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Northern Virginia


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.


2022/2023 Training program FREE tryout registration

Barca Academy Northern Virginia is excited to announce that FREE open tryouts for the 2022/2023 season for new players will take place in late April/early May 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.

Central - Competitive Program

Age Group Training Competition Location Season Next Tryout Registration
U7-U19 4 x week Barça Academy Internal League,
External Leagues,
Intl Trips & Tournaments
Leesburg FULL YEAR Late April/Early May (registration required)

Virtual Information Sessions:

learn more about Barça Academy Northern Virginia
Tuesday, April 26th 6-7pm
Thursday, May 5th 6-7pm
If you are interested in attending, please email us at for the meting links

2022/23 Program Highlights

– Barca Academy NOVA trains and competes 4 days per week from Mid-August until Mid-June.
- Dedicated, professional GK development program
– Weekly Strength & Conditioning program
- TRACE video and Game Analysis program
– U8-U19 Academy teams compete in USYS National League, EDP, & CCL League play
– 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
– No club politics
– Positive learning environment for all


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

Season Calendar


  • 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 Northern Virginia 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 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.

  • 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 Northern Virginia 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 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.

  • 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 Northern Virginia participate in an International Tournament?

    The BARÇA Academy Northern Virginia 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 Northern Virginia, 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 When ordering window opens, families will purchase required items through and orders will be delivered to your house.


Barça Academy Northern Virginia
+1 (571) 206-7503‬
Office hours: 9am – 6pm (M-F)

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