what does a typical football camp programme look like?

A week-long football camp includes hundreds of activities, such as sports training, English classes, games, excursions, dances, guided tours, etc.

Here is a sample table of camp activities:

Monday9:00-12:00Football TrainingDribbling, passing and goal shooting techniques
14:00-15:00Lunch and breakFood and relaxation
15:30-17:00Nutrition talkDiet and nutrition counselling
Tuesday9:00-12:00Football trainingFocus on defensive tactics
14:00-15:00Lunch and breakFood and relaxation
15:30-17:00Team-Building activitiesTeam-building games and challenges
Wednesday9:00-12:00Football trainingAgility and coordination exercises
14:00-15:00Lunch and breakFood and relaxation
15:30-17:00Workshop for goalkeepersSpecific training for goalkeepers
Thursday9:00-12:00Football trainingOffensive strategy practice
14:00-15:00Lunch and breakFood and relaxation
15:30-17:00Video analysisReview of tactics and performance
Friday9:00-12:00Football TrainingGeneral review of techniques and tactics
14:00-15:00Lunch and breakFood and relaxation
15:30-17:00Preparation for the tournamentPlanning and strategies for Saturday’s tournament
Saturday9:00-13:00Football TournamentSeveral matches to apply what has been learned
14:00-17:00Free time in the poolRecreation and relaxation in pool areas
Sunday10:00-14:00Excursion to football museumEducational visit to a football related site
15:00-17:00Free timeRest and recreational activities

Each activity has a pre-set timetable in advance so that the children can be organised during their stay at the campus.

Depending on the modality, (daytime, during the week with accommodation, with the weekend included, etc), the campus may have more or less extra activities in addition to the formal football practice and all of them are informed to the parents when they register their children in the programme.

To begin with, the mornings are focused on football training, the classes last approximately three hours, from 9 to 12 for example, where thanks to experienced professionals and coaches, they will be able to practice all the inherent aspects of football, i.e. technique, tactics and strategy.
In these three hours the children will be able to incorporate concepts, practice what they need, exploit their skills and correct their defects, by the personal markings that the teacher will tell each one of them.

In all cases, the children are offered a snack or lunch after football training to recharge their energy, with healthy menus designed by nutritionists and made with top quality food.

In the afternoons, the camps offer English language classes (in the case of programmes with daily arrival and departure it can be twice a week), which usually last from two to three hours, where they will learn how to get by in English in any daily environment and they are also taught all the terms applied to football and sport.

In camps where the children leave each day, there may be some extra activity until the departure time, for example, admission to the swimming pool or visits to the stadium or the museum of the club organising the camp.

In the programmes that include accommodation, once they finish their English classes, they are served lunch and when they finish, they have two more hours of fun before going to bed.
During this time, different activities are organised, such as fancy dress balls, dance or singing competitions, brain teasers, films or plays, karaoke, board games, etc. Always at the same time (e.g. 22:00) they should go to their rooms to rest.

The third type of campus includes weekend stays as well. In these cases, there are no English classes or football training on Saturday and Sunday, but the focus is on learning and exercising in a different way.

Guided tours and excursions to places of interest, such as museums, national parks, public buildings, etc., are often organised for this purpose.

In addition, other outdoor activities are offered in the surroundings of the campus, including hiking, cycling, use of the swimming pool, other sports, rafting, etc.
It should be noted that in all activities, monitors and teachers are with the children to look after them and assist them if they need it.