Austin, TX



2020/21 TRAINING PROGRAM

VISIT US FOR A DAY

AGE GROUP TRAININGS COMPETITION LOCATIONS SEASON VISIT US FOR A DAY REGISTRATION
Boys & Girls U5-U19 1 Training N/A RRMC & COTA N/A ongoing REGISTER

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

AGE GROUP TRAININGS COMPETITION LOCATIONS SEASON VISIT US FOR A DAY REGISTRATION
Boys & Girls U5-U8 (Pre Academy) 2 x week Barça Academy Internal League COTA/RRMC FULL YEAR ongoing REGISTER
Boys & Girls U9-U10 (Academy) 2 x week Barça Academy Internal League COTA/RRMC FULL YEAR ongoing REGISTER

BOYS COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

AGE GROUP TRAININGS COMPETITION LOCATIONS SEASON VISIT US FOR A DAY REGISTRATION
Boys U11 3 x week South Texas Soccer & USC COTA/RRMC FULL YEAR ongoing REGISTER
Boys U12-U19 3 x week South Texas Soccer & USC COTA/RRMC FULL YEAR ongoing REGISTER

GIRLS COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

AGE GROUP TRAININGS COMPETITION LOCATIONS SEASON VISIT US FOR A DAY REGISTRATION
Girls U11 3 x week South Texas Soccer & USC COTA/RRMC FULL YEAR ongoing REGISTER
Girls U12-U19 3 x week South Texas Soccer & USC COTA/RRMC FULL YEAR ongoing REGISTER

South

CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

9428 McAngus Rd Austin, TX 78617

North

ROUND ROCK COMPLEX

2001 N. Kenney Fort Blvd

Round Rock, TX 78665


OUR STAFF

Local Project Director
Executive Director

Assistant Project Manager
Competitive Director


CONTACT US

 

Contact Us

Barça Academy Austin
+1 (210) 763-0653
austin@fcbarcelona.us
Office hours: 9am – 6pm (M-F)

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  • What is Barça Academy?

    BARÇA Academy is the official soccer academy of FC Barcelona.

    The main goal of BARÇA Academy is to give players around the world the opportunity to learn the prestigious methodology and values of FC Barcelona.

  • What is the FC Barcelona Training Program?

    BARÇA Academy offers an exclusive annual training program based on the unique BARÇA style. Players will have the opportunity to learn the same successful methodology which developed players such as Messi, Iniesta or Piqué.

  • Is this an Official FC Barcelona Program?

    Yes, we are the official FC Barcelona training program in the United States. Any other clubs or organizations in Texas using the logo are not official.

  • What is the age range?

    Boys and Girls born between 2016 to 2002.

  • When does the program start?

    Training starts on early August and finish early June.

  • What is the program calendar?

    Please visit the following LINK to see our yearly calendar.

  • Program format?

    The BARÇA Academy Austin has three different programs:

    ■ Development (U5-U10)

    •  Pre Academy U5-U8: Internal competition
    • Academy U9-U10: Internal and External competition

    ■ Competitive Academy (U11-U19)

    ■ Select U11-U19: External competition

  • Does the BARÇA Academy have a specific GK program?

    Yes, the BARÇA Academy has a GK program for all of those
    aspiring goalkeepers. The training is GK specific.

  • Competition difference between age groups?

    Yes, U5 to U8 players compete in an internal competition
    league designed and organized by FCB, along with tournaments and friendly matches. Players U9 and up compete in external leagues, tournaments and internal competitions throughout the year.

  • In what leagues does the BARÇA Academy Austin participate?

    The teams that are part of the competitive program participate in the different leagues from the organizations STAYSA and USC.

  • What is the difference in between South Texas Soccer and USC?

    South Texas Soccer is state organization and is comprised of 31
    associations, involving a large volunteer base of coaches
    and program administrators. South Texas Soccer is governed by a
    volunteer Executive Committee elected by a Governing
    Board that is made up of representatives from the 31
    Member Associations.

    USC is a non-profit organization committed to the
    development and support of soccer clubs in the United
    States.

  • How can I join the program?

    Attend to the Tryouts or the Academy Observation events.

  • What is the tryout process?

    • The official tryouts will be:
      •  U5-U11: May 11th, 12th, 13th
      • U12-U19: May 26th, 27th, 28th
    • If offered a spot for the BARÇA Academy, you
      will receive a welcome email notifying the player of
      being accepted with additional key information.
    • During the year, the BARÇA Academy Austin
      offer Player Opportunity Events.
  • Who are the coaches?

    An official FC Barcelona Technical Director, from Barcelona is living in Austin for the entire year to conduct the weekly training sessions and teach the techniques of one of the most successful academies. Along with him, local coaches and other highly qualified coaches from Spain are coaching in the BARÇA Academy Austin.

  • What is the player/coach ratio?

    For U12 and below, we aim to keep a 12 to 1 player to coach
    ratio for training. For U13 and up, we aim to keep a 15 to 1 player to coach ratio.

  • Coach Rotation?

    Throughout the season, coaches might rotate between teams and age groups. This exposes them to more players in the BARÇA Academy, and provides the players the opportunity to learn the same methodology through different coaching styles.

  • How are the groups formed?

    Teams are formed based on age group and level of the players. Upon being accepted into the Academy, the Technical Director determines movement and placement of players on teams based on their current level of play and developmental needs.

    After a player is accepted into the BARÇA Academy, they will receive notification about team training days and times. During the first two weeks of August, there is another evaluation period of the players in order to make any additional adjustments based on Technical Director’s evaluations of the players.

  • How many tournaments per year?

    The number of tournaments per year will vary depending on age groups and the developmental needs of the teams.

  • Does BARÇA Academy Austin participate in an International Tournament?

    The BARÇA Academy Austin participates in the BARÇA
    Academy World Cup, the Tournament of LAS AMERICAS, and the Donosti Cup.

  • Do you offer accomodation?

    No, we do not offer accommodation for the year around
    program.

  • Will the players have the opportunity to train in Barcelona?

    Several players from each program will be selected to train at the FC Barcelona HQ in Barcelona and participate at the FCB International Tournaments.

  • What is the cost of the program?

    Please click here to see program details and cost. Fees include training and league competitions. Tournament and uniform costs are NOT included.

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    When joining BARÇA Academy Austin, there is a nonrefundable commitment fee that secures your child’s spot. The remaining balance is broken up into installment payments.

  • Are there any discounts available?

    There is a 10% discount on program fees for paying
    in full with commitment fee.

    There is a 15% sibling discount.

  • Uniforms?

    Uniforms will be purchased through www.soccer.com. When ordering window opens, families will purchase required items through soccer.com and orders will be delivered to your house.

Have a more specific question?

Contact us.