I haven’t read this report in full yet and will review in time. I came across this piece on a friends facebook, Dave Hannigan discusses a lot of the things I have been pushing, to be introduced in Irish schoolboy soccer. Will the FAI ever learn from Ajax? The Dave Hannigan column in the evening Echo LEAFING through an...read more
Press Release: Dublin soccer player, Sean Quinn from Tallaght has been invited by Spanish Giants Atletico Madrid to spend a week training at the La Liga club with a view to signing him if he impresses. Sean, 14, plays his soccer in Dublin for Lucan United and has been involved with Coerver Coaching, attending our Performance Academy...read more
The success of the Spanish national team is mainly down to the efficiency of its clubs’ football academies and the high quality of coaching staff, coach Vicente del Bosque has said. A day before the world and European champions bid to defend their continental title against Italy, Spain coach Del Bosque said the Iberian nation...read more
Hugo Benitez/El Flaco wrote an excellent piece on the Swedish football site SvenskaFans describing the story of how our Club came to play in its characteristic way. From the very start, the style was thanks to a man named Laureano Ruiz. With the author’s permission, totalBarça has translated his great piece, which can be found...read more
These principles are respect, responsibility, commitment, work, discipline, self-demanding and, above all, humility.
La Masia – The Value of having Values. “The value of having values” was one of the slogans used to commemorate Barça’s recent League title. But what does it really mean? The slogan takes life on La Masia’s day-to-day operation. Carlos Folguera, the director of Barça’s youth academy, La Masia, shares his...read more
Hugo Vicente the Academy Director of Sporting Club De Braga is in town this weekend where he will be putting on a Portuguese style session at St. Francis football club. I’m looking forward to meeting him and brushing up on my Portuguese. Will be interesting to hear his opinions on the technical level of Irish kids compared to...read more
A club invites you to join its Academy. What happens now? Paul Holder, former assistant Academy director at Crystal Palace and assistant director of the David Beckham academy and currently a National Coach with the English FA. What exactly is an Academy? Academies are special training schemes set up by clubs to help them develop...read more