High-Performance Football Camp for Advanced-Level Soccer Players (Boys Only) aged 12 to 17 who wish to spend two to four weeks living a top-level football experience alongside international peers in the United Kingdom.

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General Information

  • Location: Berkhamsted, England
  • Ages and genders: 12 - 17 y.o. (boys only), players or goalkeepers
  • Levels: Advanced/Elite

The England High-Performance Summer Football Camp takes place in a private school located in Berkhamsted, a small town on the outskirts of London, just 30 minutes away from major airports.

This high-performance football program offers boys aged 12 to 17 the opportunity to enhance their skills alongside other advanced and elite young players from around the world. The program's duration is 2 or 4 weeks during the month of July and includes two options: an intensive program with double training sessions or the choice to combine half a day of training with English classes for the other part of the day.

It's a unique program where top professionals sent by the leading private football academies in Europe participate. It's a fantastic option for the following profiles:

  • Players who want to quickly improve their skills by learning from great professionals.
  • Those looking to test their abilities against advanced players from other parts of the world.
  • Preparing for the upcoming football season to perform at their best with their club.
  • Players considering formal training in a football academy in the future.

Primary Summer Camp Programs Options

ProgramProgram typeTraining levelTraining Intensity Players levelLanguage classes Accommodation qualityTraining facilities qualityPrice
High Performance Football Summer Camp in England (12-17 years) Players or goalkeepers. (Only boys) 5/5 5/5 4.5/5 Optional: ENGLISH 4/5 4/5
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Training

  • Skill level: intermediate/advanced
  • Other soccer education features: Strength training & conditioning, Diet & nutrition guidance, Goalkeeping training
  • Students per training group: 15 - 18 students
  • Training language: English
  • Training intensity: 4/5

The high-performance summer football camps in England offer a professional-style training designed for advanced/elite players who already possess extensive experience, strong technical skills, and advanced game intelligence.

Players work on both their individual skills and tactical abilities through individual and team exercises, as well as instructional matches. Coaches provide personalized guidance to each player, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses and helping them improve in all areas.

Goalkeepers also receive personalized guidance and train with qualified goalkeeper instructors to enhance their skills between the posts.

All players also work on their strength and physical fitness and take part in various fitness sessions during their time in the program. Additionally, students receive nutritional guidance to learn about the appropriate diet for a professional athlete.

Several days a week, young footballers participate in competitions with other camp attendees or local teams.

Moreover, they receive a final assessment report that outlines their strengths and weaknesses and provides guidance on how they can continue to improve.

Participating academies in the program

Below is a brief description of the academies participating in the training.

Steven Gerrard High Performance Academy - UK

Highlights:

  • More than 10 years experience and more than 1,000 graduates
  • Academy linked to semi-professional teams in Liverpool
  • With locations in Liverpool and Alicante (Spain)

 

 

 

Who better than Steven Gerrard to know about the quality and dedication needed to reach the heights of elite soccer? This academy has a really experienced multidisciplinary team and a wide network of contacts to help its most dedicated and talented players to achieve all their goals, from getting a scholarship to study in the USA to signing for a semi-professional club and setting off on the road to professional soccer. 

 

Some success stories:

  • Jack Hazlehurst - City of Liverpool FC
  • John McGrath - City of Liverpool FC

Brooke House College - UK

Highlights:

  • Elite training facilities
  • Fantastic academic excellence program
  • They recruit top international players to create a challenging and competitive training program (many of them play for their national youth teams).

 

 

 

Located in a small town (Market Harborough), just an hour from London, this school has become one of the top soccer academies in England. It’s the perfect option for players looking to develop their soccer skills under the guidance of top players, without having to give up their schooling.

 

Some success stories:

  • Jesse Sekidika - Galatasaray F.C.
  • Lazar Boyanov - C.D. Nacional
  • Kelvin John - KRC GENK

Dubai City Academy

Highlights:

  • Experienced coaching staff, many of whom have worked at top English clubs.
  • The participants will get the opportunity to play in professional leagues in Dubai
  • Top facilities in a magnificent climate

 

 

 

Dubai High Performance Academy has its own soccer club, City FC. Since its foundation in 2017, more than 700 players have passed through its doors.
Its philosophy is to provide the very best development environment and a professionally planned internship platform to create top players. 

 

Some success stories:

  • Adli Mohamed - Southampton FC
  • Max Ek - Djurgarden FC
  • Raja Asfour - Lebanon U17 National Squad

IDA - UK, Spain, Italy and the USA

Highlights

  • The same academy in four different countries (Spain, the UK, Italy, and the USA) with the chance to combine destinations.
  • A highly competitive training methodology. They conduct sessions with local teams (in Spain), play in High School leagues (the USA), or in private leagues (the UK), etc.
  • An academy with extensive experience in the sector and highly specialized in training, tournaments, and many other areas.

 

 

 

A high performance academy located in four different countries, whose goal is to help ambitious youngsters to achieve their sporting and educational goals in the very best international environments. It offers a perfect combination of professional training and quality education for students who are looking for opportunities in soccer without having to give up their academic schooling.

 

Some success stories:

  • Jeremy de León - Puerto Rico U20 national team
  • Kyah Le - Res Roma and Gonzaga
  • Jameson Mannix - University of Hamilton

Marcet - Spain

Highlights:

  • More than 40 years as a sector leader in soccer training in Spain
  • Their own widely proven training system
  • The high level of its students and the great physical and mental demands in training

 

 

 

The High Performance Academy of Barcelona is a prestigious school that offers your child the opportunity to train under a revolutionary methodology recognized worldwide. In addition, it offers a wide range of courses so that international students can continue their studies online without changing the academic program they were following in their home country.

 

Some success stories:

  • David Soria (Getafe goalkeeper)
  • Óliver Torres (Player of Sevilla FC)
  • Álvaro Fernández (SD Huesca goalkeeper)

Andorra FC Academy 

Highlights:

  • Official club competing in the Second Division of the Spanish league.
  • Official coaches of the club's youth academy.

 

 

 

Andorra FC has had something of a renaissance since 2018 in the lower divisions of Spanish soccer. Its ascending growth has already put it LaLiga Hypermotion; in addition to having a fairly solid training system that excites the fans.

 

With its headquarters in Manresa, 40 minutes from Barcelona, one of the most footballing cities in Spain and the entire European continent, the players will have the opportunity to experience training at a high competitive level with coaches with a long career in soccer.

EDU Sport Glasgow Academy - UK, Malta

Highlights:

  • FIFA-affiliated academy.
  • 4 U20 and U23 competitive teams.

 

 

 

They have an official club that competes in the Scottish Football League, the Caledonian Braves.

 

Founded in 2011, the Edusport Academy in Glasgow, Scotland aims to offer a totally refreshing experience that combines education with sport.

Its program allows students to discover a new country and a new culture, while continuing their studies in professional conditions; both at its Glasgow and Malta sites.

The programs feature internationally recognized English language classes by competent bodies, in addition to first class facilities.

Some success stories:

  • Ean Guy Lucas (Annan Athletic FC)
  • Jeremy Mpouma (Cliftonville FC)

Training Facilities

  • Training surface: Natural and artificial turf
  • Additional training facilities: Full Gym and Olympic Swimming Poo
  • Quality of training facilities: 4/5

The England High-Performance Camp is equipped with extensive facilities within a private campus. This means that students can walk safely from the residence to the training fields.

For the development of the sports program, the camp includes: an artificial turf field, an 11-a-side grass football field, a covered multipurpose sports hall, a gym, and an Olympic swimming pool.

Coaches

  • License: UEFA A License, UEFA B License
  • Coaching experience: Extensive experience in training elite-level players
  • Languages: English

The coaches participating in the England High-Performance Camp are experienced professionals who work in the best private football academies in Europe.

For 4 days, each coaching team will train the participants, providing them with the opportunity to try a minimum of 3 different playing systems every two weeks.

This unique system in the world offers a much broader perspective of the game to the player, keeping them alert and adaptable to each playing strategy and the various special requests from the coaches.

The camp includes private academies from England, Spain, and Italy. Since it is an international camp open to students from all over the world, training will be conducted in English.

Language Classes

  • Native teachers: Yes
  • Hours per week: 7,5

The England High-Performance Academy offers optional English classes to its students. These are general English classes delivered by an institution specialized in teaching English to foreigners.

The goal is to make the classes interesting and enjoyable to encourage learning, and to help young individuals feel secure and confident in communicating in English. The language immersion environment at the camp also aids in accelerating learning.

These classes are optional and come at an additional cost of 250 € for every two weeks of the program.

Camp Schedule

The following schedule represents a typical day at the camp. The exact schedule may vary at any given time.

Camp Schedule

  • Schedule: 
  • 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM: Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Training Session
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM: Lunch
  • 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM: Training Session / English Classes
  • 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM: Free Time
  • 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM: Dinner
  • 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Free Time /Scheduled Activities or Competitions

During the camp, the following excursions are scheduled:

  • A full-day excursion to London by train that includes a sightseeing walking tour and a visit to Wembley Stadium, the official home ground of the English national soccer team
  • A half-day excursion to Berkhamsted for a village walk, shopping, leisure time, etc
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Accommodation

  • Accommodation: Student Residence
  • Location: 5-10 minutes' walk from sports facilities
  • Room Type: Single or double rooms, some triple
  • Bathroom: Private or shared
  • Quality of accommodation: 4/5

The England High-Performance Football Academy has a residential building to accommodate its students. It offers single or double rooms (and some triples). Bathrooms can be private or shared.

Regarding common areas, the residence features a spacious game room with a pool table, ping pong table, PlayStation, and a television.

In the same residential building, there is a full gym that students can use for workouts supervised by the coaching staff.

There is also an Olympic-sized swimming pool used for training.

The residence offers room cleaning and bed sheet/towel changes. It also provides free WiFi for the students to use their phones and/or laptops.

Safety

One of the major security attractions of the England High-Performance Football Academy is its location. Berkhamsted is a small, quiet, and safe town with around 20,000 residents. This provides a perfect atmosphere for focusing 100% on football.

Prices and Dates

Duration (Weeks) High performance football camp in UK
High Performance UK
2 Weeks£ 2795
3599 €
$ 3833
4 Weeks£ 5319
6849 €
$ 7295

These courses are subject to a registration fee of £ 100 (128 € or $ 137).

The official rate of this program is determined in POUNDS so the final amount in other currencies may vary slightly due to currency fluctuation.

Starting Dates

High Performance UK

08 July

Limited places

22 July

Improved booking conditions for all camps

This 2024 make your reservation more easily and with less risk

  • We´ve lowered the deposit required to reserve your camp to just 500€
  • Free cancellation until March 1st
  • Money-back guarantee within 10 days
  • Optional insurances
  • *Please note that if a visa is required to attend camp, it will be necessary to pay the total amount of the program

Extra Services

You can purchase one of the extra services below at an additional cost.

    Camp Insurance

    We offer two insurance options based on your needs:

  • Cancellation and Interruption Insurance: This option allows you to get your money back if you have to cancel or interrupt the camp for any justified reason, including injury or illness of participants both before and during the camp (the policy contains 35 different causes for justified cancellations).
  • Travel/Medical Insurance: With this insurance policy, you will be covered for medical assistance abroad and possible expenses caused by health-related issues, as well as other contingencies such as lost luggage or an unforeseen flight change.

    Download the following PDF to learn more about each insurance options terms and conditions, coverage features, and price.

    Camp Insurance
    Transfer Service:

    There are two types of transfer services available that we´ll detail for you below:

  • Standard transfer service: the camp offers an optional transfer service for participants who request it from the nearest airport to the residence (or vice versa). Check with Ertheo for schedules and prices for this service.
  • Special transfer with additional unaccompanied minor service: participants who fly to camp alone and have contracted the unaccompanied minor service with their airline must hire this special transfer with accompaniment so that the child isn´t left alone in the airport. Check with Ertheo for schedules and prices of this service.

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  • Nearest airport / train station: 
  • Birmingham Airport (BHM)

Transportation to the camp (flights/trains) is not included in the price of our programs.

Advice from Ertheo

The high-performance summer football camps in England are advisable for those who want to improve their skills in a short period. They are ideal for young athletes who thrive in a peaceful and family-like environment, where they can focus on growing as football players and as individuals. Participants in these programs quickly feel like a closely-knit family and come from all over the world to share their passion for football.

If you are interested in attending a football camp this summer, the high-performance summer football camp in England could be a good choice for you. Contact Ertheo for more information.

This camp is for you if

  • You’re interested in attending a full-time academy program at the England High-performance Academy.
  • You thrive in a close-knit family-like environment where staff members show interest in your personal growth and well-being.
  • You’re an international student with an intermediate/advanced level of English who wants to live and international experience and finetune your English.

This camp is NOT for you if

  • You don’t play at an advanced level or don’t have much soccer experience.
  • You have a low level of English. Training takes place entirely in English which means students must understand at least the basics.
  • Having fun is more important to you than your growth and improvement as a soccer player. The academy expects their students to be dedicated and disciplined.

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