FCBESCOLA LAGOS, modelled on FCBarcelona’s own youth system, is a center for youth development and grassroot empowerment, using football as the medium of empowerment.
With professional nurturing from the FCBarcelona coaches using the FCBarcelona Soccer methodology, the students are taught the club values of ethics and coexistence that are so representative of FCBarcelona: tolerance, respect, solidarity, friendship, fair play, integration, effort and happiness to enable them succeed in their professional soccer career at international levels.
The coaching is based on two basic ideas:
- To teach players the basic concepts of football
- To ensure that they can successfully cope with any sporting challenges that might arise in the future
The School is focused on developing the skills of the footballers such that after graduation, they can pursue careers as professional footballers with international football clubs.
FCBESCOLA LAGOS offers talented youths the opportunity to acquire a formal education while training as professional footballers.
The Educational curriculum will be modelled after the Nigerian educational system and some aspects of the British curriculum, allowing the students to be able to write exams such as the West African School Certificate Examinations, (WASC), National Examination Certificate (NECO), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International Baccalaureate (IB).
As part of the academic training, students will be exposed to languages, including English, Spanish, French and other Modern European Languages, General and Applied Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Creative, Technical and Vocational studies and Natural Sciences as areas of study
FCBESCOLA LAGOS is the first of its kind in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. The School provides opportunities for potential footballers from all over Nigeria and other parts of Africa to receive first class training honing their football skills.
FCBESCOLA LAGOS has set the stage to become the ultimate center for the youth development in Nigeria and Africa.