The high performance football academy in England offers an intensive training program in the summer for participants between 12-19 years old.
This football summer camp is principally oriented towards players who are looking for real progress in all aspects of the sport, including physical and mental preparation.
In addition, participants will have the possibility to compete in friendly matches with other teams from cities near Stamford, where this camp will take place.
There are two options available:
Combine football training with English classes: In addition to training, there is the possibility to take a course consisting of 10 hours per week. This is perfect for those who want to improve their English while also perfecting their football skills.
Take a Sports Leadership course: For native English speakers or those that have a high level of English, there will be a leadership course held instead of attending language classes.
The academy is located in Stamford, a small and picturesque town located about two and a half hours from London. The academy has a residence to accommodate its participants, located only about 10 minutes from the training facilities.
Ertheo now has a supervisor in England
During the month of July, we will have a supervisor from Ertheo at this camp to assist with any issue/emergency.
The supervisor speaks various languages and is available 24 hours!
- Football training + English Classes
- Football training + Sports leadership course
High performance training, the best training program we offer in England
Academy located in a safe and quiet place
Camp organizes friendly matches
Inflexible in terms of changes to the program
The proficiency academy in England has been running for several years, coaching footballers including some who have gone on to be signed for professional teams all over Europe. The coaches work with players to improve all facets of their game, offering a very complete coaching package. In addition, the camp’s other specialist staff monitor the players’ progress and help them in other areas important to their development such as sports nutrition.
One of the most attractive aspects of the proficiency camp in England is that the programme gives participants the chance to experience something similar to the day to day life of a professional footballer, including match preparation.
The residence where the players stay is located just 5 minutes away from the sports facilities and the students are transported there by the academy’s own bus.
The accommodation comprises double bedrooms, common rooms and entertainment areas. Monitors are on hand to keep an eye on things, ensuring that students are always well supervised.
The academy organises short and long term programmes throughout the year, with a range of interesting education options. Get in touch with us for more information.
Coaching - High Performance UK
Participants will have two training sessions each day from Monday-Friday, including a friendly match on Friday afternoon. There is a total of 20 hours of training per week for this camp, and more than 5 hours of conferences or talks on topics like nutrition, motivation, etc.
This program is recommended for players with an advanced or high level of football skill, that are already playing on a team and are also looking for professional training.
This camp has been designed by the high performance academy that functions all year round, and is especially directed towards players that have the objective of improving their football skills. This is to say that it is not the typical summer program full of entertainment activities. It is essential that participants are accustomed to performing physical activity on a regular basis in order to do well during the two daily training sessions.
With 10 years of experience training young players, the academy´s staff knows the needs of participants during the training sessions, and they know how to identify the strengths of each player as well as find the best methods to minimize their weaknesses. The academy also has licensed UEFA “A” goalkeeper coaches that design specialized sessions for the goalkeepers who attend the camp.
Each participant will improve their individual skills, but the coaches also include training on team tactics which is very important in the modern game. The other main pillar of the training is physical conditioning and the players do daily gym sessions to improve their physical fitness.
In addition to the coaching, the proficiency academy in England also organises friendly matches, at which there is an opportunity for the young players to be assessed by scouts from professional clubs. The facilities used by the camp are located at the Borderville Sports Complex, which is fully equipped for football coaching.
In general, the programme includes other elements such as:
- Match analysis
- Performance assessment
- Guidance from trainers
English classes - High Performance UK
In order for the camp experience to be even more complete, the academy includes two courses in its program, one for participants that want to improve their level of English, and the other for those that are already native speakers or have a high level of English.
Since the courses are given at the same time, it is only possible to select one.
Language classes at Soccer camp
Option 1 - English Course
The English classes include two daily sessions that each last one hour. They will take place from Monday-Thursday at the language academy in Stamford. Each student will take a placement test the first day, which will be used to establish the groups for the course. These groups are lead by teachers that will continually evaluate the progress of each student.
The course provides a balanced study program for students, in addition to emphasizing the more practical English that is spoken outside the classroom.
Option 2: Sports Leadership Course
Participants who are not interested in attending English classes have the opportunity to take a sports leadership course taught by specialists in the field. In order to take part in this course it is necessary to have a native or advanced level of English to ensure participants are able to keep up with the rhythm of the classes.
In this 15 hr. per week course, participants will learn about the tools needed to be a great leader:
· How to guide and unite their team to achieve better results
· How to carry themselves as an example for their team
· How to mold other leaders
Programme and activities - High Performance UK
What is the day to day like at the academy?
Below you will see an example of what a normal day would be like at the high performance academy football camp:
07.00 - 08.30 Breakfast at the residence
08.30 - 09.00 Transport to training facilities
09.00 - 11.00 Training session
11.30 - 12.30 English/Leadership course
12.30 - 13.00 Transport to residence
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 Transport to training facilities
14.30 - 16.30 Training session
Then they will head back to the residence
17.00 - 18.00 Dinner
18.00 - 19.00 English/Leadership course
19.00 - 20.00 Snack
20.00 - 22.00 Free time
22.00 - 23.00 Bedtime
The previous example is the usual schedule followed from Monday-Thursday. Fridays are used for preparation and participation in the friendly football match of the week.
Saturday is the day for rest and recovery, which is necessary after an intensive week of training.
This day is used for an excursion for all camp participants.
During the camp there will be a full day excursion, which could be the following:
- Visit to Wembley Stadium
- Visit to Tower Aquatic Theme Park
- Trip to London or Cambridge
- Visit to a Premier League Club stadium
Accommodation and facilities - High Performance UK
The high performance academy in England has a residence very close to the training facilities and to the English classes. This place where participants share a living space is called The Garden House, an antique hotel from the 17th century in the center of Stamford. It has 19 double rooms with private bathrooms, as well as a few quadruple rooms.
All participants will have full board for their meal plan, and those with special dietary needs will have a menu offered to fulfill their requirements.
In terms of common spaces, the residence has a dining room, study rooms, gardens, a game room, a lounge/videogame room and includes a daily cleaning service. The Garden House has WiFi access throughout the facility, and is completely monitored 24 hours a day by qualified personnel who are in charge of helping participants with whatever they need.
Football School in England - High Performance Camp 2019 camp Accommodation
Distance between facilities
In 2015, the academy began using a new headquarters, the Borderville Sport Complex in Stamford, a center that has a stadium with capacity for 2,000 spectators and other natural grass fields. This complex also has a gym with cardio machines, resistance machines, functional equipment and a variety of different sport classes that participants can attend. The academy has medical services available such as: physiotherapists, physical trainers, nutritionists, sports psychologists as well as private health insurance.
The academy is located in Stamford, a tranquil and safe town. As a matter of fact, it is one of the favorite places for English locals to spend a few days of relaxation away from the fast-paced city life.
The most characteristic feature of Stamford is its architecture. It is one of the best preserved localities in England, and its antique stone buildings give the city a very special charm.
Strolling through the streets is like taking a trip into the past, specifically to the Middle Ages. Its precious medieval setting has been selected by directors of great movies like Pride & Prejudice and Da Vinci´s Code, among others.
The airports closest to Stamford are:
- East Midlands Airport - 1 hr & 15 mins
- Birmingham Airport- 1 hr & 40 mins
- Luton Airport- 1 hr & 45 mins
- Heathrow Airport- 2 hours
Prices & Dates - High Performance UK
|Duration (Weeks)||High performance football camp in UK|
|High Performance Leadership Course||High Performance + English|
|2 Weeks||3417 $||3417 $|
These courses are subject to a registration fee of 170$.
The official rate of this camp is determined in POUNDS, so the final amount in US DOLLARS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.
High Performance Leadership Course
Included in the price
- Accommodation with full board
- Social programme
- Transport between facilities
- Medical attention
Not included in the price
- Transfers service (prices below)
- Travel insurance
- Cancellation insurance
- English classes (£200 per week)
- Sports kit
Below you will find the prices for this service depending on the airport and arrival/departure times:
|Airports||One way||Round trip|
|Heathrow Airport||200 £||400 £|
|Stansted Airport||100 £||200 £|
|Birmingham Airport||100 £||200£|
Sunday Arrivals: The scheduled arrival time of flights should be between 12:00pm - 6:00pm.
Saturday Departures: The scheduled departure time for flights should be between 9:00am - 2:00pm.
* Prices are per person.
Transfers outside of regular service schedule, as stipulated above, the prices per person and trips are the following:
|Airports||One way||Round trip|
|Heathrow Airport||300 £||600 £|
|Stansted Airport||250 £||500 £|
|Birmingham Airport||250 £||500£|
Prices for other available airports
|Aeropuertos||Un solo trayecto||Ida y Vuelta|
|East Midlands Airport||250 £||500 £|
|Luton Airport||250 £||500 £|
If the participant is traveling with an unaccompanied minor service during the flights, the transfer service provided by the camp will have an extra cost of £50.
Services de Insurance
Through an international insurance company, we offer two different types of insurance:
Camp cancellation insurance
If you want to rest assured that you can recover your money in the event that your child is unable to attend the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance. Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
Steps to make a reservation for the camp
- Step 1: Make a payment of 50% of the total cost of the program. (If you reserve after May 31st, you must pay 100% of the cost of the program to reserve.)
- Step 2: Turn in the required documents duly completed.
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, we’ll send you a confirmation of your reservation.
Once you have received the confirmation, you can buy your transportation tickets. If you have reserved the transfer service, be sure to send us an email regarding the details of your trip so we can successfully transport you to the camp.