FC Barcelona winter soccer camp in Arizona, USAErtheo Education & Sports
The FC Barcelona winter soccer camp in Arizona, USA is hosted by the FC Barcelona high performance academy. The camp allows participants to experience academy life while coaches analyze the players’ abilities and dedication to determine whether or not they have the potential to enroll as full-time academy students.
FC Barcelona and the Grande Sports Academy in Arizona, one of the greatest sports complexes in the United States, have collaborated to create the only official FC Barcelona soccer school outside of Barcelona. For boys from 10 to 17 years old, this is a great opporunity to experience life as a professional footballer.
Training at the FC Barcelona winter camp in Arizona is directed by official FC Barcelona coaches. Training methodology closely mirrors the methodology of the Barcelona youth reserve teams. Participants train for a total of 20 hours per week including field training, indoor training, and individual analysis sessions.
During training, coaches identity various aspects that players need to improve in accordance to FC Barcelona’s training style which is based on the following:
- Pressuring the opponent
- Recovery in opponent territory
- Playing between lines
- Solidarity on the field
- Game intelligence and vision
The academy is directed by two trainers with vast experience training young, talented players. Xavi Bravo is the head coach. He’s qualified by the UEFA Pro license and his experience as part of the coaching staff at La Masía FC Barcelona youth academy. He’s accompanied by Coach Sean McCafferty. Coach McCafferty is qualified by the A license from the USSF which is the most competitive soccer organization in the United States.
- 20 hours of training per week (at least)
- Specialized training for goalkeepers
- Friendly matches against other teams and schools nearby
- Player analysis
- Physical conditioning in the gym
- Official FC Barcelona coaches
This is a tentative schedule for the camp. Keep in mind the camp begins on a Tuesday.
The student residence at the FC Barcelona winter soccer camp is an on-site residence located next to the training fields. This residence consists of double and quadruple rooms with private bathrooms and extra lockers for storage.
The bedrooms are comfortable with private televisions and air conditioning/heat. A cleaning service changes students’ towels and bedsheets every two days. Students can also enjoy common rooms for entertainment like the game room, and jacuzzi and spa.
Food service at the FC Barcelona winter soccer camp is excellent. Each day, cooks prepare healthy, balanced meals especially designed for professional athletes. Cooks can also prepare meals that adhere to special diets like vegetarian, lactose-free, or glucose-free diets.
The Grande Sports Academy complex is one of the best sports facilities in the USA. In fact, they won an award for their excellence. The complex consists of internal and external training fields, and an adjacent golf course available to the students. The students at the FC Barcelona winter soccer camp will be able to train using:
- 8 natural grass fields
- Tennis courts
- A sports pavilion
- Hot and cold plunge pools for rest and relaxation
The academy also has a high-performance center for recovery where students at the FC Barcelona winter soccer camp will be able to recover from injury and receive advice from licensed physicians and experienced physical therapists.
The FC Barcelona winter soccer camp in the USA is currently only available for one week of the summer from January 1 to January 6. The school also has a full-year program available where students can train at an elite level while they continue their education. For more information, click here.
DATES: JANUARY 1 – 6, 2019
|Duration (Weeks)||Programa anual en la Academia FC Barcelona USA|
Included in the price
- Training at the Grande Sports Academy sports facilities
- Transportation outside of the academy (if necessary)
- Accommodation in double or quadruple rooms with full board (3 meals per day)
- Supervision by specialized monitors
- Individual and team training sessions
- Physical conditioning sessions
- Nutritional guidance
- Free WiFi
Not included in the price
- The flight
- Travel insurance
- Cancellation insurance
- Transfer service
The academy also offers an optional transfer service where monitors pick up students form the airport and drop them off at the academy or vice-versa. Below, you'll see the transfers available and their corresponding prices:
- Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport - 75$ (ROUND TRIP: 150$)
Through the company CareMed, we offer the possibility of purchasing two types of insurance:
- Cancellation or interruption insurance
If you purchase cancellation insurance, and as a result of unforeseen circumstances, your child is unable to attend the camp, you’ll receive a refund. More information here.
- Travel insurance
We also offer medical and travel insurance for 8€ per week for EU citizens and 15€ per week for non-EU citizens. Find out more about coverage here.