Arsenal Soccer School

 

Ligi Ndogo’s Michael Karanja (far right) at the Arsenal Camp 2014

Ligi Ndogo Planets’ Michael Karanja (far right) at the Arsenal Camp 2014

Arsenal Soccer Schools aim to encourage students to play ‘The Arsenal Way’. An unforgettable soccer camp experience for 9 to 17 year old boys is awaiting for you at 2 great sites in Southern England.This is the school that has produced a host of international players like Nicklas Bendtner (VfL Wolfsburg and Denmark ),Ashley Cole (Roma and England),Emmanuel Frimpong (Ufa and Ghana),Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea and Spain) and many more.Arsenal Soccer Schools residential programmes have been running for 20 years and have given many boys and girls the opportunity, whatever their football ability, to live, learn and experience football coaching the Arsenal way.

Last year,twenty players from the Ligi Ndogo Planet team benefited from  one week of training (2nd August to 8th )at the residential camp at Sparsholt College in Winchester, Hampshire.This year,Ligi Ndogo hopes to facilitate travel for talented young players from the East African countries of Kenya,Uganda,Tanzania,Rwanda and South Sudan.

Program
Arsenal Soccer Schools program focuses on a wide range of skills, drills and tactics. Designed by an Arsenal Soccer Schools Head Coach, the programme aims to promote confidence and experience in a variety of different game situations. At the start of the week, students will be put into training groups based on age and ability. They will be given a coach each to get a sense of how real teams work, and will have the same coaches all week to build up a rapport.

We recommend the Academy Programme (Soccer only all day) only for students of 12 years and above due to the intensity and physical demands involved. All of the activities and coaching are conducted in English and the multinational environment means that students will primarily communicate in English throughout their stay. This offers a ‘total immersion’ experience and maximizes an individual’s opportunity to practice and gain confidence. Confidence is the key to success in any language and constant use of that language is the key to that confidence.

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Seaford College recreation area

With the course developed from the same principles taught at the training ground youngsters will enjoy the opportunity to develop their technical skills, helping them to improve their passing, dribbling, tackling and shooting, and then putting them into practice in match situations against local teams.

This Soccer Camp is for serious players who can cope with at least 3 hours training a day (when taking English classes option otherwise all day soccer is 6 hours of training.

Arsenal Soccer Schools
Arsenal Football Club is one of the leading forces in European soccer with 13 leagues titles and 10 FA Cup crowns.

Arsenal Soccer Schools have been running since 1985 and offer players of all abilities the opportunity to learn soccer and ‘Play the Arsenal Way’. Development of the grass roots is essential to any club and Arsenal have developed a philosophy and training programme devised to bring out the best in every player.

Arsenal Emirates Stadium visit in London:
All participants will have an option for a visit during the weekend to the Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal FC (only for 2 weeks stay as weekly campers leave on Saturday).

English Classes as a Second Language (optional at Oundle, mandatory at Charterhouse)
In addition to the Arsenal Soccer Schools programme, Arsenal Football Club also offer the opportunity to combine excellent soccer coaching with English tuition through their partnership with Exsportise. As one of the leading providers of sports and English language camps in the UK, Exsportise offer an unique approach to combining sport with English language. Exsportise aims to provide young people with language confidence and life skills that will prepare them for success in adulthood. We understand that learning is about engaging and what better way to learn and gain confidence in English than by combining it with something that you really enjoy.

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By offering an English language programme alongside Arsenal Soccer Schools the camp is able to offer that unique opportunity.

With two more sets of courses to come this August this is a great opportunity to take part if in one of the best soccer schools in the world.Book your place now!

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