& Starting Dates
The Arsenal soccer Schools program offers students the chance to improve their footballing skills under the direction of Arsenal’s team of highly-skilled coaches. The course is open to children of all abilities between the ages of 10 and 17.
The main objective of the course is to show the participants how the play the ‘Arsenal Way’ and teach them the overall philosophy of the club. This means understanding the sporting culture, focusing on the innate abilities of each pupil and promoting teamwork and a positive mental attitude.
All football training sessions are guided by coaches from the Arsenal soccer camp at their installations across the South East of England.
Hours of training per week:
- 15 h / week (Clayesmore School)
- 15 or 30 h / week (Oundle School)
- Clayesmore School: 10 - 17 years
- Oundle School: 10 - 17 years
- Seaford College: 10 - 16 years
Languages spoken by coaches:
MINIMUM level of football required to take part in the camp:
Levels of training offered by the camp:
- Advanced, intermediate, beginner
How are the groups organized?
- The groups are organized according to age and level at Clayesmore School and by level at Oundle School.
Number of students per group: 10
Number of coaches per groups: 1
The football training at Arsenal Soccer School forms an important part of the children's daily schedule. Depending on which location is selected, the program includes between 15 and 30 hours of football training per week. The training sessions are generally organized according to age and level and the children are divided into groups of around 10 pupils per coach.
During the sessions, the students perform exercises both with and without the ball, and also learn all the values of this prestigious football club.
Amongst some of the theoretical concepts and the technical skills that are covered are the following:
- On-pitch communication
- Spatial awareness
- Basic movements
- The vision of the game
- The ability to adapt to different situations
- Coverage of the game
Physical attributes that are covered include:
- Running with the ball
About Arsenal FC
Arsenal Football Club is one of the most successful clubs in England, having won numerous titles throughout their long history.
In total, the Gunners have won 13 Football League and Premier League championships, 12 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and one UEFA Cup Winners Cup trophy, as well as dozens of other minor and regional trophies.
In addition to their impressive haul of silverware, the London club also hold the record for being the only Premier League champion to have remained unbeaten for an entire season (2003-2004).
Arsenal's main rivals are North London neighbours Tottenham Hotspur. Their North London Derby is one of the highlights of the Premier League fixture list.
Despite being located in North London, Arsenal actually started life in the South East of the city back in 1886. The original founders and players worked in an arms factory in Woolwich hence the name Arsenal and the nickname the ‘Gunners.’ In 1893, they were one of the founding member of the English Football League.
In recent years, Arsenal’s most successful moments have come under the guidance of Head Coach Arsene Wenger, who took over the reins in 1996. The Frenchman has guided the club to three Premier League titles and six FA Cup triumphs and took them to the final of the Champions League in 2006. In the same year, the club moved to the brand-new Emirates Stadium in Islington.