Barça Residency Academy is the ideal place for student-athletes to develop on the field, in the classroom, and to learn life-long lessons among the most elite youth soccer players from the MLS Elite Youth Development Platform and around the world.
Full-time FC Barcelona coaches on staff
FC Barcelona methodology and curriculum
Founding Member of the MLS Elite Youth Development Platform
Excellent education on campus provided by Arizona State University Preparatory Academy
High quality nutritional program geared toward improving strength, speed, and stamina for young athletes
Opportunity to train and tryout at FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain
“Every journey has an end. Im proud of what this team has accomplished this year together. I’m blessed to be able to call each and every single one of you family. I want to thank my teammates for always pushing me to be the best I can be. From practice to games to dinners and workouts together, you guys have never failed to bring a smile to my face and I will forever cherish those moments. These friendships will last a lifetime. I want to thank Barca Academy for allowing me to grow tremendously as a player, but most importantly as a person. They have established principles in me that will stick for life. These last two years of my life have no doubt been the best, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for all of my brothers going off into their own journeys.”
Christian Ortiz – Barça Residency Academy USA 2019
Barça Residency Academy coaches are nationally and internationally recognized from the collegiate, professional, and international levels of competition.
Our commitment and dedication to the highest level of youth development, training, and coaching which is supported and enhanced by the 135 Grande Sports World on-site employees that focus on elevating the student athlete’s physical, mental, nutritional, academic, and personal development.
Grande Sports World – Home of Barça Residency Academy – has a history of hosting the highest quality teams and athletes who compete on the highest level youth soccer development programs both domestically and internationally.
Here are just a few of their accomplishments:
Signed a professional contract or were offered a college scholarship
Players have signed with prestigious clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool & ACF Fiorentina
Players have gone on to compete at over 40 universities including, Stanford, North Carolina, Wake Forest, and UCLA
Player have competed for their country’s national team or have participated in national team camps
Alumni competed for the U.S. Men’s National Team in the 2017 U-20 World Cup
An alumni competed in the 2018 World Cup and started in every match for his home country
Three-time NCAA National Champion (Stanford) Corey Baird was named the 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year
Barça Residency Academy fosters an environment and mentality that emphasizes fulfilling an individual’s potential.
Arizona State University Preparatory Academy’s innovative teaching system provides a personalized educational experience for every student-athlete.
High use of innovative learning technologies that empowers students to work at their own pace
Campus learning which enables students to take advantage of additional study hours and continuous support from their teachers
Academic advising, directed study halls, life skills support, college preparation, community service opportunities, and cultural and extracurricular activities
Since 2018, graduates from ASU Preparatory Academy campuses have earned $11.1 million in college scholarships.
**ASU Preparatory Academy recognized as the most innovative school five consecutive years by USA News and World Report
Cambridge International curriculum aligns with international standard of excellence and provides a rigorous, student-centered, and innovative program of study.
ASU Prep teachers utilize personalized online courses in tandem with face-to-face instruction for an individualized pace. Additional tutorial support and advancement to college credit courses are available for students with demonstrated readiness.
ASU Prep teachers are supremely qualified and educated, with 73% currently holding or pursuing a graduate degree. Students have access to the teachers during and outside of school hours for personalized one-on-one attention.
Students at ASU Prep use technology to address problems and challenges and work collaboratively to identify solutions to social issues that affect their communities. They explore college majors and career disciplines through personalized academic apprenticeships with ASU faculty and community organizations.