Barça Residency Academy is a partnership between 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 live and train on Grande Sports World’s campus that features: on-site dormitories, eight soccer fields, professional nutritional programming, an outstanding high school, and a 58,000 square foot state-of-the-art athletic training facility.
Every graduate has earned a college scholarship or signed a professional contract
Full-time FC Barcelona coaches are on staff year around
FC Barcelona methodology is the foundation for the training curriculum
U.S. Soccer Development Academy competition (the highest youth level in the U.S.)
Outstanding high school education is provided by Arizona State University Preparatory Academy
Annual opportunities to train and tryout with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain
Grande Sports World – Home of Barca Residency Academy – a one-of-a-kind location which is ideal for players to train and 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 athletic training center
Professional caliber locker rooms
Hot and cold plunge therapy pools
Swimming pool and an 18 hole 7,500-yard golf course
Adjacent hotel for parents’ visitations
Four students are selected every year to train with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.