Our programs

The Benfica community

Focused on the joy of soccer and developing skill and competitive drive, our club offers programs for players of all ages and skill levels. With training locations in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC, players learn to play the Benfica way and become part of the Benfica community.

Boys and girls programs starting at U9. Travel soccer is for players and families looking for a competitive and committed soccer environment.

At ages seven and eight, players join “Liga Benfica,” where they continue to develop their soccer skills and learn to play with teammates.

Our program for five and six year olds focuses on building individual skills and comfort with the ball.

Our “First Steps” program introduces three and four year old players to the game and basic soccer skills through fun games in five week programs.

As part of the Benfica Soccer School community, travel players have unique opportunites to train abroad — including at Benfica's complex in Portugal.

Parent Reviews

Benfica's summer clinic was a great experience for my son. The coaches were top notch and the sessions intense. He learned so much in one week and really enjoyed it.

George Galdiz

My son said the Benfica clinics were some of the best practices he's ever had! He came away a better and more confident player.

Reme Moya

Our son has attended Benfica DC summer camps the last 3 years and they are excellent. The coaches are from SL Benfica's youth academy in Lisbon and their training methods have improved our son's play immensely.

Sabrae Derby

My son learned so much at the Benfica clinics. Pedro and the staff really care about helping their players get better.

Laura Stout

With so many options for soccer camps in this area, Benfica stands head and shoulders above the rest. My son has trained at Benfica clinics for two years and particularly likes the work ethic of the coaches.

Jim Rowley

Mis hijas participaron de las clinicas que ofrecieron SL Benfica en el area y fue una de las mejores experiencias que tuvimos, con entrenadores directamente traidos desde Portugal; muy profecionales.

Henry Andrade
Youth football is a fundamental area for Benfica. The mission is to guarantee the quality of technical training and educational enrichment of players of all age groups.

Benfica Soccer School, Washington D.C