The football training program at the Arsenal summer camp will take place in the sporting facilities of Hartpury College near to Gloucester and Cheltenham.
The course is managed by professional coaches accredited by the British Football Association, who will teach using the program and skills used as the youth academy and schools of the world-class football team of Arsenal.
Football training will take place every day from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 - 12:00, making a total of 20 hours per week, and including both theoretical and practical sessions.
The program offers students the opportunity to improve their football skills under the direction and coaching of the Arsenal coaches.
The course is open to students of all levels and each session will be taught in small groups to ensure that each individual student gains an equal tuition and experience.
The main objective of the course is to teach the students the ‘Arsenal way’, with an understanding of both the culture of the sport and a focus on the students’ abilities, teamwork and a positive mental attitude both on and off of the pitch.
In regards to the theoretical concepts and the technical skills which the coaches will cover, there are many different aspects, including:
- Communication on the pitch
- Spatial locations of the players
- Basic movements and strategies
- Vision of the entire game
- Ability to adapt to various situations
- Overall understanding of the world of football both on and off the pitch
In terms of physical aspects which will be taught, these include:
- Controlled passing and receiving
- Dodging skills
- The race to the ball
- The pitch
- Shooting target practice
Located in Holloway, in London, Arsenal Football Club is one of the most decorated and successful clubs in English football. It was founded in 1886 in Woolwich and by 1893 became the first southern English club to join the Football League.
As one of the most decorated clubs in English football, Arsenal can boast 13 First Division and Premier League titles, 10 FA Cups, and many more. As well as this Arsenal currently holds an unbeaten record as the only team to have won a season fully unbeaten, which happened in 2003-2004.
Throughout their history Arsenal has maintained an ongoing rivalry with their neighbouring team of Tottenham Hotspur, and each year they compete in the North London derby.
It was the appointment of Herbert Chapman as manager in 1925 which led to the first era of success for Arsenal. In the 1930’s they saw a new method of tactics and training, as well as many star players, and soon started to dominate English football with 5 League Championship titles and two FA Cups.
Although suffering a less successful period during the war, it was after the war in the 1940’s that Arsenal soon brought home the victories. However this was not to last as during the 1950’s and 1960’s Arsenal saw their weakest period in history.
Eventually in 1970 they won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and then in 1970-71 brought home the Double of the League and the FA Cup.
Their more recent success stories have mainly been due to the management of Arsène Wenger since 1996. He introduced a new way of thinking, new tactics, new training sessions and several world-class foreign players who worked well with the existing English players.
The Wenger era has seen three Premier League titles, four FA Cup’s, the FA Community Shield and European titles, as well as many other national tournaments and friendly tournaments.
The team currently plays, after moving from their Highbury Stadium, at the new grounds of the Emirates Stadium in Islington, and will continues to be one of the greatest teams in the world of football today.
- Camp Base:
- Football, hours/week:
- English, hours/week:
- 2 weeks price:
- Closest Airport:
London / Bristol (Cheltenham )
- Superivised flight travel package available:
30 June -14 july /14-28 July