The program is structured to ensure that every coach plays a close role in each player’s development and the training sessions encourage a high degree of participation. There are four age groups offered in the Barça Academy Calgary: U11, U13, U15 and U17. Following the FC Barcelona methodology, the Barça Academy calgary employs the same training methods used by the youth teams at the Club, which consist of a group of progressive and interrelated exercises, adapted to each training level or stage. Players must be selected by the Technical staff in order to be part of this program.PRE-REGISTER Sponsor-Me Form
2 – 3 days per week
Internal games and external friendlies/tournaments
U11 – U17
5:30pm – 7:00pm
1 Head coach / 12 players
The technical development aspect of Barcelona FC program has been designed to teach the technical principles of the game. In our soccer school players will familiarize themselves with these basics in order to obtain a technical background on which they can further develop their control and precision on the ball.
Control, Pass, and Running with the ball
Dribbling, Tackling, and Ball Protection
Shooting, Crossing, and Skills
The tactical development aspect of this program will introduce the players to the basic tactical roles and positions inherent in our Barcelona FC Methodology. In our soccer school players will gain a fundamental understanding of team strategies and movements that will further enhance their teamwork skills.
Width & Depth, Ball circulation and Adequate speed of the game
Transitional play, 1v1’s and player positioning
Creating and finishing attacking situations
The players in the Barça Academy Calgary will be distributed into two separate streams, created in accordance with the player assessments carried out by the coaches. Each stream will train two times per week on their assigned days and times.
The teams will compete once every other weekend in one of the following events:
Exhibition Matches – Teams will play friendly games against others in the same program or against external competition.
Internal Tournament – An internal league competition including all the teams of each program will be arranged.
– 3 training sessions per week for the season
– Competitive matches every other weekend
– Potential participation in the Barça Academy National Tournament in Toronto
– Potential participation in the Barça Academy International Tournament in Barcelona
– Detailed player reports
– Official Barça Academy Nike training gear
– One Barça Academy Nike training uniform – jersey, shorts and socks (blue)
– One Barça Academy Nike game uniform – jersey, shorts and socks (red)
– One Barça Academy Nike Training Jacket
– One Barça Academy Nike Training pant
– One Barça Academy Nike backpack
*Uniform sold separately