Blackhawk Luke Burns, 05 Boys Jones, at the FC Barcelona Escola training facility at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain

Blackhawk Luke Burns, 05 Boys Jones, at the FC Barcelona Escola training facility at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. Luke was invited to train and play with the Escola team after the youth academy trainers saw him at an FCB training program. Luke has played for Scottsdale Soccer since he was 5 years old. Good Luck Luke!

Last summer, Luke attended a summer program conducted by coaches from the FCB Escola — the youth academy of FC Barcelona in Spain.  The program was based on the same methodology implemented in Barcelona, with a focus on short passing, possession, patience, movement and positional interchanges. 

Following the camp, the FCB Coaching Team invited Luke as their guest to stay and train at the FC Barcelona Youth Academy in Barcelona, Spain!  Luke was chosen as the player who "best exemplified FC Barcelona’s values of respect, fair play, teamwork, tolerance and effort.” Luke will travel to Barcelona and spend a week training with coaches from the FCB Escola at FC Barcelona’s Training Center, Camp Nou. He has been invited to attend regular training sessions with the Escola, play in a game with the Escola team, and attend the FCB vs. Celta de Vigo game.  Luke’s parents and older siblings, Ansley (04 Girls Chapman) and Drew (retired Blackhawk turned runner!) are traveling with him to Spain to watch him play.

Luke has played for Scottsdale Soccer Blackhawks since he was 5 years old and currently plays on Tim Jones’ 05 boys team.  We are happy to see that our club’s training and values are translating into exciting opportunities for our players!

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