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After a busy year at the FCB schools all over the world, this month sees the start of the start of the summer campuses
Four more new schools are set to open over the next four months in areas identified as strategically important for the FC Barcelona and FCBEscola brands
After four years of growth, FCBEscola begins a new summer course with more than 110 campuses across the world. Over these last four years, more than 90, 000 children have enjoyed the Barça experience in the various schools across the globe.
The FCBEscolas are held in USA, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, India, Croatia, Slovenia, China, Japan and Brazil amongst others.
New schools over the next few months
After another great season, four more schools are set to open over the next few months in areas where FCBEscola are running campuses and entry tests.
All the children from different continents who share a love of football and FC Barcelona will have the chance to run through the same exercises as their heroes in the first team. The Barça brand now leads this market, which was until recently dominated by English clubs.
From June 16 to 19 on the pitches annexed to the Miniestadi there wil be four 90 minute expert skills sessions
The Barça classes are here. The FCBEscola is organising its “Barça classes” to be held in the third week of June on the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th. There will be two different sessions per day: 17.30 to 19.00 and 19.00 to 20.30. This will be the ninth edition of an activity that has become consolidated as part of the “Learn with Barça” programme, and which has already been enjoyed by more than 1,500 boys and girls with a shared passion for football and Barça.
The main aim of the sessions will be to learn, improve and master the principal skills involved in football. They will be held on the pitches next to the Miniestadi, the usual location for FCBEscola training sessions.
The participants will receive coaching from the staff of FCBEscola, FC Barcelona’s official school, observing the same methodology that is used by all of the club’s other football schools.
Boys and girls born between 2002 and 2008 can sign up for the “Barça classes”, and among other things they will receive full training kit and a diploma to certify their participation. Places are limited.
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.