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| Bobby Charlton Soccer and Sports Academy
This soccer camp launched in England by the most popular English soccer player of all times, Sir Bobby Charlton (winner of the 1966 Soccer World Cup with England, and also winner of European Clubs Cup, English Championships and English Cup with Manchester United FC) is one of the most renowned English Soccer Camp of the past 30 years+.
2013 will be the 35th year of operation for Bobby Charlton Soccer and Sports Academy (BCSSA) during which time they have built a great reputation for providing high quality soccer camps for children and coaches throughout the U.K. and around the world.
BCSSA offers residential and day camp sessions options for 8 to 18 years old players as well as a Goalkeeper training session (see dates)
Most popular soccer participants who won the BCSSA soccer skills finals during previous BCSSA soccer camps and become Professional Soccer Players:
- David Beckham (Paris Saint Germain)
- Joonas Kolkha (Willem II and Finland)
- Stephen Ireland (Aston Villa)
- Mark Delaney (Aston Villa and Wales)
- John Robinson (Charlton and Wales)
- Michael Appleton (Preston North End)
- Mark Robinson (Swindon Town)
- Neil Mellor (Preston North End)
Every participant age 8 to 18 years old on the Bobby Charlton Soccer & Sports Academy courses has the chance to take part in their World famous Skills tests (Skill Test Drills and 2010 video with René Meulensteen, the first team coach of Manchester United), just like David Beckham did and qualify for their International Skills Final which is held in October / November.
Each week on their residential courses every group takes the skills tests which are adjusted to reflect the participants age. The winner of each group takes a final skills test to determine who goes through to the International Final.
BCSSA summer residential soccer camp welcomed every year visitors from over 40 different nations and provided a truly International experience for all of the players who visited. All of BCSSA courses utilize their original Soccer Theme Park coaching equipment, which includes dribbling mannequins, free kick walls, mini arenas and passing gates.
Children can attend for a minimum of 5 days (Sunday to Friday) to any number of weeks. However, BCSSA would recommend that you stay no longer than 2 weeks as this can prove tiring, you are welcome to stay longer if you wish.
On all BCSSA courses, BCSSA make sure that each individual’s needs are met. BCSSA provide a safe, secure and disciplined environment, where each child matters. You can be assured that BCSSA staff will get to know the young people in their groups and make sure that they have the time of their lives.
| Option: English Classes as a Second Language
Many of BCSSA International students come to the camp to improve their English Language skills alongside their football course. How amazing is the motivational power of soccer, which allows youngsters to study through a medium they thoroughly enjoy and in which they are both knowledgeable and confident.
While BCSSA are the experts in their field at Soccer they have teamed up with the prestigious Manchester Central School of English (a leader in delivering English Language courses) to deliver the English language element of our courses.
Manchester Central School of English opened in 2005 in Manchester City Centre and, since then, have been welcoming students from all over the world to their warm and friendly school. They are accredited by the British Council – which is your assurance of a quality English school. They are also members of EnglishUK and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Each course is centered around the needs of each pupil and the program is challenging, realistic and attainable. At the beginning of each course some time will be spent assessing the child’s English language ability, and from that an individualized learning programme will be arranged.
All aspects of the programme will be delivered in truly international classes with many opportunities to mix and converse with British youngsters, on the football pitch and more informally in a social environment.
For those attending English Language and Soccer courses, the English language will replace either the morning or afternoon soccer coaching session.