The Barça Escola Basketball is the official basketball school of FC Barcelona open to boys and girls between four and twelve years old, and aiming to provide players with the basic concepts of basketball to face future sporting challenges with guarantees of success, as well as transmitting the values that FC Barcelona embody: humility, effort, ambition, respect and teamwork.
All players train two days a week and play matches every fifteen days. In addition to these internal league matches, the players have the option of participating in different matches and tournaments that are organized during the course.
ORGANIZATION AND METHODOLOGY
The Barça Escola Basketball of four stages depending on the age of the students:
- Pre-initiation (4 to 6 years)
- Initiation (6 to 8 years)
- Formation (8 to 10 years)
- Pre-competition (10 to 12 years)
Working groups are formed with a maximum of twelve to fourteen players per team, in order to enjoy greater participation during the sessions.
The Barça Escola Basketball follows the same training methodology as the youth basketball coaching teams of FC Barcelona. There are two coaches for each group and coordinators who supervise the smooth functioning of the training sessions and the activities linked to the Barça Escola.
The Barça Escola Basketball year starts during the month of September and ends in the month of June, mirroring the regular school calendar.
TRAINING DAYS AND INTERNAL LEAGUE
Training sessions at the Barça Escola Basketball take place two afternoons a week, depending on which slot each team is assigned. The internal league is played every fifteen days on Saturday mornings.
- Training timetable: From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The training sessions take place at the Arístides Maillol Municipal Sports Centre in Les Corts, at 19-21 Martí i Franquès Street in Barcelona.
Match days are played at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despí.
WHO CAN ENROLL IN THE BARÇA ESCOLA BASKETBALL?
To join the Barça Escola Basketball, each child must pass some entrance exams. It is also essential that the family and the player be residents of Catalonia.
FRIENDLIES, TOURNAMENTS AND GAMES
Apart from the internal league of the Barça Escola Basketball that takes place on Saturdays, there are also other activities, friendlies and competitive and educational games.
These are matches played by the Barça Escola Basketball teams with different clubs from all over the Catalan territory. These friendly matches, tournaments and competitions are held both at the club's facilities and outside.
The formats of these days can vary and the Barça Escola Basketball participates with full teams or combinations of players.
During the season you can contact us at the following email address.