A Barcelona football academy in Nigeria? Phew! Isn’t that something?!
If you’re thinking this is some kind of gimmick, you need to have a rethink because it is the same FC Barcelona that the great Lionel Messi plays for that I’m talking about!
The Academy is located in Lagos and has opened her doors to talented young footballers in Nigeria who wish to learn the FC Barcelona soccer playing style.
From when Johan Cryuff – who invented Tiki Taka – introduced it, soccer pundits, coaches and great footballers alike have all accepted the using of this style to dominate and win football matches.
This is the style of play peculiar to FC Barcelona, and the likes of Messi, Iniesta, Pique, Xavi and others have perfected Tiki Taka which involves making short passes with the ball whilst dominating possession.
Opponents often find the Tiki Taka formation very hard to predict and contain as it involves a quick movement of the ball.
To learn how the Barca’s DNA works, enrolling in the Barcelona football academy in Nigeria.
FC Barcelona had the five major goals in mind when creating their new football academy:
- Teach and improve both basic and football-specific coordination skills
- FC Barcelona's vision of technical and tactical elements of the sport
- Offer the necessary formal education
- Develop sportsmanship
- Teach the fundamental values of FC Barcelona’s philosophy
BARCELONA FOOTBALL ACADEMY IN NIGERIA: REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN FCBESCOLA LAGOS
- You must be within the age brackets of 16 to 18 years of age.
- Applicants must have a valid identification certificate showing that he or she is a Nigerian.
- Applicants should not have any health issue that is life-threatening.
FCBESCOLA LAGOS TRAINING
Training at the Barcelona football academy in Nigeria follows similar training techniques, operations, training sessions and methodology from FC Barcelona first team and the youth academy.
Yes, you heard that right: it’s the same training Messi and co undergo.
A Technical Director from the club hierarchy from Catalonia is assigned to be in charge of administering and implementing the technical, tactical, physical and physiological training during the entire season.
The current technical director of the Barcelona football academy in Lagos is Mr Bernat Villa I Gorriz.
Learn of various languages as part of its academic training is allowed and they include: English, Spanish, French and other Modern European Languages, used by football stars worldwide.
PROGRAMS AT THE BARCELONA FOOTBALL ACADEMY IN LAGOS
This category comes in two sections. There is a program for children from 14 to 18 years old and 6 to 14 years of age.
Sessions and training for these ages differ as every player’s development is well monitored by coaches assigned for a team. Training here is normally two to three day per week.
TP is aimed at players between six (6) and eighteen (18) years old. It is a supplementary program designed to improve a participant’s individual technique on the game.
The technification program is held on Fridays, once a week and is open to players from outside of the academy.
HOW TO JOIN BARCELONA FOOTBALL ACADEMY IN LAGOS
- First, you need to pay for registration forms which are being sold whenever FCBEscola begins trials at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
- The FCBEscola registration form costs ₦13,500. Please know that this fee is subject to change. Cash or ATM Card payment is allowed.
- Stopover at any GTBank branch or you can use their mobile app and make use of the FCBEscola Lagos option under the customized deposit option on the GTMobile app to make payment.
- Show your proof of payment at the Teslim Balogun Stadium and collect your registration form.
- Provide the necessary details asked on the form.
- Make the necessary documents requested available and collect your registration receipt.
Writing any FCBEscola Lagos school fees in this article will be a disservice because it is subject to change. So I'll advise you ask for the current fees at the point of buying your form.
HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT STUFF TO TAKE NOTE OF
Filling and submitting the FCBEscola registration form is no guarantee for automatic admission to the Barcelona Football Academy.
Submitting the FCBEscola registration form only allows you to participate in the trial session conducted for everyone who purchased the form, after which the best would be chosen and granted admission into the Barcelona football academy in Nigeria.
You can acquire formal education at FCBEscola soccer school alongside your football training.
The following examination certificates are obtainable whilst training at FCBEscola soccer school:
- West African School Certificate Examinations [WASC]
- National Examination Certificate [NECO]
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education [IGCSE]
- Test of English as Foreign Language [TOEFL]
- The International Baccalaureate [IB]
FCBESCOLA LAGOS CONTACT DETAILS
To get in touch with FCBEscola regarding questions or more information, kindly use the following contact details below:
Phone: +2349062259436 | +2349030000931
Address: Teslim Balogun Stadium Complex, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.
This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago