NF SELECTION
IBERCUP BARCELONA

Spend summer holiday in Barcelona and join our selection team!

NF SELECTION
IBERCUP BARCELONA

Spend summer holiday in Barcelona and join our selection team!

NF SELECTION
IBERCUP BARCELONA

Ibercup Barcelona is a mid-level tournament in Spain, where players can train and play against international teams while families enjoy their summer vacations in beautiful Lloret de Mar.

This tournament takes place from 10-16 July 2022. Before the tournament players will have 2 days of training with NF Academy’s top Portuguese coaches as a preparation for the tournament.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Players that would like to participate and join for this great experience should have a medium to high regional level and before being approved to participate should send their application. Players in the following age categories can apply:

  • U13 (born 2010) – 7 aside
  • U14 (born 2009) – 11 aside
  • U15 (born 2008) – 11 aside
  • U17 (born 2006/2007) – 11 aside

GOALS WITH THE PROGRAM

Our main objectives in NF Selection Ibercup Barcelona is to provide players with international match references against strong teams, give the players a better understanding of the game and provide experience in integrating into a team with good players from different countries.

During the preparational training camp and tournament, we will do a full evaluation of all the players. Each player will have a meeting with their head coach and get detailed feedback on what they need to improve to reach a higher level. All the players will be provided with an evaluation report with the purpose to give guidance for their training work when they return to their country.

“The training sessions are on a very high level, and there are exercises I have never participated in before. I have learned a lot, which I take with me to my training back home in Norway”

Dylan Ryan Murugesapilla, LSK and captain of Norway U15

PACKAGES

PLAYER

• Accommodation in hotel – in triple room with other players
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner upon arrival, breakfast on departure)
• 2 days of training before the tournament matches
• Experienced NF Academy head coach per team
• 1 Physiotherapist and goalkeeper coach shared between the NF teams
• Team and individual meetings
• 4 Matches (minimum number of games)
• Social and leisure activities where our coaches will also get to know better the players outside the field
• Full evaluation of all the players.
• Team Meetings guided by our coaches
• Detailed written evaluation report with the purpose to give guidance for their training work when they return to their country.
• Equipment pack with 1 shorts, 1 pair of socks and 1 home and 1 away numbered match jersey

*Mandatory to wear the NF Academy training kit on the training session.

Price per Player
1299 EUR (7 days / 6 nights)

FAMILY

• Accommodation at hotel
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
• Bus transportation to training sessions and matches
• Participation in Team and Individual meetings with players

 

Price per Person – Double Room
960 EUR (7 days / 6 nights)

PARTICIPATING NATIONS

TOURNAMENT FACTS

The prestigious Ibercup tournament series is held worldwide, with two editions being held in Spain. Over these summer days, teams from all over Europe will compete for the first place of the Ibercup series. While top teams do participate, the tournament focuses on maintaining the fun part of the game.

The tournament itself will consist of group stages, with the two best teams in each group advancing to Playoff Gold and the other two advancing to Playoff Silver. From thereon there will be direct elimination.

More information: www.ibercup.com

PARTICIPATING NATIONS

TOURNAMENT FACTS

The prestigious Ibercup tournament series is held worldwide, with two editions being held in Spain. Over these summer days, teams from all over Europe will compete for the first place of the Ibercup series. While top teams do participate, the tournament focuses on maintaining the fun part of the game.

The tournament itself will consist of group stages, with the two best teams in each group advancing to Playoff Gold and the other two advancing to Playoff Silver. From thereon there will be direct elimination.

More information: www.ibercup.com

LOCATION

The tournament is held in the popular tourist destination Lloret de Mar, and the coastal town is a wonderful place to have a family holiday combined with the tournament. With the town in reasonable distance from the cities of Barcelona and Girona, the area offers a wide variety of family friendly activities and sites to visit.

Spend long days at the beach, participate in activities such as water biking or sailing, go hiking, or explore the beautiful and cultural city of Barcelona. With its beautiful nature and charm, Lloret de Mar makes for a perfect holiday.

LOCATION

The tournament is held in the popular tourist destination Lloret de Mar, and the coastal town is a wonderful place to have a family holiday combined with the tournament. With the town in reasonable distance from the cities of Barcelona and Girona, the area offers a wide variety of family friendly activities and sites to visit.

Spend long days at the beach, participate in activities such as water biking or sailing, go hiking, or explore the beautiful and cultural city of Barcelona. With its beautiful nature and charm, Lloret de Mar makes for a perfect holiday.

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OTHER INFORMATION

We value to give good consultation before booking a program to ensure the right challenge for all our participants. Best way to identify if this program is suitable for you is to start by sending us a request. Please give us some information about the club, position, age, level and goals, and we will follow up from there. If you have some video available, please share.

Are you unsure if you have the level to be in this program? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We can let you know when the next available local training camp in your region take place, and evaluate the player for international programs.

Program 2022

Day 1 – 10 Jul
Arrival day and check in. Shared dinner in the evening with a briefing about the program and time for players to get to know each other.

Day 2 – 11 Jul
Breakfast followed by information meeting with workout. Two training sessions of 90min.

Day 3 – 12 Jul
Two training sessions of 90min, focusing on preparations for the first day of the match.

Day 4 to Day 6 – 13-15 Jul
Tournament matches.

Day 7 – 16 Jul
Finals and closing ceremony. Finishing the program by lunchtime.

One month before the tournament takes place, the tournament organization will update us on which hotel the players and their relatives will stay in. As soon as we have that information, we will update this section.

NFA Director | Gonçalo Nunes

GONÇALO NUNES
HEAD COACH AND NF ACADEMY DIRECTOR

NF Academy International Director Gonçalo Nunes has an impressive 25-year background in youth football. He is a solid resource for both NF Academy and the players in the academy system together with NF Academy Director Joao Plantier.

Gonçalo has mainly worked as Head Coach, technical coordinator and technical director for 25 years in international football. He has a UEFA-A license as well as level 3 IPDJ as a sports coach, and is really looking forward to working closer to the talented players of NF Academy.

International Background
He has worked under Carlos Queiroz, and the Manchester United football school project for 6 years. Gonçalo has also been linked to Sporting Clube de Portugal for 2 years, and for the past 5 years he has been responsible for the international field of youth football in Sport Lisboa e Benfica. There he has also been a player developer coordinator for the past three years.

During the last decade, he has been involved in several international projects and programs at various levels, where he has traveled around the world, as well as coordinating and involved with thousands of players and coaches on programs in Portugal.

Gonçalo will select the coaching staff for this program. You can see all our coaches here.

«I participated with NF Academy’s U13 team, which was great! Vi got to the quarter final, where we lost to Sporting CP on penalties. It’s not the best way to go out of a competition, but the whole setup is great with some very good coaches!”
Niklas Haugland, Leeds U23 and Norway U17 national team

“I would say my time with NF Academy has helped take away the challenging aspect that new situations can produce, such as getting national team callups, changing clubs or taking further steps as a player. Their programs are on a high level, with good coaches, and there are players from different nationalities who seek the same as you. It really makes you develop both as a person and a player.”
Oscar Fuglesang, Silkeborg and Denmark U17 national team

«João Plantier has played an important part in my career for several reasons. He gave me freedom and believed in me. We had a close relationship, and he monitored me the whole way. João gave me feedback on what I needed to improve during matches, and last but not least, he was very good at constantly providing me with new challenges.”
Zeca, Captain of FC Copenhagen and Greece national team

“I played together with same very good players and trained under very competent coaches. First and foremost, it was a great experience, and I got a good reference on what level the best teams in Europe were on. Such programs carry a lot of worth, because they later on make the transition to new teams and levels easier.”
Kristian Arnstad, RSC Anderlecht and captain of Norway U16

“The training sessions are on a very high level, and there are exercises I have never participated in before. I have learned a lot, which I take with me to my training back home in Norway”
Dylan Ryan Murugesapilla, Lillestrøm and captain of Norway U15

“My boys (born 2004 and 2007) are really excited to come to the IberCup Cascais tournament. Not only to play against top teams but also to see where their current level is and to train and meet other good players around Scandinavia. To have programs like NF Academy is fantastic. When you train with top-level coaches and other same age players you really see where the international football level is.»
Bjørn Helge Riise, former Fulham and Norwegian National team player

«It wasn’t until we came home that we saw the huge improvements in Kevin as a player. He has a new authority about him now, and his decision making is better. The reason for this, is good experiences and good coaches at NF Academy. We won’t for a second regret we chose a team with the competence that NF Academy has.”
Thomas Hansvoll, former professional boxer and national champion

“The stay with NF Academy gave me a taste of everyday life as a professional. Very competent coaches and good players around me. The days were good, and I learned a lot. It was after this stay that I dared to visit foreign clubs to show what I can do.”
Lucas Kåhed, IFK Gøteborg and Sweden U17

“I am very happy with last year’s NF Academy participation in IberCup. It was very exciting and inspiring to get to play in a team with so many good players from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. I got motivated to give even more after having played against and seen how good oponents from countries such as Portugal, Spain and Mexico were.”
Fredrik Oppegård, Vålerenga and Norway U17

«During the easter of 2018, I was in Cascais, Portugal with NF Academy to participate in IberCup Cascais 2018. It was my first time with NF Academy, and a great experience. I got a lot from the trip. The training, matches, coaches and players were a fantastic mix of both fun and serious football.”
Filip Mellbin, Denmark U16

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