Barça Residency Academy is a partnership between the premier and world-renowned soccer club, FC Barcelona, and Grande Sports World, the Center for Excellence for youth soccer development and education in the United States.
As the only full-time residential academy program partnered with a top international professional team, student-athletes have access to Grande Sports World’s state-of-the-art campus that features: on-site dorms, soccer fields, nutritional programming, premier high school, and superior training facilities.
Every graduate has earned a college scholarship or signed a professional contract
Full-time FC Barcelona coaches on staff year around
FC Barcelona methodology and curriculum
U.S. Soccer Development Academy member.
Outstanding high school education by Arizon State University Preparatory Academy
Opportunities to tryout and train with FC Barcelona in Spain
Grande Sports World – Home of Barça Residency Academy – one-of-a-kind location and is the ideal place for players to develop among the most elite youth soccer players from around the world on the field, in the classroom, and as a person.
Awarded Best Training Facility by U.S. Soccer for three consecutive years
Eight professional grade fields, six lighted
58,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art performance center
Professional caliber locker rooms
Hot and cold plunge therapy pools
Four students are selected every year to train with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.