s.l. benfica

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s.l. benfica training program

train with one of Portugal’s most important clubs

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 the most recent season, S.L Benfica placed first in Primeira Liga, Portuguese Cup, and Supercup. With this season’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.


This program includes:

  • 8 Nights accommodation in Lisbon in a 3* Sup or 4* hotel
  • Meal Plan: Half board (Breakfast each day, and lunch or dinner)
  • 3 pre-arranged competitive matches against top Portuguese opponents
  •  Training pitches and clinic sessions (as per itinerary)
  • 4 Training sessions at S.L. Benfica Academy Training Complex
  • Tour of S.L. Benfica Stadium, Museum, and Megastore
  • Tour of S.L. Benfica training complex (Players and Coaches only)
  • Observe S.L. Benfica Academy training session
  • Sightseeing: Visit the cities of Lisbon, World Heritage city of Sintra
  • Charter buses are reserved for all necessary transfers while in Europe
  • Supervisor to be with team at all times 24/7
  • Comprehensive medical and cancellation insurance
  • Social media coverage during your training program
  • generation adidas international promo product

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



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Day 1:

  • Depart for Lisbon, Portugal

Day 2:

  • Arrive at Lisbon International Airport.
  • Check into hotel to rest and relax after long flight.
  • Light training session with own coaches.
  • Attend Primeira League match (optional and additional

Day 3:

  • Training session with S.L. Benfica Academy coach #1
    at Caixa Futebol Campus training complex.
  • Guided visit of Caixa Futebol Campus training complex (Players and Coaches only).
  • Sightseeing in Lisbon: Plaza del Rossio, Lisbon Cathedral “La Sé”, Castle of San Jorge.

Day 4: 

  • Training session with S.L. Benfica Academy coach #2 at Caixa Futebol Campus training complex.
  • Competitive match #1 vs. top level Portuguese team.

Day 5:

  • Training session with S.L. Benfica Academy coach #3 at Caixa Futebol Campus training complex.
  • Tour S.L. Benfica’s Estadio da Luz stadium, museum and megastore.
  • Sightseeing in Lisbon: Historic area of Alfama-Baixa and Cultural Quarter of Chiado-Bairro Alto.
Day 6:

  • Training session with S.L. Benfica Academy coach #3 at Caixa Futebol Campus training complex.
  • Competitive match #2 vs. top level Portuguese youth team.

Day 7:

  • Recovery training session with your own coaches.
  • Sightseeing in Lisbon: River Tagus, the monumental zone of Belém and the Parque de Nações.

Day 8:

  • S.L. Benfica Youth Academy training observation (TBC).
  • Competitive friendly game #3 vs. top level Portuguese youth team.

Day 9:

  • Sightseeing in historic city of Sintra, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Attend Primeira League match (optional and additional cost).

Day 10:

  • Depart Lisbon, Portugal.
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A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Ear buds
  • Change of clothes
  • Reuseable water bottle
  • Medication
  • Additional community service forms
  • Outlet power converter
  • Consent to travel form
  • Emergency contacts
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Two passport photos (needed for Visa)
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Chargers
  • Camera

Appropriate attire for service projects– students should be wearing Bermuda or basketball length shorts or pants. This is especially important to females. T-shirts should cover the chest and shoulders- nothing too low cut, and no undergarments should ever be showing.Appropriate attire for touring– students will be visiting temples and museums throughout their program. All students will be expected to have their shoulders and knees covered. Please be sure to bring at least one pair of lightweight capris and t-shirts that are modest (no v-neck/low cut tees).*Business casual outfit– a long sleeved collared shirt and lightweight trousers will work best for boys. A long skirt and appropriate shirt is ideal for girls.

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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