FC Barcelona Arizona USA High-performance Winter Holiday Soccer Camps | Ertheo

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FC Barcelona Arizona USA High-performance Winter Holiday Soccer Camps | Ertheo

For advanced soccer players (boys only) from 10 to 17 years old who want to spend their winter holiday break improving their skills at one of the most successful soccer academies in the United States.

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OVERVIEW

Location: Casa Grande, Arizona, USA

Ages: 10 – 17 years old, boys only

Level: Advanced

The FC Barcelona High-performance Winter Holiday Soccer Camp takes place in Casa Grande, Arizona at perhaps the most successful residential soccer academy in the USA. In fact, it’s the only full-time residential US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) in the US partnered with a top international professional team. Furthermore, every full-time student who has passed through the academy has earned a scholarship or a professional contract. 

When the academy’s full-time students go home for their winter holiday break, the academy hosts a camp for boys from 10 – 17 years old who play at an advanced/elite level. Every year, elite student-athletes from all around the world attend the FC Barcelona High-performance Winter Holiday Soccer Camp to train with official coaches from the club. Participants learn to play according to the club’s highly successful methodology and philosophy. Do you want to learn FC Barcelona’s secret formula for success? 

PROGRAM OPTIONS

FC Barcelona High-performance Winter Holiday Soccer Camp 

For advanced/elite soccer players (boys only) from 10 to 17 years old who want to spend their winter holiday break improving their skills at one of the most successful soccer academies in the United States.

Additional programs 

  • FC Barcelona High-performance Summer Soccer Camps 

The academy also hosts soccer camps during the summer for advanced/elite players – a great opportunity to try out for their long-term, full-time program. For more information click here.

  • FC Barcelona High-performance Full-time Academy Programs

The academy is open all year round for their full-time students. Full-time students live, train, and study at the academy as they prepare to compete at a collegiate, semi-professional or professional level. For more information click here.

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TRAINING

Skill level: Advanced 

Other soccer education features: Same training regime as students at La Masia, Personal evaluation at the conclusion of camp 

Students per training group: 16 – 20 

Training language: Training is always in English (Some coaches speak Spanish) 

Training intensity: 5/5

Training at the academy is entirely based on FC Barcelona’s highly successful

methodology and philosophy. In fact, academy coaches come directly from La Masia to teach participants FC Barcelona’s secret formula for success. The Winter Holiday Soccer Camp at the academy is the perfect opportunity for young, talented soccer players to learn what makes the club so successful. 

Winter camp participants work on their technique, game intelligence, and physical fitness and practice the same drills and methods as full-time students at La Masia. They practice on exceptionally well-kept grass fields and use the academy’s indoor training gym to work on technique. Coaches also organize didactic scrimmages to develop the participants’ game intelligence and help them see the field through the eyes of an FC Barcelona soccer player. 

Some of the best players from all around the world attend the academy’s winter camp which means camp participants should expect to be challenged. After one week of intensive training with FC Barcelona coaches alongside some of the country’s most talented young athletes, participants greatly improve their technique, vision, game intelligence, physical fitness, and speed of play. 

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Coaches, teachers, and all staff members at the academy treat the young athletes like professionals both on and off the field. They expect participants in their programs to demonstrate discipline, hard work, sportsmanship, humility, and leadership and instill these values in their players.” – ERTHEO

TRAINING FACILITIES

Training surface: Natural turf

Additional training facilities: Performance center (open space for training and gym equipment for physical conditioning), Hot and cold plunge pools, Physical therapy center, Professional caliber locker rooms

Quality of training facilities: 5/5

The training facilities at the FC Barcelona High-performance Academy are among the best in the country. In fact, US Soccer has named them the “Best training facilities” three years in a row. The participants practice on beautiful, well-groomed grass fields and make use of the academy’s 58,000 square foot state-of-the-art performance center for technical training and conditioning.

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We only recommend this camp for young soccer players who are used to intensive training for at least three days a week. At the FC Barcelona High-performance Summer Soccer Camps in Arizona, participants train intensely for many hours a day.” – ERTHEO

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COACHES

Licenses:  A USSF (US Soccer Federation) Licence, UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Pro License 

Coaching experience: 8+ years coaching youth FC Barcelona Teams at La Masia, 10+ years coaching America’s best youth teams   

Playing experience: Professional playing experience

Languages: English and Spanish

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The coaching staff at the FC Barcelona High-performance Academy includes both official US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) coaches and official FC Barcelona coaches. The coaches affiliated with the USSDA have over 10 years of experience coaching America’s best youth soccer teams. The official FC Barcelona coaches have over 8 years of experience coaching the youth teams at La Masia. 

All coaches teach according to FC Barcelona’s methodology and philosophy. In fact, official club directors visit the academy twice a year to make sure the coaches are following the club’s guidelines. 

TYPICAL CAMP SCHEDULE

The following schedule demonstrates a typical day at camp. The exact camp schedule will most likely vary from day to day.

6:45 AM – 7:30 AM Dining Commons for breakfast

7:30 AM Locker room to change for training 

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Field training – Creating/Occupation of space class

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Performance center for indoor training 

11:30 AM – 12:30 AM Dining Commons for lunch 

1:30 AM Mandatory rest in assigned rooms 

 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Performance center for soccer tennis

4:30 PM –  5:30 PM Mandatory rest in assigned rooms 

5:30 PM Locker room to change for training 

6:00 PM to 7:30 Field training – Ball movement class

8:00 PM Dining Commons for dinner 

9:00 PM Assigned rooms – Lights out

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ACCOMMODATION

Name of the facilities: Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort 

Location (distance from training facilities): Adjacent to the fields (balcony view of training fields) – on the same campus

Types of rooms: Double (each with 2 queen beds) – 2 students per room

Bathrooms (private or shared): Private 

Quality of accommodation: 5/5

The participants find accommodation at the Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort – a nine-story, tower-style hotel located adjacent to the academy’s training fields and golf course. 

During the Winter Holiday Soccer Camp, the academy reserves a couple of floors exclusively for camp participants. They stay in comfortable and spacious double rooms which include two queen-size double beds, a flat-screen TV, closet space, and a beautiful private bathroom with marble countertops. Each room in the tower also has a spacious, inviting balcony with expansive views of the soccer fields, golf course, and Arizona mountains.

Common areas in the residence include the hotel lobby, an outdoor swimming pool (in the shape of a baseball bat), a restaurant and dining area, and various conference rooms. 

While at camp, the participants enjoy nutritious and delicious buffet-style dining. All meals are especially prepared with young athletes in mind to make sure they get the energy they need to perform their best. The academy also accommodates various special menu options such as vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, etc. 

During the Winter Holiday Soccer Camp, participants enjoy a special New Years’ Eve holiday meal together to celebrate the new year. 

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The FC Barcelona High-performance Academy is truly a paradise for young soccer players with dreams of playing professionally. Not only do the participants train with coaches from FC Barcelona’s official youth academy, but they also enjoy luxurious accommodation and the best training facilities in the nation.” – ERTHEO

SAFETY

The academy’s location is one of it’s strongest assets in terms of safety. The campus is located 5 miles outside of the city of Casa Grande, and all of the facilities are located on the same campus. Participants walk to and from the residence and the soccer fields. In fact, they can see the training fields from their hotel room balcony. 

The FC Barcelona High-performance Academy takes safety seriously. They employ 135 staff members (with required background checks) to look after the participants during their stay. Monitors perform room checks every night and call roll every morning so they know where the participants are at all times. 

The academy also makes sure an athletic trainer and a physical therapist are on-site as the participants train. That way they can attend to injuries quickly. In the event of serious injury or illness, the nearest hospital is located just 8 miles away. 

Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

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PRICE AND DATES

Prices include the training program, accommodation, and full room and board.

 

FC Barcelona Arizona USA High-performance Winter Holiday Soccer Camp

For advanced soccer players (boys only) from 10 to 17 years old who want to spend their winter holiday break improving their skills at one of the most successful soccer academies in the United States.

Duration (Weeks)Programa anual en la Academia FC Barcelona USA
Winter camp
1 Week2241 €

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 114 charged by the camp

Winter camp

31 December

Places available

Extra services 

*Transportation to the camp (flights) not included.

Nearest airports/train station:

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport 

Other available destinations

  • None

Contact us for more information about prices and transfer schedules.

ADVICE FROM ERTHEO

The FC Barcelona High-performance Winter Holiday Soccer Camp is the perfect opportunity for advanced/elite young soccer players to learn FC Barcelona’s secret formula for success. Participants train with official FC Barcelona coaches from La Masia (FC Barcelona’s official youth academy) and are treated like professional soccer players while at the academy. Coaches, monitors, and teachers expect the young soccer players in their programs to demonstrate respect, discipline, hard work, sportsmanship, and leadership and work hard to instill these values in the students. Not to mention, the academy is safe and professional and features state-of-the-art training facilities and accommodation. 

This program is for you if: 

  • You’re a fan of FC Barcelona and want to learn more about their philosophy, methodology, and style of play
  • You’re interested in attending a full-time program at the FC Barcelona High-performance Academy
  • You’re ideal summer vacation would be playing soccer all day at what US Soccer calls “the best training facilities in the nation”
  • You train at an advanced level and are used to practicing at least three times a week

This program is NOT for you if: 

  • You are not used to training for many hours a day and/or don’t play at an advanced level
  • You have no interest in learning according to the methodology of FC Barcelona

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