Camp El Planet is the perfect location for a practice camp. The sporting grounds in Alfaz, IMG_0453Altea and La Nucia are within short distance and all have gymnasiums. Handball is a very popular sport in this area and some Scandinavian teams come here to train on a regular basis. Spain has long been a powerhouse in international handball for men (world champions in 2013), but now the women are catching up as well (finalist in the 2014 European Championship). There are many clubs and teams in the area and practice games can be arranged. For practical reasons, if a practice game is desirable we need to know well in advance.

Handball picWe believe teams benefit from having the team members gathered in one place and not scattered across a large hotel or apartment complex. With its eleven studio apartments and sleeping capacity for 25 to 36 people Camp El Planet is ideal for a practice camp. In particular we view this as important for teen-age teams. Camp El Planet offers room and board in a quiet and secluded location; but still within short distance to coast, mountains, sporting grounds, airports and nearby towns like Altea, Alfaz and Albir. A large group will dominate the premises and thus provide cohesiveness, closeness, a strong feeling of community and enhance the team spirit. Between the training sessions the group would be together during meals, around the pool area, in the bodega or by the pool table or the dart board. This will facilitate informal interaction in a laid-back and friendly environment which again reinforces the cohesiveness of the team. The team may also request exclusive access to the cafeteria and the kitchen, and prepare and administer their own meals.

To catch Liga Asobal games live one need go no farther than Benidorm (within jogging distance from Camp El Planet). On the women’s side there are top notch clubs in Elche and Valencia; both cities within 1,5 hour drive.

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