High-performance football camp in Italy. Designed for outfield players and goalkeepers between 12 and 18 years of age who play at an intermediate, advanced, or elite level. Optional language lessons also available.

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  • Location: Perugia, Italy
  • Ages: From 12 to 18 years of age
  • Levels: Intermediate, advanced, or elite

This international camp is developed by the Italian High-Performance Academy. It takes place in Perugia and is designed for outfield players and goalkeepers between 12 and 18 years of age who play at an intermediate, advanced, or elite level.

It consists of a one or two week high-performance sports programme designed by Bruno Redolfi, the camp's head coach. Bruno has worked as an assistant coach for several professional teams in Italy and has almost 20 years of experience training young footballers.

Students will be staying at a four-star hotel, in double or triple rooms. The academy provides a private bus for all transfers to and from training sessions.

The programme also includes recreational activities and field trips to get to know some of the many attractions the area has to offer, as well as other football-related activities.

Moreover, the academy offers other high-performance programmes for those who wish to continue their academic and football training, either long-term courses throughout the year or short-term programmes to prepare for competitions.

Available Programs

ProgramProgram typeTraining levelTraining Intensity Players levelLanguage classes Accommodation qualityTraining facilities qualityPrice
High Performance Camp in Italy (14 - 21 years old) Players or goalkeepers (Mixed) 5/5 4/5 3.5/5 Optional: ITALIAN 3/5 3/5 from 1449 €
for 1 week
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Academy / Club history

Founded in 2007, the Italian High-Performance Academy has over a decade of history training young players and was the first in the country to offer football programmes, including camps, annual programmes, and coaching conferences.

The academy's coaching staff has worked in close collaboration with several professional Italian clubs in Serie A, B, and the Lega Pro, such as AC Parma, AC Perugia, Ascoli Soccer Academy, Foligno Calcio, and Modena FC, building strong international relationships along the way.

Their teaching methodology aims to create a unique learning and motivational experience to ensure students reach their full potential, providing them with all the necessary tools to further develop their skills and help them achieve their sporting goals in the future.


  • Skill level: Intermediate, advanced, or elite
  • Other soccer education features: Seminars, competitions, recovery sessions, and injury prevention practices
  • Students per training group: Up to 15
  • Training language: Italian and English
  • Training intensity: 4/5

The academy offers high-performance training for outfield players and goalkeepers. The aim is to promote young players' development and provide them with the necessary skills to adapt to the highly-demanding and ever-evolving environment of modern football.

The academy's game philosophy is to ensure ball control, “if you control the ball, you control the game".

This is the camp's golden rule. Students will work constantly on team ball possession and how to remain attentive and always on the move to receive a pass, create an opening, and produce creative solutions for the quick and successful execution of passages of play.

This programme incorporates innovative teaching techniques aimed at developing technical skills, decision-making, speed of execution, and personality. It focuses on the individual development of each player as well as the importance of teamwork.

Students will perform technical and tactical exercises in different game situations. They will also work on their coordination skills and physical conditioning to improve their strength, speed, and endurance.

In the case of goalkeepers, this includes exercises specific to their position.

Training Facilities

  • Training surface: Natural and Artificial Grass
  • Additional training facilities: Gymnasium
  • Quality: 4/5

Training sessions are carried out daily at the campus' sports facilities, a quiet and secluded area surrounded by nature, just outside Perugia and about a 30-minute bus drive from the hotel.

These facilities feature one natural grass pitch, one artificial grass pitch, and a gymnasium, as well as changing rooms, a bar, and an office.


  • Licenses: UEFA
  • Training language: Italian and English
  • Language spoken by the coaches: Native Italian and Intermediate English

The head coach of the academy is Bruno Redolfi, a renowned and greatly respected football coach, both in the Italian football scene and internationally.

He is the head coach of the youth rank academies and also works for the Italian Football Federation as the U-15 scout.

Bruno has 20 years of experience training young football players and also spends his time holding international training conferences for coaches.

Over the past few years, he has worked as the Assistant Coach of Mr. Luigi Apolloni in the Italian Serie B and in the Lega PRO division for teams such as Modena FC (2008-2010), Grosseto FC (2010-11), Como Gubbio (2011-12), and AC Reggiana (2012-13).

Language Classes

  • Native teachers: Yes
  • Hours per week: 7.5 hours per week
  • Class quality: 3,5/5

Camp Schedule

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

Typical camp schedule

  • Schedule: 
  • 08:00 Wake Up Call
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 1st Training Session
  • 13:30 Break
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Language Lessons
  • 17:00 Break
  • 17:30 2nd Training Session/Football Workshops
  • 20:00 Break
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 21:30 Leisure Time
  • 23:00 Bedtime

Field Trips

The camp offers one full-day and one half-day field trip per week. The following are some examples of what the scheduled field trips might be:

  • Visit to the ancient city of Rome and its main attractions
  • Visit to Rasiglia and the Menotre waterfalls
  • Visit to the historic city of Assisi, birthplace of Saint Francis
  • Visit to Perugia's historic district and its main attractions
  • Visit to the AC Perugia Museum, the “small football museum”
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  • Name of the facilities: 4-star hotel: 4-star hotel
  • Location (distance from training facilities): 30-minute drive from the sports facilities
  • Types of rooms: Shared rooms (doubles or triples). Single rooms can be booked for an additional fee
  • Bathrooms (private or shared): Private bathrooms
  • Quality: 4/5

Camp students will be staying at a 4-star hotel in Perugia in double or triple rooms with private bathrooms. Single rooms are available for an additional fee.

All rooms have air conditioning and Wi-Fi.

Housekeeping is included (room cleaning & linen and towel change), as well as laundry service for training gear.

The hotel is located about a 30-minute bus drive from the sports facilities.

It features a buffet restaurant where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served and has a swimming pool students can enjoy during their free time.


Perugia is a safe and quiet city of about 170,000 inhabitants located in the central part of the Italian peninsula, two hours from Rome Airport.

The accommodation is in a city hotel and the camp provides a daily private bus service to transfer students to and from the sports facilities (about a 30-minute drive). Training sessions are held on the outskirts of the city, a secluded area surrounded by countryside.

Every time students leave the camp premises they are accompanied by a supervision team to ensure their safety. The camp provides around the clock supervision, with one supervisor for every 12 students.

Prices and Dates

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 150 € ($ 179 or £ 145).

The official rate of this program is determined in EUROS so the final amount in other currencies may vary slightly due to currency fluctuation.

Starting Dates

High Performance

12 June

19 June

Improved booking conditions for all camps

This 2023 make your reservation more easily and with less risk

  • We´ve lowered the deposit required to reserve your camp to just 500€
  • Free cancellation until March 1st
  • Money-back guarantee within 10 days
  • Optional anti-covid insurance
  • *Please note that if a visa is required to attend camp, it will be necessary to pay the total amount of the program

    *Special conditions valid for all 2023 summer camp reservations except for the Barça USA camp, which will follow the general terms and conditions.

Extra Services

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

    Anti-Covid Insurance

    We have different insurance options with special anti-covid coverage, so you can insure your camp reservation according to your needs:

  • Cancellation and Interruption Insurance: cancellation and interruption insurance allows you to recover your payment if you cancel or interrupt the camp for a justified cause (including illness from COVID-19 and 35 other causes)
  • Travel/Medical Insurance: with this insurance policy, you´ll be covered for medical assistance abroad and possible expenses caused by situations resulting from COVID-19, such as needing to extend your stay up to 40 days, as well as other general situations such as loss of luggage, unforeseen ticket changes, etc.

    Download the following PDF for more information about anti-covid coverage, the general terms & conditions, and prices of each insurance policy.

    Anti-Covid Insurance
    Transfer Service:

    There are two types of transfer services available that we´ll detail for you below:

  • Standard transfer service: the camp offers an optional transfer service for participants who request it from the nearest airport to the residence (or vice versa). Check with Ertheo for schedules and prices for this service.
  • Special transfer with additional unaccompanied minor service: participants who fly to camp alone and have contracted the unaccompanied minor service with their airline must hire this special transfer with accompaniment so that the child isn´t left alone in the airport. Check with Ertheo for schedules and prices of this service.

Contact Ertheo for prices and additional information.

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

Advice from Ertheo

This is an excellent value for money programme. It offers superior, high-performance training designed by an internationally renowned Italian coach who works for the Italian Football Federation as the U-15 scout. Moreover, it includes fun recreational activities where students will get to know a piece of Italy and optional language lessons for those who wish to make the most of this international experience.

This camp is for you if

  • If you are looking for high-performance football training with advanced-level players
  • If you are looking for a long-term academy to develop your skills as a footballer
  • If you want to live a unique experience of personal growth

This camp is NOT for you if

  • If you are still at a beginner level or you only play football as a hobby
  • If you are looking for a camp with lots of leisure and recreational activities
Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

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