This camp takes place in Algeciras and is designed for boys and girls who love football and aged between 8 and 17 years.
The programme is a perfect combination of English study and of course, playing football and being coached by the best professionals.
- Football + Languages17.5 hours of coaching + 10 hours of English classes per week.
- Football without languages17.5 hours of coaching + 10 hours of football-related seminars per week.
The programme is of two or three weeks’ duration and includes English classes with teachers who are native speakers of the language and football coaching sessions with trainers from the Atletico Madrid Academy. In addition, participants can enjoy a social programme and excursions organised by the camp. Everything adds up to an unforgettable experience for a young sports-loving person.
The summer camp is a unique opportunity to make friends, grow in maturity, become more independent and spend the holidays learning the values inherent to football.
Camp participants are accommodated at the Residencia de Sotogrande and training takes place in the grounds of Algeciras Football Club.
Training Methods - Atletico Madrid Soccer Camp in Sotogrande
The training sessions take place at the sports grounds of Algeciras Football Club. Groups are mixed and are organised by age and the skill level of the participant. Each training group has 10 players and is led by a professional coach from the Atletico Madrid Academy.
Training sessions take place in the mornings (from 10am to 1.30pm) on artificial turf football fields at the Algeciras Football Club. There is also a natural turf pitch, on which some matches are played.
Participants who choose the programme without language study will receive 3.5 hours’ football training from Monday to Friday and another two hours a day of technical seminars delivered by the Atletico Madrid coaches who lead the morning training sessions.
Participants who choose the option to study English will do the football coaching session in the morning with the other participants and in the afternoons (from Monday to Friday) will attend language lessons which each last two hours.
The coaching can be adapted to all abilities. Although the training is basically carried out in Spanish, there is no problem for participants from other countries as the trainers also speak English.
The coaching is based on helping players to improve the technical and strategic aspects of their game. However, the trainers also put a lot of emphasis on teaching the young people the values of Atletico Madrid Football Club, such as fighting spirit, humility, effort and team work.
English Classes - Atletico Madrid Football Camp in Sotogrande
This camp also offers the option of taking English classes during the programme. Participants who do not wish to take this option have two additional hours of football study per day, in the form of seminars.
The language classes are provided by the Colegio Internacional de Sotogrande, a prestigious language school with more than 30 years’ experience teaching international students. Teachers are native speakers of English and experienced in teaching languages.
Language classes at Football camp
There are a total of 10 hours’ language study per week. Each class lasts two hours and takes place daily from Monday to Friday.
There are three levels available: beginner, intermediate and advanced and the maximum number of students per group is 8. Before starting, participants take a level test so they can be assigned to the most appropriate group.
The school provides the students with all the learning materials necessary. At the end of the camp, learners receive a diploma of participation, indicating the level reached.
Agenda - Atletico Madrid Football Camp in Sotogrande
Between the coaching sessions, language classes and other activities that take place, there is a lively and busy atmosphere in the camp. Nevertheless, there is still plenty of opportunity for the young people to relax, socialise with their camp mates in the games room and speak to their families.
Below you can see an example of a typical day of activities at the camp.
While at the residence, the participants of the Atletico Madrid camp share activities with other young people staying at the residence who are participating in other sports camps in Sotogrande. Many of these young people are from other countries, which offers participants a fantastic opportunity to make friends from all over the world, practise their language skills and learn about other cultures.
The camp’s entertainment team organises a social programme, with a range of activities to ensure the young people get the most out of every day at the camp. For participants who don’t want to join in with the organised activities, they can make use of the other amenities, such as table tennis and pool or simply relax and chat to their camp mates.
They can also use their free time to contact their families.
Excursions also take place jointly with the other participants at the residence. Destinations are decided on a few weeks before the start of the camp, but the most common are:
- Isla Mágica
- Cadiz or Tarifa
- Amazonia Aventura
8.30 Get up
10.00 Travel to training facilities
10.30 Training session
13.30 Return to residence
15.00 Free time
16.00 English classes or technical seminars
18.00 Social programme and free time
21.00 Social programme
22.30 -23.00 Lights Out
Accommodation - Atletico Madrid Football Camp in Sotogrande
The participants at the Atletico Madrid camp are accommodated in a magnificent student residence located in San Roque. The residence provides excellent quality facilities with double or triple rooms with private bathroom. Rooms have air conditioning and there is free WiFi throughout the residence. In addition, the camp provides a laundry service and there is room cleaning and change of towels.
Atlético de Madrid camp Accommodation
Distance between facilities
The residence where participants stay is located in the neighbourhood of San Roque Club. The football coaching takes place at the sports grounds of Algeciras Football Club and the English classes are at the Colegio Internacional de Sotogrande.
Participants are taken each day from the residence to the training ground and English classes by private bus, accompanied by monitors.
San Roque Campus, Urb. San Roque Club, Avenida Mesas de Dientes s/n 11360 Cádiz, Spain
- Sports facilities: 15 minutes by bus
- Cafeteria: these are at the same location
- English classes: 11 minutes by bus
Prices & Dates - Atletico Madrid Football Camp
Included in the price
- Full board accommodation
- Language classes
- Daily transport between facilities
- Social Programme activities
- Sports strip
- Certificate of attendance and discount for the Atletico Madrid shop
- Transfers service (within established timetable)
- 24 hour supervision
Not included in the price
- Travel insurance
- Cancellations insurance
This camp includes a free transfers service available to collect the participants from the following points:
- Malaga Airport
- Maria Zambrano Railway Station
- Port of Tangiers
Transfers are available between the following times:
- Arrivals: from10:00-13:00 and 18:00-21:00
- Departures: there are two journeys to the airport available, at 07:00 and 13:00.
If you prefer to bring your child to the camp yourself and/or collect them at the end, please note that the timetable for arrivals/depatures is as follows:
- Arrivals: 13:00
- Departures: 10:00
Through the AVI International company, we offer the chance to purchase two types of insurance:
- Cancellation or Interruption Insurance
If you want the guarantee of recovering your money if, due to unforeseen circumstances, your child cannot attend the camp or if they do attend but then have to cut short their stay, you might be interested in taking out our cancellations insurance. + Information here.
- Travel Insurance
We also offer health and travel insurance for 8 Euros per week (for EU member state citizens) or 15 Euros (for non-EU member states). Read more about the cover here.
To make a reservation at this camp you need to pay a deposit of 50% of the programme fee. The balance must be paid by 31 May.
To make reservations after 31 May you will need to pay the total programme fee.