Youth Football Tours in Spain 2018Posted in Holidays on January 19th, 2017
Youth football tours have long been a popular activity for teams and with the advent of affordable airline options, more and more teams are travelling abroad to participate in a youth football tournament. With Spain having been at the forefront of world football over the past decade, and the country offering a pleasant climate, it is natural that there is significant interest in youth football tours in Spain.
Some of the key benefits of youth football tours in Spain include:
- It represents a chance for youngsters to travel and see the world
- There is a chance to meet children from other backgrounds and cultures
- It can provide a welcome break from home life
- Youth football tours help to instil responsibility and team-work into youngsters
- The Spanish climate allows for more enjoyable football conditions
There is no shortage of options to choose from when considering youth football tournaments and tours in Spain.
The Santa Copa Lloret Cup in Lloret de Mar
The Santa Copa Lloret Cup, held in Lloret de Mar during the Easter holidays, is a very popular youth football tournament that welcomes teams from all across Europe. The tournament lasts three days and is highly regarded for the level of competition and the positive atmosphere, not to mention the stunning location and climate.
The tournament has grown in recent years, and is now a noted tourist event in the Costa Brava area of Spain. With stunning beaches and many hours of sunshine, even in spring, this is a location that ensures people get a good break but which is also conducive to children enjoying their football.
In 2017, the tournament takes place across Friday 17th of April, Saturday 18th of April and Sunday 19th of April. All teams will have games on the Friday and Saturday while the Sunday is reserved for teams that make the final stage of the tournament.
With Barcelona being an hour’s drive from Lloret de Mar, many teams take the chance to tour the capital of Catalonia and even take in a game or tour at the world famous Camp Nou stadium.
Other youth tournaments taking place in Spain in April include:
- Costa Blanca Juniors Cup
- Calvia Cup
- Valencia Cup
Barcelona Football Festival
Taking place in May 2017, this tournament is held in Costa Dorado in Salou, a relatively close distance to Barcelona and a 25 minute drive from Reus Airport, which is an international hub for many flights heading to the Catalonian capital. In 2016, over 50 teams, hailing from 11 different countries, took part in the event and the Barcelona Football Festival welcomes boys and girls teams. The tournament is played out on the Saturday and Sunday, making this an ideal weekend break trip.
Donosti Cup in San Sebastian
This tournament takes place in July and welcomes more than 300 teams from all around the world. One of the perks of this tournament, located in the northern coast of Spain in the stunning seaside resort of San Sebastian, is the fact that it takes part in the training complex and grounds of Real Sociedad. Having the chance to use the same facilities and playing surfaces as leading professional players is a great thrill for many youngsters. Participation in the Donosti Cup allows youngsters to say they played on the same surface as players like Messi, Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and the other fantastic players that ply their trade in La Liga.
In 2017, the tournament was scheduled to run between Monday 3rd of July and Saturday 8th of July.
Other youth football tournaments taking place in July in Spain include:
- Costa Blanca Cup
- Costa Blanca Futsal Cup
The ease of travel to and from Spain, the likely welcoming climate and the number of youth tournaments taking place ensures that Spain is the ideal destination for youth football teams looking to travel and play.