Reyes de Barrio 2021: Applications open until January 18!

14 •  Jan •  2021

We start the summer with our feet on the field: applications is now open for Reyes de Barrio (RDB), a program of the Luksic Foundation’s Formation area, which develops free soccer schools for children and adolescents in the Metropolitan Region. This year, 2021, the sports training will resume following all the health protocols in order to safeguard the health of its participants and those interested in joining the different schools can complete an application form available until January 18 on the website.

The classes are held once a week and, in addition to offering a recreational space where young people can improve their ball skills, RDB seeks to develop values such as teamwork, discipline and the taste for conservate a healthy lifestyle.

“At Reyes de Barrio we have made the effort to implement all the necessary safety protocols that will allow our athletes to return to the courts without risk. We hope that parents and guardians take care to register their children, since we believe that playing sports as a family is also a way to live better and have a better quality of life”, commented Carlos Albornoz, sports director of the program.

In order to participate in RDB, those interested must meet certain requirements: be enrolled in a free educational establishment, live in a community that has a school and be between 7 and 13 years of age. If they meet the conditions, they only have to enter the following form, fill it in and wait for the Reyes de Barrio team to contact the responsible parent or guardian.

Currently, there are ten schools in the Metropolitan Region that will be able to admit a maximum of 8 to 20 youngsters in their fields. These are Pudahuel, Cerro Navia, Lo Prado, Independencia, Estación Central, Peñalolén, La Florida, La Pintana, El Bosque and La Reina.

As mentioned, the development of the trainings will always depend on the phase in which the communes are within the Plan Paso a Paso. Following government regulations and in order to protect the entire community, the possibility of adding new on-site locations will be evaluated in the future.

Those who attend the training sessions must wear a mask, bring their own sports equipment and always respect the safety measures established by the Ministerio de Salud of Chile.

“I invite boys and girls to come to our schools and register. They can also do it through our digital platforms. The idea is that they can apply and be part of our program, which is completely free,” said Claudio Lara, Communications Coordinator of Reyes de Barrio.

For those who are at home, RDB also has more than 50 online classes that can be found on the YouTube channel. There, they will be able to train with Professor Felipe Abarca, with videos that include warm-up routines, stretching, ball control, among others.