New Year and the spread of the coronavirus to different regions of China led to the closure of the first Barça Academy in the middle of January. The Local Project Directors (DPL) of the Chinese Barça Academy returned home, and since then have been directing operations remotely, having been quarantined three times, first in China, then upon arrival in Spain and finally the third that we are currently experiencing.
Due to the spread of the pandemic worldwide, the Barça Academy World Cup was cancelled in early March and, always following the security measures of each country, face-to-face activities at all academies were stopped. The Barça Academy coaches needed to design their entire program in order to use electronic methods to offer alternative types of training to their players.
The DPLs have also used this as an opportunity to teach the players about the club’s 120-year history. As well as the team’s latest triumphs and famous nights at the Camp Nou, the best goals scored by the biggest stars and the amazing life stories of the 2019-20 squad, they have also been using Kahoot to learn about the club in bygone eras.