Local youth soccer players to get a taste of Atlético de Madrid training

Boys and girls U9 to U14 invited to train as they do at the Atleti Academy during the Atlético de Madrid youth soccer camps offered for the first time in Canada this summer

Ottawa, ON, Monday May 30, 2022 – Atlético de Madrid and sister club Atlético Ottawa are proud to bring their world-renowned youth soccer training camps to Canadas capital this summer, looking to get kids back in the game after kids’ access to sport was disproportionately affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Atlético Ottawa is thrilled to welcome our colleagues from the Atlético de Madrid Academy to the nation’s capital for our first official soccer training camps in Canada,” commented Fernando López, CEO of Atlético Ottawa. “We knew from the beginning that it would be essential for our club’s success that we build a strong connection with our community. This is a terrific way for us to show our commitment to the local soccer scene and our desire to grow the sport, by offering unique opportunities to up-and-coming talents in the region.”

Camps will start on July 25 at the RA Centre and run for three weeks. Players in the under nine to under 14 age groups have the chance to experience the long-standing tradition of football development and education built and nurtured at the Atlético de Madrid Academy.  

“Following the establishment of the Atlético Ottawa club here in Canada, it was important for us to extend our presence in the country,” added Emilio Gutiérrez, Atlético de Madrid Academy Director. “These types of initiatives are authentic and intentional ways of connecting with the youth and creating a bridge between Ottawa and Madrid at all levels of the game.”

Players, grouped in age- and level-appropriate pods, will work with Atlético de Madrid Academy coaching staff (all UEFA licensed) and technical team members to learn the skills necessary to continue their progression, all the while having fun with new teammates. Through recreational and educational activities, players will focus on individual technical abilities, group systems and tactics, as well as position-specific drills that will test each participant to achieve his or her highest performance. Each camp day will feature a healthy mix of physical training and theory sessions designed to expand each participant’s understanding and love of the beautiful game.

These youth soccer training camps, an extension of the Atlético de Madrid Academy’s comprehensive project, which has already seen thousands of young footballers reach the next level, by helping the players grow within sports, but also as people. The Academy’s philosophy fosters values such as solidarity, teamwork, and equality through sports, while incorporating the betterment of one’s social and communications skills. 

July 25-29 (boys and girls) | August 1-5 (boys) | August 8-12 (girls)
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM daily | RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON
$295 + tx | Each participant receives an Atlético de Madrid training kit and water bottle, and 2 tickets to a 2022 Atlético Ottawa match
Hurry up! Spots are limited to ensure the proper coach/athlete ratio and continuous training feedback opportunities

This is a chance like no other for young footballers in the Ottawa-Gatineau area to train like pros and learn from the best! Aúpa Atleti!