Every Graduate Has Earned a College Scholarship or Signed a Professional Contract

FC Barcelona’s Youth Residency Academy in the United States

Barça Residency Academy is a partnership between a world-renowned soccer club, FC Barcelona, and Grande Sports World, the Center for Excellence for youth soccer development and education in the United States.

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The Center for Excellence

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 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 provided by Arizona State University Preparatory Academy

Annual opportunities to train and tryout with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain


Every student-athlete’s full potential is recognized through FC Barcelona’s world-renowned training methodology, Grande Sports World’s proven track record, and an excellent education provided by Arizona State University Preparatory Academy’s Cambridge Curriculum.


Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Try out now to be seen and evaluated by our coaching staff for Barça Residency Academy consideration.


Talented and experienced coaches teach the club’s methodology and style of play to campers (boys and girls ages 10-17) who want to experience what it’s like to be a Barça Residency Academy student-athlete.

Awarded Best Training Facility by U.S. Soccer for THREE consecutive years

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

58,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art athletic training center

Professional caliber locker rooms

Lounge area equipped with TVs, gaming systems, ping pong, and pool tables

Swimming pool and hot and cold plunge therapy pools

Adjacent hotel and golf resort for parents’ visitation

On campus dining


Every year five students are selected to train and trial with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.