The soccer camp’s main objective is to provide a safe, fun, and overall amazing experience for every athlete who joins the program. Erin Mills Soccer Club has partnered with Future Soccer and SoccerSoul, companies that have parternships with many major professional soccer clubs in Portugal – FC Porto, S.L. Benfica, C.D. Feirense, F.C. Famalicão, and Leixões S.C., to name a few.
There will be four friendly matches with four of these teams (of equal or reasonably close age group) where players will play at the professional clubs’ training grounds against them. Friendly matches against teams like these are not only great development experiences for players, but also amazing showcasing opportunities as well. These professional soccer clubs are very competitive and play in the most prestigious international youth competitions across the globe.
Camp participants will spend 7 days in Portugal at the HF Tuela Hotel, a nicely located hotel in the city of Porto. The hotel provides security, comfortable and clean bedrooms, and a common dining area.
The Portugal Camp program goes beyond the scope of just facing off against top level professional soccer clubs; it includes visits and events to maximize the entertainment of players. Players will visit the famous five bridges at the Ribeira of Porto, a live soccer match, Porto Central Park, Crystal Palace, the city of Braga, Bom Jesus De Braga, Guimaraes Castle, Serralves Gardens, a day of Padbol (a fun sport that is well known in Europe), as well as downtown Porto and surrounding malls. The visits planned will give players the opportunity to learn more about Portugal and the Portuguese culture.
If a team is registered together, their coach will also accompany them on the trip and assist in the training and development.