19 July 2022, 13h02

The 12th edition of the Elite Training Camps


The 12th edition of the Elite Training Camps,  which took place over the past four weeks, had a total of 268 participants, and the project developed at the Benfica Campus included, for the third time, a week especially dedicated to women's football.

With 219 male and 49 female participants, the program with a focus on elite training gave the participants the opportunity to live the experience and methodologies practiced by Sport Lisboa e Benfica's Youth Football

"It is difficult in the space of a week to get the player to learn everything we do here at Benfica Campus. What interests us initially is to make sure that they leave this place stronger than they arrived, to make them understand our principles, our football fundamentals, why we work like this, and what they have to take back to their clubs when they return to continue to improve and try to reach what are also our goals here, which are the highest levels of competition possible", explained Tiago Silva, coordinator of the Elite Training Camps to BTV.

The participants also got in touch with the excellence of the Benfica Campus and the Benfica culture. 33 countries were represented.

Namely Portugal, Brazil, United States of America, Kenya, France, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Serbia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Lebanon, South Africa, Turkey, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Cyprus, Tajikistan, Iceland, Greece, India, Israel, Qatar, and Australia. 

"The environment is very positive, the way they behave is extremely positive, they have the opportunity to contact with the Benfica methodology, which is something that will certainly stay with them for life and will bring great advantages not only in their growth as athletes and at a sporting level, but also at a personal level", claimed Marco Sousa, coach of Benfica's U-19 women's football team.

Text: Editorial Staff
Photos: Isabel Cutileiro, João Paulo Trindade, Tânia Paulo and Vitoria Ribeiro / SL Benfica
Last update: Thursday, November 17, 2022

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