Las escuelas sociodeportivas de la Fundación arrancarán la semana del 1 de octubre en toda España

The Foundation's socio-sporting school will be back in action across Spain on October 1

NEWS | 04/09/2020

The healthcare protocols established by each territory will be followed.
The Real Madrid Foundation's socio-sporting schools in Spain, 42 of which focus on football and values, and 27 on basketball and values, will open their doors for yet another year in the week starting 1 October. A total of 70 education projects focused on values and integration through sport will benefit more than 5,000 children across 11 Autonomous Communities. Over 70% of the participants are included in a grant and semi-grant system in collaboration with entities including Endesa and La Caixa Fundación.

The start of the new season will be made up of 35 socio-sporting football schools, 13 adapted basketball schools, 9 socio-sporting basketball schools, 7 inclusive football and basketball schools for minors with ASD, Down's Syndrome or PDD, 3 wheelchair basketball schools and 2 adapted integration-focused football schools. The Foundation will slowly put the rest of its activities into action in penitentiary centres, youth centres, old people's homes and programs assisting those less fortunate, such as Emprendeporte (aimed at the unemployed) or physical activity programs for the homeless.

Over 200 coaches specialising in the Foundation's methodology will lead the sessions.

The socio-sporting schools will, for yet another year, follow the educational methodology devised by the Real Madrid FoundationFor a REAL Education: Values & Sport, which is broken down into individual manuals for each group and sport: Coaching football, teaching values, Initiation to Valueball, Inclusive Valueball and Football, Compete to share… values. This year it will be available to external professionals in the Sports&Values Academy. Over 200 professional coaches specifically trained in the Foundation's methodology will lead the weekly sessions for groups in a range of schools, from very young children right through to the older youth teams.

The diversity-focused schools for beneficiaries with different abilities, as well as the younger age-groups, will also enjoy complementary education in road safety for disabled people, developed by the Foundation and Gonvarri. There will be a continued focus on the creation of healthy lifestyle habits and respect for the environment, with an emphasis on recycling.

While some schools are full due to all beneficiaries having renewed their places, there are still some to be filled and registration is still open at this link.