The high performance training program offered by the academy in Barcelona offers an intensive summer training camp for boys and girls people between the age of 6 and 21 years.
Unlike many other summer camps, which are suitable for players of all levels and also include language lessons and a range of fun activities, the Barcelona High Performance camp takes a more serious approach to soccer training. The program offers a high level of coaching with a strong focus on technical precision resulting in a demanding and intensive program that leaves little time for other free-time activities.
- Football Camp for players and goalkeepers without accommodation
- Football Camp for players and goalkeepers + accomodation onsite
- Football Camp for players and goalkeepers + High quality external accommodation
The course is aimed at young people who already have advanced football skills and whose main objective is to improve their football ability in all areas including physical, technical, tactical and psychological.
The academy in Barcelona is a professional establishment which specialises in training young footballers to fulfil their potential and achieve their goal of a pursuing a career in the first or second divisions of Europe’s top leagues.
Each year, an average of 30 students from the academy are offered contracts with first division teams in Europe. There are several programmes designed for all ages and the program stands out from the rest because of its demanding and professional nature.
Hundreds of young people take part in the summer camp each year. However, we also offer high performance training programs in Barcelona throughout the rest of the year.
The participants are accommodated at the same location as the sports complex, providing extra security for the students and reassurance for their parents.
The camp attracts young people from all over the world who live together in shared rooms of 4-6 students per room. As a result, the young people at the camp enjoy a rich cultural experience, growing and developing as individuals not just as footballers.
The high performance course is designed for young people between 8 and 21 years of age, who already possess a good natural level of ability. In addition, participants should have a serious and responsible attitude, and the capacity to work hard and make sacrifices.
As well as summer camps, this academy also offers a wide range of specialist programs of shorter and longer durations throughout the year.
For more information, please contact us.
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The high level, intensive training program offered by the academy in Barcelona is very demanding in nature. The students will spend most of each day occupied with the different stages of the training schedule. Training starts at 9.00 in the morning and continues until 5.00 or 6.00 in the evening making this course suitable for boys or girls with an advanced level of football and a good level of fitness.
This Barcelona High Performance Camp does not just focus on developing the participants’ football skills - it is also a values-based academy.
The camp’s unique training system is specially designed to maximise players’ learning far beyond the technical aspects of the sport. A continuous system of evaluation, which is personalised for each participant, helps to optimize improvements made over a short period.
A fundamental pillar of the training program at the academy is to work with small groups of students who are at a similar level of ability. The coaches work with participants to continuously set targets so that they are constantly challenged.
This means using drills that are above the current skill level of the student - on one hand, encouraging them out of their comfort zone; but on the other, giving them the instructions necessary to enable them to achieve their objectives through effort, intelligence and motivation. effort, intelligence and motivation.
At this academy students will learn to:
- Improve concentration
- Take decisions
- Gain a wide technical knowledge of the game
- Learn to be aware of the movement and positioning of your teammates or opponents
- Develop the rhythm and intensity synonymous with the European game
However, the academy is not just about training the young people to be excellent footballers in a technical and tactical context. It also encourages them to learn values such as sacrifice, work ethic and respect. Using these methods, the academy seeks to develop intelligent players who will have the best chances of forging a successful career, whether in the world of football or elsewhere.
Agenda & Activities
The Barcelona High Performance Camp provides a complete football training program that takes up most of the day from 9:00am until 5 or 6:00pm.
The training sessions are divided into distinct sessions:
- Training on the pitch including theory and technical sessions
- Strategic discussion including video analysis of matches
Excursions and activities
Participants spend the whole day in practical and theoretical training sessions which last until around 7.00pm. After training, they have some free time to spend relaxing, socialising with their companions, catching up with their families or using the facilities of the residence.
The camp does not have a big focus on entertainment and excursions as it is geared towards boys and girls who really want to dedicate themselves to football. As a result, it is perfect for students who are looking for an intensive, high quality football program where they can concentrate on improving their football skills and working towards their planned daily objectives.
Having said that, the camps does offer some non-football related activities to help them have some during their stay. For students aged 14 years and over, the program will include daily activities in the swimming pool. Therefore, participants in that age group should bring bathing gear, flip-flops and a towel.
Aside from the football, there are a number of outings organised to give the youngsters a chance to discover the city of Barcelona. These excursions may include:
- A visit to the museum of Barcelona FC
- Quasar combat
- A Movie NIGHT at Barcelona’s 3D Cinemax
Accommodation & Facilities
If you wish to make a reservation for accommodation as well as for the sports programme, you can choose between two different options:
Option one: the academy’s own residence, basic accommodation on the same site, which means students don’t have to travel between the living accommodation and training grounds.
Option two: external residence which is a higher standard of accommodation. With this option students have to travel 30 minutes from the residence to the training grounds.
Barcelona - High Performance camp Accommodation
High Quality External Accommodation
Distance between facilities
Accommodation at High Performance Academy
Distance between facilities
OPTION 1: ACCOMMODATION IN THE CAMP
Barcelona proficiency academy has its own accommodation which is located within the complex. This comprises small prefabricated units or bungalows, which are very basic and are shared between 6 participants. Each bungalow is divided into two parts, an area for sleeping and a bathroom.
The rooms are very simple, each one has bunkbeds and lockers for the safekeeping of the occupants’ personal belongings. Each student also has a lockable strongbox. Bedrooms are climate controlled (air conditioning and heating) and have a bathroom/shower which is shared between roommates.
OPTION 2: HIGHER QUALITY EXTERNAL ACCOMMODATION
We also offer the option of external accommodation, which is independent of the camp complex. If you are looking for a more comfortable and luxurious type of accommodation you might wish to consider this option instead.
This accommodation is in the form of a high standard student residence located at Castelldefels, 30 km away from the camp sports grounds.
As well as students from the proficiency football camp, the Castelldefels residence also accommodates many other young people who are taking part in other summer camps in Barcelona.
The students who choose this option will attend the camp each day for their training sessions and afterwards return to the residence, where there is a social programme for them to enjoy with students from the other camps. Also, on Sundays all the young people staying at the residence will have the chance to go on a full day excursion, where they will get to know the best known tourist sights of Barcelona.
Rooms are modern and light. Each bedroom is shared between two students and there is a fully equipped private bathroom, air conditioning and a desk and wardrobe for each occupant. There is also a small kitchen with microwave and fridge.
COMMON FACILITIES AT THE RESIDENCE
There are extensive common amenities at the residence. These include a study room, IT suite and games room which the young people can use in their free time. There is also a dining room, gym, heated swimming pool, laundry and room cleaning service.
Summary of common facilities
- Dining room
- Swimming pool
- Study room
- IT suite
- Recreation areas
WHAT SERVICES ARE INCLUDED IN THE HIGHER QUALITY ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE
Students at the proficiency camp who choose the second option of the higher standard residence will enjoy the following services:
- Accommodation in Castelldefels Residence (shared double room with private bathroom)
- Breakfast and dinner (packed lunch for full day excursions)
- 5 hours of language classes per week (English or Spanish) with native speaker teachers and learning materials.
- Full day sports and cultural excursions on Sundays.
- 24 hour supervision by qualified and accredited monitors
- Tee-shirt, cap and backpack
- Daily transport between residence and training grounds from Monday to Saturday
- Pick up and drop off at the airport/station (3 transfer timetables available)
DAY TO DAY ROUTINE OF STUDENTS
Students get up, have breakfast at the residence and are then taken by bus, supervised by qualified monitors, to the sports grounds where they do their training. After training, the bus collects the participants and takes them back to the residence.
In the afternoons, students have the opportunity to attend language lessons (English or Spanish) from Monday to Friday and in the evenings there is a social programme at the residence organised by the entertainment staff.
On Sundays students go on a full day excursion to visit Barcelona.
SPORTS GROUNDS AT THE CAMP
In terms of the common facilities and other services, the residence has a cafetería, a number of study rooms, gym, heated swimming pool, laundry service and room cleaning service.
The camp has outstanding sports facilities, comprising artificial, first generation turf.
In addition, the academy has medical services such as physio, physical trainers, nutritionists and sports psychologists, There is also private medical insurance.
Prices & Dates
* 2 week summer program available from 1,620 Eur for children under 14 and from 2,610 Eur for youngsters over 14 years
The Barcelona High Performance Soccer Academy offers personalised programs from one week long to a full year in duration as well as special programs during the summer.
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Included in the price
- Sports kit including shirt, shorts, socks, t-shirt and sweatshirt
- Accommodation on a full board basis
- High performance football training
- Entertainment and leisure activities
Not included in the price
- Airport transfers (available at extra cost)
- Travel Insurance
- Cancellation insurance
- Accommodation upgrade (available at extra cost)
- English classes (available at extra cost)
This camp offers an optional airport transfer service for an additional €50 each way. The service consists of supervised escort and collection to and from El Prat Airport in Barcelona.
If desired, students can upgrade to a higher standard of accommodation. This service is available at an additional €50 per night.
An extra night’s accommodation can also be booked for €60 per night.
- Camp cancellation or interruption 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 or has to interrupt their stay in the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
- Travel insurance
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance for just €8/week (for EU citizens) or €15/week (for the rest of the world). Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
To book a place before 31 May
To ensure you have a secured place you need to pay a deposit of 50% of the total camp fee. The balance is payable before 31 May.
To book a place after 31 May:
After this date, places are very limited, so once you fill in the application form, we will tell you whether there is a place on the programme you have selected. Once you receive our confirmation, together with the price quote, you will need to pay the total cost of the camp to secure your place.