Elite Training Camps

Football specialization and high-performance training summer camps

Elite Training Camps is a program developed by Sport Lisboa e Benfica for youngsters which seeks to develop and improve their sporting performance. Sport Lisboa e Benfica will put at the participants disposal the knowledge and programs that made it a world reference in the elite training of young athletes.

  Male ETC

  Female ETC

What's included:

One Benfica Training Kit and one Benfica Travel Kit

4 hours of training per day with Benfica’s qualified coaches

Full board accommodation

Menus prepared by Benfica’s Nutrition Department

Medical and Sports Insurance

Benfica’s Stadium and Museum Tour

Individual reports

Benfica official jersey

Benfica Certificate

Transfers between the Hotel and Benfica Campus


The methodology applied in the Elite Training Camps will be the same that Sport Lisboa e Benfica uses in the training of its athletes, and which guarantees the sustainability of its professional squads. Through specific training that Sport Lisboa e Benfica will provide, you will be able to develop your technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills. Aspects like, running technique, relationship with the ball, tactical circulation and attacking and defensive game principles will be worked on a daily basis in both individual and collective contexts.

The training schedules will have a duration of 5 hours per day, for 7, 14 or 21 days, and will be developed by SL Benfica’s coaches, accredited by the Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF) and UEFA. There will be 3 categories (U14 to U19), each having specific technical-tactical training. In addition, you will also have the possibility of being observed and evaluated by Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s Technical and Scouting Departments.


Accredited by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) and UEFA, the SL Benfica coaches are decisive elements in the development of the Club’s young athletes. It will be them following your evolution during Elite Training Camps. The technical director in charge will be Pedro Marques:

  • ›  UEFA A License;
  • ›  Graduated in Physical Education and Sports Science at the Faculty of Human Kinetics in Lisbon;
  • ›  Post-Graduation in High-Performance Training at the Faculty of Human Kinetics in Lisbon;
  • ›  Technical Director of Sport Lisboa e Benfica's Youth Football.

Made In Benfica:

Benfica Campus: The Best Academy of the last decade

Source: study from the Football Talent Scout - July 10, 2020

Know more about the Benfica Campus ›

Submitted Documentation:

  • ›  Rules and procedures;
  • ›  Diploma of participation;
  • ›  Individual and detailed report made by the Technical and Scouting Department.


  • ›  Eusébio Prize: Best player of the week, of all teams
  • ›  Rui Costa Prize: Best player of each team;
  • ›  Águia D’ouro (Golden eagle): Best goalkeeper of all teams;
  • ›  Mística Prize:For the player with the best commitment, discipline, fair-play and attitude.

Aldeia dos Capuchos Hotel:

During your participation in Elite Training Camps, thetraining sessions will take place in Benfica Campus and the accommodation will be at Hotel Meliá Aldeia dos Capuchos. The travels between the two places are provided by Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

Situated at the entrance of the historical Vila dos Capuchos, known for its exclusivity and the Convents’ majestic presence, Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos is a magnificent viewpoint over the sea, inserted in a grand touristic and residential area. Bounded by a vast green area, where a golf course and an excellent fitness course stand out, it also has very easy accesses. The Hotel meets the essential conditions of comfort and well-being, with ideal rest and recreation settings at the athletes’ disposal.


Male ETC

1st WEEK (Sold out)
19 to 25 june 2022

2nd WEEK (Sold out)
26 june to 2 july 2022

3st WEEK (Sold out)
3 to 9 july 2022

Female ETC

1st WEEK
10 to 16 july 2022

Day Morning Afternoon

Arrival+ Check in + Kit delivery

Arrival+ Check in + Kit delivery + Opening ceremony


Training BC + Physical and anthropometrical tests

Training BC + Physical and anthropometrical tests


Training BC

Training BC


Training BC

Free afternoon (recreational activities)


Training BC

Training BC


Training BC

Stadium and Museum Tour + Shopping + Ceremony and dinner at the Stadium


Training BC

Closing Ceremony

Hour Day



Transportation to BC


Specific Training








Theoretical Session






Transportation to Hotel






To sign up in Elite Training Camps you must have been born between 2003 and 2009.

Registrations for the 2022 Edition are already open, with the following conditions:

  • ›  Full Refund Flexibility:
    • › We offer the possibility of a full refund (depending on specific conditions and timings). Please contact us at elitetrainingcamps@slbenfica.pt for further information on this matter.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Sport Lisboa e Benfica is implementing a series of preventive measures that aim to protect all participants, coaches and staff that participate in our programs. These preventive measures follow all World Health Organization and Portuguese Health Authorities best practices and regulations.
Please contact us for further information on COVID-19 related policies: cancelation & refund, etc.

Required Documentation:

Download the registration form, fill it out and send it to elitetrainingcamps@slbenfica.pt.

Registration form - Male

Registration form - Female

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