Nike Football and advanced English Camps
A camp combining football training and short daily group-work sessions for 12-17 year olds with C1 level English or higher
Nike Football and English Camps offer 6- or 13- night residential camps at Lancing College on the beautiful south coast of England. Train like a professional football player in a programme designed by a Premier League football club with a Category 1 Academy. Brighton and Hove Albion lead the coaching while players enjoy an hour a day of Advanced English after football training, working in a group on a business- or sports- related project building teamwork, research and presentation skills needed for university and the working world. In 2017 players joined from over 30 different countries, making this a truly international experience.
Brighton and Hove Albion Soccer Schools coaches lead all Nike Football Camp training sessions. In addition to the club’s core practices, each session focuses on a particular skill, delivering conditioned drills and fun activities based on movement. Small-sided games offer the chance to put newly developed skills into practice in a match setting. For goalkeepers, specialist goalkeeper training is also offered on every camp. The on-field training is supported by workshops on all aspects of athlete development delivered by sports scientists.
Older players develop teamwork and project skills, whether they’re native English speakers or have a good level of English as a second language. Working to a specific brief, players will team up to research, construct and present a project on either sports or business. Using a combination of guided and independent study, this course equips players with the skills to succeed at university and in the working world.
Players are immersed in an English environment with like-minded young people. They grow in confidence as well as gaining new skills both on and off the pitch. Gaining an insight into the world of professional football, players learn what it takes to reach the next level of their game. After a one-to-one review with their coach, players leave with a coaching report and completion certificate along with a copy of their English project.
- 3 meals a day and an evening snack
- On-site accommodation in shared bedrooms
- 15 hours of football coaching per week
- 6 hours of advanced English sessions per week
- Excursions to famous cities and landmarks
- Training session at the AMEX Elite Football Performance Centre
- An exclusive Nike gift pack
- Student medical insurance (excludes UK residents)
We offer airport transfers from selected airports and visa support letters. See OPTIONAL EXTRAS for more details.
Portsmouth Shopping and Historic Dockyard
In weeks starting: 2nd, 16th July and 30th July
Players will enjoy an interactive tour of HMS Victory, the impressive flagship of Lord Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar before heading to Gunwharf Quays, the south coast’s leading designer outlet shopping centre.
American Express Community Stadium & Brighton Pier
In weeks starting: 9th July, 23rd July and 6th August
Players will visit the home of Brighton & Hove Albion FC in a behind-the-scenes stadium tour. In addition, players will spend the afternoon enjoying all the rides and amusements of Brighton Pier, a classic English seaside pier acknowledged by some as the finest ever built.
American Express Elite Football Performance Centre
Players will have the opportunity to train with their coaches on a dedicated pitch at Brighton and Hove Albion’s AMEX Elite Football Performance Centre, a state-of-the-art Category One academy venue.
London Tour and Niketown
On the middle Sunday for all 13-night campers
13-night campers go on both excursion plus an extra trip to London where they will tour landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben as well as visiting Niketown on Oxford Street.
2 - 8 July
9 - 15 July
16 - 22 July
23 - 29 July
30 July - 5 August
6 - 12 August
2 - 15 July
9 - 22 July
16 - 29 July
23 July - 5 August
30 July - 12 August