Elite Soccer Academy

England, Bethany School, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 1LB
amateur professional
10-17 years
About the program
Project International has now been running soccer camps in England for more than 20years. The program still retains the excellent – and unique – combination of soccer and English.

Project International soccer camp will be run by Football Magic Coaching who hosts youth academies in London. FM Coaching work closely with the Premier League as part of their Next Step program for Premier league Academy players. As the result we can assure the high quality and intensity of football training at our camp.

The Elite Soccer Academy is designed for those who play soccer regularly and to a good standard. It is an intensive soccer camp and is available as a 1, 2, 3 or 4-week program. The Elite Soccer Academy in England offers a high-quality program of top-level coaching. We have welcomed football-loving youngsters from countries in more than 40 countries.

The participants go through the pro football training sessions, games, tournaments, skill sessions, and communal living; this has resulted in some notable victories for Academy teams in the matches organized against local English club teams.
 
THE GOAL

The aim remains very much the same: to help all participants of this football camp appreciate the different dimensions that the game has to offer and improve their athletic performance.

They will learn through skill sessions, DVD presentations (where appropriate), team training, and making new friends from all over the world in a social soccer environment. The fundamentals of soccer will be taught in addition to the roles, positional play, teamwork, ball control, team, and individual techniques and the essence of fair play.

The weekly program is laid out elsewhere but the course covers intensive skill sessions, small-sided as well as full side competitive games, video/lecture sessions, goalkeeping teach-ins as well as visits to well-known stadia.

We will also endeavor to arrange a visit to a pre-season professional game (as an optional extra/supplement).

The Venue

From 2021 the Project International Academy will be based at Bethany School in Kent. Bethany is situated about 1 hour south of London between Tunbridge Wells and Ashford and is easily accessible to all the London airports.

Founded by the Reverend Joseph Kendon in 1866, Bethany is a co-educational day and boarding school set on a rural campus in the heart of the stunning Kent countryside. Occupying some 60 acres of the Weald, Bethany has a truly enviable site.

 Facilities at this picturesque campus include «state of the art» sports facilities, a brand new indoor swimming pool, and outdoor classrooms.

The Participants

The recommended age range for this football camp – 10-16 years.
The Academy is open to boys and girls between 10 and 16 years from all over the world, including Great Britain.

We welcome individuals as well as organized groups/teams to the truly international environment that the Academy offers.

Please note that the Soccer Academy is NOT suitable for those who are at a very basic level or who merely want social soccer.

ACCOMMODATION

Very recently refurbished, rooms are of a good standard and consist of a mixture of single, doubles and a few triples. The rooms are spacious, airy, nicely decorated and comfortable and there are plenty of showers toilet facilities near to each room. Note we cannot guarantee specific rooms for any student in advance.

EVENINGS

A structured evening program is offered, organized by our Director of Activities and supported by other staff, and will include such activities as discos, barbeques, film shows, sports, and games.

STAFFING & PASTORAL CARE

In addition to our top-quality coaching staff, we have our own staff on-site 24 hours a day.
A Programme Director will oversee all aspects of the program and they are in constant liaison with the coaches, the school representatives, caterers, group leaders, and the students themselves.
All staff is chosen for their ability to work with children and look after their various needs during the soccer camp. They are aware that students are away from home, some of them for the first time and pastoral care is a major priority.

ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

We have qualified teachers on site. We offer an optional TEFL course (this must be pre-booked). 12 hours of tuition per week is offered and children will be taught according to ability with emphasis placed on conversation and communication.

FOOD

Bethany School has an exceptional reputation for high-quality food in its excellent dining room. Emphasis is placed on a good dietary balance as well as popular food allowing for different cultural tastes. There are three meals provided each day with traditional English as well as continental breakfasts; lunch and dinner with hot/cold options, a vegetarian choice as well as a salad bar.

CANCELLATION

Should a client have to cancel a booking, it must be done in writing and, once received by us, the Soccer Academy will acknowledge this in writing within three working days of receiving the client notification. Cancellation charges are payable as follows:
 More than 4 weeks before commencement date – Loss of deposit

3-4 weeks before commencement date – -60% of holiday cost will be charged

2-3 weeks before commencement date – 85% of holiday cost will be charged

Less than 2 weeks before commencement date – 100% of holiday cost will be charged

OVERVIEW

This sports camp covers:

  • 7 nights at Bethany School campus with full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 1 full-day excursion (related to each sport where possible) each week with entrance paid
  •  Full structured pro soccer training program with qualified English Football Association Coaches (It is hoped to have a team training session with some local professional football teams).
  • Competitive Matches against local teams (where possible, this will be against Watford Academy teams)
  • Supervised multi-activity sessions program
  • Evening social program
  • Laundry
  • 1 half-day visit to watch a professional team training session (where possible)*
Price does not include:

-Personal insurance
-Optional English language tuition with qualified teachers in classes of max 15 students (supplement £55.00 per person per week)
-Transportation unless stated (incl. airport transfers)
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Transfers
Transfer from Central London Inc. St Pancras International to Bethany School
£135
Transfer from Ebbsfleet International to Bethany School
£105
Transfer from London Heathrow/Gatwick International airports to Bethany School
£68
Extras
English classes (one week)
£55