Travel Soccer

After three years of running training clinics in the Washington metro area, Benfica Soccer School is excited to start travel soccer for the 2019/20 season.

who is it for?

Boys and girls, ages U9 and up. Travel soccer is for players and families looking for a competitive and committed soccer environment.

program focus

Boys and girls, U7 - U9. All skill levels are welcome.


The travel season begins in late August and usually finishes in June. Top tier teams will train throughout the year.


The curriculum and program are designed by SL Benfica's technical staff and mirror the training methods used in the academy in Portugal. Teams are coached by our SL Benfica resident coaches from Portugal and professional American assistants.

The travel soccer program is designed to help players develop at every age and focused on the long term development of our players. As appropriate, players will move between age groups and team levels to ensure they are in the right competitive environment.

Age groups may have multiple teams, with players selected by their skill level. The Red team is the top tier team in each age group, followed by White and Yellow teams.

All teams will participate in EDP leagues, State Cup or President Cup competitions, and other domestic and international tournaments (based on coach recommendation and team interest).

Placement on a travel team is competitive. Interested players must participate in Player ID sessions and be selected by the technical staff.


Liga Benfica is available in Takoma Park/Rockville and Frederick, MD


$900 for both the fall and spring season (can be divided into 5 payments).

Players joining in the spring (if space is available) will receive a prorated price.

Fee includes a uniform.
Teams playing in tournaments must cover any associated fees.

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

Parent Reviews

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

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

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