What do I need to know before visiting Ayia Napa ?
Ayia Napa is in the eastern part of Cyprus in the Mediterranean. With its lively entertainment, golden beaches and clear seas, Ayia Napa is one of Europe's top holiday destinations. The crime rate in Ayia Napa is amongst the lowest in the world and Cyprus is one of the safest countries to live in. According to expats, digital nomads, and retirees, the cost of living in Ayia Napa is relatively high compared to other parts of Cyprus, largely due to its popularity as a tourist destination. The climate in Ayia Napa is Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Healthcare in Cyprus is of good standard, with both public and private hospitals available. The nearest airport to Ayia Napa is Larnaca which is around 45 kilometers away.
Where will I be boarding?
Athletes and their families will be staying in one of our 4-star hotels. We host multiple sports teams throughout the year and so meals and nutritional intake are specific to our goal and training. Athletes can inform us of any dietary restrictions or food allergies they may have. The hotel is all inclusive, which means anything you eat or drink on the hotel premises is complimentary and part of our package. Athletes and families can request rooms and roommates prior to arrival as every room will consist of two athletes. There are separate floors for boys and girls and NO outside third parties are allowed in the rooms at any time.
Who are the coaching staff?
Our exercise physiologists, trainers, nutritionist, and coaches are experienced and highly qualified experts in soccer coaching and development. Training sessions are well equipped and prepared to improve, motivate and prevent injury.
When do I need to arrive?
You will need to arrive on the day prior to the camp. Please inform us before the deadline if you or your family would like to arrive earlier and enjoy Ayia Napa for additional days. In this way, you will not be charged by the hotel as regular guests during high season as prices are usually tripled in the month of July and August.
We accept online payments and bank wire transfers as means of payment. When registering for the camp, a 30 % non-refundable payment will be required to book your spot. Due to the high rate of tourism, registrations need to be submitted 6 months in advance for our Summer camp and 5 months in advance for our Spring break camp. Full payment must be submitted prior to attending the camp.
How are the groups and training sessions structured?
Athletes are grouped by age, level and objective data based on the assessments athletes perform on the first day. The coaches are able to determine the volume, intensity, skill and various types of training and workloads needed to improve and sustain the athlete for the duration of the camp. There will be 8-10 athletes to 1 trainer at each session.
Do I need to bring training gear and equipment?
Athletes should bring 5 sets of training gear along with their soccer and running shoes. We provide laundry services every four days. We recommend all important documents, money or any other valuable items are checked in on arrival or use the safe deposit box provided by the hotel. We are not responsible for any theft or broken items.
Is airfare included?
Airfare is not included in the price of the camp. Contact our travel agent in Chicago to book your ticket or book through us. We have found the most convenient connecting flights to Larnaca airport for you.
Do I need a visa to travel to Cyprus?
U.S.A valid passport holders and EU residents do not need a visa to travel to Cyprus. To travel abroad, the passport needs to have more than six months left till the expiration date.
What else should I bring along?
- 5 sets of training gear
- Soccer and running shoes
- 2 sets of casual summer clothes
- Slippers and casual shoes
- Spending cash
- Phone charger
- Sports bag and hat
Travel insurance is part of our package provided. However, if your insurance carrier covers travel insurance, it is best to submit both documents as Ayia Napa has private and public hospitals in case of an off-field emergency as we have player injury coverage and medical supervision at all training sessions. Contact us for additional information concerning insurance policies in the case of refunds and cancellations.
Is there a registration deadline?
6 months prior to our Summer camp and 5 months in for our Spring break camp.
There are limited amount of spots for each camp, so book your spot as early as possible.
Are the athletes supervised?
There is adult supervision at the hotel, training, excursions, and all camp activities. Athletes are to be in their rooms by 11 pm. We are not responsible (please see our liability waiver) for athletes who leave the hotel without consent or permission. Athletes will have down time to relax by the pool or the beach between sessions and will need to inform us of any activities they would like to attend outside our schedule. Drinking, drugs, and misconduct will not be tolerated in any way.