Pequenos Craques

The Pequenos Craques program is designed for players playing games for the first time.

who is it for

Boys and girls, ages U6 and U7

program focus

  • Individual skill development
  • Fun team play


Fall Season: September – November

Spring Season: March – May


Pequenos programs are available in Takoma Park/Rockville and Frederick, MD.


Players will train as a group, with a heavy focus on individual skill development (and fun). For "games," players will be divided into small teams to play a series of short small sided (3v3, 4v4) games, ensuring players get lots of time on the ball.

All practices will be conducted by Benfica Academy coaching staff, using training programs developed for young players in Portugal.


Pequenos Craques players have two practice options:

Option 1 — Once a week

$400 per year

Option 2 — Twice a week

$600 per year

Prorated fees are available for players who join in the spring season (if space is available).

Monthly payment plans are available.

Fee includes a uniform.

Refunds are not available for training sessions cancelled due to bad weather and due to field constraints cannot be rescheduled.

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 great 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