While it is true that goalkeepers can benefit from standard outfield soccer training programs, without specialist goalkeeper training or attending soccer goalkeeper camps, there is little to no chance of them becoming truly great goalkeepers.
Presenting the best soccer goalkeeper camps in the world
These soccer goalkeeper camps have been selected based on participant satisfaction, training, quality of camp life, coaching qualifications, etc. For more information about any of these camps, click the links below.
Soccer goalkeeper camps in Spain
Real Madrid FC is one of the most successful football clubs in all of Europe. Each summer, the Real Madrid Foundation offers a soccer goalkeeper camp. They accept boys and girls from 9 to 17 years old.
Participants train with professional coaches alongside other like-minded students from all over the world. They also enjoy a range of extra-curricular activities and excursions during evenings and on weekends.
The Real Madrid Foundation offers standard (all skill levels) or technical programs (for federated players). English or Spanish language lessons are also available.
The Barcelona High Performance Academy is one of the most prestigious football centers in all of Spain. Each year, alumni from their full-time programs sign contracts to play football professionally.
The Barcelona High Performance Academy offers an intensive summer goalkeeper training camp for boys and girls from 8 to 21 years old. The student residence is located 5 minutes walking distance from the sports facilities.
Participants take part in a demanding and intensive program that focuses on technical precision and leaves little time for other excursions and activities. Long-term programs are also available.
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 students from 12 to 18 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.
Every summer, the Porto FC hosts a soccer goalkeeper camp in Valencia, Spain.
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 academy’s outstanding state-of-the-art facilities. They accept boys and girls from 12 to 21 years old. Students train for 27 hours a week.
Chelsea FC has renovated and greatly improved their camp programs for 2019. The goalkeeper program lasts for 2 weeks from July 15 – July 28, 2019. During these two weeks, goalkeepers, both girls and girls, receive completely specialized training. Of course, goalkeepers can attend the other camp sessions during the summer, but training during other weeks is more field training without specialized programs for goalkeepers.
- Boys and girls of any level from 12 to 17 years old.
- 12.5 hours per week (if you select the Football + English program).
- 29 hours per week (Football Total) / 18.5 hours per week (Football + English).
- Training: Chelsea FC Sports Facilities in Surrey – Charterhouse
- Accommodation: Charterhouse (right next to the training fields).
At the AC Milan Junior soccer goalkeeper 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) from June 9th to June 14th. It’s open to boys and girls between 10 and 17 years old.
Participants spend one week in a unique international environment training with official Barcelona FC coaches and living like professional footballers.
This program is held at an outstanding facility which has a first class sports complex and a student residence.
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 14 to 19 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 goalkeeper 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 20 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.
We offer quite a large selection of goalkeeper camps at Ertheo.com. It can be difficult to choose which camp is right for you. For additional help choosing a summer camp, download our summer camps guide pdf. by clicking below.