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 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.

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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 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


Every student-athlete’s full potential is recognized through FC Barcelona’s world-renowned training methodology, Grande Sports World’s proven track record, and education 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 renowned 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.

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

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

Soccer tennis

Hot and cold plunge therapy pools


Four students are selected every year to train with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.