FC Porto Valencia High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs | Ertheo

FC Porto Valencia High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs | Ertheo

For advanced/elite soccer players (boys and girls) from 12 to 21 years old who want to spend one to six weeks of the school year training alongside full-time academy students at the FC Porto High-performance Academy in Valencia.

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OVERVIEW

Location: Enguera, Valencia, Spain

Ages: 12 – 21 years old, boys and girls 

Level: Advanced/Elite

The FC Porto Valencia High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs take place at the high-performance soccer academy in Enguera, Valencia, Spain. The academy offers boys and girls from 12 to 21 years old the chance to train alongside talented, full-time academy students for one to six weeks during the scholastic year. Start dates and program durations are flexible. 

Most participants attend winter soccer programs at the FC Porto Valencia High-performance Academy to experience life as a full-time academy student and/or to try out for the academy’s full-year program. The Intensive Winter Soccer Programs, as well as the full-year program at the academy, are ideal for advanced/elite 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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The FC Porto High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer programs are also a great option for international students. Participants train in Spanish, but all coaches (with the exception of two) speak fluent English. Many coaches also speak Portuguese, French, and Catalan in addition to Spanish and English.” – ERTHEO

PROGRAM OPTIONS

FC Porto Valencia High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs 

For advanced/elite soccer players (boys and girls) from 12 to 21 years old who want to spend one to six weeks of the school year training alongside full-time academy students at the FC Porto High-performance Academy in Valencia.

Additional programs 

  • FC Porto Valencia High-performance Winter Holiday Soccer Camps

For advanced soccer players (boys and girls) from 12 to 21 years old who want to spend their winter holiday break learning from official FC Porto coaches in Valencia, Spain.  Click here for more information. 

  • FC Porto Valencia 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 Porto Valencia 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/Elite 

Other soccer education features: Video Analysis, Nutritional Seminars, Sport Psychology Workshops 

Students per training group: 10 – 15 students

Training language: Spanish (With the exception of 2 coaches, all coaches speak English fluently) 

Intensity of training: 4/5

Training at the FC Porto Valencia High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs is intensive and only suitable for advanced to elite players who are dedicated to improving their skills in a short period of time. 

Young soccer players who participate in the academy’s winter soccer programs join their full-time students as they train, making these programs the perfect opportunity to experience life as a full-time student. They also serve as try-outs for the full-time academy program. 

Official FC Porto coaches teach the young soccer players according to their methodology called Tactical Periodization. With Tactical Periodization, participants in the academy’s Intensive Winter Programs learn according to different phases of match play – attacking, defending, and transitioning from offense to defense and vice versa. 

The methodology was created by Vitor Frade, a retired professor from the Universidad de Oporto and the current Director of Methodology at FC Porto. Many successful coaches teach according to the Tactical Periodization methodology including José Mourinho of Manchester United, Rui Faria of Qatari Al-Duhail SC, and André Villas-Boas of Olympique de Marseille. 

The FC Porto Valencia High-performance Academy also stands out for their personalized approach to training. All participants receive their own performance training report outlining their strengths and weaknesses along with a plan for improvement.

TRAINING FACILITIES

Training surface: Natural and artificial turf

Additional training facilities: Gymnasium, Locker room, Physical therapy center, Medical clinic

Quality of training facilities: 5/5

Training facilities at the FC Porto Valencia High-performance Academy are top-of-the-line facilities fit for professional clubs. They include a full-size natural grass field that meets FIFA’s official measurements for international competitions, a full-size artificial field with 3G synthetic surface technology, and a small natural grass field for goalkeeper training and for technical training sessions. 

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COACHES

License: Official FC Porto coaches, UEFA Pro License 

Coaching experience: Coaches have coached players like Rubén Neves of  Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Andre Silva of AC Milan

Playing experience: Professional experience in La Liga, Portuguese national player, experience on youth academy teams   

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, some Catalan, some Italian (With the exception of 2 coaches, all coaches speak English fluently)

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Coaches at the FC Porto Valencia High-performance Academy are all trained by FC Porto – a world-renowned Portuguese soccer club. They have experience training the academy’s full-time students and coaching the academy’s FC Porto youth team known as FC Porto Dragonforce. Some of the coaches’ most successful alumni include Rubén Neves of  Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Andre Silva of AC Milan. 

Additionally, all coaches (with the exception of two) speak fluent English. Many coaches also speak Portuguese, French, and Catalan in addition to Spanish and English. The academy also has nutritionists and dieticians on staff to educate the participants about healthy eating habits for young athletes and to prepare healthy meals for the participants during their stay at the academy. 

TYPICAL CAMP SCHEDULE

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

  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Training with academy full-time students
  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Optional classes: Language, Cooking, Sports Psychology, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, etc. 
  • 5:30 PM Competition training
  • 7:00 PM Shower
  • 8:00 PM Dinner and rest
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Soccer players participating in the Intensive Winter Soccer Programs at the FC Porto High-performance Academy in Valencia train with the academy’s full-time students. They train in the morning before the full-time students go to class. Then, from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM, they can choose from a number of activities and/or classes related to self-improvement and their development as a soccer player. ” – ERTHEO

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ACCOMMODATION

Name of facilities: FC Porto Valencia High-performance Academy Student Residence

Location: Adjacent to the training facilities, same campus 

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

Bathroom: Private

Quality of accommodation: 5/5

Participants in the FC Porto Valencia High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs find accommodation at the academy’s own student residence which is located right next to the training facilities. Participants can wake up, get dressed, and walk straight to the training fields. 

They stay in comfortable, air-conditioned double rooms with private bathrooms. The rooms have closet space for the participants to store their belongings as well as desk space for them to complete any assignments they might have during their stay. 

Common areas in the residence include a lounge with a TV and a game room which includes a Ping-Pong table, billiards, and a video game console for the participants’ enjoyment. The residence also has free Wi-Fi for the campers so they can use their personal laptops and/or contact their families during free time. 

Participants enjoy buffet-style meals served on-site. All meals are carefully prepared for them by qualified dieticians.

Residence staff is available at all times to assist the participants with anything they might need while at the residence. 

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The FC Porto High-performance Academy Residence is a comfortable and luxurious residence suited to accommodate professional athletes. In fact, FC Porto and other professional soccer clubs often use the academies facilities (both the residence and soccer fields) to train and rest while on the road.” – ERTHEO

SAFETY

The FC Porto Valencia High-performance Academy location is one of it’s strongest assets in terms of safety. The academy is located in Enguera, Valencia, Spain. Spain is considered a safe country, ranked 17 out of 162 on Safe Around’s Country Safety Index. Enguera is a small town outside of Valencia, Spain with just under 5,000 inhabitants. The academy’s location is quiet and peaceful. 

Additionally, all of the facilities at the FC Porto Valencia High-performance Academy are located on the same campus which means participants don’t need to travel to and from their training sessions. 

Finally, the academy also employs athletic trainers and physical trainers for the students in the event of injury. They have their own medical clinic and physical therapy center. 

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 Porto Valencia High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs

For advanced/elite soccer players (boys and girls) from 12 to 21 years old who want to spend one to six weeks of the school year training alongside full-time academy students at the FC Porto High-performance Academy in Valencia.

Dates

  • Flexible
Duration (Weeks)Campamento Porto FC
Intensive Program
1 Week2249 €
2 Weeks3079 €
3 Weeks4164 €
4 Weeks5194 €
5 Weeks6224 €
6 Weeks7254 €

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 115 charged by the camp

Intensive Program

    Extra services 

    *Transportation to the camp (flights) not included.

    Nearest airports/train station:

    • Valencia Airport (100€ one way)

    Other available destinations

    • Alicante Airport (180€ one way)

    Contact us for more information about prices and transfer schedules.

    ADVICE FROM ERTHEO

    We recommend the FC Porto Valencia High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs for soccer players who are serious about improving their skills in a short period of time. We also recommend these programs for high-performance athletes who prefer to pay a little extra for high-quality accommodation. 

    If you’re interested in participating in an intensive soccer program with official FC Porto coaches during the course of the scholastic year, you should consider a winter soccer program at the FC Porto High-performance Academy in Valencia. The academy is flexible with start dates and durations. Contact Ertheo to learn more. 

    This program is for you if: 

    • You’re interested in attending a full-time academy program at the FC Porto Valencia High-performance Academy
    • You train and compete at an advanced/elite level
    • You’re interested in learning about your personal strengths and weaknesses as well as how you can advance your soccer career
    • You’re interested in a complete and holistic soccer education, not just field time

    This program is NOT for you if: 

    • You’re hoping to train intensely for many hours a day. Participants at this academy don’t train for many hours. They spend a lot of time learning off the field
    • You have no interest in learning according to the methodology of FC Porto
    • You don’t speak any Spanish and are not interested in learning

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