EFA Elite Training Programme
This programme gives players the opportunity to prepare for professional football with intense daily training and playing against federated teams in Spain. We can help you improve your physical, technical and mental strengths! With 30 hours of an effective workout during the week, we guarantee you will develop a great routine.
The next intake for the male Elite Training Programme is on 16 September 2019.
1, 3, 6 or 9 months
This programme gives players the opportunity to prepare for professional football with intense daily training and playing against professional Spanish teams.
At the beginning of the programme, players will have a tactical and technical evaluation through which the EFA Sports Director will prepare a specific and personalised programme.
Players selected in the official event will have the opportunity to play in a federated club in Spain.
If, at the end of the second stage, the player meets the technical and tactical skills required by EFA he will have the opportunity to sign for a professional club.
The three stage period duration depends solely on individual talent and abilities
Every three months, the Academy will provide players with personalized reports where the technical and tactical parameters will be evaluated in order to measure the acquired improvements. The weakest technical and tactical aspects will be identified from the beginning and players will be informed with the specific information. A programme to rectify and improve shortfalls will be designed for further improvements.
Comparison with Professionals
At least four times during the football season all the EFA registered players will have the opportunity to play with youth teams of football clubs with which we collaborate, with the purpose of showing their own technical qualities and understanding what it means to belong and take part with a professional club.
Boys between the ages of 12 and 24 are welcome to participate in EFA’s Elite programme.
Any period between 16 September 2019 and 14 June 2020
The academy is located in the coastal area of Roses/Empuriabrava on the Costa Brava Coast. Team members will stay nearby in a 3 or 4-star hotel. As well as taking part in training sessions and friendly matches, participants can also use the camp’s swimming pool, gym and spa, which means that team members can continue working on their strength and fitness outside of the standard Academy schedule.
The Academy uses the best sports facilities in Roses and Empuriabrava, which include a natural grass football stadium, three artificial turf football pitches, two outdoor swimming pools, two indoor swimming pools and a professional weights room.
Teams are accommodated in a 3 star or 4 star hotel, depending on the programme selected. In both cases, double or triple rooms with private bathrooms are provided. We provide players with a sport adjusted breakfast and buffet for lunch and dinner.
Only qualified international football coaches work with players on developing their football fundamentals.
Doctors are available 24/7 at players’ request during the programme for players with EU medical insurance.
Numerous activities have been organised for players during their spare time, from an excursion to Girona FC stadium and swimming school for non-swimmers to Flamenco dance nights and beach visits
All players are awarded a Europe Football Academy Certificate at the end of the programme.
EFA branded Nike sportswear is provided for all players and coaches, which includes home and away shirts, shorts and socks.
We accept payments by bank transfer or cash on arrival when a deposit has been paid by bank transfer.
08:00 am Wake up, shower, breakfast
09:00 am Dynamic warm-up with performance coaches
09:45 am On camp skill development
12:00 am Lunch and rest
14:00 pm Performance training
14:30 pm Competitive training, specific skill training and shooting clinics
16:30 pm Pool recovery/physio treatments
17:45 pm Laundry
19:00 pm Dinner
20:00 pm Personal or activity time
22:00 pm Bed time
- Barcelona €200
- Girona €100
The application process is initiated once the online application form has been completed; our legal department will then create a contract agreement and send it to the player within 24 hours.