Professional Soccer Coaching Experience

Costa Rica

Professional Soccer Coaching Experience
Costa Rica


$1225
Deposit: $600

About this trip

This trip is a unique opportunity for coaches to see first hand what it's like to coach a professional soccer team. You will be involved every morning with FC Desamparados coaching staff, assisting the head coach in the delivery of our daily sessions. You will also be involved in the preparation for a game (if you come during the season). Before each session, you will sit down with our coaching staff to understand the reason behind all the exercises that will be performed. Our coaches will also have a chat with you on the first day, to tell you about the team, playing styles, formations, what they are working on, update on the season, etc.


In the afternoons, you will take part in our youth academy training sessions, shadowing our academy director. You will also have a chat before each training session where he will explain to you what the teams will be training that specific day and the reasons behind the exercises.


Finally, for every week you are part of this experience, you will have the chance to have one or two one-on-one meetings with some of the best coaches in the country where you will be able to discuss specific topics. Before your trip we will provide a list of 6 topics and depending on your interest we will pair you and arrange the coffee chat or dinner with the coach. 


Every week you will be part of 5 training sessions with the 1st team and 4 training sessions with our youth academy.


******IMPORTANT******

When booking, we recommend coming from Monday to Monday. This way, you will be able to train Monday through Friday + a game during the week or on Saturday.

What’s included

  • Food
    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • Accommodation
    7 nights with a host family
  • Local transportation
    Airport pick-up and drop off, as well as transport to trainings
  • All soccer arrangements
    Training sessions and tickets to a pro game if available
  • Soccer masterclass
    one-on-one meeting/meal with top coaches in the country to discuss specific soccer topics
  • Airfare + baggage fees
  • Travel/Medical Insurance
    We require that every participant has his/her own medical insurance with coverage during the full itinerary
  • Personal Expenses
    Souvenir shopping, snacks, phone cards, etc.
  • Sightseeing Tours
    Optional tours - need to coordinate in advance to make reservations
  • Events beyond FC control
    Expenses caused by airline rescheduling, cancellations or delays, bad weather and/or events beyond FC Tours Control

Available Packages

One week package

7 nights, 5 training sessions, 1 pro game

$1225
Deposit: $600
Two week package

14 nights, 10 training sessions, 2 friendly games

$2225
Deposit: $600
Three week package

21 nights, 15 training sessions, 3 friendly game

$3225
Deposit: $800
Four week package

28 nights, 20 training sessions, 4 friendly game

$4000
Deposit: $800
$1225
Deposit: $600

One week package

Itinerary

Your days in Costa Rica
Typical day

* 6:30 am - Wake up

* 6:30-7:00 am - Light breakfast

* 7:00 am -Pick up for training

* 8:00 - 10:00 am - Training with 1st team

* 10:30 am - 11:00 am - Meeting with coaching staff to discuss next day's training session

* 10:30 am - 1:00 pm - Free time/rest

* 1:00 pm - Lunch at home

* 1:30 - 4:00 pm - Free time/rest

* 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Meeting with academy director to discuss training session

* 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Training session at youth academy

* 7:30 pm - Dinner at home

Your Organizer


FT
FC Tours
FC Tours organizes soccer trips for all team levels and individual student-athletes. We offer a wide range of activities, including tourism, community service, and top tier athletic competition during your stay in Costa Rica. We are part of the Futbol Consultants family; a soccer agency in Costa Rica that has 10 youth academies, a professional soccer team, organizes college showcases and represents professional players. Therefore, our specialty is soccer. We live and breathe for this sport!