9 effective soccer goalkeeper camps to guarantee expert savesErtheo Education & Sports
While it is true that goalkeepers can benefit from standard outfield soccer training programs, without specialist training or attending soccer goalkeeper camps, there is little to no chance of them becoming truly great goalkeepers.
So where can talented student athletes go to receive expert goalkeeper training and sharpen their skills between the posts? At Ertheo, we’ve put together a list of the 9 best soccer goalkeeper summer camps in Spain and beyond. Continue reading for more general information about each camp.
Soccer goalkeeper camps in Spain
Real Madrid FC is one of the most prolific and successful football clubs in all of Europe. Each summer, the Real Madrid Foundation offers a soccer goalkeeper camp to talented student athletes (boys and girls) between 9 and 17 years old.
Participants train with professional coaches alongside like-minded students from all over the world. Campers also participate in a range of extra-curricular activities and excursions which are organized by the foundation’s team.
The Real Madrid Foundation offers standard (all skill levels) or technical programs (for federated players). English or Spanish language lessons are also available depending on the participant’s country of origen.
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The Barcelona High Performance Academy is one of the most prestigious football centers in all of Spain. Each year, alumni from this academy sign contracts to play football professionally.
Barcelona High Performance Academy an intensive summer training camp for goalkeepers (boys and girls) from 6 to 21 years old. The course can be booked with or without accommodation. Long-term programs are also available.
Participants take part in a demanding and intensive program that focuses on technical precision and leaves little time for other excursions and activities.
The course is for highly skilled goalkeepers who want to improve the physical, technical, tactical and psychological aspects of their game.
FCB Barcelona Escola offers soccer goalkeeper camps for student athletes from 6 to 21 years old at the club’s Ciudad Deportiva Joan Camper complex.
The centre is home to Barcelona’s famous ‘Masia’ youth academy and also hosts first team training sessions. Players get the opportunity to practice on the same turf as Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez.
The program features four hours of physical and tactical training each day under the guidance of official coaches from FC Barcelona. All of the coaches have vast experience training players throughout various categories of the club.
FC Barcelona offer a program only for girls and all the coaches are women.
High Performance Football Academy in Valencia
Every summer, the Porto FC hosts a soccer goalkeeper camp for Dragon Force goalkeepers in Valencia to teach young goalies the training methods of the Porto FC.
In international competitions, FC Porto is the most successful Portuguese team. They have won a total of seven trophies. They won the European Cup/UEFA Champions League in 1987 and 2004, the UEFA Cup/Europa League in 2003 and 2011, the UEFA Super Cup in 1987, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1987 and 2004.
Training sessions take place in the High Performance Football Academy’s outstanding state of the art facilities. Boys and girls from ages 6 to 19 may attend. Training takes place for 20 hours a week with 15 hours a week dedicated to English classes.
Ths London-based soccer goalkeeper camp gives student athletes the unique opportunity to improve their goalkeeping techniques under the guidance of professional coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation.
The Chelsea FC Foundation offers two soccer goalkeeper camps to boys and girls from 12 to 17 years old. The standard program is for goalkeepers of all levels while the advanced program is only for advanced federated players.
Both camps take place in the same place and residence and comprise either 20 hours of football training (no English) or 12.5 hours of football training in combination with 15 hours of English Classes.
The only difference between the standard and the advanced programs is the intensity and objective of the training sessions.
At the AC Milan Junior soccer goalkeerper training camp, talented male and female goalkeepers between the ages of 7 and 17 spend a portion of their summer break training with top coaches at some of the best facilities in Italy.
Participants improve their performance between the posts and learn the importance of core values such as respect, discipline, and teamwork.
The most talented and hard-working atheletes could even join the growing list of players who have been scouted by professional teams while attending this camp.
The FC Barcelona soccer goalkeeper camp takes place in Casa Grande (Arizona) and is open to boys and girls between 10 and 17.
Participants will spend from 1 to 8 weeks of the summer in a unique international environment training with official Barcelona FC coaches and living like professional footballers.
This programme is held at an outstanding facility comprising a first class sports complex and the residence where participants stay during the camp.
The official F.C. Barcelona academy in Arizona is open all year round. Student athletes who attend the academy share a common goal – either become a professional footballer or achieve a scholarship to study and compete at a university in the United States.
The High Performance Football Academy in England hosts a soccer goalkeeper camp for student athletes from 15 to 21 years old. Participants have the chance to live and train like professional footballers.
From its campus in Stamford, the academy offers the perfect opportunity to be immersed in the British culture and also offers different education options so participants can combine sport with study. The academy offers training for both outfield players and goalkeepers.
Coaches design training programs to improve both the technical and tactical aspects of the game while also attending to the physical fitness of players. Athletes attend training sessions for 25 hours a week, leaving weekends for football matches and excursions.
Depending on the student’s age, the High Performance Football Academy in England offers a choice of education options in partnership with Stamford Academy and Loughborough College. Participants also have the option to combine their training with English classes.
The last of the many summer camps for soccer goalkeepers is the Paris Saint-Germain soccer goalkeeper camp.
PSG has won a total of 34 trophies making it the most successful French club in history. It’s one of only two French clubs who have won a major European title. PSG is the most popular football club in France and one of the most widely supported teams in the world.
Student athletes from 8 to 17 years old may attend this camp and participate in 20 hours of training per week. The camp also offers French and English language classes.
The camp is located at the University of HEC in Paris where the participants train and reside during their time at camp.