Over the past year Westside Metros has been working hard to provide additional and unique opportunities for our families and our community, from within our club, through adidas, our club sponsor, and partnerships with international clubs.
This coming season, through adidas, we have partnered with SL Benfica to bring 2 opportunities to learn from the worlds most recognized player development Club - SL Benfica.
Beaverton, Oregon - July 10 - 13 - Player Summer Soccer Camp with all sessions run by SL Benfica Coaches from Lisbon Portugal This was a great success AWESOME TURNOUT!!!
December 16 - 23, 2023 (players will need to depart on December 15)
SL BENFICA invites players to a week-long training camp at their state of the art facilities in Lisbon, Portugal.
Ages: Boys & Girls born 2006 - 2009
Includes: Player accommodations, meals, training, ground transportation in Lisbon
Registrations until October 22nd, an initial deposit of $500 is required. Payment in Full is due on October 24th. Registrations on or after October 22nd, payment is due in Full.
This program is the best opportunity for players to experience the Benfica Way.
Get access to insights into the technical, tactical and scouting work done at the SL Benfica Campus.
The program includes training sessions and friendly matches run by Benfica coaches,
physiotherapists and a dedicated team liaison.
Chaperones: Westside Metros Staff will travel to Lisbon, to act as chaperones, for players once they arrive in Lisbon for the Camp.
Air Travel: Parents/Guardians are responsible for their players air transportation to and from Lisbon, Portugal. Ground transportation will be provided once the players arrives in Lisbon.
This program is tailor-made and is the best opportunity for players to experience the Benfica Way.
Get access to insights into the technical, tactical and scouting work done at our campus.
The program includes training sessions and friendly matches supported by Benfica coaches, physiotherapists and a dedicated team liaison.
Full board accommodation in one of the best hotels in the Lisbon region and all ground transportation is included for players.
The Benfica Team Training Camp is designed for teams with ambitions to progress in soccer. It will be an immersive Benfica experience, close to what Benfica's youth teams are used to.
The program is designed to train and prepare the players, not just on the pitch, but so they experience a week of preparation for high performance should be. Adequate nutrition, rest and a prepared mentality to progress.
It's important for parents who may be traveling with their children to be aware that the program is the same as the training camps during competitions and stay in another hotel. There is always some time for sightseeing and being with your children, but the main focus is on the sporting part so that the young players can get the most out of the experience.
Only players and staff that are part of the Westside Metros group have access to the interior of Benfica Campus. Parents are not allowed, as it is a professional soccer environment where all our teams train, including the first team.
Founded February 1904, Sport Lisboa e Benfica (SL Benfica) is one of the largest Clubs in the World. With 14 million fans worldwide and a presence across 70 countries. Benfica has 3 professional teams, 8 youth teams, 207 players, 57 technical staff members, and 27 coaches.
Benfica competes in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of soccer in Portugal. At the base of this success is their dedication and fundamental belief in player development. SL Benfica is one of the most successful clubs at developing players . . .
Some examples of Benfica player development . . .
"Best Youth Team of the Year 2022" award given to Benfica ...see article
Humboldt State University Katelin Talbert - the starting goalkeeper for Benfica. She trains in top-class facilities and works regularly with a goalkeeper coach. She just helped her club win the Portuguese top division. see article
A remarkable XI of players developed by Benfica since 2010: Dias, Silva, Felix… see article
Benfica wins award for Best Academy of the World in 2015 & 2019 . . . see article see article
The Benfica Campus is the training center for all of Benfica’s professional football teams, including the “B” team, the U23 team, as well as 8 youth teams.
The complex spans 19 hectares and consists of nine grass pitches, one of which hosts the B-team matches with a capacity of 2,720 seats, two artificial surfaces that support the international programs and a 360S indoor ‘football laboratory’ where players individual physical fitness components are put to the test.