SOCCER TOUR - THE BENFICA EXPERIENCE
An unparalleled insight into the world of professional football in Lisbon, Portugal
The training schedules will be developed by Benfica coaches accredited by both the Portuguese Football Federation and UEFA. Developed by Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Training Camps is a program for teams that want to develop and improve their sporting performance through specific technical and tactical training program. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to be observed and assessed by Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s Scouting Department.
The methodology applied to the training will be the same SL Benfica uses in the training of its athletes and which guarantees the sustainability of its professional squads. Besides the specific training sessions that SL Benfica will provide, you will be able to develop your technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills. Such aspects as running technique, relationship with the ball, tactical circulations, attacking and defensive game principles, will be worked daily in both individual and collective situations. Accredited by the Portuguese Football Federation and UEFA, the SL Benfica coaches are key elements in the development of the Club’s young athletes.
If you’re dreaming about your next trip to Europe, come and discover Lisbon, a historical city full of stories to tell, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15oC. A city where you feel safe wandering around day or night, where the cuisine is dedicated to creating over a thousand ways to cook the beloved bacalhau (salted cod), and where you’ll find hotels and restaurants to suit every taste, budget and requirement.
Discover Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you’ll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado. After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors.
Hotel Aldeia Dos Capuchos
Caixa Futebol Campus, Lisbon
Caixa Futebol Campus is the training center of SL Benfica professional football teams, first and “B” teams, U23 team, as well as of eight youth teams, comprising 207 players (41 of them playing at international level for Portugal youth squads) and 57 coaches.
The complex spans 19 hectares and consists of nine grass pitches, one of which hosts the B-team matches with a capacity of 2,720 seats, two artificial surfaces that support the International programs and a 360 degrees S indoor ‘football laboratory’ where players’ individual physical fitness components are put to the test.
Since its debut in 2006, the Caixa Futebol Campus has gone a step further and successfully blended technological advancements in sports science with innovative coaching techniques help foster a truly exceptional environment for youngsters to flourish within.