The proficiency football academy in England offers an intensive coaching programme for players between the ages of 14 and 21. This UK summer football camp is characterised by its intensity and high level, where coaching can be combined with English classes. The camp is principally aimed at players who are looking to make real progress in all facets of their game and in physical and mental preparation.
As well as the training, students have the opportunity to take part in friendly matches against other teams from towns close to the town of Stamford, where the camp is based.
Proficiency academy with UEFA “A” qualified coaches
Full year programmes
Recommended only for players with a good skill level
The location is quite a long distance from the centre of the UK
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
The coaching at the academy in England is characterised by its intensity, with drills and exercises which reflect actual match play situations. In total, the students do 5 hours’ training per day at the sports grounds. In the afternoons they either have free time or are studying - in English language or other classes.
With ten years of experience training young footballers, the academy coaches are experienced and knowledgeable about the needs of the camp participants and are well equipped to identify each participant’s strengths, as well as identifying ways to help them address their weaknesses. The academy also has UEFA “A”- qualified goalkeeping coaches, who plan sessions around the needs of participants who play in goal.
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
The English course comprises 3 hours a day of classes and students are placed into groups based on their level. Groups are taught by native English speaking teachers, who monitor the progress of each student.
Language classes at Football camp
The English classes, for students of 14 and above, are delivered by the prestigious Stamford Academy. On arrival students take an English test which enables teachers to place them in a group suitable for their level. The course provides a balanced study programme for students. The emphasis is on a practical style of English which is spoken outside of class. Another of the main objectives of the classes are to help prepare students who are taking examinations such as the Cambridge ESOL exam, Key English Test (KET), Preliminary English Text (PET), Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) and Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE).
Programme and activities - High Performance UK
The football camp at the academy in England combines football coaching with either English classes or free time at the residence where participants can socialise with their camp mates.
MORNING – English classes or coaching
MIDDAY – Coaching and football matches
AFTERNOON – Free time
For the students at the academy in England, each day is built around 5 hours’ training, split into two sessions, morning and afternoon. Players who attend English classes have two lessons a day and during the afternoon they can enjoy some relaxation time where they can get together with their campmates, play videogames or pool at the residence.
This camp combines proficiency level coaching with a social programme, something which makes it a wonderful way for young footballers to make the most of summer. Here participants can make great improvements in their football skills, improve their English and enjoy some of their summer holidays in England.
During their stay, the camp organises activities for the participants, including swimming, ten pin bowling, visits to football stadia or to see Premier League matches. There are also activities in the residence which helps team building and gives the chance for the young people to have fun with their camp mates during their free time.
Accommodation and facilities - High Performance UK
The academy residence is located very close to the training grounds and the classrooms where the English lessons are held. The accommodation where the students are accommodated is ‘The Garden House’, an old former XVII hotel in the centre of the town of Stamford. It has 19 double rooms with bathroom and is fully equipped with all that is required for the students’ day to day needs.
Students are accommodated on full board. In terms of meals, the catering staff can accommodate students with special dietary requirements.
With regard to common areas, the residence has a dining room, study rooms, gardens, games rooms, a common room with sofas and video consoles and a cleaning service. The Garden House has WiFi throughout and is fully supervised 24 hours a day by qualified staff, which ensures participants have all they need.
High Performance UK camp Accommodation
Distance between facilities
DAY TO DAY LIFE AT THE ACADEMY FOR PARTICIPANTS
Every day at the academy is different. Mornings begin with a healthy breakfast, specifically designed for the needs of the young sports people. After breakfast, participants are taken by the academy’s own bus to the sports grounds, always under the supervision of the camp monitors. From Monday to Friday, the day time hours are dedicated to coaching and classes. In the evenings, students have some free time to relax before and after dinner.
At weekends the routine changes. The academy organises friendly matches or tournaments on Saturday mornings and excursions in the afternoons. Students also have some time to do their homework. Sundays are for relaxing, so participants have a chance to recuperate after their hard work on the training grounds and can enjoy leisure time with their camp mates.
CAMP SPORTS GROUNDS
In 2015 the academy moved to its new headquarters, Borderville Sports Complex in Stamford. The facilities have a football pitch, with capacity for 2000 spectators and another two artificial turf football fields. The complex has a 12,000 metres square gym, with equipment for cardio, resistance, functional equipment and a variety of sports classes for participants to choose from. The academy has medical services including physios, physical fitness specialists, nutritionists, sports psychologists and there are arrangements for medical insurance.
All participants can also make use of the common areas, such as the café and changing rooms before and after their sports sessions.
Prices & Dates - High Performance UK
|Duration (Weeks)||High performance football camp in UK|
|Summer Soccer Camp with English||Summer Soccer Camp|
|2 Weeks||2250 €||2010 €|
|3 Weeks||3195 €||2840 €|
The official rate of this camp is determined in POUNDS, so the final amount in EUROS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.
Summer Soccer Camp with English
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
Price per day:
- East Midlands - £90
- Luton - £100
- Stansted - £100
- Heathrow - £130
- Gatwick - £165
- Birmingham - £110
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