These needs were explored and analyzed through a couple of different tracks and by many highlevel speakers, both local and international. By breaking the club up as a project that has the goal of fulfilling roles in the first team, the youth development teams are just that, ‘youth development’.
Become the next Xavi’, you don’t educate players in this kind of a way that is to say, ‘you’ll be taking Xavi’s role, any player is to remember the philosophy and yet fit within the system with his own unique playing style, This education however, is a loose one that enables the player to grow into their own mould of themselves, they must picture how they will better the existing.
Then the importance of results is taken away and a coach is measured by how well developed players are, not by how well the team has done in the cup or league competitions.
The global approach begins at the under 9’s level with a view on the first team, an education into how to fit within the club’s philosophy -an education of ‘belonging’. Pep Segura brought about whole changes to the way in which the club operated and listed lots of criteria to achieve a flawless global club approach.
Nobody was expecting immediate pure home grown success, when ep Segura was drafted in by Rafa Benitez at Liverpool FC in 2009 to facilitate a youth academy overhaul to bring a ‘global approach’ to the club.
The essays found in this first part of the tikitaka handbook make up much of the rationale and the foundations behind moving forward to developing an adapted unique playing philosophy similar to tikitaka.
Actually the remainder of the criteria is founded on attempts to improve technique, creativity, tactical and philosophical understanding, The horizontal and vertical collaboration across the entire club, from the ages of 8 to 21 is stressed throughout. Typically, the player will still be expected to endure a further three years before truly challenging for a first team place at Barcelona an at the age of twenty three, to conclude a player who has arrived at age twenty and has complete his La Masia training have lots of chances to have undergone between 8600 and 10600hours of training in his lifespan time. Hours are all aimed at one singular concept of the first team playing identity, The 5600 hours are purposeful and start at hour one. Team mate of Mata’s at Real Madrid and Valencia was Roberto Soldado.
Soldado moved first to Getafe where his goal scoring prowess started to be noticed. We can assume that from the age of eight to twenty one a graduate should have received between 4000 and 5000 training hours at the academy, with the assumption that every training session is 1 hours and 30 minutes long. Another former Real Madrid youth product who has found a home in the Barclays Premier League is Juan Mata of Chelsea. In 2007 aged 19, Mata moved to Valencia and two years later he established himself as a regular member of the Spain national squad. Four years later Chelsea paid Valencia $ 35M to sign Juan Mata and over the last two seasons the midfielder has become a Premier League star. Guillermo Amor, a midfielder who went on to play in 311 La Liga matches. Nonetheless, the first graduates started to arrive nine years later. All of whom made their debut under the management of Johan Cruyff, who was appointed first team manager in 1988 and brought with him an evolved tal football philosophy, one that will later lead to Louis van Gaal and Pep Guardiola moulding into what ‘tikitaka’ is perceived as today.
Amor was shortly followed by goalkeeper Carles Busquets, the infamous Pep Guardiola and Albert Ferrer.
When a ’20year’ old has completed ten years at La Masia of Barcelona he would have accumulated 5600 organised hours and structured training.
Whenever having already accumulated somewhere between 3000 and 5000 hours, typically a Barcelona player will have arrived at La Masia, aged ten. Basically the players are expected over the course of 525″ years to complete three distinguishable stages of development in the Barcelona B set up. On p of this, these three stages offer a clear line of progression and development for both the players and coaches to analyse. Then the final stages of learning at Barcelona B are after that, the most complex, difficult and demanding of all the hours.
In contrast to the popular poll around the use of single formations for the purposes of development, Inspire therefore felt it was interesting to explore the methodology used by Barcelona. Actually the following content is to act as free chapters from the book ‘Coaching the TikiTaka Style of Play’ written by Jed Davies with permission from the author. Besides, the first section of content below that looks at the Barcelona academy in detail considers most of the key concepts in place and how these basics of structured over the years. So second chapter shown here on this site explores the proposals put forward by Pep Segura who moved from Barcelona to Liverpool under Rafa Benitez to employ lots of basics influenced by Barcelona. Barcelona’s 2012 position as the perfect role model is a result of over forty years of hard work.