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Spring intensive course

Join the course that has been turning students into professionals for 40 years.

Spring intensive course

Intensive football camp in Barcelona during spring and Easter.

 

Specific courses based on the level and age of each player.

 

High Technicalization (6-13 years) + High Performance (14-21 years).

 

Option of residence with 24-hour supervision.

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High Performance (14-21 years)

Students aged 14 and older follow a program focused on professional football and are individually summoned to assess their progress in a personalized manner. “It’s an opportunity to learn new things,” explains goalkeeper Alfonso Aragón, who recently enrolled in a High-Performance course. “Here, you see football in a different way. It’s an experience that opens your mind, and ultimately, that’s most important. The course’s pace is professional, and there are activities throughout the day: technical-tactical training, physical sessions, on the beach, in the pool, sports psychology…”

Alfonso took the course as an opportunity to return to work with his team, SD Huesca, in top form. Others, like American forward Antonio Puerta, come to Barcelona to enjoy a formative experience they can’t have in their home countries: “I come back every year because when I leave, I’m a better player than when I arrived. It’s very challenging and very fun at the same time.”

There are also students who embody both Alfonso’s and Antonio’s conditions. This is the case for Maël Caisson, who has spent his entire life in the ranks of a prestigious club like AS Monaco FC. For him, Marcet Academy courses are a fundamental resource on the path to football excellence. “My teammates prefer to rest during the holidays, but I am ambitious and want to become a professional. I came to this Easter camp because there is nothing like it in France. I found many camps that offered 10 or 15 hours of football a week. But here, they guarantee me 40 hours.”

“I expected intense training, but what I have seen has exceeded my expectations,” comments Ernest Addi, who brought his son to Barcelona to understand if he really had the requirements to reach professional football. He decided to accompany him and cross the ocean with him: “I wanted to see it with my own eyes. I wanted to see if I liked it or not. If it was good for him or not. And what I have seen, I liked.”

TYPICAL SCHEDULE

07:45 Wake-up
08:00 Breakfast
08:45 Locker room
09:00 Technical-tactical training or beach
10:30 Snack
10:45 Conditional training or pool
11:30 Hydration
11:45 Personality training and/or educational video session
12:30 Specific training
13:15 Shower
13:30 Lunch
14:00 Nap
16:00 Individual technique and injury prevention
16:30 Technical-tactical training
18:00 Shower
18:15 Snack
18:30 Residences
19:30 Dinner
20:15 Free time
22:00 Lights out

High Technicalization (6-13 years)

The objective of the Marcet Football University’s High Technicalization courses is for students to understand collective technical concepts and assimilate tactical movements in the game’s development, being able to automate individual technical elements. This allows them to improve their game vision, think quickly, and make good decisions.

The main technical learning objectives of this camp are improvement in the following aspects of the game: control, dribbling, passing, dribbling, and shooting (also with the non-dominant leg), as well as heading, offensive techniques, defensive techniques, and intelligence in football.

But the evolution experienced by students during the camp goes beyond sports. “You start looking for football, but once you’re here, you find something more,” explains Pablo Álvarez Pincay, who has been bringing his children to Marcet’s intensives for years. “Here, they have learned to live together

and matured from all points of view. It’s a very enriching experience,” he comments in this video, where he talks with another parent:

Rubén Martí knows what these parents are talking about. He has been with Marcet for over 20 years and is now the coordinator of High Technicalization football courses. In the following recording, he describes his daily routine during a camp and emphasizes the importance of values in forming not only footballers but also individuals:

“When you are working with so many people, there are many fronts to cover: attending to family members, boys with specific problems, coaches, teams coming to participate in our tournaments… Personal satisfaction comes from seeing that all the inconveniences are being solved, and the kids are happy. Then you feel that the work you have done has been worth it.”

From the students’ perspective, there is no single way to experience the intensive courses. Each player has their priorities and personal goals. Like Adrían Melero, Pablo Melero, and Jaime Barral, three Real Madrid CF benjamins who attended the Marcet Easter camp to “improve technically” and “learn to make long passes” for their imminent debut in 11-a-side football. And also to maintain the level required by a team like the Madrid club during the holidays.

HIGH TECHNICALIZATION TYPICAL SCHEDULE

09:00 Session 1, training
10:30 Snack
11:00 Session 2, training
12:30 Technique circuit
13:30 Technical evaluation
14:30 Lunch
15:15 Audiovisual training
16:00 Session 3, training
17:00 Didactic match
18:00 Shower and snack
18:30 Tourism
20:30 Dinner
21:30 Free time
22:00 In residence
23:00 Lights out

LEVEL OF DEMAND

It is crucial not to confuse Marcet’s High Technicalization and High-Performance courses with holiday camps offered in Spain or other countries with the sole purpose of entertaining children during their vacations. These are courses that do not have a defined pedagogical method and often rely on the shield and name of a big club as the only marketing reference. In these camps, young people may – with luck – take photos with a famous player, visit iconic stadiums, stroll through beautiful cities, but they will not learn football or progress in individual technique, tactics, and even less in collective concepts. Therefore, it is essential for both parents and players to be aware that Marcet’s courses involve very high intensity and physical and mental demands.

This does not mean that Marcet students do not have fun while learning. Every day, they experience and assimilate a large number of concepts, skills, and techniques fully aware of their progression. Despite the hard work throughout the day, they are eager for the next day because they know that every minute that passes, they are improving as footballers and as individuals. This is the secret that allows dozens of Marcet students to join the ranks of 1st division clubs in Spain or Europe every year.

 

ORGANIZATION DETAILS

On the first day, the students have to arrive in the morning for the presentation of the technical team and the formation of the initial groups. Then a series of tests will be carried out to assess the exact level of each player and place them in the most appropriate group during the course. The teacher takes advantage of this initial test to detect the points where he should influence more.

On the first day, the student is given the official pack with a training shirt, a walking shirt, shorts and socks. Each player has to come with their boots, possibly multi-studs, since all the fields are last generation artificial grass. It is better not to wear boots during the course, because new ones tend to cause blisters. After finishing the course, the Marcet coaching staff will give all students personalized evaluations in order to determine the future possibilities of each player.

 

RESIDENCE

The residence service – with supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – is optional for those players who do not live in Barcelona. Students in this regime receive an extra uniform and enjoy a series of leisure activities outside of training hours, such as go-karting, laser tag or tourist-type excursions. Standard accommodation is in rooms for a minimum of four people. Depending on their availability and the influx of students, the offer will be adapted in multiple rooms with bunk beds prepared for eight or more players. However, if a family wants their child to reside in a Superior Category accommodation (rooms for two or three students) they can contract the service with a daily supplement on the price of the course with residence (limited offer). An optional pick-up and drop-off service at the airport, train station or buses is also available for students traveling alone. It is a personalized accompaniment and carried out by a responsible Marcet. In the case of needing to extend the nights of stay -both before the start of the course and at the end- to match the dates and times of flights or trains, it is possible to contract extra nights in the residence.

 

GUARANTEED INVESTMENT

At Marcet we want to make sure that your investment is not affected by any circumstance. That is why this service includes a distance training plan (different depending on the contracted course) that will be launched in the event that you cannot attend the course for whatever reason.

On the other hand, you will always have the possibility to search for other dates on which to enjoy our services. Finally, the price includes an external insurance with whom we will put you in contact in case you require it.

 

GUARANTEED TRAINING CONTINUITY

Once the face-to-face campus is over, Marcet offers its students the possibility of continuing with their training process thanks to the Illuminator Program (Pack 1). All the players who participate in the High Technification and High Performance courses will be able to continue learning for free and from home thanks to this program, which is developed through a constant exchange of information between the student and the Coach Mentor. On the one hand, the player He sends recordings of the training sessions and/or matches he does with his club, or also of training sessions at home, in the park, in a garden, against a wall, alone, with friends or family… On the other hand, the Coach Mentor analyzes the material and establishes constant communication with the student via WhatsApp and Skype, with the aim of correcting their mistakes, resolving their doubts, assigning them new objectives and, ultimately, guiding them in a learning process that becomes more and more autonomous over time.

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What they say about us

  • “I have taken my children to Marcet because I want them to improve”

  • "Education at Marcet covers aspects that go beyond football"

  • "Marcet is an exquisite way of seeing football as a school of values"

  • "Marcet's facilities are perfect for the development of educational sports"

  • "At Marcet you progress, you get closer to European football and you prepare for the market"

  • "Effort, respect and patience are key for Marcet students to achieve success"

Courses adapted to each student

Each student has different needs. There are students who need more physical training, while others may require more attention in other areas.

Listen to the parents of our students

“My kids have gone through a development that goes much further than sporting performance. They’ve learned to coexist and mature in so many aspects. It’s a very enriching experience."

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