If you want to become a well-rounded soccer star, you need the best training possible. That's why Cantera Futbol offers soccer training for promising young athletes in our camps, clinics and team trainings. These training options are available to anyone from the ages of 5 to 18.
Camps & Clinics
Our La Liga Summer Camp is run by coaches with years of experience working at the professional academy level in Spain. In the past, we have had coaches from Atletico Madrid, Getafe CF, EF SD Huesca and Villarreal CF.
We also host eight-week clinics every season for players seeking to learn and practice more. Our clinics are run and taught by coaches with experience at the professional and college levels both internationally and domestically. These training opportunities will definitely help with learning new skills and techniques, needed to succeed on the field.
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)
Cantera Girls compete in Spain's Donosti International Cup - July 2018 Watch their latest video to re-live their experience!!!
College Assistance Program
Our College Assistance Program has been developed to assist players interested in playing college soccer at any level. The college process can be challenging for many and our goal is to provide information and guidance in the following areas:
Jake Barros - University of Albany (NCAA D1), Athletico dos Arcos/Rio Ave (Portugal - Professional)/C.D. Sariñena (Division Tercera Spain)
Thomas Germano - Hofstra University (NCAA D1)
Matt Gordon - Sacred Heart University (NCAA D1)
Reede Gurcan - Hofstra University (NCAA D1)
Ben Hamilton – SUNY Binghamton (NCAA D1)
Robert Leamey - University of Massachusetts (NCAA D1)
Frank Noviello - University of Harford (NCAA D1)
Marko Stojanovic - Siena College (NCAA D1)
Riley Sullivan - Sacred Heart University (NCAA D1)
Vincenzo Zuccala - Fordham University (NCAA D1)
Carlos Beltraan - American International College (NCAA D2)
Luke Elhers - Dowling College (NCAA D2)
Neil Feminella - LIU Post (NCAA D2), Nationally Ranked Top 10
Chase Gurcan - Assumption College (NCAA D2)
Carlos Iparraguirre - Adelphi University (NCAA D2)
Jack Kelly - Nova Southern - Florida (NCAA D2)
Kevin Lamm - LIU Post (NCAA D2), Nationally Ranked Top 10
Charles Leone - Bentley University (NCAA D2)
Kevin Mathieson - University of New Haven (NCAA D2)
Mike McDonnel - Bentley University (NCAA D2)
Eric Morra - Bentley University (NCAA D2), Team Captain
Eddy Sanchez - Franklin Pierce (NCAA D2)
Justin Busto - St. Josephs College (NCAA D3)
Justin Carrano - SUNY Cortland (NCAA D3)
Matt Cullen - Fredonia College (NCAA D3)
James Fitzpatrick - Sage College (NCAA D3)
Tyler Flaherty - SUNY Cortland (NCAA D3)
Anthony Izzo - SUNY Brockport (NCAA D3)
Kyle Jenkins - Albany College of Pharmacy (USCAA D3)
Dan Kelly - Rodger Williams University (NCAA D3)
Brian Martinez - Arcadia College (NCAA D3)
Kevin McGrath - SUNY Geneseo (NCAA D3)
Sean Mitchell - Manhattanville College (NCAA D3)
Vince Morra - Clarke University (NCAA D3), Captain
Mike Paterson - St. Josephs College (NCAA D3)
James Perrone - SUNY Geneseo (NCAA D3)
Antonio Quinn - St. Josephs College (NCAA D3)
Harry Radke - SUNY Geneseo (NCAA D3)
Matt Vaz - Penn State Harrisburg (NCAA D3)
Eddie Whalen - St. Josephs College (NCAA D3), Former Captain
Jack Wetzel - Roger Williams (NCAA D3)
Chris Wood - SUNY Geneseo (NCAA D3)
Mike Zanfardino - Mount St. Mary's College (NCAA D3)
WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR ALUMNI AND THE UPCOMING CANTERA PLAYERS WHO HAVE THE TALENT AND ABILITY TO CONTINUE THEIR JOURNEY AS A COLLEGE ATHLETE. A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE PARENTS AND COACHES FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE IN MAKING THEIR DREAMS COME TRUE.