During the 2020 summer season, Avanza Sports along with the Real Madrid Foundation Soccer Camps held 6 across the United States. Avanza Sports is incredibly proud to have been able to successfully deliver the Real Madrid Foundation Clinics during a challenging time. Our journey started in St Louis, Missouri and made its way across to the eastern coast, ending in the nation’s capital in Washington D.C. Throughout our journey across the country, we had the pleasure of successfully bringing the Real Madrid methodology and knowledge to over 500 youth players.
During each of the 6 camps the players learned the methodology through training sessions, something the first team coaches and players do themselves. At the end of each day, players competed against each other to test the skills and tactics they had learned earlier on in the day, something that the players looked forward to most. Our staff had the privilege of assessing some of the finest soccer talents in the States, while also getting to know their caring and humorous sides.
See some of the feedback we got from participants and their parents below!
“The organization, planning, professionalism, and overall execution made us feel comfortable moving forward and through the process. Then, each day hearing from our son how valuable and fun each day was, it made everything better!” – Salt Lake City
“It’s not all about soccer. The RMF also emphasized on values, respecting each other, honor each other and promote esprit de corp.” – Baltimore
“The things we loved the most were the rigorous and challenging, yet supportive and positive motivation! My son says the best thing about the experience was meeting the coaches, as well as playing with kids that matched his ability.” – Washington D.C.
“It was a much needed camp during these unprecedented times and we appreciate the willingness for holding the camp and giving the kids an option to play soccer when so many camps were cancelled.” – Minneapolis
“The chance to go to Spain really encouraged our son. Every morning, My son would wake up early on his own, get totally dressed, and be raring to go. Never tired. Never grumpy. Regardless of whether he was chosen or not, it showed me as his parent that competition motivates him.” – St. Louis
We would like to thank every player and all the parents that shared our Real Madrid summer camp experience this year. It was amazing, incredible and unforgettable! We hope that you enjoyed this summer as much as we did teaching, playing football and making new friends all across the USA under the Real Madrid flag!
“Soccer is an inherently social and physical sport. However, at the onset of COVID-19, soccer fields were left empty and players’ excitement for a summer season, games, tournaments, and camps became disillusioned at the uncertainty of what was to come and how it would look once they could return. Thus, clubs and camps postponed, delayed, and restructured their activities in hopes of being given the green light to start back up in a modified format,” observed our Minneapolis assistance coach Kelsey Tatarek, “With this in mind, the Real Madrid soccer camp more than exceeded my expectations of what a soccer camp in the age of COVID-19 should look like. Between each individual getting a temperature check and squirt of hand sanitizer in the morning, to mandatory mask wearing and social distancing when not playing soccer, I personally felt like safety precautions were in place and that the safety of players and staff were prioritized. Due to The Real Madrid Foundation’s preparedness in an ever changing and uncertain period, many soccer players were able to take the field, hone their skills, improve in character development, and most importantly have fun!”