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.
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
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.