A day in the life - La Masia:
7am: Get up.
7.30am: Communal breakfast.
8am: Minibus takes them to school in the city.
2pm: Return from school and have a communal lunch.
2.30pm: Some boys have a siesta while others do homework.
4pm-6pm: Intense training sessions.
6.30pm: Fit players head to the gym, while those carrying knocks or injuries have physio.
9pm: Communal dinner.
10pm: Bed time. Some players go straight to sleep but they are allowed to read, listen to music or do homework before lights out.
“We used to spend hours in the hall. We’d play football, using the doorways as goal. It was banned so when the director heard the noise, we’d all run off into our rooms.” -Andres Iniesta
“As a kid they teach you not to play to win but to grow in ability as a player.” -Leo Messi
”The player who has passed through La Masia has something different to the rest, It’s something that only comes from having competed in a Barcelona shirt from childhood. It is vital for the club. ” -Pep Guardiola