Barcelona's Youth Development and Academy History

Barcelona's Youth Development and Academy History

The teams within many American soccer clubs wear the same uniforms, use the same practice fields and practice equipment but that is about where the idea of a true " Developmental Club" comes to an end. There is no coaching curriculum, common system and style of play and very little conferring between the different age group coaches regarding the progress of their players and coaching agenda. Barcelona is a classic example of a real developmental club with continuity and a common philosophy....this article follows the development of the Barcelona club listing the people responsible for the club's rise to greatness.

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