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Austin, TX

About

The only official FC Barcelona Soccer Academy in Austin, Texas.

With over 500 players, Barça Academy Austin offers Development and Competitive Soccer Programs for boys and girls aged 5 to 19, following the guidelines of FC Barcelona, implementing Barça’s world-class soccer methodology, unique coaching style, and core values. The goal of Barça Academy Austin is to develop great athletes, but more importantly, great individuals.

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21/22 Training Program

Development Program

Age Group Training Competition Location Season Tryout Registration
Boys & Girls U5-U8 (Pre Academy) 2 x week Internal League + CAYSA COTA/RRMC, 1849 Park FULL YEAR Visit us for a Day
Boys & Girls U9-U10 (Academy) 2 x week Internal League + CAYSA COTA/RRMC, 1849 Park FULL YEAR Visit us for a Day

Competitive Program

Age Group Training Competition Location Season Next Tryout Registration
Boys & Girls U11 3 x week South Texas Soccer & USC COTA/RRMC, 1849 Park FULL YEAR Visit us for a Day
Boys & Girls U7 - U12 3 x week South Texas Soccer & USC COTA/RRMC, 1849 Park FULL YEAR Visit us for a Day

Burnet

Age Group Training Competition Location Season Tryout Registration
Boys U7-U19 2 or 3 x week Carolina Champions League y SCYSA Field Day Park, Westminster Catawba Christian School, Palisades Soccer Complex Full Year May 2021
Girls U7-U19 2 or 3 x week Carolina Champions League y SCYSA Field Day Park, Westminster Catawba Christian School, Palisades Soccer Complex Full Year May 2021
Facilities

Facilities

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

North

Pflugerville

1849 Park
1849 – 16430 Cameron Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

West

Burnet

Haley-Nelson Park
Garden Trails Rd
Burnet, TX 78611

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

North

Pflugerville

1849 Park
1849 – 16430 Cameron Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

West

Burnet

Haley-Nelson Park
Garden Trails Rd
Burnet, TX 78611

  Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Our Directors

Oriol Gimeno

Oriol Gimeno

Executive Director

Xavi Pérez

Xavi Pérez

Technical Director

Daniel Benito

Daniel Benito

Director of Competition

Jordi Serradell

Jordi Serradell

Development Program Director

Erick Villalba

Erick Villalba

Assistant Project Manager

Our Headcoaches

Diego Outeiral

Diego Outeiral

Luis Soriano

Luis Soriano

Mauro Fernandez

Mauro Fernandez

Sergio Escribano

Sergio Escribano

Joshua Reyes

Joshua Reyes

Jon Muñoz

Jon Muñoz

George Lara

George Lara

Gaizka Redondo

Gaizka Redondo

Rishi Srinivasan

Rishi Srinivasan

Brad Matheny

Brad Matheny

Jose Parra

Jose Parra

Laureano Martinez

Laureano Martinez

Jerry Taylor

Jerry Taylor

James Ekeke

James Ekeke

Hector Zapata

Hector Zapata

Goalkeeper Coach

Information

Barça Soccer Academy follows the school year. The season begins in August and finishes in the beginning of June.

Season Calendar

Weather Policy

Return to play protocol (COVID-19 Protocol - BAA 2020-2021)

Rained Out

Field Status

Return to competittion protocol

Pricing Matrix

Handbook

Training Schedule

FAQ

  • 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 2014 to 2001.

  • When does the program start?

    Training starts on August 6th for the Competitive program and the 13th of August for the Development program. Both conclude on June 9th.

  • What is the program calendar?

    Please visit the following LINK to see our yearly calendar.

  • Program format?

    The BARÇA Academy Charlotte has two different programs:

    ■ Development.

    ■ Competitive Academy & Select.

  • 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, and second to none.

  • Competition difference between age groups?

    U4 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.

  • How can I join the program?

    There are two ways to be part of BARÇA Academy Charlotte.

    ■ 1) Attend an upcoming scheduled tryout to be evaluated and placed on a team.

    ■ 2) Register for the weekly Technical and Development program.

  • What is the tryout process?

    The official tryout will be held on May (day TBD).

    ○ 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 Charlotte offer Player Opportunity Events, the next one is on December 15th.

  • Who are the coaches?

    An official FC Barcelona Technical Director, from Barcelona is living in Charlotte 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 Charlotte.

  • 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 Charlotte participate in an International Tournament?

    The BARÇA Academy Austin participates in the BARÇA Academy World Cup. This tournament is held in the FC Barcelona HQ.

  • Do you offer accomodation?

    No, we do not offer accomodation 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 Charlotte, there is a non-refundable 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 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.

Contact

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

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