Salou Training Camp, Spain

Available year round

Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou is a sports complex located in Salou, one hour from Barcelona. It has 2 natural grass, 6 artificial and 2 hybrid pitches as well as one multipurpose artificial rugby field. Altogether, 11 pitches to play football, 10 of them convertible into 7-a-side pitches.

Many top teams use the complex as their base for training camps, including, amongst others, the England U17 national team.

The complex has changing rooms, classrooms, meeting rooms, cafeteria and a lounge area available to teams. Plus the opportunity to stay at Resort Cambrils Park Sport Village from mid-September through to mid-May. It also has the added value of their Tecnifutbol coaching staff, all of them licensed and national team coaches, which enables them to offer any type of football-related activity including masterclasses.

It is available to use year round but the main season is from September to May (excluding Christmas) coinciding with the opening of the Cambrils Park port Village Resort. However, even though in Summer natural and hybrid pitches are renewed to start the season in perfect conditions, artificial pitches can be used at a lower intensity.

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Whats Included and Master Class

Depending on the needs of each team, we are able to offer you a range of services and facilities during your stay.

Each group is different and as such we can tailor the specific services that you may require, a group manager will always be available to assist you and answer any question or suggestions that you may have before and during your stay.

All our training camp tours offer our usual high standard of service and typically include:

•Accommodation throughout
•A choice of meal plans
•All transfers as needed
•Two training sessions each day
•Local assistance
•All services of GoBYSA
•A generous free place allocation, one free for every 20 paying

Also available to teams are “Master classes” with the top coaches at the complex.

The success of FC Barcelona and their local graduates in the Spanish national team such as Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta have put Catalonia on the football map.

Using the very same methods that Barca’s success is built upon, Futbol Salou Director of Football Albert Vinas and his team of UEFA Pro License coaches offer a unique experience to visiting teams.

Formerly of Espanyol’s renowned academy, Vinas is Head Tutor in the Catalan FA’s Coach Education Programme.

The training given will suit the needs of your team, age, category, etc, concentrating on areas that need improving.

Before, during and after the Master class, you may be in direct contact with the coach leading the class and actively participate in the work in hand.

At the end of each master class you will receive a detailed report of all the work undertaken.

Accommodation Options
Villa Bonita

Cambrils Park Sport Village, which belongs to the same corporate group, provides accommodation to the teams that train at Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou. It is a Resort that has 500 lodgings, divided in apartments, villas and bungalows located only ten minutes walk from the sports complex.

At the Sports Village there are three types of accommodation available to our groups; here is a short description of each…..

Apartments La Mediterrània
There are 3 types of apartments located on the ground floor or first floor. They have different capacities (from 4 to 6 people) and en suite rooms. All are equipped with bathroom and terrace on which to relax after training. The 6 person apartments offer three bedrooms.

Villas Bonita
These Colourful Villas have 2 separate double bedrooms and bathroom. In addition, all have a terrace and lawn furniture.

Bungalows Aloha
Cabins with wooden walls and capacity for 4 people (2 independent double rooms). These bungalows have a porch with a furnished terrace and an area with comfortable sun loungers to disconnect from the demands of training.

 

 

Typical Hotel

During the Summer months teams will stay in a nearby hotel in Salou. All of the hotels we use are used to dealing with sports groups.

The Area
Salou Beach

Salou is a fabulous destination for anyone searching for a little Spanish sun, sea and sand. It is a popular destination for families and is readily accessible via Reus International Airport which is only seven miles away.

Salou has become one of the main tourist areas of Costa Dorada, with over two million visitors a year, many of these visitors come for its superb beaches. The coastline of Salou enjoys eight main beaches, each with fine golden sand and inviting shallow waters due to the long beach and slow tide.  The beaches themselves are quite varied, some beaches consisting of long plains of sand, some mixing with the beachfront hotels and bars, while others have coved areas sheltered with pine trees giving a more intimate feel.

The shopping in Salou has everything you could possibly want. During your stay, you can find everything from basic staples, to boutiques with the latest fashions and sporting goods, to lovely or kitschy souvenirs to remember your stay. Salou is also home to all the top fashion brand shops.

The shops in Salou are in three broad areas:

Ponent: This shopping area is open throughout the year and located around Carrer Barcelona. There is everything you could need to live in Salou, as well as the municipal market. There is an open-air market here on Mondays.

Jaume I: This large shopping area is laid out along the promenade, and you can find fashion, souvenirs, entertainment… open during the high tourist season.

Llevant: From Plaza Europa to cape Salou, this area has souvenirs, restaurants, supermarkets with fresh seasonal products… open during the high season.

Fashion and brand names: A commitment to quality and authenticity are two of the key elements in Salou’s shops that in recent years have become especially specialised in designer clothing by all the large brands.

A new and exciting shop this year on Passeig Jaume I is the official FC Barcelona shop, where you can find all the official sports equipment, t-shirts and gear for all Barça.

Salou has many activities for both children and grown ups. Port Aventura Theme Park, owned by Universal, is a fantastic modern theme park built around the basis of five worlds, with rides to match the theme of each world.   The park also has 25 live shows a day as well as restaurants and bars.

Salou also has two water parks – Aquaopolis and Aqualeon.  While both are filled with the slides and pools you would expect from a waterpark,  Aqualeon also has a zoo with a large selection of animals.

seafood paella

Local restaurants in Salou serve mainly Catalan dishes, many of which are based on fresh fish caught in the local clear waters, but also incorporates many traditional Spanish dishes such as paella.

Plenty of restaurants in Salou will serve traditional foods alongside fast-foods such as burgers, pizzas and hot dogs.  A coastal town, Salou favours seafood in its local gastronomy; there are some excellent bars and restaurants in the town and along the coast where you can enjoy the delicious catch of the day. Salou boasts many bars, pubs, flamenco shows and nightclubs to keep you entertained until the early hours of the morning.

Getting There

There are two main options for flights to Salou.

The nearest airport is Reus which is 7 miles away from the tournament base, however there is only one airline that flies there from the UK and that is Ryan Air from East Midlands.

A better option is to fly into Barcelona El Prat which is 60 miles away. The following airlines fly there.

Aer Lingus from Dublin.

BA from Dublin and London-Heathrow,

easyJet from Bristol, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend and Newcastle upon Tyne

Iberia from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Manchester

Jet2 from Leeds/Bradford

Norwegian Air Shuttle from London–Gatwick,

Ryan Air from Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Southend, London–Stansted and Manchester.

Vueling from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, and London–Gatwick

You will be met at your arrival airport by a local coach that will take you to your accommodation. You will be returned at the tour end to your departure airport.

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