NORTHERN VIRGINIA


Mission Statement: The mission of Barça Academy Northern Virginia is to help families raise great kids. We do that by transmitting positive values through soccer. We then build a community of like-minded families around that process.

Our community is built around values…

Barca Academy Northern Virginia is excited to announce that open tryouts for the 2020/2021 season for new players will take place in June and registration is now open!

Registration is required to attend a tryout, dates and times are based on the age of the player attending.

If open tryout dates are inconvenient, please contact us about in-training evaluations on alternative dates that can be scheduled on a case by case basis.

2019/20 Program Highlights

– Barca Academy NOVA trains and competes 4 days per week from Mid-August until Mid-June.

– Dedicated, professional GK development program

– U10-U19 Academy teams compete in league play including USYS National League, EDP, and ODSL

– Right-sized team rosters ensure all players play and develop in-game

– Age appropriate, low coach-to-player training ratios

– Academy Teams compete in local, state, regional, national, and international tournaments

– All players receive formal, written bi-annual development reports

– World-Class coaching staff with full-time senior staff directly from Spain


Virtual Information Session: Learn more about Barça Academy Northern Virginia

Thursday, June 11th 6-7pm

If you are interested in attending, please email us at northernvirginia@fcbarcelona.us

2020/2021 Training Program Tryout Registration

AGE GROUP TRAININGS COMPETITION LOCATIONS SEASON NEXT TRYOUT REGISTRATION
U7-U19 4 x week Barça Academy Internal League,
External Leagues,
Tournaments,
Friendlies,
Intl Trips & Tournaments
Leesburg June 2020 (registration required) REGISTER


CONTACT US

 

 

Contact Us

TEL. 571.206.7503
northernvirginia@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, and 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 VA/MD/DC using the logo, name or likeness of FC Barcelona are not official.

  • When does the program start?

    Training starts in mid-August and continues through mid-June with a break from mid-December to mid-January.

  • What is the program format?

    Barça Academy Northern Virginia Full Time Training Program is a ten-month soccer school starting in mid-August and running through mid-June. Teams will train three times per week and then have competitions on the weekends.

  • What is the age range?

    Boys and Girls U7 to U19 (Birth years 2013 to 2001 for the 2020/2021 season)

  • Does the Barça Academy have a specific goalkeeper program?

    Yes, Barça Academy Northern Virginia has a goalkeeper program for all aspiring goalkeepers. The training is goalkeeper specific, and second to none.

  • Are there competition differences between age groups?

    Yes, U7 to U9 players compete in internal league play designed and organized by Barça Academy along with tournaments and friendly matches throughout the season. Players U10 and up compete both in internal league play and external leagues as well as tournaments and friendly matches. Players also have opportunities for international trips and tournaments.

  • How can I join the program?

    A tryout or evaluation is required for all potential new players, tryouts for the upcoming season (2020/2021) will be held in June. Please complete the Tryout Registration form (link) to secure your spot within an upcoming tryout session.

    Player Evaluations are also scheduled throughout the year if roster spots are available during the current season. Contact us directly to schedule a Player Evaluation northernvirginia@fcbarcelona.us.

    If offered a spot in the Academy, you will receive a welcome email notifying the player of being accepted with additional key information.

  • Who are the coaches?

    An official FC Barcelona Technical Director, from Barcelona lives in Northern Virginia for the entire year to lead the weekly training sessions and teach the world renowned FCB techniques. Along with him, other highly qualified coaches from Spain and local coaches are coaching at Barça Academy Northern Virginia.

  • Will there be coaching rotations?

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

  • Coaching with Barça Academy?

    Barça Academy Northern Virginia coaching staff must meet the highest standards of professionalism and passion to teach the game through the FCB methodology. We are always looking for highly qualified coaches. Please email us at northernvirginia@fcbarcelona.us to learn more about coaching opportunities.

  • How are groups formed?

    Teams are formed based on age group and level of the players. Upon being accepted into the Academy, the Technical Staff determines movement and placement of players on teams based on their current level of play and developmental needs. Team placement adjustments may also be made throughout the season based on the Technical Director’s evaluation 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.

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

    Several players from the program will be selected each season to train at the FC Barcelona HQ in Barcelona and participate at the Barça Academy World Cup. Additional international trips and tours are also scheduled for different age groups each season.

  • Do you offer guidance in getting seen by colleges and professional recruiters/scouts?

    While it is important for players to take initiative and ownership of their recruitment process, Barça Academy Northern Virginia provides opportunities, guidance, and resources to players interested in continuing their soccer careers with our Next Level Program. Barça Academy is committed to helping players achieve their goals.

  • Do you offer housing accommodations?

    No, we do not offer housing accommodations.  The Barça Academy Northern Virginia is not a residential academy.

  • What is the cost of the program?

    Please contact us for program details and cost. Seasonal Academy tuition includes training, and internal league play. External league play fees, tournaments, and uniform costs are NOT included.

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    When joining Barça Academy Northern Virginia there is a non-refundable commitment fee that secures your child’s spot. The remaining balance can be paid in full upon registration or broken up into monthly installment payments. Please kindly note that we do not prorate training fees, when registering your commitment is for the full season. The payment plan offered during registration is an optional payment schedule. Alternatively, you may pay the remaining tuition in one, full payment and receive a 5% discount.

  • Are there any discounts available?

    There is a 5% discount on the program fees for paying in full upon registration. There is also a 15% sibling discount.

  • Do you offer scholarships/hardship assistance?

    For players in need of hardship assistance a limited number of scholarships are available each season, please contact us for details about the application process and requirements.

  • How are uniforms obtained?

    Uniforms will be purchased through www.soccer.com. Barça Academy will send ordering information upon registration and families will purchase required items through soccer.com and orders will be shipped directly to your home.

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