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LA LIGA COMBINE – LA KREWE FC ID Day - Questions & Answers
Here is some Q&A info about the La Liga Combine hosted by Louisiana Krewe FC:
Who will be selected?
- 2 players will be selected to travel during May-June 2021, one for each level (Academy and Pro). Pro level player selected will have an ALL INCLUDED package in Spain plus flight. Academy level will have an ALL INCLUDED package in Spain, no flight included. Flight expenses will be covered by Footvia only in the case that the selected player meets certain qualities.
Who will decide the winner?
- Coaching staff made by coaches from: Footvia, Houston Dynamo, Louisiana Krewe FC and Baton Rouge. Based on skill level, understanding of the game and talent. The ultimate decision will be made by Cristian Algar, Footvia director, licensed coach and former player of FC Barcelona Academy. The local coaching staff will be lead by Joan Oliva ( @JoanOliva7 ), UEFA Pro coach and former FC Barcelona Academy Coach and Louisiana Krewe FC head coach.
Is there any minimum or maximum numbers of players to participate?
- To be able to make this Combine, a minimum of 40 players will be required for each level. Maximum of 65 for location to guarantee a good observation of the players. If we do not achieve that number 7 days prior the date of the Combine, we will inform and reimburse all participants.
How will the La Liga Combine – LA Krewe ID be?
- Morning Practice Session: Skills circuit – possession game – reduced games.
- Afternoon Practice Session: Competition Games with pre-selection.
- Schedule: Academy Players. Check in: 9am
2nd session 2:30 - 4pm
Adult Players. Check in: 11am
1st session 12 am -1:30pm
2nd session 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Who is organizing it?
- Louisiana Krewe FC, as a local team, affiliate with Dynamo Houston will host the Combine in Houston, TX, and Baton Rouge, LA. Visit www.lakrwefc.com or @lakrewefc for more info.
- The program of the travel is attached. Footvia is a local sports company whose product we completely trust, with a vast experience hosting players from all the world and providing them great opportunities and excellent experiences. They have been working with Dynamo Juniors Lafayette teams and players, and Dynamo Houston Academy, with the MIC International Tournament in Spain. Visit footvia.com or @footvia for more info.
Is it still possible to go and have that experience if I am not selected?
- Yes, if the staff consider you have talent enough.
What do I need to bring to the Combine?
- Due the COVID-19 protocol, park will not facilitate water junks, so you must bring your own water. Despite we will have balls, we encourage you to bring yours. Warm up will be self-directed. Wear black shorts and jersey if possible. Pennies and #ID will be provided by the staff.
What’s included in the program?
- Accommodation in a Footvia house, in Barcelona.
+ Transfers from airport to accommodation.
+ 8 team trainings with professional Clubs in Barcelona area.
+ 6 training sessions with Footvia Academy + visit to the stadium and museum of FC Barcelona. On the dossier and in our website, you can find the daily program also. www.lakrewefc.com
Which Clubs will I be practicing with and trying out?
- That’s one of the BEST and unique things of this program. You will be included in the REAL and ACTUAL team practices, with their players, with their staff, not in a tryout. You will be observed in the real environment in more than just one day. The Clubs committed to this Combine are U.E. Sant Andreu and U.E. Llagostera for the adults and U.E. Sant Andreu, CD Masnou and Fundacio Grama for the Academy level. We are bringing a real opportunity to play in Spain, in 2nd and 3rd division clubs. We really feel that now is a great moment for an American player to show his skills in a real environment and a unique challenge to prove his value.
What about if COVID-19 hits again?
- If due the global pandemic the travel can not be done in Summer 2021, we will provide the same pack as soon travel is safe for everybody.
Is it safe for a young player to go without the family?
- Yes. The player will be accommodated in one of Footvia houses. In that house he will have a room for himself, and two more young players will stay live in the same house with an adult supervisor 24/7. Another person from Footvia staff will cook for them every day. Footvia has received already two players from Louisiana, Townes Wallace at age 14 (Dynamo Jrs) and Mason Baglio at age 15 (LA Fire). Their experience was great, and they always felt safe.
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