DESTINATION: BARCELONA camps feature UEFA Pro coaches from FC Barcelona, who provide elite, high-level soccer instruction, as well as individualized written and video feedback. Don’t miss your chance to learn the most successful soccer methodology of the last decades!
GSEN DESTINATION : BARCELONA (DB) Camps is the premier soccer experience for players of all levels of skill and development goals. Players receive specialized soccer instruction that follows FC Barcelona’s methodology and style of play, which combined with academic instruction along with individualized on-camp and video feedback, will elevate their game to the next level.
GSEN DB Camp methodology is based in ball possession, ball rotation and quick offensive/defensive transitions. A variety of reduced-space and/or reduced-size drills and games such as rondos, association games, 1vmany/manyv1, zoned drills, among others, are used to transmit these fundamental pillars in a fun and engaging way.
DB Camps is divided into two groups based on not only the player’s age but also their skill level and individual development goals.
- The younger group (U9-U12) will focus more keenly on structured team play, effective utilization of the pitch, smart passing and values, which are core areas of development for this level.
- The older group (U13-U18) will follow a more competitive format with attacking and defensive drills, beat-your-man scenarios, dynamic passing exercises and more frequent half and full field matches.
Using a dynamic teaching approach, players will receive both practical soccer activities, as well as academic, classroom-type instruction that will work at the technical, tactical and cognitive level – where skill meets smart-decision making. DB Coaches transmit each player these fundamental pillars in a fun and engaging way, using variety of reduced-space and/or reduced-size drills and games, each GSEN camper will learn FCB’s methodology and also essential core values and cognitive abilities.
GSEN believes in integral teaching, so players will also receive instruction on the values of a soccer player in addition to technical and tactical instruction – things like team-play, respect, concentration, perseverance, passion and love for the game, among others.
DB coaches are former FC Barcelona players and current UEFA Pro licensed coaches, which is the highest level of licensing in Europe, allowing them to coach professional teams anywhere in the world. DB coaches travel throughout the world under official FCB Escola programs. Some also provide instruction in Barcelona, in youth, semi-pro and professional settings.
2019 DB Camp Information
Date: August 5-9, 2019
Location: Fuad Mansour Sports Complex
Groups: U9-U12: 12PM – 3PM (TBC) / U13-U18: 4PM – 7PM (TBC)
Registration ends Wednesday, July 31st at 11:59PM. Limited spots available.
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 DB CAMP COACH
GSEN is pleased to announce Coach Juan Jose “Juanjo” Carricondo will be leading the 5-day 2019 DESTINATION : BARCELONA Camp!
Juanjo is a professional player from FC Barcelona ranks who has played 1st Division soccer with FCB and other Spanish teams, as well as several seasons in 1st Division in British and Scottish leagues. Coach Juanjo is a Masia graduate and has shared the pitch with the likes of Xavi Hernández and Carles Puyol, among others, and is currently a UEFA youth coach who leads international youth soccer camps around the world.