soccer school sessions for boys from 9 to 17 years old and day camp sessions for boys from 7 to 13 years old. There are two different types of football school sessions available which are the High Performance sessions for campers who belong to a soccer club and the Soccer Camp sessions where campers do not have to belong to a football club in order to participate. High Performance sessions provide accommodations and football trainings at the Universidad Europea de Madrid while the Soccer Camp sessions provide accommodations at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with soccer trainings taking place at Real Madrid’s official training center which is the Real Madrid Sports City in Valdebebas. Please note that only the Soccer Camp sessions will have their daily football trainings taking place at Real Madrid City in Valdebebas. For the Soccer Camp sessions, the soccer trainings will take place at Real Madrid’s world-class City Sport, Madrid training facility in Valdebebas where Real Madrid’s First Team has their football trainings. Real Madrid City in Valdebebas is the largest sports facility ever built by a football club and includes five natural grass soccer fields, five artificial grass soccer fields, Alfredo di Stefano Stadium next to the training center, a medical center with the ultimate innovations, more than fifteen dressing rooms, an inner warm-up location, and a cafeteria. Soccer trainings will include a comprehensive training program that covers the physical, technical, strategic, and tactical aspects of football. Soccer camp activities include comprehensive sport education, experience activities, training, football theory, supervised games, and group exercises. Soccer Camp sessions emphasize the development of tactical and technical football training as well as the intercultural exchange with participants from other countries.
Juventus Summer Camps (Northern Italy) : Juventus Summer Camps is available for boys from 8 to 17 years old (and one session for girls) in the Turin, Milan, Tuscany, and Abruzzo regions of Italy with the most popular location being at the Vinovo location which also serves as the official training site for the Juventus Youth Academy. The Vinovo location only offers residential sessions but some of the other locations in northern Italy offer both residential soccer school sessions and day soccer camp sessions. The Vinovo location hosts residential one week regular football camp sessions which are taught in Italian as well as residential one week International Sessions which are taught in English. Regular soccer camp sessions at Vinovo near Turin will allow campers to work on the technical areas of football, the tactical areas of soccer from an individual perspective and from a team perspective, the athletic areas of football including coordination skills, and the cognitive areas of soccer. The residential soccer school participants at Vinovo will have football trainings along with games and competitions. This soccer camp also includes tournaments, sports challenges, and skill games for the participants. Residential one week International Sessions will also include a Juventus City Tour and two training sessions with the presence of a Juventus Legend along with residential accommodation being provided at the J|Hotel in Turin (where the Juventus First Team stays before their games in Turin!). The residential football camp sessions at Vinovo also include a tour inside Juventus FC’s Allianz Stadium.
Cap Girondins Bordeaux (Bordeaux) : Cap Girondins Bordeaux Soccer Camps in Bordeaux offers football camps for players who belong to a soccer club with sessions available for boys from 7 to 16 years old and one session for girls from 8 to 15 years old. The Cap Girondins Soccer Camp is located at FC Girondins Bordeaux Headquarters where the FC Bordeaux First Team and Academy reside. Campers will be training at “Le Haillan” International Training Center site where the professional players of Bordeaux FC have their football practices. Knowledge of French is mandatory in order to attend this soccer camp which is taught in French and has a large number of French football players attending. Cap Girondins Bordeaux Soccer Camps is the official soccer school of FC Girondins of Bordeaux and has become an international reference in football schools by having been around for more than thirty years already. This soccer camp will be comprehensive while covering all elements of the game including techniques, skills, phases of play, small sided games, and full 11 vs 11 games for some of the older players. Football campers will have on average between five to six hours of soccer per day with emphasis being placed on technical work involving workshops, tactical work involving plays with topics, initiation to athletic knowledge, and specific goalkeeper practice in the morning for goalkeepers who enroll in this soccer school.
Benfica Elite Training Camps (Lisbon) : Benfica Elite Training Camps in Lisbon offers soccer schools for players who belong to a football club with sessions available for boys from 13 to 18 years old and one session for girls from 13 to 18 years old. Benfica Elite Training Camps takes place at the Benfica Campus which is the training center of SL Benfica’s professional football teams and youth teams. The Benfica Campus features nine soccer fields, sixteen dressing rooms, two auditoriums, two gymnasiums, one conference room, one dining room, one meeting room with internet and games, as well as technical and medical offices. This football school was developed by Sport Lisboa e Benfica, the most famous Portuguese soccer team in the world, and provides campers with the knowledge and football programs that have made SL Benfica a world reference in the elite soccer training of young athletes. The SL Benfica coaches are key elements in the development of the football club’s young athletes and they will be monitoring the campers in practices during the Benfica Elite Training Camps. The methodology applied in Benfica Elite Training Camps will be the same one that SL Benfica uses in the training of its athletes and which will allow campers to develop their technical, tactical, physical, and psychological skills. Aspects such as running technique, relationship with the ball, and tactical circulations as well as attacking and defensive game principles will be worked on daily in both individual and collective situations.
These soccer camps offer many options for football players of various ages and the opportunity to meet soccer players from all over the world.
Residential Camps, Day Camps, Girls Sessions, Goalkeeper Sessions, and Language Options are offered for select Summer 2024 Europe International Youth Soccer Academy Training Camps.
The international participation and experience of the football camps provides an unforgettable souvenir of the old continent for boys and girls from seven to eighteen years old. These soccer schools have given many players the opportunity to get better at the game of football and also to meet new friends, visit incredible European cities, and learn new languages.
Experience youth summer soccer camps in Europe this summer with Soccer Camps International!