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What Happened To Barca's Academy | What Is Happening To La Masia | Is La Masia Dying?

What Happened To Barca's Academy | What Is Happening To La Masia | Is La Masia Dying?
Mezger and club more than a club the value that barcelona aims to operate by and barcelona are without doubt one of the biggest clubs in the world and many would argue the biggest and with an honor all that includes 27 La Liga's 5 Champions League 3 Club World Cups as well as a record 30 Coppa delle raised and much more it's not hard to see why and in recent years their rate of trophy-winning has increased exponentially and a key element of this era of success has been graduates from the
what happened to barca s academy what is happening to la masia is la masia dying
Barcelona

Academy

La

Masia

Barcelona similar to clubs such as iyx have always prided themselves on the quality of their youth coaching and as a result they have produced many of the game's finest players in prior years they've produced first team as including Guillermo amor Sergey bar Juan Francisco Carrasco and one of the more well known graduates Pep Guardiola and La

Masia

has had an even bigger impact in recent years being a major contributor to the recent explosion of trophy wins if
we assume that the recent peak of Barcelona has been from 2008 many of the influential players are from La

Masia

such as Valdes Puyol Xavi Iniesta Busquets and Messi and as the years went on more La

Masia

players have influenced the squad such as Jordi Alba Pedro and Sergey Roberto as you can see la maza has produced at least one player in almost every position over the last few years and the peak of La

Masia

came at the 2010 Ballon d'Or ceremony Messi won the award with Xavi and Iniesta
coming 2nd and 3rd meaning that for the first time the three best players in the world were all from the same club and all three had been trained and come through La

Masia

in the same year Spain won the 2010 World Cup and mine of the squad will Amasya products and in 2011 after Dani Alves went off through injury Montoya came on and Barcelona had 11 players who had all been in the

Academy

on the pitch the La

Masia

11 everything was looking up for the

Academy

but then this is where things began to
go downhill for the

Academy

they began to be a sharp decrease in

academy

graduates and in 2018 for verdict came under heavy criticism for fielding an entire team without a single la mesilla graduate for the first time in 16 years it was clear while Lona had a problem and in this video we'll take a look at

what

is

happening

to La

Masia

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the offseason so be a part of it anyway let's get into it when you look at Barcelona's current preferred 11 it may seem strange to suggest that they have any problems with their

academy

as it contains 5 for my

academy

players however when you consider that peak a messy and Busquets have been in the team for over a decade Albert left la maza at 16 and had to be brought back he began to realize that only surgery Roberto has broken through recently and even he plays it right back which is
not his preferred position but still only surgery Roberto is under 30 out of the current la mesilla players in the first eleven to further illustrate this point this table reveals that in the 2000 barcelona were giving debuts to players who went on to make significant contributions fairly often but since Alba made his debut in 2012 of the graduates to have made over 50 appearances only rafinha makes the cut that's one new settled la mesilla graduate in the last seven years but to find out
more about

what

's potentially going wrong in La

Masia

we must understand its history and how its run just as with iyx Johan Cruyff was a major factor in barcelona getting the

academy

to such a high standard la maza had been started in 1979 but it wasn't until Cruyff came in his Barcelona manager in 1988 that la maza went to the next level as he insisted that the club take the

academy

seriously he saw the importance of instilling a style of play that can be used from the youth going all
the way up to the first team this will mean that when a player did make his first-team debut he would easily integrate into the team this style included that all teams should use the famed possession 433 similar to the i-x and Sporting Lisbon

Academy

when bringing up players Barcelona concentrate on the three P's possession of the ball position of the ball and pressing after the ball as you can see physical is not one of these three P's in fact they don't even begin weight training
what happened to barca s academy what is happening to la masia is la masia dying
in the

academy

until 17 whereas other clubs tend to bring it in around 14 or 15 such as Arsenal environment this may explain why la maza produces slight and very technical players their main focus is on developing prowess on the ball which is why they did not even begin 11 verses 11 training until the age of 13 in order to give players more touches on the ball during their formative years barcelona tend to employ young coaches who are former players who are able to continue the Barcelona DNA
easily when barcelona opened la maza 360 in 2011 an upgrade under old la

masia

which had become too small and outdated they expanded this desire by including other sports to help others around the city who have an interest in them the club now extends the holistic approach to developing its residential players to be a part of the

academy

program across five different professional sports these are football basketball futsal handball and roller hockey however the main draw is the new focus on
education as again they encourage Plan B's for players who will not make it in fact you'd be surprised by how little time they spend actually playing football a typical day in La

Masia

looks like this during the week they wake up at 6:45 a.m. eat breakfast and leave the school in the city at 7:30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. it's all about class before returning to la maza to eat rest and attend the mandatory study group this means that training is only hard from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. but
much like IX coaches keep a record of the smallest details of every player from injuries to morale to technical areas which need to be improved this allows them to monitor every single player and every single attribute of them that needs to be improved and how it is improving over time this is the routine of an average la mesilla player and they produced many great players using this way and in 2014 Barcelona B finished third in the segunda división and would have been promoted were not illegal
for the B team and the first team to be in the same league and in fact Barcelona have had a la magia graduate on every Ballon d'Or shortlist since 2004 a good return on the 10 million euro per year they spend on it but then the first early warning signs of problems began to occur with Barcelona not holding on to their best products they began to be a pattern where la mesilla prospects would leave Barcelona to advance their development and in the end Barcelona would have to buy them back this

happened

with Cesc fàbregas gerard piqué and jordi alba and they let go of Thiago alcântara who went on to be one of the best central midfielders in the world and they couldn't buy him back at the same time where Barcelona had routinely produced candidates for winning the Golden Boy award an award for the best on between one player in Europe in 2019 only one of the twini on the shortlist had ever been to La

Masia

and even he left the

Academy

four years before this list was published there
are quite a few issues including the fact that only about 1 in 10 la maza graduates make it to the Barcelona senior team and to make matters worse barcelona B were relegated from segunda B despite having the highest budget in the league and whereas in the 2000s Barcelona were giving debuts to players who went on to be mainstays on the international stage that began to be a decrease in the quality of graduate a few of the graduates who came through recently are muniya cuenca Sandra and Adam at
ryouri now let's look into the reasons that Lamaze he has dipped we start by looking possibiy a key element that you see around the best academies around the world is focusing on process goals rather than outcome goals an outcome goal is a focus on whether you won or lost the scoreboard is all that matters in contrast a process called focuses on how you played for example was your passing good was he a positioning improved the accusation lately has been that Barcelona B has been focusing on
what happened to barca s academy what is happening to la masia is la masia dying
outcome goals ie whether they win or lose and the accusation is that they started focusing on outcome goals in order to compete with Madrid's la fábrica

Academy

this means that instead of focusing on bringing through youth players they've started to keep players who could have made the step up to the first team in Barcelona B well into their mid to late 20s they've even begun making more transfers at Barcelona B level bringing in older players to help them win more matches however
this blocks the route for the younger players in addition fossile only love using former players to coach the teams however does this lead to barcelona employing some coaches as favors to the former players who are not actually best suited for the job and obviously as the game evolves so do coaching methods so some sectors have suggested that barcelona may be insistent on using methods which are outdated this has had an effect on younger players leaving la maza many players looking to progress
their career believe that there'll be better place to develop their skills and we'll get more game time by going to a different club in addition young players looking up at the first team would struggle to see a potential hole in the lineup which is now already filled with a world-class player who they have to displace and then there's always the financial element agents have started taking charge of players are younger and younger ages and as we all know agents are motivated by
money with like Nina Rio la rumored to be in charge of young prospects like javi Simmons Barcelona being asked the question of whether they can compete financially with other academies can they compete financially easily very easily but do they want to compete that's where the gray area is si Barcelona want to attract players based on their reputation based on the player wanted to come to the club and improve themselves by learning the Barcelona culture but many young players see La

Masia

as
just a prestigious

Academy

to add to their CV which would allow them to demand more money when they do go professional and with Barcelona not wanted to splurge too much they've lost many

Academy

prospects this way they've recently lost

Academy

starlets Eric Garcia Adrian banaba in this way to Manchester City and bula and Navarro went to Monaco while Barcelona has always had ways of dealing with talent drink from La

Masia

they have an extended number of Scouts started around the world to
find the next great player but in 2014 they were found guilty of violating transfer regulations they were found have violated article 19 of FIFA's laws by signing international players under the age of 18 as a result they received a two window transfer ban but by appealing the ban they had the band moved back a year allowing them to prepare for this and Barcelona broaden players for 170 million including Suarez Mathieu the Marlin Rockets it touched Aegon & Douglas however this meant
getting rid of a lot of their former La

Masia

players to accommodate this such as fàbregas Te'o kirkuk jonathan cuenca dennis juarez delaffei you and valdez and at the same time the ban meant that they couldn't supplement the quality of the

academy

with new youngsters acquired to join la maza which led to a generational gap between the golden age and the new youngsters and now have important all these players for 170 million it blocked several parts of several youth players after years
of criticizing Real Madrid's galactica approach lately Barcelona have an option for big-money signings like Osmond and ballet and Catina instead of bringing through the youth which signals the change in the Barcelona approach and this change in transfer approach has also been largely dictated by a political element Barcelona uses a board system where president is selected to lead the club for a cycle during the new era where La

Masia

was at its peak shewanella porta was the president of the
club and he valued the Barcelona identity of bringing

Academy

players and allocated more funds towards the

Academy

in addition at the time pep guardiola had been head of the B team and then promoted to the first team and naturally he knew the best young prospects to promote to the first team but as the years went on Yosef bottom a became the new president and like any good president he wanted to leave his mark where he ruled and how about a may plan to do this was by signing quality players
who'd get the fans excited in order to help his reelection campaign and that is just

what

Barcelona have done bringing in big names to join their team all these factors have led to the decline of La

Masia

so does this mean that they'll never produce

Academy

graduates for their first team no it doesn't in fact they have a few promising youngsters in the wings waiting to buck this trend parcel owner have given Carla's Elena over 20 first-team appearances this year and with the
likes of Ricky Puig and Oreo busquets waiting in the wings combined with an aging team we may be about to witness la magia bringing through a new generation and with iyx showing this year that academies are still a valuable resource it might just be a matter of time before La

Masia

360 produces a new generation of its own and worst case scenario they could always solve their la mesilla products at a profit as they've done over the last 10 years bringing over a hundred and twenty seven
million euros if you enjoyed this video give it a like and I'd appreciate it if he considered subscribing that's all for today and remember keep it simple