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Throughout the summer months, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) opens the doors of its Ciudad del Fútbol complex in Las Rozas, Madrid to budding young footballers between the age of 10 and 16.
During their stay, the children get to train at the same top-class facilities that are used by the Spanish National Football Team.
The students are assessed upon arrival and placed in a one of three groups according to their current level of ability.
Intensive and high level training
First class facilities
Residence and training are located at the same complex
There are no English classes, only activities
Program only suitable for participants who play for a team affiliated to a football association
This camp is aimed at young players who are already members of an affiliated team. As a result, the training is of a higher level than our standard courses.
For 17.5 hours per week the participants will learn new skills and refine their existing techniques and tactics. All sessions are held under the expert guidance of national coaches from the Royal Spanish Football Federation and with instructors who are graduates or students of sports science.
The students also partake in many other activities including 5 hours of English per week, excursions and leisure activities.
Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Football Camp
About the Royal Spanish Football Federation
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is the main governing body for football in Spain. It has within its many departments a section devoted to ‘Basic Football,’ the aim of which is to provide basic football training for young people at both professional and amateur level.
It is very important that children who want to be successful at football begin by playing the game at schools and camps where their particular age group is catered for. In addition, there should also be a focus on education and the health aspects of sport.
The Director of this grass roots football department, Ginés Meneńdez, also coordinates courses for coaches and is responsible for the training centre known as “Football City.” This state-of-the-art training hub features workshops, seminars, contests and competitions, all with a Spanish football context. The RFEF also has accredited coaching centres in a variety of locations but which all fall under the umbrella of the Federation.
The aims of “basic football” are very specific: to provide facilities for young people to learn, play and improve their knowledge of football. To achieve this, a special scheme has been created for young people from 8 to 14 years of age, which is divided into three age categories: Benjamin, Juvenile or Children.
Amongst the principal activities of the RFEF are promoting adequate development of student life, planning of physical exercise, organising social events and providing correct and complete information about football. In addition, a project has been set up to develop basic football skills camps throughout the country according to demand.
The essential part of the work is to attract, promote and develop grass roots football, so that youngsters who love the sport are motivated and well provided for. This means having enough information to help them make free choices about their future lives and careers. This focus on a joined-up approach helps to enhance their physical and social skills alongside their sporting preparation.
The following is a list of RFEF-affiliated football academies in Spain that focus on grass roots football:
- Andalucia Football Federation, Seville, Andalucia
- Aragon Football Federation, Zaragoza, Aragon
- Tinerfeña Football Federation, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands
- Cantabria Football Federation, Santander, Cantabria
- Castilla La Mancha Football Federation, Cuenca, Castilla
- Madrid Football Federation
- Royal Spanish Football Federation, Madrid
- Melilla Football Federation, Melilla
- Guipuzcoana Football Federation, San Sebastian, Basque Country
- Murcia Football Federation
Royal Spanish Footbal Federation Summer Camps
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) offers a special summer camp for all young people who love football. The camp is for children between the ages of 10 and 16 years of age and attracts participants from all over the world. The camp takes place at Football City in Las Rozas which is one of the best football centres in Spain and the training centre for the Spanish national team.
All training sessions at the RFEF’s summer camps are carried out by a highly-qualified team of coaches, all of whom have a lot of experience teaching young people.