FCBEscola

FCBEscola is the official FC Barcelona Football School which provides an exclusive opportunity for players in the age bracket of 5-18 years to learn the methodology and values from the unmatched Barça style and philosophy


Football Club Barcelona commonly known as Barça is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. FC Barcelona is renowned for its famous youth development system and positive values such as respect, effort, ambition, teamwork and modesty.


FCBEscola follows the FC Barcelona methodology & youth development system which believes in inculcating a creative and attacking brand of football among its players. The players are given the same education which has developed players like Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets & Gerard Piqué among many others. FCBEscola is present in 23 cities around the world and has branches in Delhi and Mumbai.

FCB Affiliation
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

FCBEscola India programs are managed by Technical Director from FC Barcelona. Aitor Olmo Ibañez and Albert Moratalla Guerrero from FC Barcelona are the Technical Director in FCBEscola Delhi and FCBEscola Mumbai respectively. They are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the academy and ensuring that the syllabus of FC Barcelona is being coached and incorporated into the training sessions correctly. They also plan training programmes to specifically suit and cater to our players of different ages.

COACHES

The Technical Director are also responsible for selecting coaches who conduct the training sessions. The coaches undergo a stringent process of interviews before selected, to ensure that our coaches are capable and passionate.

They all hold different AIFF, AFC coaching licenses and are committed in coaching and bringing out the best in youth players. Coaches are specifically designated to different age groups, to cater to the varying development stages.


COACHING HIGHLIGHTS
Coaching Sessions

Each of our training sessions lasts 75 minutes to ensure quality time to learn and adapt to the philosophies of FC Barcelona. In this duration, each player will be taught on the famed syllabus of FC Barcelona with our specialised coaches who are hand-picked by our Technical Director. Each training group contains between 8-14 players which ensures that each and every player receives quality attention from all of our coaches.





COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

Each of our training sessions lasts 75 minutes to ensure quality time to learn and adapt to the philosophies of FC Barcelona. In this duration, each player will be taught on the famed syllabus of FC Barcelona with our specialised coaches who are hand-picked by our Technical Director. Each training group contains between 8-14 players which ensures that each and every player receives quality attention from all of our coaches.

We believe that competition is important for a player’s development, as it is important to implements all that’s been practiced during the sessions. The FCBEscola program aims to give a competition experience, not merely a competition focused on a score or a classification. To inculcate this philosophy and to give continuous match day practice to our players, we organise an 8-week long league in every cycle of this season to keep the competitive spirit up in its players.

To give more exposure to its players, FCBEscola plays friendlies against a host of football schools and participates in external leagues and tournaments. We regularly play friendlies against PSG Academy India, BBFS Football Schools and RSA. These friendlies are played with the aim of giving match practice to our players ahead of important tournaments that we participate in.

As per domestic tournaments we have participated and won the RSA cup for the last 2 years consecutively.

We select players for our Top Squad every season which represents FCBEscola at various international tournaments. Special training sessions are held on Fridays for the top squad which alternates monthly between the Escola centers.


Every year we participate in the FCBEscola International tournament which is held in Barcelona and is the most prestigious event of our season. Apart from that we also participate in Dubai Super Cup and Singa Cup.

We recognize the importance of different aspects required in player development. Apart from football training and matches, physical conditioning plays a very important and integral part, thus we have a value added program mandatory for every player.


These sessions are conducted in addition to the regular sessions. The main objective of these programs is to improve the performance of our players and give them the best knowledge and training.


PROGRAMS
For any player to join FCBEscola, he would have to first give a trial at any of our centres where the technical director from FCB will assess the child’s performance and recommend an appropriate program for the player according to his skill and age.
FORMATIVE (BEGINNER)
Formative program has been custom designed to fulfil the needs of those players who need to focus on their own individual development & role in the game. Training is designed to impact both skills and personality aspects of individual player development. Attention is given to coordination skills, both General Dynamic Coordination (with our own body) and Special Dynamic Coordination (movement interacting with mobile objects) and sharpening of Motor Skills to use them more effectively in the game.

The Formative program includes 36 weeks of coaching divided into 3 cycles of 12 weeks each. We have two coaching sessions per week of 75 minutes each. Holidays and breaks are earmarked at the start of the season to give players enough time to rest, enjoy festivals and most importantly prepare for their academics.

Our coaches regularly monitor the player’s progress in the Formative program and try to move them to the Escola program if they deem him fit for the Escola program.


Escola (Advanced)
This is the flagship program of FCBEscola designed to not only to enhance the individual skills, but also to develop players as part of the team. The program is offered to the cream of the young talented girls and boys selected after extensive trials. FCBEscola Delhi NCR top squads are carved out of the Escola program; top squads are given opportunities to participate in national and international tournaments.

The Escola program includes 36 weeks of coaching divided into 3 cycles of 12 weeks each. We have two coaching sessions per week of 75 minutes each and one match-day every week.

VENUE DETAILS
DELHI NCR
 Gurgaon
FCBEscola Ground, Meditation Centre,
The Heritage School, Sector-62, Gurgaon
 Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
  4:45 PM - 6 PM & 6:05 PM - 7:20 PM
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MUMBAI
 Matunga
Don Bosco School, Matunga, Mumbai
  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday & Saturday
  4:45 PM - 6 PM & 6:05 PM - 7:20 PM
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ADMISSIONS PROCESS
FAQs

Yes, we give an opportunity to children to have a trial. Please fill in the registration form or contact the center of interest with this enquiry and we can arrange an appropriate session for your child to attend

Footwear suitable for the surface, shin guards, named water bottle, tracksuit top/sweatshirt in winter period if necessary. Each player must wear an appropriate uniform (provided) for match day or a regular training session.

Yes, at FCBEscola Delhi NCR venues parents are permitted to remain onsite whenever training sessions/matches take place. However, parents must be outside the football pitch and are strictly not allowed to cross the field when sessions take place, or speak to the players during the training session.

No, unfortunately we do not run short-term programs. FC Barcelona offers 3 types of memberships depending on the duration of the program: 3, 6 and 9 months memberships.

Yes, however it depends on the availability in a desired branch for your child’s specific age group. Should you have such enquiry, please feel free to contact the respective venue coordinator to arrange for the transfer or a waiting list.

Payment can be made by either Cash or Cheque. Membership payments are to be made at once upon registration. No installments option is available. But the player can choose the membership duration as per their payment comfort.

It is our aim for every child to gain success at their individual as well as a team level. Our coaching staff are specifically trained to pass on how FC Barcelona players are trained. Our specially designed coaching programs help improve the skill levels in all children.

No, FCBEscola is an after-school programme and not a residential academy.

No, the players need to commute on their own.