FC Barcelona Tryouts

Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly referred to as Barcelona and colloquially known as Barça, is a Spanish professional football club based in Barcelona, Spain. The club competes in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.

FC Barcelona Youth Development System

FC Barcelona B

Futbol Club Barcelona B is a Spanish football team based in Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia.

Founded in 1970 as FC Barcelona Atlètic, it is the reserve team of FC Barcelona, and currently plays in Segunda División B, holding its home matches at the Estadi Johan Cruyff.

Reserve teams in Spain play in the same league system as the senior team, rather than in a reserve team league. They must play at least one level below their main side, and thus Barcelona B are ineligible for promotion to La Liga. They also cannot play in the Copa del Rey.

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FC Barcelona Juvenil (U19A)

Futbol Club Barcelona Juvenil are the under-19 team of Spanish professional football club Barcelona and the final stage of progression in the club’s youth academy commonly referred to as La Masia. The Juvenil A team play in the Group III of the División de Honor Juvenil de Fútbol where their main rivals are Espanyol, Damm and Mallorca.

They also participate in the national Copa de Campeones Juvenil and the Copa del Rey Juvenil, qualification for which is dependent on final league group position, and have taken part in the continental UEFA Youth League which they won in 2014 and 2018.

For FC Barcelona Juvenil up-to-date news, please click here.


FC Barcelona Youth Teams

Barca Youth are the  U16A, U16B, U14A and U14B teams of the professional football club.

For the latest information on Barca Youth teams, please click here.


Barcelona Soccer Camps

Please click here to get all the information about summer camps from the official FC Barcelona website.


FC Barcelona Miami, United States Camps

FC Barcelona host a variety of soccer camps in Miami throughout the year. Venues for these events include BARRY UNIVERSITY, KENDALL SOCCER PARK, and AMELIA EARHART PARK.

BECOME A BARÇA PLAYER FOR A WEEK
FC Barcelona has a unique style of play that makes it different from the rest of the clubs in the world. Learn how players like Messi, Piqué, Xavi or Iniesta did. Humility, Effort, Ambition, Respect & Teamwork make this more than a soccer camp.

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FC Barcelona ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL CAMPS

More than 40,000 boys and girls have enjoyed the camps that FC Barcelona organizes around the world.

Barça Academy Camps focus on the education of young players. They are the responsibility of the Barça Academy management who provide the coaches and the work programme and also mark the path to be followed in each camp.


FC Barcelona United States Academies and Camps

BARÇA ACADEMY SAN DIEGO
VICTOR Q.
Address: BELL MIDDLE SCHOOL
620 Briarwood Rd. San Diego, CA 92139
Phone: +1 (213) 332-7333
Tryouts: TBD
BARÇA RESIDENCY ACADEMY USA
XAVIER B.
JUAN MANUEL M.
Address: 12684 West Gila Ben Highway,
Casa Grande, Arizona
Phone: +1(520)381-8111
BARÇA ACADEMY AUSTIN
ALBERT M.
Address: CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd
Austin, Texas 78617
Phone: +1 (512) 785-7509
Tryouts: In-person: June 1
BARÇA ACADEMY PRO MIAMI
Tryouts: SIGN UP!
Address: AMELIA EARHART PARK
Contact: FORM
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BARÇA ACADEMY ORLANDO
JORDI A.
Address: AUSTIN TINDALL PARK
4100 Boggy Creek Road
Orlando, FL 34744
Phone: +1 305 767 0275
Tryouts: In-person: June 15th
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BARÇA ACADEMY CHARLOTTE
MIGUEL ÁNGEL C.
Address: STAX 3722 S Tyron Street
Charlote, NC 28217
Phone: +1 (704) 953-1912‬
Tryouts: TBD
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BARÇA ACADEMY NASHVILLE
JUAN CARLOS G.
Address: 421 Liberty Pike #102
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (931) 217-3493
Tryouts: In-person: June 15th
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BARÇA ACADEMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA
ALBERT P.
Address: NORTHERN VIRGINIA
19623 Evergreen Mills
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: +1 (571) 206-7503
Tryouts: In-person: June 15th
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BARÇA ACADEMY PRO NEW YORK
GUILLEM C.
Address: Broad Hollow Rd #144, Melville NY 11747
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BARÇA ACADEMY COLUMBUS
MIQUEL G.
Address: WESTERNVILLE 409 Orange Point Dr, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: +1 740-657-8888
Tryouts: Virtual: Ends on May 29
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BARÇA ACADEMY CHICAGO
ALEJANDRO E.
Address: PALATINE SOCCER CITY 545 Consumers Ave.
Palatine, IL 60074
Phone: +1 (773) 817-6445
Tryouts: In-person: June 13th
FC Barcelona NEW ORLEANS CAMP
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Location: Lafreniere Park
3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA 70003
Schedule
Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price 
$449
FC Barcelona MIAMI CAMPS
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SPRING BREAK CAMP
Location: Little Haiti Soccer Park  
6301 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138
Schedule
Full day program 9AM-1PM
Price: $399
Contact: [email protected]
FC Barcelona ORLANDO CAMP
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Location: Northeast Regional Park 
50901 US-27 Davenport FL 33897 
Schedule: Full day program 9AM-3PM
Price: $449-$549
Contact: [email protected]
FC Barcelona ATLANTA CAMP
Location: Moba Soccer Academy
1000 MOBA Drive, Suite 102, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price: $449
FC Barcelona MEMPHIS CAMP
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Location: TBD
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price: $449
FC Barcelona CHARLOTTE CAMP
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Location: Matthews Sportsplex  
1505 Tank Town Rd Matthews, NC 28105  
Schedule: Full day program 9AM-3PM
Price: $449-$549
Contact: [email protected]
FC Barcelona RALEIGH CAMP
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Location: Apex Nature Park 
2600 Evans Rd, Apex, NC 27502 
Schedule: Full day program 9AM-3PM
Price: $449-$549
Contact: [email protected]
FC Barcelona NASHVILLE CAMP
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Location: Ensworth High School
7401 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price: $449
FC Barcelona CAMP KNOXVILLE
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Location: Sansom Sports Complex
234 Dale Ave NW, Knoxville, TN 37921
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price: $449
FC Barcelona BOSTON CAMP
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Location: ForeKicks Taunton  
223 Fremont St, Taunton, MA 02780 
Schedule: Full day program 9AM-3PM
Price: $449-$549
Contact: [email protected]
FC Barcelona CAMPS NEW YORK
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Winter Camp
Location:  AT COLEMAN COUNTRY DAY CAMP (LONG ISLAND)
PRICE:  $440
FC Barcelona WASHINGTON DC CAMP
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Location: The Catholic University of America  
620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064  
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-3PM
Price: $449-$549
Contact: [email protected]
FC Barcelona BOYDS CAMP WASHINGTON DC
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Location: TBD
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price: $449
FC Barcelona LEESBURG CAMP
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Location: Evergreen Sportsplex
19623 Evergreen Mills Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price: $449
FC Barcelona PITTSBURGH CAMP
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Location: TBD
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price: $449
FC Barcelona CLEVELAND CAMP
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Location: TBD
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price: $449
FC Barcelona COLUMBUS CAMP
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Location: Liberty Park 
2845 Home Rd, Powell, OH 43065, USA 
Schedule: Full day program 9AM-3PM
Price: $449-$549
Contact: [email protected]
FC Barcelona LOUISVILLE CAMP
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Location: Kentucky Country Day (KCD) 
4100 Springdale Rd Louisville, KY 40241 
Schedule: Full day program 9AM-3PM
Price: $449-$549
Contact: [email protected]
FC Barcelona CAMPUS CINCINNATI
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Location: Town & Country Sports 
1018 Town Dr, Wilder, KY 41076  
Schedule: Full day program 9AM-3PM
Price: $449-$549
Contact: CA[email protected]
FC Barcelona DETROIT CAMP
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Location: Legacy Center 
9300 Goble Dr, Brighton, MI 48116 
Schedule: Full day program 9AM-3PM
Price: $449-$549
Contact: [email protected]
FC Barcelona CHICAGO CAMP
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Location: Olympic Park 
1675 Old Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173 
Schedule: Full day program 9AM-3PM
Price: $449-$549
Contact: [email protected]
FC Barcelona MILWAUKEE CAMP
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Location: Uihlein Soccer Park
7101 Good Hope Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53223
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price: $449
FC Barcelona MINNEAPOLIS CAMP
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Location: TBD
Schedule: Full day program 8AM-2PM
Price: $449

FC Barcelona RESIDENCY ACADEMY – Arizona, United States

BARÇA Residency Academy USA, opened in August 2017, is the first and to date only residential academy in the club’s international program. Located in the city of Casa Grande (Arizona), it came out of the agreement between FC Barcelona and Grande Sports World (GSA), and is a leading sporting and educational residential academy for young soccer players in the United States.

With this new project, the BARÇA Academy has been able to offer a new training opportunity to its players in an idyllically perfect setting for their comprehensive development. Named best training facility by the US Soccer Federation (USSF) for three years in a row, GSA provides players with on-site compulsory education, university preparation, nutritional control, dormitories, accompaniment, an athletics training complex and eight training fields.

BARÇA Residency Academy USA is run by 2 Local Project Directors (DPL) from the club, who are responsible for implementing the BARÇA methodology throughout all soccer processes, and ensuring that the BARÇA playing style and values are assimilated by all coaches, players and teams (eight from U15 to U19). These players are mainly from different US states, but some come from other BARÇA Academies, and they all had to pass certain entrance trials to get in.

Three teams play in the USSD, the highest youth level competition in the USA, which ensures alignment of competitive requirements with top quality training, offering our players more opportunities to achieve their goals of becoming professional players and/or getting scholarships for the best colleges in the USA. So far, all graduate players have obtained a university scholarship or signed a professional contract.

So the BARÇA Residency Academy is a great opportunity for players to continue training under the BARÇA methodology, with the clear objective of achieving soccer excellence.

For more Barca Residency Academy USA news on tryouts and camps, please click here.


FC Barcelona Mexico Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY MEXICO CITY
ÀLEX A.
Address: Av. Reforma s/n, San Juan Totoltepec, 53270
Phone: +52 1 55 3032 0158
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FC Barcelona Dominican Republic Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
DANIEL M.
Address: Universidad Pedro Henriquez Ureña,
Avenida de los Próceres s/n
Santo Domingo
Phone: +1 (849) 913-0863

FC Barcelona Puerto Rico Academy

CAMPUS PUERTO RICO – MAYAGÜEZ
REGISTER NOW 
DATES: 26th to 30th december 2020
MAYAGÜEZ STADIUM. 29 Cll Cayetano Coll Y Toste, Mayagüez, 00682, Puerto Rico
HALF DAY PROGRAM
Morning group 8 AM A 12 PM
Afetrnoon group 1 PM A 5 PM
(subject to availability)
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE
REGISTRATION PRICE
Normal Price = $ 415,00 (TAX included)
CAMP PUERTO RICO – BAYAMÓN
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DATE: 2nd to 6th January 2021
BAYAMÓN SOCCER COMPLEX. 
Carr # 5 / Ave Las Cumbres 00956 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
HALF DAY PROGRAM
Morning group        8 AM A 12 PM
Afternoon group      1 PM A 5 PM
(Subject to availability)
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

VALORES DE LA INSCRIPCIÓN
Price =  $ 415 (TAX Included)

FC Barcelona Colombia Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY CALI

CALIRUBEN C.
Address:  Avenida Cañas Gordas Kilómetro 1 Vía Pance Jamundí
Phone: +57 3133323487
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BARÇA ACADEMY BOGOTÁ

MARC M.
Address: Calle 213 #54-88 
Via Club Arrayanes
Bogotá D. C.
Phone: +57 (1) 5553680
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FC Barcelona Peru Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY PERU

JESÚS M.
Address: Av/ Tomás Marsano 630, Surquillo 15048, Lima, Peru (Headquarters, office)
Av/ Augusto Pérez Araníbar 1355, San Isidro 15076, Lima, Peru
Phone: 01 4444 888

FC Barcelona Brazil Academy

C.T. São Paulo F.C.
Av. Marquês de São Vicente, 2724 – Barra Funda
São Paulo – SP
05036-040
Brazil

FC Barcelona Iceland Camp

REIKIAVIK CAMP
Date: Jun 15-Jun 19
Location: Reikiavik (Island)

FC Barcelona Nigeria Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY LAGOS

JORGE C.
Address: Teslim Balogun Stadium,
Surulere, Lagos
Phone: (+234) 08090309660

FC Barcelona Zambia Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY LUSAKA

Jordi R.
Address: Corner of kasiba and lukasu road, Lusaka.
Phone: +260 0973634340

FC Barcelona Egypt Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY EL CAIRO EGYPT

LEONEL D.

JAUME Q.
Address: 18, NAWAL ST, DOKKI. GIZA EGYPT
Phone: (+20)1068844949

FC Barcelona Jordan Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY JORDAN

ANÀLEX R.
Address: Baccalaurate school: Amman Baccalaureate School Al Hijaz Street Dabouq PO Box 441, Sweileh 11910, Jordan
Phone: +962 7 9800 8880
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FC Barcelona Kuwait Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY KUWAIT

JORDI M.
Address: Boulevard Fields Gate 6, Qatar Street. Salmiya, Kuwait.
Phone: +965 9888 2234
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FC Barcelona Dubai Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY DUBAI
Address: Al Shatha Tower, Office 3303 Dubai, P.O Box: 502427
Phone: (+971) +42479777
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FC Barcelona India Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY NEW DELHI

AITOR O.
Address: Meditation Centre, Opp. The Haritage School Sector 62, Gurgaon
Phone: (+91) 8860007341
BARÇA ACADEMY BANGALORE

ORIOL G.
Address: Ecumenical Christian Centre Road, ECC Rd, Whitefield,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Phone: (+91) 91 482 82 505
BARÇA ACADEMY PUNE

ALBERTO L.
Address: Hinjawadi Phase 1, Pune – 411057
Phone: +91 8551970005
BARÇA ACADEMY MUMBAI

JOSEP ORIOL V.
Address: St. Dominic Savio High School, Guru Gobind Singh Marg, Sher E Punjab Colony, Mumbai suburban, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093
Phone: (+91) 8291605145

FC Barcelona Singapore Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY SINGAPORE

MARC R.
Address: St Patrick School, 490 E Coast Rd, Singapore 429058
Phone: +65 6727 7637

FC Barcelona China Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY PRO HAIKOU

SERGI A.

PERE B.
Address:  No.1 Mission Hills Avenue, Haikou, Hainan
Phone: +86 68683888
ext: 63766
BARÇA ACADEMY KUNMING

MIQUEL H.
Address: Haigeng national training base service center, Hubin Road, Xishan District, BA Kunming
Phone: 18988064008 / 0871-64620022
BARÇA ACADEMY LIJIANG

SERGIO F.
Address: Yulong County NO.1 Middle High School
Phone: 0888-5330113
BARÇA ACADEMY CHENGDU

JOSÉ LUIS I.

ALBERT C.
Address: IFS Hongxing Road 3rd Section 1810, Tower 2. Chengdu,Sichuan,China
Phone: +86 02864077723
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BARÇA ACADEMY QINGDAO

DAVID J.

JAVIER M.
Address: Guoxin Sports Center C Zone, Laoshan District. Qingdao City (Shandong Province)
Phone: +86 0532-66729662

FC Barcelona Japan Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY FUKUOKA

ARNAU V.
Address: Kasugabarukita 3-24 Marushin Blg. 3F, Kasuga-shi Fukuoka 816-0802 Japan
Phone: +81 925587708
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BARÇA ACADEMY NARA

RAUL C.
Address: HOS
Ikomakita Sports Center〒 630-0101
Takayama Town, Ikoma City, Prefectura de Nara 166-2
Phone: +81 0743-78-3611
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BARÇA ACADEMY YOKOHAMA

JESÚS A
BARÇA ACADEMY SHINAGAWA OIMACHI.
Address: 1 Chome-12 Kitashin yokohama, Kohoku Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-0059
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BARÇA ACADEMY KATSUSHIKA

JORDI A.
Address: 8 Chome-27-1 Higashikanamachi, Katsushika City, Tokyo 125-0041, Japan
Phone: +81 3-6231-3330
VISIT THE PAGE 

FC Barcelona Turkey Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY ISTANBUL

ALBERT M.
Address: Levazim, Levent, Korukent Sitesi A Blok No 26/A, 34340 Besiktas/Istanbul
Phone: +90 (212) 2174244

FC Barcelona Russia Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY MOSCOW

JORDI G.
Address: Khodynsky Bulvar, 4 /
Novorizhskoe Highway, km.5
Phone: +74951542558

FC Barcelona Poland Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY WARSAW

JONATAN A.
BARÇA ACADEMY VARSOVIA
Address: Tarchomin (Fleminga 2)
03-183 Warszawa, Polonia
Phone: 511-567-839

FC Barcelona Serbia Camp

BELGRADE CAMP
Date: June 22-June 26
Location: Belgrade (Serbia)

FC Barcelona Croatia Camp

SPLIT CAMP
Date: June 28-July 2
Location: Split (Croatia)
ZAGREB CAMP
Date: June 21-June 25
Location: Zagreb (Croatia)

FC Barcelona Hungary Academy

BARÇA ACADEMY BUDAPEST

RUBEN M.
Address: 1126 Budapest, Csörsz utca 47
Phone: +36 1 365 3179

FC Barcelona Austria Academy

VIENA CAMP
Date: Aug 3-Aug 7
Location: Viena (Austria)
WELS CAMP
Date: Sept 7-Sept 11
Location: Wels (Austria)
VILLACH CAMP
Date: July 27- July 31
Location: Villach (Austria)

FC Barcelona Italy Camps

NAPLES CAMP
Date: July 12-July 17
Location: Naples (Italy)
ROMA CAMP
Date: July 5-July 10
Location: Roma (Italy)
MONTESPERTOLI CAMP
Date: June 21-June 25
Location: Montespertoli (Italy)
SAN MARINO CAMP
Date: June 28-July 3
Location: San Marino (Italy)
CASTELNUOVO DEL GARDA CAMP
Date: July 19-July 24
Location: Castelnuovo del Garda (Italy)
BRESSANONE CAMP
Date: July 25-July 30
Location: Bressanone (Italy)

FC Barcelona Switzerland Camps

TAVERNE CAMP
Date: July 26-July 31
Location: Taverne, Lugano (Swizerland)
GLATTBRUGG CAMP
Date: April 20- April 24
Location: Glattbrugg (Suïssa)
OLTEN CAMP
Date: Aug 3-Aug 7
Location: Olten (Switzerland)
LIESTAL CAMP
Date: Oct 5-Oct 9
Location: Liestal (Switzerland)
VERNIER CAMP
Date: July 19-July 24
Location: Vernier, Geneva (Swizerland)
SAINT PREX CAMP
Date: Aug 9-Aug 14
Location: Saint Prex (Switzerland)

FC Barcelona Holland Camps

ZAANDAM CAMP
Date: Apr 28-Apr 30
Location: Zaandam (Holland)
HEERHUGOWAARD CAMP
Date: May 1-May 3
Location: Heerhugowaard (Holland)

FC Barcelona Spain Academy and Camps

Barça Escola
Address: Av. Onze de Setembre, s/n, 08970 Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona
Phone: +34 669 375 338
E-mail: [email protected]
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MARBELLA CAMP
Date: Aug 10-Aug 14
Location: Marbella (Spain)
VISIT THE PAGE 

FC Barcelona La Masia

The new Masia, opened on 20 October 2011, features a remarkably functional design, comfortable user facilities and the ability to expand in accordance with the Club’s needs.

It includes unbeatable installations that were exclusively designed to optimise the intellectual, personal, and social development of young sportspeople. All of that without ignoring human warmth and proximity among the residents, educators and club staff, and which has spawned such outstanding results.

The building has a surface area of almost 6,000 square metres on five floors, three of which are used by the academy and the other two of which are reserved for future uses. The construction work took 19 months, from December 2009 to July 2011.

The building cost 8.8 million euros, which added to the fees for licenses, architects and equipment amounted to around 11 million euros.

General view of the new building named “La Masia” training centre Oriol Tort where young players of the Barcelona football club live and train, near the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 5, 2011 . AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Until the new Masia was opened, the Club hosted 60 youth athletes in the previous Masia, divided between the old Masia de Can Planes (12 residents), and the equipped spaces at the North Goal of the Camp Nou (48 residents).The new Masia has the capacity for 83 sportspeople.

The bedrooms for two or four residents are distributed on the first and second floors, and can also be reserved for single use. In each room, each resident has their own bed, cupboard, bathroom and desk. Some of the rooms have special beds designed for tall athletes, as is often the case with basketball and handball players, and some have even been adapted for the physical rehabilitation of players.

Functionality and rationality are two basic concepts at the new Masia. One example of this is the ground floor, which has the kitchen, a self-service dining room, admininstration offices, classrooms and a leisure room. The conditions do not only have the residents in mind, but also the staff that look after them. Cooks, admin staff and site managers can all enjoy working in state-of-the-art facilities while never losing out on the family spirit in the centre.

To learn more about La Masia, please click here.



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FC Barcelona History

The club, which was established in 1899 by a group of football players from Catalonia, Switzerland, Spain, England, and Switzerland under the leadership of Joan Gamper, has earned the moniker “Més que un club” (more than a club) (“More than a club”). Barcelona is owned and run by its supporters, unlike many other football clubs. With a $4.06 billion market value, it is the fourth most valuable sports organization in the world. With an annual revenue of €840,8 million, it is also the richest football club in the world. The “Cant del Barça,” composed by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs, serves as the national song of Barcelona. Barcelona is known as the Blaugrana because of its customary dark blue and red striped uniforms.

Barcelona holds the record for the last four competitions and has won a total of 74 domestic trophies, including 26 La Liga, 30 Copa del Rey, 13 Supercopa de Espaa, 3 Copa Eva Duarte, and 2 Copa de la Liga. The club has 20 European and international club football championships to its name, including five UEFA Champions League crowns, a record four UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, a tie-breaking five UEFA Super Cups, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups. Barcelona is now rated second on the UEFA club rankings despite having held the top spot in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics Club World Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015. The club has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid, and matches between the two teams are referred to as El Clásico.

Barcelona has one of the highest social media followings among sports clubs worldwide and is one of the most widely supported teams in the world. Johan Cruyff is one of the players from Barcelona who has received a record amount of Ballon d’Or honors (12), and Ronaldo, Romário, Ronaldinho, and Rivaldo are some of the other winners of a record number of FIFA World Player of the Year awards (7). It was a first for players from the same football school when three players who went through the club’s youth academy—Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, and Xavi—were selected as the FIFA Ballon d’Or winners in 2010.

Along with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid, Barcelona is one of the three original members of the Primera División that have never been demoted from the top league since its foundation in 1929. Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2009, making them the first Spanish football club to sweep all six competitions in a calendar year. They also became the first Spanish club to win the continental treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League. 2011 saw the club win five titles and repeat as European champions. Barcelona made history on June 6, 2015, when they won their fifth Champions League title, making them the first European football team to ever complete the continental treble twice. Barcelona, the highest-paid sports organization in the world, became the first sports organization with first-team average compensation above £10m ($13.8m) annually in November 2018.

Stadium

At first, Barcelona played at the Camp de la Industria. The club’s officials felt the facilities inadequate for a club with a growing membership despite the approximately 6,000 capacity.

With more than 20,000 fans in attendance by 1922, Barça was able to finance the construction of the larger Camp de Les Corts, which had a 20,000-seat capacity at first. Following the Spanish Civil War, the club began to draw more new members and spectators to games. This prompted the grandstand in 1944, the southern stand in 1946, and eventually the northern stand in 1950 as extension projects. 60,000 spectators could fit in Les Corts after the most recent enlargement.

There was no more room for expansion at Les Corts after the work was finished. Larger audiences attended the games thanks to back-to-back La Liga championships in 1948 and 1949 and the arrival of László Kubala in June 1950, who would go on to score 196 goals in 256 games. The team started developing plans for a new stadium. The construction of Camp Nou began on March 28, 1954, in front of 60,000 Barça supporters. Under the supervision of Governor Felipe Acedo Colunga and with the approval of Archbishop of Barcelona Gregorio Modrego, the foundation stone for the future stadium was set. Three years and 288 million pesetas later, on September 24, 1957, construction was finally completed, coming in 336 percent over budget.

When the stadium needed to be renovated in 1980 to satisfy UEFA requirements, the team collected money by allowing supporters to have their names inscribed on the bricks for a modest cost. Thousands of individuals paid the charge because thousands of people supported the idea. Later, when news outlets in Madrid picked up on claims that one of the stones had Santiago Bernabéu’s name engraved on it—a longtime Real Madrid chairman and Franco supporter—this became the center of debate. Two tiers of seating were added above the old roofline in time for the 1992 Summer Olympics. It is now the largest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 99,354.

Crest

The club’s initial crest was a quartered diamond-shaped design with the Crown of Aragon and the King James bat above it with two palm and laurel tree branches encircling it. As a sign of affiliation with the city and a wish to be taken seriously as one, the club adopted Barcelona’s coat of arms.

The club held a contest for its members to create a new crest in 1910. Carles Comamala, a club player at the time, was the victor. The club adopted Comamala’s idea as its current crest, with a few minor modifications. The Catalan flag is placed next to the St. George Cross in the upper-left corner of the crest, which also features the team colors at the bottom.

Ownership

Barcelona is a registered association that is organized, together with Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, and Osasuna. In contrast to a limited business, membership in the club can only be acquired, not shares. The assembly of delegates made up of Barcelona’s members, or “socis,” serves as the club’s highest governing body. As of 2016, the club has 140,000 socis.

Barcelona follows the ‘socio‘ system of ownership and is entirely owned by the fans of the club.

Based on data from the 2008–09 season, Forbes estimated Barcelona’s value to be around €752 million (US$1 billion), placing them fourth overall behind Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Arsenal. Barcelona came in second to Real Madrid, which made €401 million in income, according to Deloitte, with a recorded revenue of €366 million during the same time period. With a worth of $2.6 billion, Forbes magazine ranked Barcelona as the third most valuable sports team in the world in 2013, behind Real Madrid and Manchester United. With a value of $3.2 billion, Forbes listed them as the second most valuable sports team in the world in 2014. With an annual income of €484.6 million, Deloitte ranked them as the fourth richest football club in the world. With a team value of $3.64 billion, Forbes listed them as the fourth most valuable sports team in the world in 2017. Barcelona, the highest-paid sports organization in the world, became the first sports organization with first-team average compensation above £10 million ($13.8 million) annually in November 2018.