Program Details

There are many clubs in Brazil offering academy programs however our program is different because: 1. Safety and natural beauty of the city of Florianopolis 2. Our complete training facility with covered synthetic fields, 3. Separate accommodation for
Location:
Florianopolis, Brazil
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Education, Hospitality

Program Overview

Program Description:
Avai Futebol Clube is a professional football club based in the city of Florianopolis. In addition to our professional team that plays in Série A (Brazilian 1st Division), we have 5 youth categories (U11, U13, U15, U17 and U20). We offer an unique opportunity for young athltes (15 to 19 yrs old) to improve their game and experience the life of professional soccer player in Brazil. Athletes will be evaluted in details at the moment of arrival. They will receive personal conditioning training before joining collective training of our youth teams. Atlete's improvement is monitored by our English-speaking coach and we will provide full evaluations (evaluation sheets, videos etc..) to take home in the end of the program.

There are many clubs in Brazil offering academy programs however our program is different because: 1. Safety and natural beauty of the city of Florianopolis 2. Our complete training facility with covered synthetic fields, 3. Separate accommodation for academy players 4. Portuguese lesson with focus on soccer 5. “academy player-professional player'” mentor programme 6. Qualified staff with an experience of having fostered national team players 7. Individual conditioning training and continous evaluation 8. Skill labs 9. Opportunity to participate in friendly matches 10. Introduction to sports science and sports management 11. Participating in club’s social actions 12. Cultural and eco-tourism excursions etc...

The ability to speak Portuguese is one of the important elements that help athlete's integration to training and social life here in Brazil. This is why Portuguese lesson with strong focus on soccer is included in the program. Athletes will also attend an introductionary course to sports science at UFSC (Santa Catarina Federal University). Athletes will also spend a day in the administrative part of the club in order to understand how a professional football clubs works. Program participants will also be part of the club's social programs such as visiting children's hospitals, orphanages etc... with professional players.
Setting Description:
The club's training facility is located 5 minutes away from the Florianopolis Airport. Athletes will stay in a separate house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and living room located near our training facility. There is a bus service from the airport and to other areas of the city including our breath-taking beaches! We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack in a cafeteria located in the training facility.
Cost:
The cost of the program is R$ 5,000 (aprox. USD 2,700) per month.

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