Barca Academy - Grande Sports World, Casa Grande, AZ


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 (131) offer or signed a professional contract (33). The following student athletes have signed a professional contract:


Player Year Club
Terrell Lowe 2017 Portland Timbers 2
Riggs Lennon 2017 Real Monarchs
Matt Bersano 2017 San Jose Earthquakes
Sebastien des Pres 2017 Blackpool FC
Jose Hernandez 2016 Real Salt Lake
Miguel Salazar 2016 San Antonio FC
Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi 2015 Auckland City FC
Danilo Acosta 2015 Real Salt Lake
Andrew Brody 2015 Real Monarchs
Edgar Duran 2015 Real Monarchs
Brooks Lennon 2015 Liverpool FC
Christian Herrera 2015 Real Monarchs
Tyler Feeley 2015 Orange County Blues FC
Jose Navarro 2015 Real Monarchs
Etiandro Tavares 2015 Real Monarchs
Ricardo Velazco 2015 Real Monarchs
Adolfo Ovalle 2015 Real Salt Lake
Phanuel Kavita 2015 Real Salt Lake
Player Year Club
Josh Doughty 2014 Manchester United
Jason Eng 2014 Hong Kong Rangers FC
Sebastian Saucedo 2014 Real Salt Lake
Tigran Tiraturyan 2014 FC Pyunik
Justen Glad 2014 Real Salt Lake
Jordan Allen 2013 Real Salt Lake
Kainoa Bailey 2013 Bayer Leverkusen
Benjamin Lopez 2013 Real Salt Lake
Maikon Orellana 2013 Brondby IF
Ben Spencer 2013 Molde FK
Eriq Zavaleta 2013 Seattle Sounders FC
Carlos Salcedo 2013 Real Salt Lake
Eduardo Fernandez 2012 Real Salt Lake
Nicolo Muñiz 2011 Real Salt Lake
Romain Gall 2011 FC Lorient