Day 6—FC Barcelona Escola Soccer Clinic at Mini Estadi (Aug. 17)

We woke up to a beautiful day in Barcelona and headed to the top of the city, Mount Tibidabo! We looked down over the entire city and enjoyed the amazing views. At the top of the hill sits the beautiful Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor or Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Tibidabo.

ASA players on top of the world! (ok, ok, on top of the tallest mountain in Serra de Coliserola)

ASA coaches enjoying the view as well!

Our group enjoyed the amusement park, souvenir stores and the beautiful church.

The beautiful scene at the top of the mountain.

After our time at Mount Tibidabo we headed downtown to Port Vell and the gothic quarter. We walked around this area and ate authentic Tapas! We only had a couple hours before our training clinic at Mini Estadia.

FCBarcelona Escola hosted us for a soccer clinic across from Camp Nou at the Mini Estadia. Our players and coaches were happy to work with four FCB Staff coaches. Messi, Pique and Iniesta all train at these same grounds. Our players even learned a new style of Rondos!

Coaches Chris, Katie and Will strolling into the Barca tunnel like they own it! 🙂

Wrapping up a training session our coaches and players will never forget.

After the training session we headed back to the hotel.

We were thankful to be safe after spending time downtown yesterday. That said, we are devastated for the victims, their families and this amazing community. We stand with all of Barcelona against violence! #totssombarcelona ❤️

Tune in tomorrow for Day 7 — Futbol Sala clinic at La Masia Joan Camper and an outdoor friendly!

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