Barça Academy is a brand-new partnership between FC Barcelona, one of the premier and most renowned soccer clubs in the world, and Grande Sports Academy, one of the most successful youth soccer development academies in the United States competing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA).


Barça Academy is the only USSDA full-time residential program in the U.S. partnered with a top international professional team. Our goal is to ensure that every student-athlete has the opportunity to succeed at the next level in academics, athletics and in life.


Every Grande Sports Academy graduate has received a college scholarship (146) offer or signed a professional contract (34). The following student athletes have signed a professional contract:


Class of 2015 to 2018

Graduation Year
Julian Arajuo2018LA Galaxy 2
Terrell Lowe2017Portland Timbers 2
Riggs Lennon2017Real Monarchs
Matt Bersano2017San Jose Earthquakes
Sebastien des Pres2017Blackpool FC
Jose Hernandez2016Real Salt Lake
Miguel Salazar2016San Antonio FC
Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi2015Auckland City FC
Danilo Acosta2015Real Salt Lake
Andrew Brody2015Real Monarchs
Edgar Duran2015Real Monarchs
Brooks Lennon2015Liverpool FC
Christian Herrera2015Real Monarchs
Tyler Feeley2015Orange County Blues FC
Jose Navarro2015Real Monarchs
Etiandro Tavares2015Real Monarchs
Ricardo Velazco2015Real Monarchs
Adolfo Ovalle2015Real Salt Lake
Phanuel Kavita2015Real Salt Lake

Class of 2010 to 2014

Graduation Year
Romain Gall2011FC Lorient
Nicolo Muñiz2011Real Salt Lake
Eduardo Fernandez2012Real Salt Lake
Carlos Salcedo2013Real Salt Lake
Eriq Zavaleta2013Seattle Sounders FC
Ben Spencer2013Molde FK
Maikon Orellana2013Brondby IF
Benjamin Lopez2013Real Salt Lake
Kainoa Bailey2013Bayer Leverkusen
Jordan Allen2013Real Salt Lake
Justen Glad2014Real Salt Lake
Tigran Tiraturyan2014FC Pyunik
Sebastian Saucedo2014Real Salt Lake
Jason Eng2014Hong Kong Rangers FC
Josh Doughty2014Manchester United