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Orlando, FL

About

The official FC Barcelona Soccer Academy in Central Florida, Barça Academy Orlando develops youth soccer players, both 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, Barça Academy Orlando provides players the tools to become great athletes, but mostly, great individuals.

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21/22 Training Program

Boys & Girls Academy Program

Age Group Training Competition Locations Season Next Tryout Registration
Boys U9 - U10 2 x week National League/Tournaments Austin Tindall Park Open Supplemental Tryout
Girls U9 - U10 2 x week National League/Tournaments Austin Tindall Park Open Supplemental Tryout
Boys U11-U19 3 x week National League/Tournaments Austin Tindall Park Open Supplemental Tryout
Girls U11-U19 2 x week National League/Tournaments Austin Tindall Park Open Supplemental Tryout

Development Program

Age Group Training Competition Locations Season Next Tryout Registration
Boys U7-U8 2 x week Barça Academy Internal League, Tournaments Austin Tindall Park Open On going
Girls U7-U8 2 x week Barça Academy Internal League, Tournaments Austin Tindall Park Open On going

Development League Nerp

Age Group Training Competition Locations Season Next Tryout Registration
Boys & Girls U5-U15 2 x week Technical Skills Northeast Regional Park Full year Tuesday

Barça Academy Kids Program

Age Group Training Competition Location Season Next Tryout Registration
Boys & Girls U5 - U6 1 x week N/A Austin Tindall Park Full Year N/A
Facilities

Facilities

Austin Tindall Park

4100 Boggy Creek Road

Orlando, FL 34744

Northeast Regional Park

50901 US-27, Davenport, FL 33897

Austin Tindall Park

4100 Boggy Creek Road

Orlando, FL 34744

Northeast Regional Park

50901 US-27, Davenport, FL 33897

  Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Our Directors

Albert Aguilar

Albert Aguilar

Executive Director

Jordi Aguilar

Jordi Aguilar

Technical Director

Our Coaches

Jorge Pichón

Jorge Pichón

Head Coach

Jorge Diez

Jorge Diez

GK Coach

Eduardo Muñiz

Eduardo Muñiz

Head Coach

Renzo Becerra

Renzo Becerra

Head Coachof Competitive

Davi Arrieta

Davi Arrieta

Head Coach

Joao Castro

Joao Castro

Head Coach

Information

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

Pricing Matrix

Season Calendar

Handbook

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 Orlando 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 Orlando.

    ■ 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 Orlando 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 Orlando 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 Orlando.

  • 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 Orlando participate in an International Tournament?

    The BARÇA Academy Orlando 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 Orlando, 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 Orlando
+1 (980) 202-8446‬
orlando@fcbarcelona.us
Office hours: 9am - 6pm (M-F)

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