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FAQS

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM

The FCBEscola Fall and Winter season will officially open on October 23rd 2017, and runs until March 23rd, 2018. There will be no training during the Winter break (December 16 – January 7). In total we will run 23 weeks of intense training. There will be a Spring/Summer season that will start in the beginning of May. Details will be provided in February 2017.


 LOCATION

The FCBEscola Edmonton has for locations.

First one is for our summer season located at the Fuhr Sports Park in Spruce Grove and it is in the framework of a long term agreement between BCN Sports, the official partner of FC Barcelona in Canada and the Fuhr Sports Park.

The second is our South location during the summer season. We run a Tecnificacio program on Fridays out of Ivor Dent Sports Park

Our main winter facility is located at the Victoria Soccer Club in Edmonton.

We also have an alternate winter facility on Fridays at the Turf Training Center

Chosen facilities meet the standards of FCBEscola in terms of quality, availability and hours of operation


 PRE-REGISTRATION & REGISTRATION

Pre-registration & tryouts

  • In order to join the FCB Elite Soccer School the player must be 1st assessed
  • The player can be assessed either at our Escola or at a scheduled tryout
  • Pre-registration is now open: PRE-REGISTER HERE. A $100 deposit is required to pre-register and attend a try-out.
  • The 1st tryout will be held on August 22 at 5:00pm – (Fuhr Sports Park)
  • The 2nd tryout will be held on August 30 at 4:45pm – (Fuhr Sports Park)
  • The 3rd tryout will be held on September 19 at 5:00pm – (Fuhr Sports Park)
  • Additional try out dates may be scheduled depending on capacity and demand.
  • Try Outs can be also held in the regular training sessions in Summer with a previous agreement with our Staff.

Pre-registration refunds

  • If the player is not accepted, we will refund the full amount.
  • If the player is accepted and decides to join, the deposit will be used towards the final registration fee.
  • If the player is accepted and decides not to join due to the high cost of conducting tryouts and the fact that a spot was blocked on your behalf, that’s why once the player is accepted, we can’t offer any refund of the tryout fees.
  • If the player decides not attend to the tryout, there will be no refund of the pre-registration fee.

Registration Refunds

  • There will not be refunds after the start of the program unless the player sustains a long term injury longer than 4 months. In that case we will require a Doctor’s report and we will refund the fees paid deducting the sessions that the player has attended.
  • If a player registers and later decides to cancel before the start of the program there will be a cancellation fee of $350

 PAYMENT METHOD, DISCOUNTS & PAYMENT PLAN

Payment method

  • Credit card through Pay Pal

Discounts and payment plan

  • Sibling discounts: 10% on the second child and subsequent children
  • Early Bird Discount: If you register before September 1st you can get up to $250 discount.
  • Please note that the commitment is for the whole season regardless of chosen payment option

 PLAYER/COACH RATIO

  • The ratio is 1 FCBEscola Coach per 12 players and all of them will be supervised by the FCBEscola Technical Director and the Assistant Technical Director

 IMPORTANT: ASSESSMENT/TRY OUTS

  • Players that are attended the Edmonton Summer Camps are not required to attend a tryout as coaches will be assessing players interested in joining the Academy.

 INFORMATION SESSION

  • We will hold an information session before the starting of the season to provide detail of the program, objectives and answer any questions that the families might have. Details will be provided shortly.

 COMPETITION

  • Internal games will be played twice a month (12 games in total). The games will take place anytime between 1 pm to 8 pm. There might be friendlies organized against external opposition.
  • This September (September 28th 2017 – October 1st 2017), our FCBEscola in Toronto will host the 2nd Edition of the FCBEscola Canada Festival, an event to unite our Escola players in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec that share a passion for football and FC Barcelona.
  • A selection of players from the winter program of each Escola (Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal) will represent Canada in the FCBEscola International Tournament that takes place in Barcelona every Easter. This Tournament gathers more than 1,500 players from our more than 25 Escolas around the world. The players of the Escola in Ottawa will be selected for the 2017 Edition.

 GIRLS AND COED TEAMS

Boys and Girls with the adequate skill level are accepted in the academy.


 CONTACT

Please feel free to contact us via e-mail at fcbescolaedmonton@bcnsportscanada.com with any questions you may have regarding our programs or registration process.