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Overview

  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Ages and genders:6-21 (boys and girls)
  • Levels:Advanced/Elite

The Barcelona High-performance Summer Soccer Camps are some of the most intensive summer camps we offer. These camps are designed for young soccer players who are passionate about improving their skills and reaching their full potential. Participants attend intensive training sessions for many hours a day where they work on their technique and tactical skills as well as their physical fitness.

The camps take place at the Barcelona High-performance Soccer Academy, a prestigious academy recognized world-wide for their revolutionary coaching methodology. The academy hosts over 200 full-time students all year round. Full-time academy students live, train, and study at the academy as they prepare to compete at the collegiate, semi professional, or professional level. Summer camps at the Barcelona High-performance Academy are the perfect opportunity for young, talented players to try out for the full-time program. For more information about the full-time program, click here.

Primary Summer Camp Programs

High-performance Program MIXED (ages 14 - 21)

The High-performance Program is for boys and girls from 14-21 years old with extensive experience on the soccer field. Participants work on fine tuning their technique, improving their game intelligence, and speed of play.

Full-training Program MIXED (ages 6 - 13)

The Full-training Program is for boys and girls from 6-13 years old that may not have as much experience but are passionate about improving their skills. Participants work on improving their technique and learning the basics of game intelligence.

High-performance Program GIRLS (ages 14 - 21)

The High-performance GIRLS program is for advanced/elite female soccer players from 14 - 21 years old who are looking for an intensive and professional soccer training program. Click here for more girls training programs.

High-performance Program GOALKEEPERS (ages 6 - 21)

The High-performance GOALKEEPER program is for advanced/elite goalkeepers (both boys and girls) from 6 - 21 years old who are looking for an intensive and professional training program that will help them improve their skills in the goal. Click here for more goalkeeper training programs.

Other Programs at the Barcelona High-performance Academy

High-performance Full-time Academy Programs

For advanced soccer players (boys and girls) from 6-21 years old. Students live, study, and train at the academy during the school year to prepare to play at a collegiate, semi-professional, or professional level. Click here for more information.

High-performance Intensive Winter Soccer Programs

For advanced/elite soccer players (boys and girls) from 6-21 years old who want to spend one-six weeks of the school year training alongside full-time academy students. Click here for more information.

High-performance Winter Holiday Soccer Camps

For advanced soccer players (boys and girls) from 6-21 years old who want to spend their winter holiday break improving their skills. The Winter Holiday Soccer Camps also serve as tryouts for the academy’s full-time programs. Click here for more information.

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Academy / Club history

The Barcelona High-performance Academy was founded in 1978 by the ex professional footballer, Francisco Javier Marcet, who played for major clubs like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Espanyol, as well as the Spanish National Team. Marcet’s ultimate goal was always to open his own academy where young athletes could learn to play without neglecting their education or their own personal development.

With over 40 years of experience, the Barcelona High-performance Soccer Academy has trained and prepared countless professional soccer players for success. Academy alumni include David Soria (goalkeeper of Getafe FC), Óliver Torres (central midfielder and forward for Sevilla FC), and Alvaro Fernández (goalkeeper for Málaga FC and the Spanish National team).

Training

  • Skill level:Advanced/Elite
  • Other soccer education features:Audiovisual training, New technologies
  • Students per training group:12 - 14 students
  • Training language:Spanish
  • Training intensity:5/5

The Barcelona High-performance Academy offers a variety of summer camp programs for their students. The High-performance Program is for older students from 14-21 years old with extensive experience. The Full-training Program is for younger students with less experience but a similar burning passion for soccer. They also offer an all-girls program and a goalkeeper specific training program.

Soccer players in the High-performance Program work on fine-tuning their technique, improving their game intelligence, and speed of play. Soccer players in the Full-training Program work on improving their technique and learning the basics of game intelligence.

That being said, all programs follow the academy’s famous training methodology, the pedagogical method. The pedagogical method is based on the latest neuroscience and consists of 11 steps. The first steps include identifying the skills, knowledge, and values that professional soccer clubs will look for within the next 10 years. Then, the academy assesses their students’ strengths and weaknesses and devises a plan to develop their players’ skills, knowledge, and values. The ultimate goal is to develop their students into attractive candidates for professional soccer clubs in the future.

Training Facilities

  • Training surface:Natural and artificial
  • Additional training facilities:Gym, swimming pool
  • Quality:2/5

Participants in all programs at the Barcelona High-performance Academy attend their training sessions on the academy’s own training grounds which features several artificial soccer fields and one natural turf field. Training facilities also include a gym and a swimming pool which coaches use for additional off-field training.

Coaches

  • Licenses:UEFA Pro License, Marcet Coaching Course Certification
  • Coaching experience:FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Mexico National Team, and other first division club teams around the world
  • Playing experience:Real Madrid, Boca Juniors, CF América, CF Atalanta, and CD Toluca
  • Languages:Spanish (coaches speak basic English)

Many coaches at the Barcelona High-performance Academy have the highest coaching qualification in Europe known as the UEFA Pro License. This license is necessary for managing in the FA Premier League and UEFA competitions and for coaching all major European first division teams. In fact, many coaches at the academy have experience both coaching and playing for prestigious clubs. Additionally, all coaches at the Barcelona High-performance Academy receive extensive training through the academy to ensure that students have the highest level of training possible.

Camp Schedule

The following schedule demonstrates a typical day at camp. The exact camp schedule will most likely vary from day to day.

Full-training Program (6 – 13 years old)

  • Schedule: 
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Training session 1
  • 10:30 AM Mid-morning snack
  • 11:00 AM Training session 2
  • 12:30 PM Technical Circuit
  • 1:30 PM Technical Evaluation
  • 2:30 PM Lunch
  • 3:15 PM Audiovisual Training
  • 4:00 PM Training session 3
  • 5:00 PM Didactic Match
  • 6:00 PM Shower and afternoon snack
  • 7:00 PM Games, rest
  • 9:30 PM Dinner
  • 10:00 PM Bedtime

High-Performance Program (14 – 21 years old)

  • Schedule: 
  • 8:00 AM Training session 1
  • 9:30 AM Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM Training session 2
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Break
  • 3:00 PM Training session 3
  • 4:30 PM Afternoon snack
  • 5:00 PM Training session 4
  • 6:00 PM Training session 5
  • 7:00 PM Shower, games, rest
  • 9:30 PM Dinner
  • 10:00 PM Bedtime
Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

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Accommodation

  • Name of facilities:Ágora University Student Residence
  • Location:15 minutes by foot from the training facilities
  • Type of rooms:2 - 4 students per room in pull-out beds
  • Bathroom:Private
  • Quality of accommodation:4/5

Participants in all summer camp programs at the Barcelona High-performance Academy find accommodation in a comfortable high-quality university student residence, located 15 minutes by foot from the academy’s training facilities.

Since most university students go home for the summer, participants in the Barcelona High-performance Summer Soccer Camps have the student residence almost entirely to themselves.

The Ágora University Student Residence has double and quadruple rooms which means rooms are shared between two and four participants. The rooms are small yet comfortable, and each room has its own private bathroom to be shared with roommates.

In addition, the student residence has many common areas that participants are able to enjoy during their free time. Common areas include a lounge, a game room, a TV room, and a heated swimming pool. The residence also provides free Wi-Fi for the students.

Lastly, the student residence has a dining hall that serves a delicious and nutritious breakfast for summer camp participants each morning. The rest of the meals are served closer to the academy’s training grounds.

Safety

The Barcelona High-performance Academy considers the safety of their students of utmost importance, especially when it comes to injuries and health. The academy employs their own medical staff to care for their students’ well-being and to prevent and treat injuries. Medical staff members employed by the academy include physiotherapists, physical trainers, nutritionists, and sports psychologists.

That being said, the academy is rather large and hosts between 100 and 150 summer camp participants per week which means participants at the academy don’t receive very much personalized attention from the staff. Participants are expected to behave responsibly and follow their training schedule on their own accord.

Prices and Dates

Duration (Weeks)Barcelona - High Performance
High Technification (6-13 years old)
1 Week1609 €
2 Weeks2589 €
3 Weeks3819 €
4 Weeks5049 €

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 115€.

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High Performance (14 -21 years old)
1 Week2239 €
2 Weeks3469 €
3 Weeks5429 €
4 Weeks7129 €

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 115€.

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Starting Dates

High Technification (6-13 years old)

20 June

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27 June

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04 July

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11 July

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18 July

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25 July

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01 August

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High Performance (14 -21 years old)

13 June

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27 June

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11 July

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25 July

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01 August

Places available

Extra Services

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

  • The Camp’s Transfer Service: Transportation between the camp and the nearest train station or airport. Purchase this service for the outgoing trip, the return trip, or both ways.
  • The Camp’s Unaccompanied Minor Service: Ensure the participant isn’t alone at any time during their trip. If you purchase the Unaccompanied Minor Service with the airline you’re traveling with, you’ll also need to purchase the camp’s Unaccompanied Minor Service.
  • Ertheo’s Insurance Options: Cancellation/Interruption Insurance & Travel/Medical Insurance

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  • Nearest airport / train station: 
  • Barcelona Airport—El Prat (BNC)
  • Sants Station

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

Advice from Ertheo

The Barcelona High-performance Summer Soccer Camps are perfect for young soccer players looking for intensity and high-quality training. Participants train for many hours a day which is why we only recommend the camp for physically fit athletes who are passionate about their improvement.

That being said, if you get easily overwhelmed in hectic environments, or if you enjoy more personalized staff attention, the Barcelona High-performance Summer Soccer Camps are probably not the best option for you. The camps hosts between 100 and 150 students per week which means participants receive very little personalized attention from staff members outside of their training. They’re expected to behave responsibly and follow their training schedule on their own accord. If you’re unsure about whether this program is the right option for you, don’t hesitate to contact Ertheo to learn more.

This camp is for you if

  • You’re interested in attending a full-time academy program at the Barcelona High-performance Academy.
  • You play at an advanced or elite level and are in top physical condition.
  • You’re independent and responsible and don’t require constant supervision.
  • You enjoy challenges and like the idea of pushing yourself to your limits for the purpose of improvement.

This camp is NOT for you if

  • You don’t play at an advanced level and/or are not in top physical condition.
  • You get easily overwhelmed and/or lost in hectic environments and would prefer a more familiar-like atmosphere.
  • You don't speak any Spanish and are not interested in learning.

Client Opinion

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