Success of any football camp depends the most on the quality of coaching staff. If the coach has no real football experience (did not play in past or manage teams) and studied at the coaching courses only, they would not be able to pass the participants all necessary information and relevant skills applicable in the real game.
It is the very reason it is always better for students to register for soccer camps that are run by experienced and licensed coaches (e.g. for Europe it is UEFA Pro, A, B).
In most cases, coaches divide players into three age groups: under 12 y.o., 13-15 y.o., and 16 y.o. and older. If the number of athletes within each age group exceeds the acceptable coach/student ratio, sub-groups are formed depending on the skills of the participants.
Football camps may differ a lot depending on the budget, location, coaching staff, the program «package», and the required level of the participants. The higher the overall quality of the football program, the higher price.
For example, soccer programs for semi- or professional players that take place during the pre-season or mid-season periods have string requirements to the participants in terms of their skills and experience.
A traditional soccer camp is designed for children 8-16 years old. Such programs often have academic curses (e.g. foreign language study) and / or football trials as a part of the «package».
Football trials are an important factor to consider while choosing the relevant program, because it is a chance to get an honest and balanced evaluation of player’s football skills from external coaches, scouts, experts.
Sportlane offers a variety of soccer camps from all over the world for different type of players. Be advised, that we will be glad to assist if you have any specific requests such as group tours, club tours and camps and etc. "