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TOP 6 Best soccer Camps in Europe 2023

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Does your child love soccer ? Did you know that the biggest soccer clubs in the world are all in Europe? Indeed, soccer (called soccer on the other side of the Atlantic) was invented in England. It then spread to mainland Europe where it gained a lot of popularity before being exported all around the […]

Does your child love soccer ? Did you know that the biggest soccer clubs in the world are all in Europe? Indeed, soccer (called soccer on the other side of the Atlantic) was invented in England. It then spread to mainland Europe where it gained a lot of popularity before being exported all around the world. Today, Europe is still the heart of world soccer.

So, if you would like your child to take part in a soccer camp, it makes sense to send them to one of the biggest European clubs, to get to the heart and essence of the sport. But what are the best soccer camps in Europe? Which club should you trust to provide the best experience for your child? Which camps will send shiver down your child’s spine just through reading the camp program?

Looking For Soccer, the go-to website for booking the best soccer camps throughout the world, has put together a selection of the best camps on the European continent. From England to France to Spain, let us guide you!

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What are the best soccer camps in Europe in 2023 ?

Europe is very well suited to soccer camps: the continent has won the World Cup  11 times! Portugal, France, England, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands are European countries internationally renowned for their exceptional footballing performances.

Without further ado, here is our list of the 6 best soccer camps in Europe in 2023.

The Manchester City soccer camp – Manchester – England

If your child is a soccer fan, in all likelihood they will be able to name at least a few players in Manchester City’s squad. Since investors from Abu Dhabi have contributed significant amounts of money to the club, the Citizens, as they’re known, have been taken to a whole other level.

Indeed, some of the best players in the entire world now play for City and, much to the dismay of the traditional big clubs (namely their fierce rivals Manchester United), they are collecting an impressive number of trophies.

The good news for your child is that they have the opportunity to spend one (or two) unforgettable weeks within the official Manchester City training centre, where all the professional City teams train. Unlike most other clubs, Manchester City organises camps exclusively for girls and camps exclusively for boys, so you can be sure their girls’ camps are not an afterthought.

What makes this camp exceptional?

  • The camp takes place in the Etihad Campus, the club’s official training centre
  • Different skill levels are available based on the age of the campers. The youngest campers will be developing basic and important soccer skills, while the oldest will be perfecting their game.
  • There is an option for English language classes, for parents who want their children to combine learning and soccer on their holiday

Camp characteristics:

  • When: exclusively during summer
  • Length: 1 week, or 12 or 14 days (depending on your selections)
  • Full board only
  • For 9 to 17 year olds
  • Level: all levels
  • For girls and boys
  • Location: Etihad Campus (the Citizens’ official training centre)

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the Manchester City soccer camp

The Paris Saint Germain Academy (PSG) soccer camp – Paris – France

If your child wants to know what day to day life is like for an elite athlete such as Neymar or Mbappé, then this special PSG soccer camp is the perfect choice for them.

There will be both tactical and technical training sessions, as well as physical and mental preparation. It is ideal for any young soccer fan wanting to get a taste of professional soccer or just wanting an unbelievable holiday.

What makes this camp exceptional?

  • A soccer camp organised within the French capital
  • Video analysis sessions to enable players to improve their positioning on the pitch as well as allowing them to see how they themselves play
  • Coaches trained and certified by PSG with lots of experience, who are sure to help all the campers improve
  • A week of total immersion offered to girls and boys between the ages of 7 and 20

Camp Characteristics:

  • Language: English and French
  • When: during all the school holidays (Autumn, Christmas, Easter and Summer)
  • Length: 2 weeks (one week for the French version)
  • Half board and full board both available
  • For 8 to 17 year olds
  • Level: any and all levels
  • For girls and boys
  • Location: Mesnil Saint Denis (in the Yvelines department in the Ile de France region), 28 km south west of Paris

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the PSG soccer camp

The Real Madrid soccer camp – Madrid – Spain

Does your kid dream of visiting the iconic Santiago Bernabéu Stadium? That is great news! A guided tour is part of the camp’s schedule, as well as a tour of the club museum and Real Madrid’s Academy (Valdebebas). It doesn’t matter if your child takes part in a one or two week camp!

So, keep reading to find out more about the benefits of the Real Madrid soccer camp, in Spain.

The main advantages and benefits of the Real Madrid soccer camp

  • The youngsters are hosted within the Real Madrid campus for an immersion into the everyday life of sportsmen (full board or half board)
  • Two different packages: one for beginners with 24 hours of training a week and one for advanced players with 30 hours of training a week
  • A full Real Madrid training kit for every camper

Camp characteristics:

  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • When: exclusively during the summer
  • Length: 1 week (with the option of booking more weeks)
  • Half board and full board both available
  • For 7 to 17 year olds
  • Level: all skill levels (two different camps: a leisure/improvement camp and a high performance camp)
  • For girls and boys
  • Location: Madrid itself (leisure camp) and Villaviciosa de Odon (high performance camp)

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the Real Madrid soccer camp

The Liverpool FC soccer camp – Derby – England

Send your child to Derby for a incredible cultural and soccer experience in the heart of England. He will be proud to wear the beautiful red colours of the famous English club, a team that has won the Premier League and the Champions League time and time again. 

Let them follow the footsteps of Steven Gerrard, Mohammed Salah or Virgil Van Dijk, the biggest recent stars that helped Liverpool dominate European soccer for several years. 

Why should your child take part in this football camp? 

  • 20 hours of training organised by the Liverpool international Academy coaches
  • Versions of this camp are available for girls and boys
  • The campers will receive individual feedback from the coaches so that they can understand, analyse and improve their strengths and weaknesses 
  • Your child will meet youngsters from the world over, allowing them to get a taste of new cultures and ways of life.
  • An immersive camp in an incredible setting

Camp Characteristics:

  • Languages: English
  • When: exclusively during the summer
  • Length: 1 week
  • Full board only
  • For 9 to 17 year olds
  • Level: all levels
  • For boys and girls
  • Location: Derby, England

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the Liverpool FC football camp

The ICEF soccer camp – Evian – France – High performance

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Are you looking for a high performance soccer camp? Is your child very good at soccer and, to help him reach his potential, you want to send him to a high performance, advanced soccer camp, only available to the best? Are you considering sending your kid to a private soccer academy so that he can combine his education with intensive soccer training?

Then, the ICEF soccer camp is perfect. Indeed, the International Centre for European soccer is an excellent private centre, completely dedicated to developing young footballers. Each year, a select few kids from all over world, come and spend an exceptional year learning and improving at soccer while completing their education in this private sport study centre. 

Each summer, high performance soccer camps take place so that children and teenagers can prepare for the upcoming season.

What makes this camp exceptional?

  • One of the best private training centres in France and Europe
  • Intensive, high performance training sessions orchestrated by coaches with UEFA certifications
  • Sporting and other facilities of the best quality (latest generation artificial pitches, double rooms, etc.)

Camp Characteristics:

  • When: exclusively during the summer
  • Length: 1 week minimum (with the option of booking 2 weeks)
  • Half board and full board both available
  • For 13 to 19 year olds
  • Level: high performance – a minimum skill level and a club or team membership is required
  • Only for boys
  • Location: Publier (Haute Savoie – 74), in the middle of the French Alps, next to Switzerland

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the ICEF soccer camp

The Soccer Inter Action soccer camp – Valencia – Spain – High performance

Similarly to the ICEF, Spain also has a private centre dedicated to soccer : Soccer Inter Action. Is your child looking for an intense week of soccer training?

Do they rate themselves as a footballer and want to compare themselves to other players their age? Do they want to significantly improve at soccer and spend a week in Spain? Then the Soccer Inter Action soccer camp is the ideal opportunity.

Located in Valencia in Spain, this camp is perfect if you would like for your child to spend a week living just like a professional footballer, surrounded by players with a similar level. The Soccer Inter Action camp has been designed to help prepare the upcoming season (summer camp), or to help improve specific technical and tactical skills.

Why is this camp one of the best?

  • Training sessions are organised and supervised by qualified coaches
  • This camp is available all the way until 21 years old!
  • Access to top quality sporting facilities, like a beautiful grass pitch that fits FIFA’s official rules, an artificial turf pitch and a training space entirely dedicated to goalkeepers
  • A 24/7 security system will ensure that no unauthorised person can access the centre

Camp characteristics:

  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • When: during all the school holidays (Autumn, Christmas, Easter and Summer)
  • Length: 1 week
  • Full board only
  • For 10 to 21 year olds
  • Level: High performance
  • For girls and boys
  • Location: in the Soccer Inter Action centre (Valencia – Spain)

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the Soccer Inter Action soccer camp

The Chelsea FC Foundation football camp – Godalming – England – All levels

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The Chelsea FC Foundation school, located near London, is offering young footballers a unique experience. At the camp, your child will follow a development program inspired by Chelsea’s Academy! You can also opt to combine the camp with English lessons, if you so desire. 

The football camp takes place at the Charterhouse School in Surrey, where the rules of modern football were first defined and officialised! On top of that, there will be a prizegiving ceremony at the end of camp in the legendary Stamford Bridge Stadium. 

What makes this camp exceptional? 

  • During the camp, your child will get the chance to visit Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s home
  • An exclusive prizegiving ceremony takes place at the end of the camp
  • It is possible to add English lessons to the week of sport
  • This football camp offers exclusive training sessions to boys, girls and goalkeepers

Camp Characteristics:

  • Languages: English
  • Length : one week
  • Full board only
  • For 9 to 17 year old boys and 12 to 17 year old girls
  • Levels: all levels
  • For boys and girls
  • Location: Godalming, a tranquil town surrounded by green countryside

Interested in this camp? Find out more about the Chelsea FC Foundation football camp

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Your child’s dream will become reality!

By choosing the right soccer camp, you are giving your child an incredibly exciting week of holidays, focused on his favourite sport and perfectly suited to his needs and desires.

In this list, all the camps have exceptional accommodation conditions and impressive training sessions. We put in effort to provide a selection of camps that work for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. These camps are also an incredibly good place for your child to make friends and meet other people their age from all over the world.

So, don’t hesitate anymore and contact us to help you book your child’s soccer camp and surprise him with the great news! Believe us, they will be over the moon to spend one or two weeks at one of Europe’s best soccer camps.

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