The Academy Select Program is designed as a full-time and complete training program. Players will be selected from the Academy Program and placed in a team which will compete on a regular and consistent basis. This program will follow the same Barça methodology and training methods as per the Academy Program and is tailored to encourage and assist players to develop in an environment with a competitive edge. Players will engage in three training sessions per week, the Internal Competition Matchdays and represent the Barça Academy Sydney in the Premier Academy League. This is the top step in the Internal Pathway within the Academy.
3 sessions per week
Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs/Fri
Premier Academy League
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Fridays, 5:45pm-7:15pm (2009-2012)
Fridays, 7:15pm-8:45pm (2005-2008)
1 Coach / 12 Players (Mon/Wed, Tues/Thurs)
1 Coach / 10 Players (Friday)
The technical development aspect of this program has been designed to teach the technical principles of the game. Players will familiarise themselves with these basics in order to obtain a technical background on which they can further develop their control and precision on the ball.
Control, Pass, and Running with the ball
Dribbling, Tackling, and Ball Protection
Shooting, Crossing, and Skills
The tactical development aspect of this program will introduce the players to the basic tactical roles and positions inherent in the FC Barcelona Methodology. Players will gain a fundamental understanding of team strategies and movements that will further enhance their teamwork skills.
Width & Depth, Ball circulation and Adequate speed of the game
Transitional play, 1v1’s and player positioning
Creating and finishing attacking situations
Internal Competition – all players will compete in the internal competition fortnightly which will include all teams across the FCBEscola in the same age group stage
Premier Academy League Representation Teams – all players will be part of the Representation Team for their age group stage that will compete in the Premier Academy League.
National/International Tournaments – all players will be eligible for selection in teams that travel to National and International Tournaments.
– 3 Training Sessions per week for the season
– Internal Competition Fortnightly
– Representation Team Selection for the Premier Academy League
– Eligible for National & International Tournaments
– Detailed Reports / Player Feedback and Assessment
– Parents meeting/seminar
– FC Barcelona Nike Training Gear*
– Barça Academy NIKE kit RED. Each kit includes Shirt, Shorts and Socks.
– Barça Academy NIKE kit BLUE. Each kit includes Shirt, Shorts and Socks.
– Barça Academy NIKE Rain Jacket
– Barça Academy NIKE Backpack
– Barça Academy NIKE Long Pants
– Barça Academy NIKE Long Sleeve Midlayer
*Uniform sold separately