real madrid foundation and s.l. benfica training program

train with two top european soccer clubs

generation adidas international is proud to offer you an exclusive soccer experience in Spain through its partnership with the Real Madrid Foundation. You will train with qualified and experienced Real Madrid Foundation coaches, selected by the Real Madrid C.F. Academy director. This experience takes place at Real Madrid City’s state of the art training facilities, and provides an inside look at the daily life of an Academy player. This  is  an  exclusive  chance  to  live “fútbol” in one of the worldʼs most passionate soccer countries! In addition, during your stay you will have the unique opportunity to tour the inside of Real Madrid C.F.’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and its museum for a look back through soccer history, as well as to visit the official Real Madrid C.F. adidas megastore.

Real Madrid C.F., or ‘Los Blancos’ as they are affectionately called by Madridistas, was founded in 1902. One of the most successful clubs in history, Real Madrid C.F. has won 33 La Liga titles and a record 12 UEFA Champions League titles. The club is famous for both its rich tradition and also its talented roster, including names like Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Toni Kroos.

The Real Madrid Foundation is the instrument by which Real Madrid is present in society and develops its social and cultural awareness programs.  Its main objective is to promote, both in Spain as well as abroad, the values inherent in sport.

 

Sport Lisboa e Benfica has known to be attentive to the signs of time, always looking to improve their training methods. As a result, in 2015, S.L. Benfica received the Globe Soccer award for Best Academy of the year.

Caixa Futebol Campus is the training center of S.L. Benfica. The complex has a building consisting of a hotel, two gyms, dressing rooms, swimming pools, jacuzzis, a sauna, a cafeteria and an auditorium.

The methodology applied during training is the same as  S.L. Benfica uses to train its athletes and to guarantee the sustainability of its professional squads. Within the specific training sessions that S.L. Benfica will provide, you will be able to develop your technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills.

The Academy results of this methodology have once more been shown in the UEFA Youth Champions League, reaching 2 finals in the 4 editions of this competition.

In 2017, S.L Benfica placed first in Primeira Liga, Portuguese Cup, and Supercup. With 2017’s league title, the club has reached its first ever Tetra, or four league titles in a row. The club is very proud to have accomplished these results while promoting players from within their own Academy. The club is a complete success on and off the field, having produced sales of over 200 million in the past years.

 

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!

Day 1:

  • Depart for Madrid, Spain.

Day 2:

  • Arrive at Madrid Barajas Adolfo Suarez International Airport, transfer to accommodations.
  • Check into hotel to rest and relax.
  • Light training session with own coach.
  • Attend La Liga match (optional and additional cost).

Day 3: 

  • Training session at Real Madrid City #1 with Real
    Madrid Foundation coach.
  • Guided visit of Real Madrid City training complex.
  • Training session at Real Madrid City #2 with Real Madrid Foundation cocahes.
  • Guided city tour of Madrid, including the Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, and Puerta del Sol.

Day 4: 

  • Tour Real Madrid C.F.’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, museum, trophy room and megastore.
  • Lunch at Real Café Bernabeu.
  • Competitive match #1 vs. Spanish top quality opponent.

Day 5:

  • Sightseeing in the historic city of Toledo, UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Competitive match #2 vs. Spanish top quality opponent.
Day 6: 

  • Transfer to Lisbon.
  • Sightseeing in the historic city of Trujillo, UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Check into hotel to rest and relax.

Day 7:

  • Training session #3 at S.L. Benfica Academy’s Caixa Futebol Campus Benfica training complex.
  • Tour of the complex (Players and Coaches only).
  • Tour S.L. Benfica’s Estadio Da Luz and museum, and lunch at Catedral inside the stadium.

Day 8:

  • Sightseeing in Lisbon, including the Plaza del Rossio, Lisbon Cathedral “La Sé”, and the Castle of San Jorge.
  • Competitive match #3 vs. top quality Portuguese opponent.

Day 9:

  • Training session #4 at S.L. Benfica Academy’s Caixa Futebol Campus training complex.
  • Attend Primeira Liga match (optional and additional cost).

Day 10:

  • Depart Lisbon, Portugal.
Your Experience Includes:

  • 8 Nights accommodation in Madrid and Lisbon in a 3* or 4* hotel
  • Meal Plan: 2 meals per day. Breakfast each day, and lunch or dinner
  • All required ground transportation throughout the program*
  • Team Coordinator to be with team at all times, 24/7
  • Sightseeing and Cultural Activities: Visit the city of Madrid and World Heritage cities of Toledo, Trujillo and Lisbon
  • Medical and cancellation insurance
  • Laundry for Players (Uniforms, 3 loads)
  • 2 training sessions at S.L. Benfica’s Caixa Futebol Campus with S.L. Benfica Academy Coaches
  • 2 training sessions at Real Madrid C.F.’s Real Madrid City with Real Madrid Foundation coaches
  • All training session fields and equipment
  • 3 pre-arranged competitive friendly games against Spanish and Portuguese opponents
  • Tour Real Madrid C.F.’s Real Madrid City training complex and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Museum and megastore
  • Eat lunch at Lunch at the Real Café Bernabeu
  • Tour S.L. Benfica’s Estadio Da Luz, museum and Caixa Futebol Campus training complex (Players and Coaches only)
  • Eat lunch at Catedral da Cerveja restaurant
  • generation adidas international promo product
  • Social media coverage during your training program

* Roundtrip airfare is not included, but will be sourced for the group.

Optional items:

  • Match tickets to professional games (subject to availability)
  • Additional items such as phone calls, beverages, and snacks
  • Admission fees to any cultural or leisure activities not listed in itinerary
  • Any other items not specified under the “Program Includes” section

Having the girls meeting the Real Madrid players was an unforgettable experience for them. Also training and staying at the top class facilities of the City of Futbol gave us the opportunity to really prepare for the season

Matt Yelton Head Coach -Lee University Women

On behalf of our son Hernan (Nanu) we would like to express our gratitude to you, because you went above and beyond when hurricane Irene caused the cancelation of the flights, keeping our kids from coming back home on time.

Laura Romer and Pablo Gelaf Parents