Austin, TX


2019/20 TRAINING PROGRAM

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

AGE GROUP TRAININGS COMPETITION LOCATIONS SEASON PLAYER OPPORTUNITY EVENT REGISTRATION
Boys & Girls U5-U8 (Pre Academy) 2 x week Barça Academy Internal League COTA
Round Rock
FULL YEAR June 20th REGISTER
Boys & Girls U9-U10 (Academy) 2 x week Barça Academy Internal League COTA
Round Rock
FULL YEAR June 20th REGISTER

BOYS COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

AGE GROUP TRAININGS COMPETITION LOCATIONS SEASON PLAYER OPPORTUNITY EVENT REGISTRATION
Boys U11-U18 (Select) 3 x week STYSA & USC COTA
Round Rock
FULL YEAR June 20th REGISTER

GIRLS COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

AGE GROUP TRAININGS COMPETITION LOCATIONS SEASON PLAYER OPPORTUNITY EVENT REGISTRATION
Girls U11-U18 (Select) 3 x week STYSA & USC COTA
Round Rock
FULL YEAR June 20th REGISTER

OTHER ACTIVITIES

AGE GROUP DATE EVENT NAME LOCATION REGISTRATION
U6-U16 June 17th-June 21st Summer Camps RRMC 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

Development Director
Competitive Director
Assistant Project Manager


CONTACT US

 

Contact Us

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

Information

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

Season Calendar

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Rained Out

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Pricing Matrix

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Weather Policy

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Field Status

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Handbook

TBA
  • 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 Austin has three different programs:

    ■ Development.

    ■ Competitive Academy & Select.

    ■ Technical & Development program.

  • 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.

  • 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 STYSA and USC?

    STYSA is state organization and is comprised of 31 associations, involving a large volunteer base of coaches and program administrators. STYSA 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?

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

    ■ 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 Austin 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 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. 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 Austin, 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 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.