Cantera Finishing & Goalkeeping 2019
Player and Team International Training Opportunities
Cantera Futbol USA has affiliated with EF SD Huesca, a soccer academy located in the Aragon region of Spain. EF SD Huesca’s parent company, Internacional Players and Coaches, are devoted to offering our players a unique pathway for their soccer education. All Players have the opportunity to attend our La Liga Camp hosted by the Northport Soccer Club, which is coached by Professional La Liga and UEFA Licensed Coaches. IPC has coaches from EF SD Huesca, CF Getafe, Villarreal CF, Sevilla CF and Atletico Madrid, who not only work the camp but also identify talent for their respective academies. Since 2016, we have sent players to train at EF SD Huesca, with players from NY, Ohio and Maryland. Over the years, several Cantera players joined the academy full time and later gratudated to the professional and semi-professional levels. IPC also can organize tours, team tournaments or training programs in Spain for our club and its members. Cantera continues to build this relationship to also offer coaching education opportunities. We will work in partnership with IPC to create different opportunities for our players, teams and coaches in one of the top soccer environments in the world.
Over the years, EF SD Huesca has produced many top players that continued their playing career professionally or at a University, while pursuing an education. The list of talented players achieved great success on and off the field, both as players and eventually coaches.
Training Experiences in Spain
“My trip to Huesca in January of 2017 was an amazing opportunity and learning experience, not just about the game of soccer but about myself as well. It forces you to take yourself out of your comfort zone and furthers yourself as a person and a player. The soccer is different from the United States because it's not just a game to them, it's a way of life, training and games make up 6/7 days of a week and the level of soccer is high and intense. The sites and vibe of the city is amazing. I particularly loved training with the Huesca boys because I enjoy challenging myself. Anyone who is willing to put in the work and push themselves to a higher level would enjoy the environment at Huesca.” ~ Malcolm Swett (NY)
"My experience in Huesca was unforgettable. The training was always at a high level and allowed me to challenge myself against some of Spain's top talent. My fellow teammates were always so welcoming and the language barrier helped me improve valuable communication skills. Off the pitch, the small town atmosphere was great and you were never more than a walk away from where you wanted to go. This trip has motivated me to reach my full potential as a soccer player and has allowed me to take some valuable lessons back to the United States with me." ~ James Perrone (NY)
"The time I spent in Huesca with the academy team was one I will definitely never forget. A team full of incredible players and coaches all devoted to the game, my time with them couldn't have been better. My experience there didn't just benefit me in my intelligence and technique in soccer, it helped me learn about independence and maturity. This trip allowed me to really see how different this beautiful game affects different cultures and people. Anyone considering this trip will not regret the experience they have in the amazing city of Huesca." ~ Sunny Gu (NY)