elite football camp

Master your position!

Kaptiva Sports Academy Barcelona is an elite football academy. The Academy’s main goal is to offer the best annual football program to young talented football players from all over the world, helping them reach their full potential through a fully integrated football program.


Live the football academy experience for 2 weeks!
Youth players from all over the world will experience specialized football training geared towards their position by our renowned UEFA Pro coaches and learn how it is to be a Kaptiva Sports Academy player in the centre of the football universe of Barcelona.

Sant Cugat del Vallés – Barcelona (Spain)

Players from all over the world from 12 to 16 with a  passion for football and a desire to reach their full potential.

English & Spanish

Europa International School of Barcelona Football Pitch

Finest installations, a premium residence with a view on to the field, swimming pool, weight room…

What’s included

Sessions & fees



A special program will address the specific technical complexities in the goalie’s role.

With the help from a KSA UEFA Pro coach you will perform carefully planned exercises by the KSA method and you will be able to improve your skills. You will have an inside-out understanding of this complex and fundamental role of the goalkeeper. This includes:

  • Develop gravity center by specific positioning.
  • Develop technical skills to save the ball on different heights.
  • Improve all different types of passes using both hand and feet.
  • Improve speed reaction and leg force.


The defenders repel opposing attacks and set the base for midfielder and strikers to perform more creative tasks.

KSA UEFA Pro coach will create exercises to help you to:

  • Develop tackle and slide tackle with speed and precision.
  • Improve decision making from different kind of drills (position and real games).
  • Knowledge how to play comfortable from initiation zone to creation zone.


Improve by specifically training your game. The commonly-held adage is that, “If you control the midfield, you stand a fine chance of winning the game.”

You will perform exercises carefully- planned with the help from a UEFA Pro coaches to improve your skills including:

  • Develop accuracy and directional controls.
  • Get principals of knowledge to keep the ball possession.
  • Know how to play from different high lines to proper speed.
  • Know how to makes movements to support and break defensive lines.


A special program will address the specific technical complexities on the striker´s role.

  • Develop finishing in 1v1 situations.
  • Improve different kinds of dribbling.
  • Know how to make movements to support and breaking defensive lines in real game situations.
  • Improve finishing by one touch with precision.

Head Coach

Meet Our Professionally Licensed Head Coach. Kaptiva Sports Academy is focused on providing the most qualified, dedicated, and proficient coaching staff.



Joan has been Technical Director and Coach of several oficial FCBarcelona International Football Camps, supervising the development of hundreds of young players from different countries and cultures (USA, Japan, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Vietnam, etc.). He also was coaching on female football: general goalkeeper coaching at FCB Youth Academy and Head Coach of 1st Division team.

• UEFA Pro Coach
• FCBarcelona (2006/2011)
• Sports Manager Degree from the RFEF (Spanish Soccer Federation)
• International Football Course Instructor in Sydney (Australia)
• Physical Education Teacher in Barcelona (Spain)



Camp acommodation

· High quality double rooms
· In-suite bathrooms
· Healthy sport oriented meals designed by a Nutritionist
· 24/7 supervision
· We provide towels, sheets and pillows that are changed regularly
· Wi-fi in the whole residence


Official KSA Elite Camp

1 - How can the KSA Camp help me improve my level of soccer/football?

The KSA camp is designed to improve your specific skills based on the position you play. Our coaches use a methodology that was developed at the Kaptiva Sports Academy, which focusses on the strength of each player. Specific exercises will help you improve speed, movements on the field, position understanding, technique, passing, and game understanding. The UEFA Pro licensed coaches are the ones that run the athletic part of our Residential Academy Program in Barcelona.

2- What is the difference between this camp and other camps?

The program is designed to help players improve in their position. Other camps use standardized methods to run their camps. Our camp adapts to each player and the playing position. The aim of the camp is for the player to experience what it means to play on the highest standard and learn in the same way that our full year academy players reach their full potential.


1- When and where participants have to arrive/departure?
  • KSA Camp Session 1 (2 weeks): July  2nd  – July 14th  

Airport arrival/Departure:
Arrival to Barcelona airport on Monday, July  2nd  (from 8 am to 12 pm)
Departure from Barcelona airport on Saturday, July 14th (from 8 am to 12 pm)

Personal drop off/Pick up:
Arrival to Barcelona Residence on Monday, July  2nd  (from 3 to 6 pm)
Departure from Barcelona Residence on Saturday, July 14th (from 9 to 11 am)

  • KSA Camp Session 2 (2 week) · July 16th · July28th

Airport arrival/Departure:
Arrival to Barcelona airport on Sunday, July 16th (from 8 am to 12 pm)
Departure from Barcelona airport on Saturday, July 28th (from 8 am to 12 pm)

Personal drop off/Pick up:
Arrival to Barcelona Residence on Sunday, July 16th (from 3 to 6 pm)
Departure from Barcelona Residence on Saturday, July 28th (from 9 to 11 am)


First and last day are arrival and departure day, no training will be available those dates.

2- How do you manage an underage traveling?

When you purchase the airline ticket you have to specify to the airline that there will be and underage traveling alone and they will get you the details on what to do. There is an extra airline charge for this service; you must pay the full amount for the round trip.

We will facilitate you the needed information on the adult who will pick up the participant at the airport in order to facilitate the information to the airline.

3- How does the airport transfer work? What if the arrival is after the set schedule?

All the participants are picked up at the airport unless specificity by the family members. In that case, there is a personal drop off option at the residence. We will need all the flight information at least two weeks before the event starts in order to organize airport transfers.  There is a set schedule for the arrivals, if your flight arrives late in the afternoon an extra fee will be charged.

4- Do I need a visa?

No visa is required for EU, US or Canada passport holders, for a stay up to three months. If you are not of the mentioned countries, please contact the Embassy or Consulate of Spain in your country regarding visa requirements.

5- Do you offer special fees for flights?

No, it’s is cheaper than you search for your own flights.

6- Do I need inoculations?

No inoculations are required when traveling between Europe, the United States or Canada and Spain.

7- How much money should I give to my child?

No money is necessary for the camp development. We recommend just money for soft drinks, souvenirs and miscellaneous.

8- Do I need to get insurance?

We do process a basic insurance for participants but we strongly encourage you to purchase cancellation and interruption insurance and additional health insurance to


1- How is the accommodation? How do you assign the rooms?

Double rooms to be shared with other participants with in suite bathroom.
The rooms will be assigned by ages.

2- Are the bathroom and lavatory located in each bedroom?

Yes, full-equipped bathrooms are located at the same bedroom.

3- Are sheets/pillows provided by the residence?

The residence provides towels (changed twice a week) and sheets/pillows that are changed once a week.

4- Is there internet access for children to send email to their parents?

The residence has computers available for the kids and there is Wifi available on the whole residence. However, we will assign a specific period to use Internet and a counselor will be around to check on the participants.

5- How about the meals at the residence?

Participants will have all meals at the residence. All meals have two choices for first and second course. Special diet if specified by parents.

6- Where can participants leave their values?

We strongly recommend not bringing valuable items; even like that they can be left either on a safe deposit or camp coordinator or tutor.

7- Are parents allowed to visit during camp?

Parents can visit participants at the residence under previous notice and in a specific schedule but we don’t recommend this options unless is strictly necessary.


1- Where do the trainings take place?

The training sessions take place at KSA Camps Official Training Facilities at Avinguda del Pla del Vinyet, 110, 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona

2- How do you set up the practice groups on the first day?

At the very beginning participants will be separated by age but during the first two days the coaches will move them around depending on their skills.

3- The practice field, is it natural grass or artificial turf?

Artificial turf.

4- Where do participants get their lunch? Can they buy extra snacks?

Lunch will be held at the residence and we don’t recommend participants to get extra-snacks.

5- Are parents allowed to visit during training?

Parents can visit training sessions if they don’t interfere in the process of the program. There is a specific day assigned to attend to the training sessions. Due to the club’s security reasons we will ask for personal information before visiting date.


1- What other activities are besides training?

The camp counselors will run night activities and during the weekend we will have day trips, stadium tours, city tours, etc…

2- What language coaches and counselors will speak?

English and Spanish.

3- Are cell phones allowed all the time during camp?

Cell phones have to be left at the residence with the counselor. No cellphones will be allowed during training. Phones can be used on their free time in the afternoon.

4- When is the best time to call?

We strongly recommend you to call during participants’ free time that is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Spanish time.

5- How can I contact the camp staff?

You can call the office anytime. We will provide you with the contact numbers you will need to reach the camp staff. For emergencies see below.

6- Are any forbidden items at camp?

Alcohol, drugs, tobacco and weapons are strictly forbidden during camp.

7- How do you manage a participant misbehavior?

Participants must respect the other participants and camp staff and follow the daily planning of the camp and rules. Any serious misbehavior will be subject to immediate expulsion. Parent or Guardian will be immediately notified and will have to purchase the return ticket.

8- What qualifications and checks do your coaches and staff have?

All coaches and staff members are qualified and have been checked by the Spanish Criminal Records Bureau KSA Camps is committed to the safety and welfare of all children attending our camps and has a Child Protection Policy in place.

9- Where can I call for an emergency? Other phone numbers?

In case you have an emergency and you need to contact us, you can call us at

the office or to the Director and Coordinator at any time.


If you have any other question, please contact us at info@kaptivasportsacademy.com


Date of cancellation


KSA Camp Refund


Before April 1st 50% Deposit
Between April 1st & 60 days before the camp starts No deposit refunded
Between 60 & 30 days before the camp starts 50% Full registration fee
Less than 30 days prior to the camp starts No refunds


If a player reserves a place on the KSA Camps program and subsequently cancels, the following refund policy will apply: Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to info@kaptivasportsacademy.com  Cancellations are effective on the date that KSA Camps receives written notification. There will be no refunds for players who voluntarily cancel for any reason from a KSA Camps program, nor will there be any refund for a player who is asked to leave a program for the use of drugs or alcohol, non-notification of a serious medical condition, or gross disobedience of the rules of the program (decisions which are at the sole discretion of KSA Camps). Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds for players who suffer an injury during the program.


There is a non-compulsory cancellation protection option that you can request upon registration, if selected, the extra cost will be added to the full payment (150€ for camp session). You can acquire either full refund or partial refund. Cancellation protection can only be purchased at the time of the registration; after that, it will no longer be available

You can acquire either full refund or partial refund:

– Full refund: Cancellations received via email more than 30 days prior the camp start.

– Partial Refund: 50% cancellations received via email from 30 days to 10 days prior camp start.

– No refunds will be processed 10 days prior the camp start.



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