After the 60 Minutes piece on Barcelona, there was a huge increase in people wanting to know what it's like a La Masia and how to get selected to attend La Masia. In the video below we get a glimpse of what the school is like, but as far as how to go to La Masia, that process is a bit more complicated. One thing you can do as a young soccer player is attend a Barcelona soccer camp. Who knows, if you show well in the camp then you may end up at La Masia.
Barcelona must have soccer scouts all over the world, who see young soccer players and then ask them if they want to move to Barcelona and attend La Masia. A majority of the players come from Spain, and the surrounding areas of Barcelona, but increasingly it seems Barcelona is bringing in players from all over the world, whether their from Africa or South America.
It's not all soccer (football) at La Masia, it's also about school and homework. As Cesc Fabregas says in the 60 Minutes piece, if you're not dedicated to both school and soccer, if you'd rather be out getting into trouble or going out to the clubs, you'll be sent home.