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Barefoot School: Train and Study Program

The Barefoot Futbol School is the highest level of commitment to the Barefoot Method and is intended for players birth years 2014-2007 who are dedicated to the Barefoot Developmental Pathway.

Training will include 3 hours of high quality Barefoot Method instruction incorporating all of our disciplines including  salon, soccer, sala, freestyle, beach and capoeira.  Training is focused on individual mastery and advanced interpretation/application. 

The Barefoot Method builds your total Futbolista mastery to a level conventional soccer club training just can't reach.  Our program incorporates futsal, beach soccer, capoeira, and freestyle soccer to name a few methodologies.  You will also be introduced to the other off the grid training methods Barefoot FC employs to develop some of the most skilled and creative players the Charlotte area has produced.  

The Barefoot Futbol School has helped to develop players who have gone on to represent on US Youth Futsal National Teams, Commit to D1 College soccer programs (including UNC Chapel Hill, University of Kentucky, and Wofford College), and become members of the MLS club Charlotte FC.

program options

The program allows flexibility in the number of days you attend (4 or 5) as well as the hours you attend (1/2 day, training only; or full day, train and study).  We also have an option to to pay monthly or to pay in full and save on your total cost.


Pay in Full Options

  • 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday) Training only ($3,400)
  • 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday) Full day/Train and Study ($4,730)
  • 5 days per week (Monday-Friday) Training only ($3,950)
  • 5 days per week (Monday-Friday)  Full day/train and study ($5,275)


Monthly Pay Options

  • 4 days training only (total cost $3,465; 9 payments of $385)
  • 5 days training only (total cost $4,050; 9 payments of $450)
  • 4 days Full Day (total cost $4,815; 9 payments of $535)
  • 5 days Full Day (total cost $5,400; 9 payments of $600)


Yearly Commitment: Players may commit to attend  4 or 5 days per week at the school.  Yearly commitment also includes free Sunday training at either Method Class or Competitive Team training depending on player level, which is determined by the coaching staff.


Drop-in option: Players may drop in to a training session ($60) or for the full day/study and train ($100).  A monthly or weekly drop-in package may be created at the discretion of the coaching staff for players who are attending from out of town.


Training Blocks:  Players will train for 3 hour blocks with a snack break about 1/2 way through the session (10-20 minutes depending on the day and need). 

  • 9:00a-12:00p training for 2014-2011/12 birth years
  • 11:30-2:30p training for 2011-2007 birth years 
  • Friday training is all ages combined, 9:00a-12:00p. 


Study Blocks:  Players can study anywhere from 2-5.5 hours during the day.  Players may also step out of training to attend a live class if necessary.  This must be discussed between the player, their parents, and the coach  in advance.  Training time should only be missed if absolutely necessary, players/parents/coaches will work together to make sure that training time and study time are appropriate.

There are no study blocks on Fridays.

  • 2014-2012/11 birth years:
    • Study block 1:00p-3:00p
    • extra study time: 8:30a-9:00a; 12:00-1:00; 3:00p-5:00p
  • 2010/11-2007 birth years: 
    • Study block 9:00a-11:00a
    • extra study time 8:30a-9:00a; 11:00-11:30a; 2:30-5:00p


Lunch and Down-Time:  Student athletes will be given breaks as needed during their study time.  We also have scheduled breaks for each group.  These can be used as extra study time for those who need to complete their work,

  • 2014-2012/11 Breaks:
    • morning break during training (10-20 minutes), exact time will vary, determined by the coach
    • lunch and recess: 12:00p-1:00p
    • afternoon break: 3:00p-3:15p
  • 2010/11-2007 Breaks:
    • morning break: 11:00a-11:30a 
    • training break (10-20 minutes), exact time will vary, determined by the coach
    • afternoon break: 2:30p-3:15p


Open play:  Monday-Thursday from 3:15p-4:30p we will hold open play/pickup futsal or beach games for those who have finished all of their work.  This is for kids at futsal school at no additional cost.  It is also open to kids outside of the school.  Cost is $10 for players outside of the school.  There is no afternoon open play on Fridays.


Open gym:  this is an opportunity for players to train on their own in the gym.  

Daily Schedule

2014-12/11 Schedule: 

  • 8:30a-9:00a Drop off and optional study or Open Gym
  • 9:00a-12:00p Training
  • 12:00p-1:00p Lunch and Recess
  • 1:00p-3:00p Study
  • 3:00p-3:15p Afternoon break
  • 3:15p-4:15p Open Play or extra study time
  • 4:15p-5:00p Open Gym or extra study time

2010/11-2007 Schedule: 

  • 8:30a-9:00a Drop off and optional study or Open Gym
  • 9:00a-11:00a Study
  • 11:00a-11:30a Lunch and Recess
  • 11:30a-2:30p Training
  • 2:30p-3:15p Afternoon break or extra study time
  • 3:15p-4:15p Open Play or extra study time
  • 4:15p-5:00p Open Gym or extra study time

Friday Schedule (all ages)

  • 8:30a-9:00a Drop off and optional study or Open Gym
  • 9:00a-12:00p Training
  • 12:00p-1:00p Lunch and recess/Open gym

Important dates

1st day of school: September 7

Last day of school: May 27

Fall break: Nov 24-26

Winter break: Dec 20-31

Day off: Jan. 17 (Regionals is this weekend and there will be games @ the facility)

Spring break: April 14-22

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