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.
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 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).
Elite Soccer Academy is delighted once again to be based at Epsom College, just 15 miles from Central London and with easy access to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
It boasts top-class facilities in all areas, especially sport. The College was built in the early 1850s and its beautiful Gothic-style buildings are set in 8 acres of quite magnificent grounds on the edge of Epsom Downs.
The soccer pitches are of the highest quality and there are numerous tennis courts, all in top class condition. There are two sports halls. There is also an indoor swimming pool, two dance studios, and several squash courts. The college is short walk to the town centre.
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.
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.
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.
Epsom 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.
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
This sports camp covers:
- 7 nights at Epsom College 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
- 1 half-day visit to watch a professional team training session (where possible)*