Residential Courses


Learn to Play the Arsenal Way

At Arsenal Football Club we pride ourselves on playing as a team to produce imaginative, entertaining and skilful football. We take time to develop and nurture our younger players to ensure that they reach their full potential. By guiding players through our extensive training programmes, we have produced many world-class players over the years. The training programmes in our Arsenal Soccer Schools have been developed based on the same principles we teach at the Arsenal training ground; developing young players’ technical skills and passion for the game to ensure they become the best players and athletes they possibly can.

This year our residential programmes have been running for over 20 years and have given many boys and girls the opportunity, whatever their football ability, to live, learn and experience football coaching the Arsenal Way.

Arsène Wenger
Arsenal Manager


In the summer 2014 Arsenal Soccer Schools residential programmes will run at two locations in the UK. Both venues offer a safe and secure environment with accommodation, meals, evening activities and matches played on-site. The programmes run from Sunday afternoon through to Friday afternoon and include five nights full board accommodation with evening activities included. The coaching team remains on-site for the duration and a resident physiotherapist along with additional support staff who are on hand.

Programmes are open to boys 9 to 15 years old, and girls 9 to 12 years old

Sparsholt College, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2NF:

Sunday 3rd August – Friday 8th August 2014

Sparsholt College is situated in the Hampshire countryside and has been the home to Arsenal Soccer Schools residential programmes since they first began. The college is located close to Winchester town centre; easily accessible by train, motorway and London airports. All rooms are double occupancy and facilities on-site include indoor sports hall, TV and games room.

Ardingly College, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6SQ:

Sunday 17th August – Friday 22nd August 2014

Ardingly College is situated in beautiful West Sussex countryside between London and Brighton, the College is 12 miles south of London Gatwick airport, 35 miles from London Heathrow and convenient for Surrey, Hampshire and Kent. All rooms are double occupancy and facilities onsite include tennis courts, hockey pitches, television and games room, indoor swimming pool and table tennis tables.


The programme sessions consist of technical and tactical player development, nutritional advice to increase fitness levels and small sided matches in high intensity tournaments to improve passing, speed of movement, technique and game understanding.

To ensure that every child who attends progresses during their time on the programme the coaches will spend an initial period assessing and evaluating their performance to ensure that they are grouped with children of a similar level and age. The coaches then work with each group and child to improve skill levels. Our aim is that all children leave the programme with greater knowledge of the game and technical skills.


During the week the group will visit Emirates Stadium for a behind the scenes tour where they will see all the areas which are crucial to the team on a matchday - from a walk down the players' tunnel to taking a seat in the first team dressing room and in the dug-out.

What’s included:
  • Full board accommodation for five nights
  • Five days of intensive football training
  • Use of state-of-the-art training equipment
  • Arsenal Soccer School kit (shirt, short and socks)
  • Behind the scenes visit to Emirates Stadium
  • Exclusive Arsenal Soccer Schools gift

International Participants

All children attending from international destinations who need a visa to enter the UK need to produce their confirmation email to their local British Embassy and apply for a CHILD VISITOR CATEGORY VISA.

Transfers from and to Heathrow airport for Sparsholt College and Gatwick airport for Ardingly College can be arranged at an additional cost of £79.95 each way on Sunday between 11am - 3pm and Friday 3pm – 7pm. For flights arriving and departing outside of these times alternative arrangements for the supervision and transportation of the child will need to be arranged by parents/carers.

Transfers should be requested and paid for at the time of booking with flight details and confirmations sent to quoting your booking reference.

Venue Price (inc VAT)
Sparsholt College £495
Ardingly College £595

Book two or more children at the same time and save £45 per child – quote booking code 2014BBR

How to book

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You will need to have medical details (NHS/ Medical insurer numbers and contact information) available at time of booking.

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