The Barcelona Football Academy offers a full package of training and activities for your football team ranging from a few days up to two weeks in duration. In this professional environment, your team can improve all aspects of their game. What’s more, your group will also get to take part in friendly matches and enjoy a range of leisure activities.
The camp provides a fantastic environment for any team that wants to fine-tune their game. This could be in preparation for an upcoming competition or for the start of a new season. Or simply to take some time out to bond as a team and learn from some of the best professional coaches.
The package that we offer is designed to take care of your entire stay at the Barcelona academy. We take care of transfers to the academy from the airport, coaching, friendly matches (with teams from different categories in the Catalan league), leisure activities and full board accommodation. All that’s left for your team to do, is concentrate on getting the best out of this experience.
The academy is located in the town of Cornellà on the outskirts of Barcelona. Team members will stay nearby in a 3 or 4 star hotel. As well as taking part in training sessions and friendly matches, participants can also use the camp’s swimming pool, gym and spa. This means that team members can continue working on their strength and fitness outside of the standard academy schedule.
The program lasts from 3 to 14 days and is open to teams with all levels of ability. The minimum number of participants for 7-a-side football is 14 and for 11-a-side it is 20.
The academy normally work with teams of children up to 18 years of age who are learning the basics of football, but if you are involved with a semi-professional team or are over 18 years old, please contact us. Between us and the academy, will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
The Barcelona team football camp program offers a full training package for groups of players between the ages of 8 and 18 years. The content of the course varies depending on how long the team wants to stay and what type of program that is selected.
Programs can last from 3 to 14 days and there four types of packages available offering different elements. Further details can be found on the ‘Prices and Dates’ page.
Training is based on a combination of activities which include:
- Training sessions (physical, tactical and technical)
- Friendly games
- Video analysis
- Sports discussions
Observing a training session of UE Cornellà or one of its many categories
Depending on the program chosen, teams will have free access to the academy’s swimming pool, gym and spa, enabling participants to exercise or relax in their free time.
There is also an option for up to two trainers, supervisors or coaches to accompany their team at the academy. Those who choose to attend may also participate in the training sessions.
As this is a team program, there is a minimum number of participants required for each category. The requirements are as follows:
- 7-a-side program: a minimum of 11 players
- 11-a-side program: a minimum of 20 players
Programme and Activities
On the day of arrival in Barcelona, participating teams are greeted at the airport by camp representatives and transported to their hotel. Later on, they are given a guided tour of the sports facilities before attending their first training session.
The majority of each day is spent attending coaching sessions and taking part in other football-related activities.
More information can be found on our ‘Training’ page.
After working hard in training, team members will also have the chance to relax and unwind. The academy offers a range of activities and excursions to enable participants to get to know the fantastic city of Barcelona.
The length and type of program that is selected by each team, will determine the schedule of leisure activities that are available. However, typical examples include:
- Trip to watch a live match of Barcelona or Espanyol
- Visit to some of Barcelona’s most famous sites such as Las Ramblas and Barrio Gótico
- Tour of the stadium and museum of Barcelona FC
- Shopping trip
Eating tapas or paella at a local restaurant
Participants will also have free time to enjoy the fantastic sporting facilities at the academy or simply to relax and recuperate.
The academy also offers a leisure activity program for parents who plan to stay in Barcelona while their children participate in the program. Please contact us for more information.
Accommodation and Facilities
During their stay at the Barcelona group football camp, teams will be accommodated in a hotel located in the Cornellà area of the city. The accommodation may vary depending on the program selected but includes the 4-Star Novotel and the 3-Star Hotel Campanile. In both cases, double rooms with private bathrooms are provided.
- Option 1: Hotel Campanile is a 3-star hotel situated between the airport (Aeropuerto de Prat) and the centre of Cornellà. It is a modern hotel, designed in a contemporary and colourful way. Its comfortable and fully-furnished rooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV and internet connection.
- Option 2: Novotel is a 4-star hotel which is located in a residential area, 10 km from the airport (Aeropuerto del Prat) and only 15 minutes by metro from the centre of Barcelona. All double bedrooms have air conditioning, TV and internet connection.
Teams that attend the group camp will train in the sports complex of UE Cornellà. The state-of-the-art installations were constructed in 2012 and are of outstanding quality. Facilities include an 11-a-side football pitch, two 7-a-side pitches and an area designed especially for training goalkeepers. Pitches are constructed from the latest generation artificial turf.
In addition, the centre is equipped with:
- Changing rooms
- Physiotherapy suite
- Video analysis room
- Press room
Prices and Dates
The prices of this programme vary according to a number of factors, such as the demand for places and the age of the participant. Please indicate the approximate start date you are considering and we will contact you as soon as possible with the prices and dates which are available.
Teams can choose to participate in this program at any time during the year, with the exception of the period between 23 June and 23 August (when local football teams are on holiday and it is difficult to organise friendly matches).
Included in the price
14 Day Programme
- 13 nights in local hotel
- Breakfast buffet and dinner
- Support from Academy technicians
- Transfers to and from airport
- Attendance at facilities
- Five friendly matches plus transport
- 12 coaching sessions
- Four video analysis sessions
- Tour of the stadium and museum of FC Barcelona
- A trip to watch a live match of FC Barcelona or Espanyol
- A visit to a coaching sessions of UE Cornellà
- Football themed discussion
PACKAGE 2 (includes all the elements of Package 1 plus):
- Six friendly matches
- Sightseeing trip in and around Barcelona
- Laundry service
- Access to swimming pool, gym and spa
PACKAGE 3 (includes all the elements of Package 2 plus):
- Full board accommodation
- Shopping trip
PACKAGE 4 (includes all the elements of Package 3 plus):
- Accommodation at the 4 star Novotel Cornellà
Not included in the price
- Air tickets
- Medical insurance
- Physiotherapy support
- 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
If you want to book a group package at the Barcelona Academy, you will need to pay 60% of the amount two months before the start of the program. The balance must be paid one week before the start date.