The best soccer camp in Spain. High performance campus for boys aged 12 to 16, players or goalkeepers. During the first half of July. Professional and exclusive training in Marbella, with luxury facilities, there are only 60 seats!

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Overview

  • Location:Benahavís, Málaga, Spain
  • Ages and genders:12-16 years old (males only)
  • Levels:Intermediate - elite

The Marbella high-performance football camp takes place during the first two weeks of July and is aimed at male athletes ages 12-16, players or goalkeepers, with an intermediate, advanced or elite football skill level and whose goal is to take their game to the next level.

The FEX (Professional Football Experience) Marbella High Performance Academy brings together the best football coaches and the peninsula´s highest quality training facilities, to deliver an intensive, demanding and professional football program.

Participants stay at the luxury 4-star Gran Hotel Benahavís, and training facilities are located right next to the hotel. National teams such as the German and Belgian squads, among many other international teams, choose these facilities every year to prepare for competition.

In addition, camp participants who demonstrate great talent and a positive attitude will have the opportunity to continue their football and academic training for one or more seasons at the Barcelona High-performance Academy.

Primary programs

Marbella High Performance Soccer Camp

The Marbella High performance Camp is for male field players or goalkeepers ages 12 - 16 with an intermediate - elite skill level, and that are ready to work hard to achieve their athletic goals.

Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

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Academy / Club history

The Marbella High Performance Academy is the result of a very well-studied sports project that aims to bring together the best football coaches and the peninsula´s highest quality facilities to deliver the best soccer training program in Spain.

The Barcelona High Performance Academy, one of the most important soccer schools worldwide and with more than 40 years of experience, sends its best coaches and sports trainers to the camp. This academy specializes in training players who want to make the leap to professional football and has its own teaching method to create intelligent, disciplined and valued players.

Footballers like Adrián Dalmau, David Soria, Brandon Thomas and Óliver Torres (among many others) are cases that demonstrate the effectiveness of this unique training style.

Training

  • Skill level:Intermediate - elite
  • Other soccer education features:audiovisual training, new technologies
  • Students per training group:15
  • Training language:Spanish (coaches speak an intermediate level of English)
  • Training intensity:5/5

The FEX Summer Camp offers intensive, high-performance soccer training. It’s all about offering players the best training in a professional environment so that they can take full advantage of their two weeks of soccer development.

The participants practice various technical and tactical exercises during the program including shooting, positioning, dribbling, decision-making, marking, competitions, etc. Training is intensive and adapted to prepare participants for advanced/elite European football. On-field training is also complemented by physical conditioning and recovery sessions in the gym and outdoor swimming pool.

In terms of skill level, the camp accepts intermediate, advanced or elite level soccer players. During the first few days of camp, coaches evaluate the skill level of the participants and place them in groups with other athletes of a similar level (maximum of 15 players per group).
Goalkeepers train a few hours a day with a specialized coach, performing personalized exercises designed for their position.

FEX is looking for 60 players who as an essential requirement, want to learn, train hard and give everything they have to achieve their athletic goals.

The players with the best skills and attitude during training will be pre-selected to participate during one or more seasons at the Barcelona High Performance Academy, where they can continue their academic studies and football training to take another step in their sports career.

Training Facilities

  • Training surface:Natural grass and artificial turf
  • Additional training facilities:gym, swimming pool
  • Quality:5/5

The camp´s training facilities stand out for their high level of quality. During the year, teams such as the German & Belgian National Teams, Málaga C.F., Aston Villa, among others, reserve these facilities to prepare for competition.

The training facilities are located less than a minute walk away from the hotel. The academy has a full-size natural grass soccer field, as well as a 7-on-7 artificial turf field that can also be divided into two 5-on-5 soccer fields.

There's also a gym, an outdoor pool and fully-equipped locker rooms.

Coaches

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

The coaching staff at the FEX Academy camp comes right from the roster of the Barcelona High-performance Academy, an academy with more than 40 years of experience and its own training method which has successfully prepared a multitude of players to compete professionally. They know European football to perfection, and they know what elements are necessary to compete at such a high level.

All coaches have a UEFA Pro License, and they’ve also been trained by the Barcelona High Performance Academy to learn the pedagogical methods that have led this academy to be one of the best training centers for soccer players in the world.

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: 
  • 09:00h TRAINING Session 1
  • 10:30h Snack
  • 11:00h TRAINING Session 2
  • 12:30h TECHNICAL CIRCUIT
  • 13:30h Technical Evaluation
  • 14:30h Lunch
  • 15:15h AUDIOVISUAL TRAINING
  • 16:00h TRAINING Session 3
  • 17:00h DIDACTIC MATCH
  • 18:00h Shower and snack
  • 19:00h Leisure activities
  • 20.30h Dinner
  • 21:30h Leisure activities
  • 23:00h Bedtime
Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

Do you have any questions? Ask Ertheo.

Accommodation

  • Name of the facilities:Gran Hotel Benahavís Spa
  • Location (distance from training facilities):Right in front of the training facilities
  • Types of rooms:triples
  • Quality:5/5

Participants of the FEX high-performance camp stay at the Gran Hotel Benahavis Spa: a luxury 4-star hotel that stands out for its elegance and comfort, located 7 kilometers from the coast, 15 minutes from Puerto Banús, and only 20 minutes from the center of Marbella.

Students stay in triple rooms that are very bright with beautiful views. All rooms have a full private bathroom.

The hotel provides meals to participants in a dining room area reserved exclusively for FEX participants. Students enjoy a buffet menu specially designed for their nutritional needs, their age, and their level of physical training.

In addition, the hotel provides other additional services, such as housekeeping, bed linen and towel changes, as well as a laundry service (for their training kit).

Safety

Benahavís is a very small and safe municipality that is located in an exclusive area surrounded by nature. The camp is located on the Costa del Sol just a few minutes from Marbella in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle of the city, making it the perfect destination for relaxation and concentration.

The accommodations and training facilities are located on the same campus, so campers won’t waste time on daily trips to the pitch. Participants only leave the camp facilities for the two scheduled excursions.

Students are supervised 24 hours a day by experienced chaperones who also stay in the hotel and accompany players at all times, both day-to-day and during excursions.

Prices and Dates

Duration (Weeks)Marbella High Performance
High performance Marbella
2 Weeks4309 $

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 150$.

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

Starting Dates

High performance Marbella

28 June

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

Contact Ertheo for prices and additional information.

  • Nearest airport / train station: 
  • Malaga Airport
  • María Zambrano Station

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

Advice from Ertheo

This is most recommendable camp if you´re looking for a high performance soccer program in Spain. This is the best-qualified option if you really want to start a football training career.

It offers the best training program with the best team of professionals in the country, as well as the highest quality training facilities and accommodation.

Its fantastic location on the Costa del Sol is an added value, as it´s removed from agglomerations and in a very safe environment surrounded by nature. The perfect place to avoid distractions and focus 100% on football.

In addition, participants who stand out for their attitude and effort will be shortlisted to participate in the 2020/2021 season in the Barcelona High Performance Academy full-time program, where they can continue their football training and academic studies.

This camp is for you if

  • You need a career plan that guides you in order to become an elite player
  • You want to live the daily life of a professional footballer firsthand
  • You play at an advanced or elite level and are used to training many hours a day
  • You´re interested in attending a full-time program at the Barcelona High Performance Academy

This camp is NOT for you if

  • You don´t play at an advanced level and/or you´re not in the best physical condition
  • You´re looking for a summer camp with more recreational camp activities
  • You´re not interested in being a professional footballer
  • You don´t speak Spanish and have no interest in learning it
Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

Do you have any questions? Ask Ertheo.

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