Soccer camps for girls
Over the last few years, we have experienced a rise in the number of enquires for girls soccer camps. While most camps still receive a majority of boys during each season, the number of girls is increasing and most camps now offer facilities for both sexes and some venues host camps specifically for girls. The Real Madrid in general have more girls in their programs that the rest, but if you don’t want to risk it or are looking for a 100% female training camp, below you can find the specific soccer camps for girls so you can choose based on your needs and objectives:
The FC Barcelona has put together a soccer camp for girls between the ages of 12 and 17. This program is available for one or two weeks and is held at the facilities of the FC Barcelona, at the sports complex of Joan Gamper.
One of the aspects that stand out in these types of camps is the personnel, which are mostly made up of women, only the coaches who organize the soccer sessions are men.
The technical team, who put together the training sessions, belongs to the official Fútbol Club Barcelona school, so the sessions are for professionals. The female team of the Barça is one of the most successful teams in the Spanish league and the members are also on the Spanish Female Team. The FCB is known for having a sports organization envied by all, and support many sports including the female soccer team since it has grown exponentially in the last years.
As we mentioned, training takes place at the club facilities and in this case on the artificial grass. Barcelona´s sport complex is located just 15 minutes from the girl´s housing. Campus participants have two 90-minute daily sessions of training, as well as a daily conference regarding soccer held by club professionals.
The groups are divided by age and level and have no more than 12 girls in each group to achieve a more personalized training. Another favorable factor of this camp is the specialized training for goalkeepers, for those who want to improve their technique at the goal line.
Training follows the clubs methodology instilled in all the categories and is based in the way the first male team has been playing during the last decade, a control of soccer focused on having possession of the ball and defending it.
Girls stay at the Colegio Mayor de San Jordi student housing, which has double rooms and private bathrooms. All the rooms have a desk, closet, air conditioning and Wi-Fi.
On the other hand, the housing has terrific common areas so girls can make use of their free time. If they want to continue practicing sports, they can use the gymnasium or the courts at the San Jordi School and also make use of the gardens, study hall, game room, computer room, laundry room and the restaurant-cafeteria.
Weekends are usually reserved for field trips, such as visiting the FC Barcelona Camp Nou soccer stadium, a tour of a museum, visit the Barcelona Aquarium or enjoy the day at the theme park Port Aventura, although this field trip is not available for girls who only spend one week at the camp.
Prices and dates
The FCB Escola camp is held at the end of July and beginning of August, the start dates are on June 30th and on August 6th . The cost of this program is 1,995€ for one week and 2,995€ for two weeks. The price includes a sports kit with 2 shirts, 2 shorts and 2 pairs of socks for the training sessions and 1 t-shirt, 1 pair of short and 1 pair of socks for the games as well as a pullover for field trips.
The Manchester City camp offers one of the best soccer camps for girls. It lasts two weeks (13 nights) and is available for girls between the ages of 9 and 17 years of age who love soccer and are looking for a professional high quality training facility. The sessions take place in the same facilities where the female team City FC trains and the housing is located only 20 minutes from the sports facilities, which is an added benefit.
Participating in this camp offers a unique opportunity to experience soccer as a professional player of the Manchester City would, learning a style of play, techniques and knowledge from the best professionals of the academy.
The soccer program at this camp is comprehensive and combines technical and tactical exercises with a learning process focused on other important aspects for athletes. During the 15 hours a week of training the girls perform:
- Physical, technical and tactical exercises on the field.
- Nutrition, hydration, physical and sports care in order to obtain the best results on the soccer field and to take care of their health.
- Analytical strategy game workshops
- Activities to foster values such as respect, the understanding of diverse cultures and the coexistence in an international environment
The way language classes are conveyed at this camp is without a doubt a differentiating element with regards to other type of programs. This prestigious academy is in charge of teaching 15 hour a week classes practicing exercises making learning fun and natural with interactive activities. Girls use different facilities every day at the soccer academy and practice a concrete topic. For example, one day they visit the club´s press centre and practice media conversations just like athletes do after a game. Another day classes take place in the conference hall or at the gym.
The main objective of the classes is to improve their communication skills so they can practice their English in a soccer context, allowing students to participate and have fun learning without even noticing. All of this added to practicing a language every day at the camp gets the girls to speak the language and improve their level rapidly.
The camp is located in the city of Manchester, one of the most important cities in England. Girls travel daily by private bus from the housing to the sports facilities located approximately 20 minutes away. Both facilities are first class and offer all the commodities and the personnel are all female, making the stay more comfortable.
Camp participants stay at the University of Manchester housing campus at the Sheavyn House apartments in single rooms with private bathrooms.
Training sessions take place at the sports facilities in the Soccer City academy, located in the spectacular sport city of the club near Etihad Stadium. These are the same facilities where all the category clubs train, including of course the first female Manchester City team.
Prices and dates
This camp takes place at the end of June through the first days of August with a camp registration fee of 125€. As with other camps in England, the official price is in pounds, so the final price in euros may vary somewhat due to currency fluctuation rates
One of the best sports academies in the world is IMG, which specializes in training all levels of great athletes. This training program can be a unique opportunity for girls as they participate in the most popular sport in the United States.
What is this academy like and where is it located?
This academy is located in Florida, Bradenton, just 15 minutes away from the Sarasota-Bradenton airport. The facilities are impressive and the campus has student housing, 20 multi-sport fields, 50 tennis courts, a sports hospital for physical therapy, gymnasium, school and a stadium for 5,000 spectators.
What soccer programs are available for girls?
This academy is open all year long and has flexible programs that adapt to all types of needs:
Long term programs
If you are looking for a long-term program, this academy offers a full year program to a six-month or trimester programs. The dates are adapted to the American school term, since a majority of the participants attend school or the academy´s high school where they continue with their education as they train as athletes.
Short term programs
The academy offers special programs during vacation periods. For example, summer or winter camps are available for two weeks and weekly programs are also available during the rest of the year for athletes who want to take advantage of their break so they can continue working and improving as soccer players.
What does the female training program at IMG consist of?
The general training characteristics are:
- Personalized development
- Team environment
- Specific exercises depending on the position of play
- More than 5 daily hours of training
- Strategy sessions
- Organized competitions
- Physical and mental therapy
- High intensity training specialists
- Specific training for goalkeepers
For those who choose the English class option, they train for half a day and take language classes during the other half. Depending on the duration of the chosen program they can participate in different courses:
- If you only choose a 2-week program, you can participate in English classes as ESL (English as a Second Language).
- If you spend more time, and you comply with a minimum required level, for example a course to prepare the SAT´s or a course to prepare for the TOEFL.
Remember that many nationalities of girls participate in this academy, providing a unique experience to practice English and get to know girls from different countries.
Increasing Demand of Girls Soccer Camps
So what is the reason for this rise in demand? Well the answer is simple: the popularity of women’s football has grown massively in the past few years. Attendances have grown in many countries, particularly in England where the women’s national team have enjoyed a successful spell on the pitch. And the women’s domestic leagues have been getting significantly more coverage on TV.
The sport has continued to rise in popularity in the USA and players are now being transferred to and from both sides of the pond, further raising the profile of both leagues.
In Spain, the women’s national team have flourished since Coach Ignacio Quereda was removed after his 27-year stint in charge. After many years of stagnation, the sport is now on the rise and the high quality that exists at club level is finally being recognised through the resurgence at national level.
Under new coach Jorge Vilda, the senior national side won the 2017 Algarve Cup, one of the most prestigious tournament in the women’s game. The Madrid-born boss had previously led the Under-17s to the 2010 and 2011 UEFA Women’s Championship titles.
Top flight domestic games are regularly shown on Spanish television and national team matches are also broadcast. And with Real Madrid in the process of creating their own female side, the dream of a women’s “Clasico” could soon become a reality. Overall, the future for women’s football looks bright across the globe.
Girls’ Soccer camp options
When choosing a soccer camp, there are many things to consider including:
- Age of the player
- Current level of ability
- Home or abroad
- Summer, winter of year-long camp
- Cost of camp
Her at Ertheo, we offer a range of Girls soccer camps in many different countries to suit all ages and abilities.
Female soccer has grown in Spain exponentially in the last years with unimaginable success in a very short time. The female team participated in their first World Cup in 2015 and is the most famous team in Europe, in addition to winning 4 European championships.
These are all the options we offer for a female soccer program. If you are interested in reserving a spot in one of our programs or wish to receive more information, please contact us.