Through its partnerships with top professional soccer teams and national federations, generation adidas international offers a unique exposure to international coaching ideas and philosophies, styles of play, and tactical systems. This fully inclusive program is available to youth clubs and university teams and coaches. This program offers valuable insight into the youth development approach of S.L. BENFICA, one of Portugal’s preeminent clubs.
S.L. BENFICA was founded in 1904 and is one of the “Big Three” clubs in Portugal that have never been relegated from the top division since its establishment in 1934. Benfica is nicknamed Águias, which means eagles. It is the symbol on the top of their club crest, and Encarnados meaning reds for their shirt color.
S.L. BENFICA is considered the most successful Portuguese club in terms of domestic titles and is the only team to have won all Portuguese competitions. They have won 34 Primeira Liga titles, 25 Taça de Portugal trophies, 6 Taça de Ligas, and 5 Supertaça Cândido de Oliviera trophies. They were also the first team to win the league with an undefeated season.
S.L. BENFICA play their home matches at the Estádio da Luz with a capacity of 65,647. This stadium was also the venue for the UEFA Champions League Final in 2014.
This program includes:
A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.
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.
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 seasonMatt Yelton
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