The FC Barcelona soccer camp “Barça Academy Clinic” is a unique and exciting opportunity for boys and girls ages 11 – 16 (limited number of girls) to experience international summer soccer training in Barcelona, Spain with one of the world’s most successful football team. You’ll play at the exclusive Barça Academy professional facilities, visit the Camp Nou stadium (FC Barcelona stadium), and more.
A great Barcelona Football Camps Experience!
Residential Soccer Camp session only (coed).
The exposure to new coaches culture and training benefit her and added to her experience. The camp was meticulously organized and well planned to the last detail. And we have attended other international camps; They didn’t compare!
– Tala, USA
Barça Academy Clinic
COME TO BARCELONA – TRAIN LIKE THEM
Prepare yourself for your upcoming club season by learning the FC Barcelona methodology, training with the best coaches in the world, and in the unique Headquarters of Barça Academy. Twice a day training sessions accompanied with methodology & system class room sessions. This will ensure you are ready to compete when the time comes! While experiencing all of this, you will still have time to explore the breathtaking sites of the city of Barcelona.
Hosted at FC Barcelona’s official training facilities, players will have privileged access to the various on-site pitches.
FC BARCELONA VALUES
Coaches put the same emphasis on playing ability and behavior. It is of the utmost importance players carry themselves whilst following the main FCB values:
The soccer coaching sessions are done in English and some Spanish by the BARÇA ACADEMY OFFICIAL COACHES.
This camp has a good number of USA players.
A specialized goalkeeping training is conducted under the guidance of the Official Barça Academy Goalkeeper Coaches (minimum 5 goalkeepers required).
FCBarcelona “More than a club”
Founded in 1899, FC Barcelona is the most recognized and legendary team in world soccer and is truly “more than a club.” FC Barcelona has a rich history of success and is one of the most decorated clubs in terms of honors, accolades, and worldwide support; and is committed to the highest standards on the field of play as well as being a pioneer in off-the-pitch initiatives. FC Barcelona is important for what it represents to the city of Barcelona and the people of Catalonia who truly treat the club as their national team.
FC Barcelona has an unrivaled reputation for the successful training and production of world-class players. Central to the success of the team is the philosophy of developing home grown players through the FC Barcelona youth academy who then go on to represent the first team. Products of the FCB youth academy include: Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Victor Valdes, Cesc Fabregas, and Sergio Busquets.
Barça Academy Clinic Location & Camp Details
Campers should arrive for self check-in on the late morning of Saturday To Come and plan to depart on the early morning of Saturday To Come.
Player’s Residence: Home Away from Home
The players will stay in a premier residence in the heart of Barcelona and will be supervised 24h by chaperones.
– 4, 6, or 8 person rooms with private bathrooms
– Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
– Mediterranean nutrition
– Special menu for players with allergies
– Games room
– The residence provides towels/sheets/pillows
– High speed Wi-Fi and cable
Rooming for the Players while at the Residence
The players will stay in the player’s residence and the family members joining the experience will need to look for their own accommodation. The camp can advise you on the areas to stay for the family members who have purchased the Family Member Package. The players will be roomed with their teammates and the female players will be only roomed with other females. The rooms will be for 4, 6 or 8 players with private bathrooms and they will be supervised by the chaperones sleeping at the same floor. Their chaperones will be with them 24/7.
Meals and Food Allergies
Players will eat together as a team and are supervised by their chaperone at the athlete’s residence. If the parents want to have the players for a meal out, that should be notified to their chaperone and they will be responsible to get the players in time for the next activity in the program. The camp may ensure that every food allergy is well taken care and the player still receives a nutritious mediterranean meal three times a day. It is very important that you provide the food allergies or special needs of the player during online registration. If you did not provide them during registration, please inform us as soon as possible.
What can those who have purchased the Family Member Package spend time with their child during the day?
Probably the best time will be at lunch and dinner time since both in the morning and in the afternoon the players will have an activity. Also, players will need time to rest in order to be ready for their Barça Academy training sessions and cultural activities.
Coaches put the same emphasis on playing ability and behavior. It is of the utmost importance players carry themselves whilst following the main FCB values: Humility, Effort, Ambition, Respect and Teamwork.
Training Sessions: FC Barcelona Methodology
Players will participate in a training program offered to very few players around the world. This program is based on the FC Barcelona methodology, it is created to improve the player’s technique and competitive skills. You will also have methodology & system class room sessions. This will ensure you are ready to compete when the time comes!
Goalkeepers: we will need a minimum of 5 Goalkeepers to have specific half day daily Goalkeeper training otherwise goalkeepers will practice with field players and from time to time, during training sessions, will be involved in goalkeeping situations and involved during all games.
The Barça Academy Clinic includes:
– 20 training sessions at Barça Official Training Facilities
– 1 Barça Academy Coach every 12 players
– 1 Barça Academy Goalkeeper Coach every 5 players (minimum 5 goalkeepers required)
– 2 Barça Academy training kits
(Full details on the Prices Page)
Training Facility: Barça Official Training Facilities
Training at the exclusive Barça Official professional facilities is something unique. The players will have the opportunity to train at the same ﬁelds that have produced the greatest talents such as Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta. Soccer training will be on Artificial Turf.
“In rare situations and for practical conditions FC Barcelona might restrict the use of their training facilities and in this case a suitable replacement will be provided for fields practices”
Barça Academy Official Coaches: UEFA Pro License
The Barça Academy training sessions are run by Official Barça Academy Coaches who train at the club all year around and have the highest coaching license there is: The UEFA Pro License. Coaching will be done in English and Spanish by the Barcelona coaches.
Example of Tentative Camp Schedule – Week One
Example of Tentative Camp Schedule – Week Two (Subject to Change):
Cultural Activities: Get to Know a New City
Each year millions of visitors ﬂock to the Catalonia capital to take in the unique beauty, history and culture of this coastal city. From the international renowned works of Gaudí to the local sidewalk cafes you will experience the city as locals with guides who have lived in Barcelona their entire lives. The culture and experience of Barcelona will stay with you a lifetime.
Camp Nou Experience: Museum, Stadium, and FCB Official Store
Take a tour through the majestic, historic Camp Nou arena. Lose track of time being guided through the changing rooms, then onto the official walk way where players such as Messi, Griezmann, Suarez and Piqué walk out each week. Then walk out to see the 100,000+ seat stadium in all its glory! Take a look at the twenty-seven La Liga and five Champions League trophies that FC Barcelona have won over the years. The tour will finish at the Official FC Barcelona Store.
Port Aventura: Amusement Park
Players and families will enjoy themselves at one of the best amusement parks in Europe, Port Aventura. The park attracts around 4 million visitors a year. Be part of a magical experience!
Beach Session: Improve Your Agility
Players will enjoy a soccer session in the beach of Barcelona to train specific exercises of agility and strength. After the session, the players could enjoy a swim in the Mediterranean sea.
The City of Barcelona and Beyond
The camp staff is on hand to make sure you take advantage of your summer in Barcelona. Barcelona’s history enriches its vibrant modern cultural life and reputation for being cosmopolitan and cutting edge. The city lays claim to many important museums and galleries whose Modernist architecture championed by Antoni Gaudí contrasts with the ultra-modern Olympic port and pristine beaches of the stunning Mediterranean coast. From the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter to the modern shops and cafes of Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona possesses a unique energy and style that make it one of the top destinations in all of Europe.
A unique experience with a Very Special Spanish Soccer Camp.