Football Club Barcelona commonly known as Barça is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. FC Barcelona is renowned for its famous youth development system and positive values such as respect, effort, ambition, teamwork and modesty.
Barça Academy is
the official FC Barcelona Football School, which provides an exclusive opportunity for
players in the age group of 5-17 years to learn the methodology
and values of the unmatched Barça style and philosophy.
Barça Academy follows the FC Barcelona methodology and youth development system which believes in inculcating a creative and attacking brand of football among its players. The players are given the same training as that received by superstars such as Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Piqué, among many others.
Barça Academy is present in 59 cities around the world. In India, it has branches in Delhi NCR, Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Barça Academy Delhi NCR, Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru programmes are managed by Technical Directors appointed by FC Barcelona who permanently reside in India. They are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the academy and ensuring that the FC Barcelona curriculum is being coached and incorporated into the training sessions correctly. They also plan training programmes to specifically suit and cater to our players of different ages.
The coaches at Barça academy are
handpicked by the resident Technical Director from FC Barcelona themselves and
are AIFF and AFC license holders. Coaches go through on-going training
from FC Barcelona Technical Directors themselves. Along with daily mentoring, one full day every
week is scheduled for “coach the coaches” to maintain consistency across all
academies and an international standard of coaching.
Coaches are specifically designated to different age groups to cater to the varying development stages. They are responsible also for evaluating each girl or boy in experience sessions before admission and for recommending an appropriate programme for him/her according to age and skill. AIFF and AFC conduct different levels of licenses in India starting from level “D” to level “A”. Our minimum coaches hiring criteria is a “C” license sports advisior. We also have the highest level “A” license coaches with us in the academy.
Players’ health and safety is our prime concern and to support the same. All our coaches and staff are trained by AHA (American Heart Association) in basic first aid and CPR to ensure the safety of players in cases of medical emergencies.
Apart from this, our coaches are also trained in first aid to ensure the safety of players in cases of medical emergencies.
We have coaches from diverse backgrounds and locations across India:
Niall Goghawala, our Barça Academy Mumbai player, who trains at
the Churchgate centre, was declared the top scorer of the Mumbai
School Sports Association tournament.
Niall has been training with us since 2017 and has represented his centre at several international tournaments such as BarçaAcademy World Cup, Singa Cup and Dubai Super Cup.
Barça Academy Delhi player Shrithi Kannan was selected as the Best Player of the Tournament at HT GIFA in 2020. She has been training at our Gurugram centre since 2018 and was part of the winning team at the HT GIFA tournament in 2019. Congratulations Shrithi !
Barça Academy Delhi player, Sattyam Kumar, who trains at the
Saket centre, has been awarded the best centre back of Takshila
He has been training with us since 2017 and was part of the team that was first runner-up in Takshila Cup.
Barça Academy Delhi player Ashmit Sangma has been selected to play for the Delhi State sub junior national team. Ashmit has been training with us since 2016 at our Noida centre and has represented his centre at tournaments such as the Singa Cup in Singapore and Dubai Super Cup. We are truly proud of his achievements and of being a part of his journey.
Husaina who trains at the Koramangala centre, Barça Acade my
Bengaluru, has been selected to represent Karnataka state team
in the U-16 category.
She has been training with us since February 2019 and was recently awarded the player of the match at the Fitosport Baby League. She will also be part of the next Impetus Women’s League.
Taira Menon, Barça Acade my Bengaluru player, has been selected to train at Chrystal Palace FC for 10 days in 2020. She was declared the ‘Most Promising Player’ at the Malaya Aditi football tournament in 2019. She has been training at our ECC centre since February 2019 and represented her centre at the Barça Academy World Cup in Spain.
BarçaAcademy Mumbai player Veer Gondal was selected to train at La Liga’s second division club
Cardiz FC for four weeks in May 2020 (unfortunately postponed due to the Corona virus
Veer has been training with us since 2016 at our Matunga centre. He has represented Barça Academy Mumbai in various international tournaments such as the Braca Academy world Cup in Spain, the Singa Cup in Singapore, etc., which helped him unlock his true potential.