The official FC Barcelona Soccer Academy in Northern Virginia, aimed at youth soccer players, boys and girls, aged 4 to 18.
With Development and Competitive Soccer Programs based on FC Barcelona’s world-class soccer methodology, unique coaching style, and core values, the Academy’s mission is to help families raise both great athletes and great individuals through soccer.
We are proud to represent the Northern Virginia area with our proven methodology and exceptional coaching.
Barca Academy Northern Virginia is excited to hold evaluations for new players interested in joining the Academy for the remainder of the 2021/2022 season
In-training evaluations are available on a rolling basis throughout the season. Registration is required to attend a tryout, dates and times are based on the age of the player attending and are scheduled on a case by case basis."
|Age Group||Training||Competition||Location||Season||Next Tryout||Registration|
|U7-U19||4 x week||
Barça Academy Internal League,
Intl Trips & Tournaments
|Leesburg||FULL YEAR||Late April/Early May (registration required)|
Barça Soccer Academy follows the school year. The season begins in August and finishes in the beginning of June.
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.
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.
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.
Boys and Girls born between 2014 to 2001.
Training starts on August 6th for the Competitive program and the 13th of August for the Development program. Both conclude on June 9th.
Please visit the following LINK to see our yearly calendar.
The BARÇA Academy Northern Virginia has two different programs:
■ Competitive Academy & Select.
Yes, the BARÇA Academy has a GK program for all of those aspiring goalkeepers. The training is GK specific, and second to none.
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.
There are two ways to be part of BARÇA Academy Northern Virginia.
■ 1) Attend an upcoming scheduled tryout to be evaluated and placed on a team.
■ 2) Register for the weekly Technical and Development program.
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 Northern Virginia offer Player Opportunity Events, the next one is on December 15th.
An official FC Barcelona Technical Director, from Barcelona is living in Northern Virginia 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 Northern Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
The number of tournaments per year will vary depending on age groups and the developmental needs of the teams.
The BARÇA Academy Northern Virginia participates in the BARÇA Academy World Cup. This tournament is held in the FC Barcelona HQ.
No, we do not offer accomodation for the year around program.
Several players from each program will be selected to train at the FC Barcelona HQ in Barcelona and participate at the FCB International Tournaments.
Please click here to see program details and cost. Fees include training and league competitions. Tournament and uniform costs are NOT included.
When joining BARÇA Academy Northern Virginia, there is a non-refundable commitment fee that secures your child’s spot. The remaining balance is broken up into installment payments.
There is a 15% sibling discount.
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.