11 a.m., July 7)
lands FC Barcelona academy program
By Fred Sherwin
secondaire publique Louis-Riel has been named as one of
four locations in Canada to host an academy soccer program
by the world famous FC Barcelona soccer club.
east end school has hosted training camps in the past
through the Spanish soccer clubs academy program
FCBEscola, but this announcement means they will be the
only school in Canada to host a year-round academy program
for both boys and girls. The other academy programs in
Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver are hosted by soccer clubs
in those three cities.
athletic director and soccer coach Joé Fournier
says the academy provides a further compliment to the
schools sports study program and will enable them
to provided separate training for male and female students
where the soccer program has been co-ed in the past.
the FCBEscola program, student athletes will be trained
by FC Barcelona affiliated coaches using drills developed
by the world renowned soccer club.
aspects of the academy, including the technical development,
coaching staff, training routines, and personal growth
will be aligned with the FC Barcelona methodology. The
players will train under the same vision, mission and
focus as the clubs youth teams as the FC Barcelona
philosophy will be implemented on all the features of
to the FCBEscola website, the program will empower students
to successfully overcome future sporting challenges
while simultaneously instilling the personal values which
are so representative of FC Barcelona such as tolerance,
respect, solidarity, friendship, fair play, integration,
effort and happiness.
to the program will be by tryout only. The first tryout
will be held on Aug. 9 and the second on Sept. 7.
National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association
rules, students in the academy will not be able to compete
in the NCSSAA. It is not known whether the school will
still field teams with non-academy players.
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