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Overview

  • Location:Surrey, England
  • Ages:12 to 17 years old, boys and girls
  • Levels:Intermediate to advanced

The Chelsea FC Fundation Summer Soccer Camps take place at the Charterhouse School in Surrey, England which is located about an hour and a half away from London. The camps take place in July and August, and participants can choose to attend from one to four weeks. The camps are open to boys and girls from 12 to 17 years old who train at an intermediate to advanced level.

Students can choose from two programs. The Soccer + ESL Program combines soccer training with English lessons for international students. The Intensive Soccer Program, on the other hand, is entirely focused on soccer.  They also offer a Goalkeeper Specific Training Program so goalkeepers can make the most of their time at camp and an All-girls Program exclusively for female athletes.

Most participants who attend these camps play at an intermediate level. They attend the Chelsea FC Fundation Summer Soccer Camps to fine-tune their soccer skills, to live a unique international experience, and to feel closer to their favorite soccer club.

Of course, most participants are fans of Chelsea FC Fundation, and the club makes an effort to make the students feel like Chelsea FC Fundation players during their stay. In fact, once a week, the students even travel to the official training facilities of Chelsea FC Fundation to train on the same fields as their favorite players.

Summer camp program options

Standard program with ESL Classes MIXED (ages 12 - 17)

For soccer players (boys and girls) from 12 to 17 years old who train at an intermediate level and want to combine soccer training with ESL classes.

Standard program with ESL Classes GIRLS (ages 12 - 17)

For soccer players (girls alone) from 12 to 17 years old who train at an intermediate level and want to combine soccer training with ESL classes. Click here for all-girls training programs.

Standard program with ESL Classes GOALKEEPERS (ages 12 - 17)

For goalkeepers (boys or girls) from 12 to 17 years old who train at an intermediate to advanced level and want to combine soccer training with ESL classes.

Intensive program without ESL Classes MIXED (ages 12 - 17)

For soccer players (boys and girls) from 12 to 17 years old who train at an intermediate to advanced level and want to focus entirely on soccer during their stay.

Intensive program without ESL Classes GIRLS (ages 12 - 17)

For soccer players (girls only) from 12 to 17 years old who train at an intermediate to advanced level and want to focus entirely on soccer during their stay. Click here for more girls training programs.

Intensive program without ESL Classes GOALKEEPERS (ages 12 - 17)

For goalkeepers (boys or girls) from 12 to 17 years old who train at an intermediate to advanced level and want to focus entirely on soccer during their stay. Click here for more goalkeeper training programs.

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Academy / Club history

Chelsea FC Fundation is a London soccer club that was founded in 1905 and currently competes at the highest level in the English Premier League. As one of the clubs with the most wins in history, Chelsea FC Fundation is also one of the most celebrated teams in the UK and in the world.

The club, known as “The Blues,” plays their home games at Stamford Bridge Stadium, the ninth-largest venue in the Premier League.

The team has had an impressive coaching roster which includes Ancelotti, Conte, and Mourinho. Their playing style has also been firmly defensive and focused on transitioning quickly from defense to offense. In recent years, the team has started to focus more on possession as a tactic for beating one of their biggest rivals, Manchester City.

Training

  • Skill level:Intermediate to advanced
  • Other soccer education features:Tactical classes, Seminars about nutrition and sports Students per training group: 16 students maximum
  • Training language:English
  • Training intensity:3/5

Training at the Chelsea FC Fundation Summer Soccer Camps is slightly intensive and designed to adjust to the age, level, and position of each player that attends. Participants work on team skills and individual skills. At the end of the camp, they receive an evolutionary report of their performance at camp which includes their unique strengths and weaknesses.
 
Training sessions are focused on four parts:

  • Technical: Students work on team skills like passing and finalizing plays as well as individual skills like dribbling and ball control.
  • Physical: Participants train to improve their speed and power. They also learn about the importance of nutrition and proper recovery.
  • Psychological: Students learn important values like responsibility, work ethic, and teamwork.  
  • Social: The camp program is designed to improve confidence, creativity, and social skills.


Lastly, official Chelsea FC Fundation speakers visit the camp to talk to the young soccer players about subjects related to soccer including how to become a professional soccer player.

Training Facilities

  • Training surface:Natural and artificial turf
  • Additional training facilities:Swimming pool and a covered pavilion
  • Quality:3.5/5

Students train on natural grass at the Charterhouse School for most of the week so they don’t have to travel back and forth from the residence to the training facilities. Once a week, they travel to the official training facilities of Chelsea FC Fundation to train like their favorite players on artificial turf. The Charterhouse School complex also has a swimming pool that participants can use during their free time and a covered sports pavilion for days when it rains.

Coaches

  • Licenses:UEFA A, UEFA B, UEFA LEVEL 1 and UEFA LEVEL 2
  • Coaching experience:Youth soccer coaching experience
  • Playing experience:Some coaches have played professionally
  • Languages:English

All coaches at the Chelsea FC Fundation Summer Soccer Camps have extensive experience training youth soccer players. In fact, many of them are coaches of the Chelsea FC Fundation juniors soccer club.

The coaches are responsible for designing the training program at the camp. The main objective of the program is to develop the participants’ soccer skills and decision-making skills on the pitch. They also work on sports psychology and mental toughness.

Coaches use the same philosophy and training methodology as Chelsea FC Fundation and are trained to inspire camp participants to continue practicing and celebrating the club.

Language Classes

  • Native teachers:Yes
  • Hours per week:13 hours per week
  • Quality of the classes:3/5

The Chelsea FC Fundation Soccer + ESL program includes 13 English classes per week designed to build the students’ communication skills. On the first day, students take a test to be placed into groups with other students of a similar age and English level. Groups usually consist of about 12 students.

Teachers are trained according to the CLIL pedagogical method of teaching. CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning and is a popular English-teaching method practiced world-wide. With this method in mind, the ESL curriculum at the Chelsea FC Fundation Summer Soccer Camps is based on learning English through soccer.

Students learn by participating in various kinds of exercises and activities related to soccer. They might write press releases or sports articles to practice their writing skills. They might interview players and commentate games to practice their speaking skills. All activities and fun and designed to maintain the students’ interest and enthusiasm for learning English.

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: 
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM English classes / Soccer training
  • 10:30 AM Rest
  • 11:00 AM Soccer-focused English classes / Soccer training
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 13:30 PM Rest
  • 14.30 PM Soccer training
  • 18:00 PM Dinner
  • 19:00 PM Recreational activities
  • 21:00 PM Free time
  • 23:00 PM Bedtime
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Accommodation

  • Name of the facilities:Charterhouse School
  • Location (distance from training facilities):All in the same facilities (5 minutes walking)
  • Types of rooms:Double and single rooms (1 to 2 students per room)
  • Bathrooms (private or shared):Most rooms have their own private bathrooms. However, some rooms do have to share bathrooms.
  • Quality:3/5

The camps take place at an English boarding school called the Charterhouse School. The Charterhouse School was founded in the 17th century. The school’s architecture has been perfectly conserved and still represents the architecture of the era.

Students find accommodation in the Charterhouse School Student Residence. Most of the rooms are individual rooms with their own private bathrooms. The rooms tend to be comfortable yet simple with a twin bed and a small desk where the students can work on their assignments.

The campus is large with many gardens that students can enjoy during their free time. And, of course, the campus is complete with many sports facilities for the young athletes to enjoy which include a sports pavilion, a swimming pool, a golf course, and rugby field, and more.

All of the camp’s facilities are located on the same campus. In fact, participants only have to walk 5 minutes from the residence to the training fields for their training sessions.

Safety

The camp is located in Godalming, a safe and quiet city in England. More specifically, the camp is located outside of the city in a residential area surrounded by nature and forests. The camp’s location in a safe and quiet place means students can walk around campus freely without any concern.

Additionally, all camp facilities at the Chelsea FC Fundation Summer Soccer Camps are located on the same Charterhouse School Campus which means participants never have to take a bus or any other kind of transportation to travel between facilities. The only time students leave the campus is for excursions during which they are always accompanied by a camp monitor. In fact, participants are supervised 24/7 by camp monitors during their stay at the Chelsea FC Fundation Summer Soccer Camps.

Prices and Dates

Duration (Weeks)Chelsea FC
Standard with English (18hrs football + 12.5hrs english)Intensive (29hrs football)
1 Week2470 $2470 $
2 Weeks4210 $4210 $
3 Weeks6547 $6547 $
4 Weeks8652 $8652 $

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 135$.

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The official rate of this camp is determined in POUNDS, so the final amount in US DOLLARS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.

Starting Dates

Standard with English (18hrs football + 12.5hrs english)

06 July

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13 July

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20 July

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27 July

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03 August

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10 August

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Intensive (29hrs football)

06 July

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13 July

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20 July

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27 July

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03 August

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10 August

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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: 
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW)

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

Advice from Ertheo

The Chelsea FC Fundation Summer Soccer Camps are some of the best camps we offer in England. The camps are well-organized, safe, and training is effective and suitable for intermediate or advanced soccer players. The Chelsea FC Fundation Summer Soccer Camps also do a good job providing participants with a complete sports camp experience. All of the above makes these camps a great option for young soccer players who have never participated in a soccer camp abroad.

These camps are also a great option for international students looking for English linguistic immersion. Students get the opportunity to learn English through soccer. These camps inspire international students to want to continue studying English. They show their students that learning English can be fun.

This camp is for you if

  • If you’re looking for some extra motivation or inspiration to learn English.
  • If you’re a fan of Chelsea FC Fundation and want to learn their philosophy and methodology from official Chelsea FC Fundation coaches.
  • If you’d like to train in the official training facilities of Chelsea FC Fundation like your favorite soccer stars.

This camp is NOT for you if

  • If you’re looking for intensive high-performance training. This program is suitable for intermediate or advanced soccer players. Elite soccer players should consider a high-performance program.
  • The intensive program is only suitable for students who at least speak English at an intermediate level.

Client Opinion

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