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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 thoughts on what moves the academy to provide young gifted kids with both sports and life education. Here are some excerpts translated from an interview to EFE, published by Sport.

The goal of the staff at La Masia is to provide young kids with an education that goes far beyond football tactics and technique; it makes them good people, with strong values.

Carles Folguera

states that “it is possible to become a worldclass football player and a good person at the same time“. Strong values are part of the education that young boys receive when they join Barça’s La Masia.

We teach the boys the same principles ​that any wise parent would teach to  their children,” says Folguera. These principles are respect, responsibility, commitment, work, discipline, self-demanding and, above all, humility.

Read more: http://www.totalbarca.com/2011/youth/la-masia-the-value-of-having-values/#ixzz1pbPgnzw1

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