English High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs | Ertheo

For advanced/elite soccer players (boys only) from 16 to 21 years old who want to spend one to six weeks of the school year training alongside full-time academy students at the oldest private soccer academy in the UK.

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OVERVIEW

Location: Stamford, England

Ages: 16 – 21 years old, boys only

Levels: Advanced/Elite

The England High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs take place at the UK’s first privately owned soccer academy, the High-performance Soccer Academy in Stamford, England. They offer boys from 16 to 21 years old the chance to train alongside full-time academy students for one to six weeks during the course of the scholastic year. Start dates and program durations are flexible within the time periods listed below. 

Most participants attend Intensive Winter Soccer Programs at the High-performance Academy in England to experience life as a full-time academy student and/or to try out for the academy’s full-year program. The winter soccer programs, as well as the full-year program at the academy, are ideal for advanced soccer players looking to take their game to the next level and determine their opportunities to play at a professional or semi-professional level.

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“Although the academy is an international academy with students from all around the world, training takes place in English. Therefore, an intermediate/advanced level of English is recommended to attend these academy programs. That being said, the academy also offers English classes at an additional cost making this a great option for international students who wish to finetune their English.” – ERTHEO

PROGRAM OPTIONS

England High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs 

For advanced/elite soccer players (boys only) from 16 to 21 years old who want to spend one to six weeks of the school year training alongside full-time academy students at the oldest private soccer academy in the UK.

Additional programs 

  • England High-performance Summer Soccer Camps 

For advanced soccer players (boys only) from 12 to 19 years old who want to spend a few weeks of the summer improving their skills in one of the most successful soccer countries in the world. Click here for more information.

  • England High-performance Full-time Academy Programs

For advanced soccer players (boys only) from 16 to 21. Students live, study, and train at the academy during the school year to prepare to play at a collegiate, semi-professional, or professional level. Click here for more information. 

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TRAINING

Skill level: Advanced/Elite 

Other soccer education features: Strength training & conditioning, Diet & nutrition guidance, Goalkeeping training

Students per training group: 16 – 20 students

Training language: English

Training intensity: 3/5

The winter soccer programs at the England High-performance Academy are intensive programs suited for advanced soccer players who are used to fast-paced play and are in top physical condition.  

Players in the winter soccer programs train alongside the academy’s full-time students, making winter programs the perfect opportunity for players to test their skills against some of the most talented young players in the world. 

Training highlights include:

  • Top-quality football training at The Borderville Sports Complex
  • Training with UEFA ‘A’ coaches and personalized advice from professional coaches and managers
  • An intensive football training regime from Monday – Saturday
  • Matches against League and Non-League opponents with the opportunity to impress scouts
  • Additional training and education like strength training & conditioning, diet & nutrition, goalkeeping coaching (if applicable)
  • Physiotherapy if needed
  • Full board accommodation with 3 meals per day
  • Recreational activities, excursions, and Team-Building activities
  • Transportation to games and training

TRAINING FACILITIES

Training surface: Natural and artificial turf

Additional training facilities: Complete training gym

Quality of training facilities: 4/5

Participants train at the Borderville Sport Complex in Stamford, England located 5 minutes by bus from the student residence. The academy provides private transportation for their students each day to take them to and from the residence and the training complex. The complex features a number of high-caliber grass and artificial turf fields including a stadium with a capacity for 2,000 spectators.

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“Although students at the academy play at an advanced/elite level, training is not particularly intensive. The academy believes in treating their students like professional athletes, and professional soccer players don’t usually practice for more than a few hours per day. The students also learn in the classroom and, of course, need significant time in between training sessions to recover. ” – ERTHEO

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COACHES

Licenses: UEFA A License, UEFA B License

Coaching experience: Many coaches with 10+ years of experience coaching professional academy teams like the Kettering Town Academy, Northampton Town Academy, and the Peterborough United Academy

Playing experience: Professional playing experience for teams like Leicester City, Lincoln City, Northampton Town, Tottenham Hotspurs

Languages: English

Coaches at the England High-performance Academy possess various levels of UEFA qualifications including the A license (which is just one step below the highest level Pro License). Goalkeeper coaches also possess the Level 2 Goalkeeper Training License making them qualified coaches for the academy’s rigorous goalkeeper training program. 

Warming up for match play at the High Performance Football Academy in England

Additionally, most coaches at the academy have 10+ years of experience coaching the youth academies of various official football clubs in England, meaning they have ample experience coaching young, talented footballers and many connections to important football clubs in England. 

LANGUAGE CLASSES

Native teachers: Yes

Hours per week: 12 

Quality of the classes: 3.5/5

The England High-performance Soccer Academy has partnered with the Stamford English Language Academy to offer English classes (levels A1 to B2) for their international participants. English classes take place while full-time academy students are studying their secondary school courses or other required courses as a part of their complete curriculum. 

Stamford Academy is accredited by the British Council and they’re also certified as an official Cambridge ESOL Exam Preparation Center. The course is designed to focus on developing the four key language skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening. Students study for 3 hours per day with breaks throughout to total 12 weekly hours of class. 

TYPICAL CAMP SCHEDULE

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

Monday 

  • Morning – English class/First training session on the field 
  • Afternoon – Second training session on the field 
  • Evening – Rest and recovery

Tuesday 

  • Morning – English class/First training session on the field 
  • Afternoon – Second training session on the field 
  • Evening – Rest and recovery

Wednesday 

  • Morning – English class/Training session on the field 
  • Afternoon – National League or College U19 fixture
  • Evening – Rest and recovery

Thursday 

  • Morning – English class/Training session on the field 
  • Afternoon – Strength and conditioning in gym 
  • Evening – Rest and recovery

Friday 

  • Morning – English class/First training session on the field 
  • Afternoon – Second training session on the field 
  • Evening – Rest and recovery

Saturday 

  • Morning – English class/Training session on the field 
  • Afternoon – Rest and recovery
  • Evening – Rest and recovery

Sunday

  • Rest and recovery
players of High Perfomance Football Academy in England
Training in Rhino Gym at High Performance Football Academy England - English High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs | Ertheo

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ACCOMMODATION

Name of facilities: The Garden House, 17th-century boutique hotel

Location: 5 minutes by bus from the academy  

Type of rooms: 19 double rooms 

Bathroom: Private

Quality of accommodation: 3/5

Participants in the England High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs find accommodation at The Garden House, a quaint 17th-century boutique hotel located just 5 minutes from the training facilities by bus. 

The hotel consists of 19 rooms in total, exclusively inhabited by academy students, creating an ideal environment for young soccer players who are serious about improving their soccer skills. Participants in the Intensive Winter Soccer Programs stay in comfortable double rooms (some quadruple) with private restrooms.

Common areas in the residence include a dining room, a study room, a lounge, and a game room where students can play billiards, Ping Pong, or video games during their free time.  

The residence also has free WiFi so participants can use their phones and/or laptop computers. The young athletes are also supervised 24/7 at the residence for their own safety. 

SAFETY

One of the greatest safety assets of the England High-performance Soccer Academy is its location. It’s a quiet town with almost no violence and very little petty crime. As a result, participants over 18 (or under 18 with parental permission) are allowed to leave the campus and explore the town, making it the perfect option for more mature and responsible young athletes.

The academy is also quite small and hosts around 40 full-time academy students. The small size means staff members can pay more attention to participants in their programs and their well-being. They also make an effort to get to know the participants to make sure they feel at home while at the academy. 

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“The academy is located in the quiet town of Stamford, England. That being said, older students at the academy are free to leave the academy campus and explore the city making this academy the perfect option for more mature and responsible students.” – ERTHEO

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PRICE AND DATES

England High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs

For advanced/elite soccer players (boys only) from 16 to 21 years old who want to spend one to six weeks of the school year training alongside full-time academy students at the oldest private soccer academy in the UK.

Flexible between these periods: 

  • 09 Sep 2019 – 19 Dec 2019 
  • 05 Jan 2020 – 03 Apr 2020
  • 19 Apr 2020 – 22 May 2020
Duration (Weeks)High performance football camp in UK
Football Short Courses
1 Week1742 €
2 Weeks2925 €
3 Weeks4107 €
4 Weeks5290 €
5 Weeks6473 €
6 Weeks7661 €

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 121 charged by the camp

Football Short Courses

    Extra services 

    • English classes – 200£ per week
    • Standard transfer service (transportation to the camp from the closest airport or train station) – 120£ one way
    • Unaccompanied Minor (a monitor with the student during their flight) – Contact Ertheo
    • Travel/medical insurance – Contact Ertheo
    • Cancellation insurance – Contact Ertheo

    Transportation to the camp (flights/trains) not included. 

    Nearest airports/train station:

    • Birmingham ariport – 120£ one way

    Other available destinations

    Contact us for more information about prices and transfer schedules.

    • Luton – £120 
    • Stansted – £120
    • Heathrow – £150 
    • Gatwick – £200 

    ADVICE FROM ERTHEO

    The England High-performance Winter Soccer Programs are for young soccer players who are serious about improving their skills in a short period of time. Participants in these programs join the full-time academy students as they attend professional-style soccer training sessions. Would you like to experience life as a full-time academy student at the England High-performance academy? 

    If you’re interested in participating in an intensive soccer program during the course of the scholastic year, a winter soccer program at the England High-performance Academy might be a good option for you. The academy is flexible with start dates and durations between specific time period. Please Ask Ertheo for more information.

    This program is for you if: 

    • You’re interested in attending a full-time academy program at the England High-performance Academy
    • You thrive in a close-knit family-like environment where staff members show interest in your personal growth and well-being
    • You’re responsible and will enjoy the freedom to leave the academy campus and explore the town of Stamford
    • You’re an international student with an intermediate/advanced level of English who wants to live and international experience and finetune your English

    This program is NOT for you if: 

    • You don’t play at an advanced or elite level. Students in intensive winter programs train with elite full-time academy students.
    • You have a low level of English. Training takes place entirely in English which means students must understand at least the basics.
    • You need constant supervision because of behavioral issues. Students at the academy are allowed to leave campus.
    • Having fun is more important to you than your growth and improvement as a soccer player. The academy expects their students to be dedicated and disciplined.

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