For two weeks in June and July. Kazakhstan’s junior football players will have the opportunity to be trained by one of the best coaches in the world from the junior academy of the legendary Barcelona football club.
From June 30 to July 15 in Astana, Executive Director of training camps for FCB in Spain and certified ProA category trainer Carles Martorell Baques will provide free coaching to 80 lucky Kazakhstan football players from 14 regions of the country aged 9 to 11. Baques will teach the basics, as well as the secrets of Spanish football skills. The coaching sessions will be held at the Astana Arena.
Baques is considered a master coach and holds the highest coaching license offered by FIFA. He has coached the Azerbaijan Khazar Lankaran football club and the children’s team of the Catalonia Football Federation. He is also the founder of the company Tactic Sport Services, which works with numerous schools.
The Nazarbayev Center is sponsoring the coaching programme as part of Kazakhstan’s development of junior football. Kazakhstan’s youth team won first prize at the Sixth International U-17 tournament for the Cup of the President of Kazakhstan. The best playmaker on that team, Maxim Gladchenko from Taraz, was awarded a special prize, the Gold Football Boot.
It is hoped that the upcoming coaching sessions with the master Barcelona coach will contribute to the development of youth football in Kazakhstan.
The Agency of Kazakhstan for Sport and Physical Training Affairs, the Football Federation of Kazakhstan and LLP Sport Technologies of Kazakhstan participate in organizing the event. The camp will be divided into two parts. The first part from June 30 to July 7 will include 40 juniors from around the country. The second part from July 8 to July 15 will include another 40 juniors exclusively from the Astana and Akmola regions.