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A Pro-Training Football Tour with a Difference!

Article posted on: May 19, 2017

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Our pro-training programmes are always really popular, as you might imagine, especially for football. The opportunity to get a taste of life as a professional, while working on your team’s skills is one that’s difficult to pass up. 

You may have noticed that we recently added a new pro-training football tour. And that it’s slightly different to those we already offer!

While our other tours will take you to some of the top football clubs in Europe (Real Madrid, PSG and Ajax, for example), our new tour is based at the training centre of a national team – Belgium

It’s not just the setting that’s different either. While the pro-training at most of the clubs we offer tends to follow a set programme (which usually focuses on improving a team’s general level), the Belgium tour offers training tailored to meet the specific requirements of your team, as well as team-building exercises. 

The reason for this difference is that on the club tours, training is led by the clubs’ own youth coaches, whereas on the Belgium tour, training is led by Royal Belgian Football Association endorsed coaches, rather than the coaches of the national team.

So really, if you’re trying to decide between a tour to a club, or the tour to Belgium, the main question to ask yourself is ‘what do I want my students to get out of the tour?’. 

If you want them to have an insight into the life of a professional footballer at one of Europe’s top clubs and improve their overall skill level, then a club tour is ideal for you. But if there are very specific areas of the game you want your team to focus on, we’d recommend the tour to Belgium. 

 

And if you do choose to visit Belgium, you’ll certainly be impressed by the facilities. You’ll stay in the on-site hotel at the National Football Centre in Tubize and will have access to the 6 pitches (3 natural grass and 3 synthetic – one of which is indoors) as well as the beach football pitch.

 

There’s also a pro fitness centre, an auditorium with 160 seats (plus 3 translation booths!), 4 meeting rooms and 2 lounges. There’s even a sports bar and restaurant, as well as a banqueting hall. Plus, if you’re lucky, you may even bump into some of the Red Devils themselves in the hallways!

 

And don’t worry, just because you’re not visiting a club doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the opportunity to watch live top-flight action – we can arrange tickets for you to see Belgium’s most successful club, Anderlecht!

If you’re interested in this pro-training tour to Belgium, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Even better, why not ask to speak to Jess or Kate, two of our team who actually visited the National Football Centre for themselves last October? They’ll certainly be very pleased to advise you further!

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