This exercise is what the Barcelona thinking model of passing and movement is built on. Players start at 7 years old and use it right thru the ages; and even at senior level it is a staple practice for the players.Read More
Pepe Guardiola; Possibly the most successful manager of all time if you base it on the length of time in charge (obviously Sir Alex has the record for that for longevity and winning) and what a shame he has quit.
He is an inspiration to us all, he shows that LONG TERM planning works at youth level, that there is no quick fix, that what he achieved in 3 years is on the back of 15 years work of which he was a significant part of; starting as a young players going through that system of development to ultimately being the top man.Read More
FC BARCELONA style reflects that the “team” is most important.
The team is more important than any player (individuality)
Having 8 players from their academy in the first team is something that is not happening anywhere else in the world and at the same time they are probably the best team in the world. This past weekend, three more of their academy players had significant playing time in the first team game bringing the number up to 11.Read More