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The first FCBEscola of Futbol Club Barcelona in the United States is now a reality. Next season the club will open their first School in the country, more specifically in Fort Lauderdale
The name of the project will be named FCBEscola Florida
After 7 years doing FCBCamps in many cities of the United States and taking care of more than 10,000 kids within our events, the FCBEscola and Kaptiva Sports, one of the partners with more experience organizing and handling the club´s program, they have come to an agreement to take it one step further and starting a new ambitious project to open up the first FCBEscola in America. The venue of the project will be in Fort Lauderdale, in the state of Florida. In this same venue many camps have taken place and the interest of the community has always been very high, and has been very successful and of high quality.
The FCBEscola Florida will focus on boys and girls of the ages between 6 and 13 years old and the first season it´s expected to have close to 400 kids.
Reaching the American public
“After many years of handling the big task of understanding the American market we considered that it is the moment to establish ourselves in a permanent manner, it is a big step forward. We are very motivated in this new challenge and we are undertaking it with great excitement.” Says Xevi Marce, Director de la FCBEscola.
Soccer in the United States has been growing exponentially in the last few years, the FCBEscola Florida is looking to introduce the values and philosophy in the United States which has a very bright future in the sport. Following the methodology and working style being led from Barcelona, the program taking place will be directed and supervised by a Technical Director from the FCBEscola in Barcelona that will reside permanently in Florida. The project that FCBEscola is striving for is to bring Futbol Club Barcelona to all the children in the world.
Try outs will be taking place soon
The venue where the FCBEscola will be located is in Central Broward Regional Park, in 3700 North West in Lauderhill, Florida. It is a sport´s complex that will have two 11v11 natural grass soccer fields and high quality facilities. In that same complex, there will be tryouts taking place in order to be accepted into the FCBEscola. Also, the FCB camps will take place in the same facility during the summer. That being said, in the next couple of months, the city of Fort Lauderdale will be one of the spots with more FCB activity in the whole world.
Link to the FCBEscola Florida website: http://fcbescola.fcbarcelona.com/florida/
Nearly 800 children from around the world will participate in the Club's youth tournament
The third edition of the FCBEscola International Tournament is here. Next Monday, 14 April, the tournament will kick off on the fields adjacent to the Miniestadi.
The first games will kick off at 11:00 AM CET and run through 1:30 PM CET, and pick up once again at 3:00 PM CET and end at 8:00 PM CET. The opening ceremony will start at 10:00 AM, and it will be attended by Barça B captain Ilie Sánchez and midfielder Denis Suárez. In addition to the games, the children will also be able to enjoy a series of programed activities throughout the tournament – these activities will be located on the esplanade of the Mini.
780 participants, 4 categories
This year the tournament will feature 780 children from around the world. Last year 600 children participated. The four categories in the tournament are the following: initiation, preformation, formation and precompetition. The nearly 800 children come from 15 different schools located in Dubai, Japan, Egypt, Poland, India, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Singapore and the United States of America.
Last weekend, a special day of celebration was held to mark the end of the maiden season of the FCBEscola Delhi NCR and to congratulate participants, who have made the presence of FCBarcelona in India a reality
The 2013 – 14 season has been truly memorable! During its first year of operations, FCBEscola Delhi NCR has trained more than 300 players within different programs, offering training, matches, friendlies and internal tournaments. Highlights of the season included the participation of an Under-12 team at the International Escola Tournament in Barcelona, where the team ranked 9 out of 28 and a player was awarded the MVP for that entire age group.
After kicking off the India Project in 2011 with several FCBCamps throughout India, the FCBEscola was launched in April 2013 in Delhi NCR with two training venues in Gurgaon and Delhi. The school’s goal is to bring FC Barcelona’s deep understanding of the game and its unique methodology to the maximum number of players possible.
March 1st marked the consolidation of a season which has successfully brought the FCBEscola standard of quality to India. With the project going in the right direction there is now room for expansion and new horizons. Coaches and players have now understood the vision & idea behind the Escola and there is a growing alignment between the FCBEscola Barcelona and FCBEscola India.
The response to the FCBEscola India Project has truly exceeded all expectations. Preparations are on for the new season being eagerly anticipated by new and previous participants alike. Open trials held on 25th and 26th January witnessed more than a 1000 players trying out for a place in the FCBEscola Delhi NCR, proving that passion for football is alive and well in this country.
The FCBEscoles in Kuwait, Singapur, Lima, Santo Domingo and Fukuoka celebrate the Club's 100 million followers on social media networks with an emotional video
The FCBEscoles in Kuwait, Singapur, Lima, Santo Domingo and Fukuoka have decided to celebrate in the name of all the world’s FCBEscoles the fact that Barça have reached 100 million followers on social media networks, with his video.
The Club’s FCBEscola project is present in more than 30 countries, including the USA, Brazil, Chile, Poland, Denmark, Turkey, Egypt, Dubai, India, Japan and Singapore with nearly 28.000 girls and boys and 400 coaches involved.
There are permanent schools in Egypt, Kuwait, Dubai, Japan, South Korea, India, Singapore, Poland, Brazil, The Dominican Republic and Perú.
Trials will be held on March 29 and April 12 on the pitches adjacent to the Miniestadi and are for children born between 2003 and 2008
The Barcelona FCBEscola has begun the application process for trials for next season. Boys and girls born between 2003 and 2008 must apply only via the form on the Club’s official website and applications will be accepted until all places available have been filled.
The trials will take place on the pitches adjacent to the Miniestadi on Saturday March 29 and Saturday April 12 at four separate times between three and six in the afternoon, with a maximum of 24 players at eacgh time and for each age group. Specific trials will be held for outfield players and keepers.
If you are interested in a trail, the form you should complete the form HERE
Two centres in Delhi, more than 3,000 children across the country and 30 coaches with the FCB seal, are the figures that go with this project.
FC Barcelona is the first football club to organise a nationwide project, via the FCBEscola.
After three years of hard work, FCBEscola in India is a reality. It was the most difficult challenge facing the FC Barcelona official school, which already has two centers in Delhi at full performance, after overcoming hundreds of obstacles, and is helping people to get to know football in a country where soccer is neither played nor followed on a grand scale.
1,300 million people, one club
Barça is the first football club to carry out a global project all over the country, a country with 1,300 million people, and where there is no tradition of football, or even sport in general. The most difficult, and most ambitious, challenge for FCBEscola has seen the light following many trials in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Dehradum, Raipur, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Goa and Delhi itself. To carry out all these activities and entrance trials, the training of FCBEscola coaches has been, and still is, ongoing, and currently has a coaching staff of 30 people.
Activities with over 3,000 kids
Currently, in the two centres that FCBEscola already runs in Delhi, there are about 200 children who have passed the entrance trials at the school, following different selection processes, with 1,500 children at each centre, to choose the best. FCBEscola has organized activities right across the country, with more than 3,000 children of differing level, helping them understand football and giving the children their first opportunity to play with the ball. Out of the 200 kids who regularly attended the FCBEscola in Delhi, two have already been selected for the India Under-15 side. Currently, FCBEscola in Delhi welcomes children up to 16-17 years of age.
The arrival of FC Barcelona to India, in the form of the FCBEscola, was an incredible event there, as could be seen at the official presentation of the new FCBEscola centres in Delhi, with over 200 media outlets covering the event. FCBEscola has made football popular in India since his arrival in the country.