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A WAY TO PLAY.<br>A WAY TO GROW.

A WAY TO PLAY.
A WAY TO GROW.

WELCOME TO

BARÇA ACADEMY

EDMONTON

PRESENTATION

Barça Academy Edmonton is one of six FC Barcelona Academies currently present across Canada. The aim is to teach Canadian players essential soccer concepts in line with FC Barcelona’s world-renowned soccer methodology.

Bringing a Barça Academy to Edmonton is a milestone in the ever growing soccer culture present in the country and we hope to contribute to the development of the sport by introducing players to our particular style of play which has become an essential piece of the club’s identity.

The aim of Barça Academy Edmonton is to teach the soccer concepts that have made FC Barcelona such a successful club over the years. All aspects of our academy, including technical development, coaching staff, training routines, and personal growth are aligned with the FC Barcelona methodology. The players will train under the same vision, mission, and focus as the club’s youth teams. The FC Barcelona philosophy is implemented in all features of our program.

OBJECTIVES

Aside from teaching soccer concepts, we also nurture and empower our players to develop qualities including humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork. We want our players to be able to overcome all challenges that life throws their way, even outside of the sporting realm.

VALUES

OUR TEAM

Sergi Pi Casany

Technical Director

Working as a coach with FC Barcelona since June of 2014, Sergi was named Technical Director of Barça Academy Edmonton in January of 2017.

 

Prior to his appointment in Edmonton, Sergi spent time in China as the Technical Director at Barça Academy Qingdao Huanghai.

 

He currently holds a UEFA Pro License, alongside a degree in Biotechnology from the Universitat de Vic.

Andrzej Zadora

Project Manager

After spending time consulting in the hospitality and sport governance industries, Andrzej joined BCN Sports as its Edmonton Project Manager in October of 2017.

 

A former Canadian national team athlete, Andrzej brings eight years of sports management experience into the role, including two years with the Local Organizing Committee for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

 

He is currently working towards receiving his Master of Science in Sports Management from Columbia University in New York.

Ghaida Daher

Academy Manager

Ghaida joined Barça Academy Edmonton in July 2018, bringing with her several years of experience in sports governance.

 

Previously serving on the Board of Directors for EMSA North and as Soccer Director for the Lorelei-Beaumaris Community, she holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

STRUCTURE

Our programs are structured to ensure that every coach plays a close role in each player’s development. All of our training sessions encourage a high degree of participation. As a result each class is composed by a maximum of 12 players.

The Barça Academy Edmonton employs the same training methods used by youth teams at FC Barcelona, consisting of a group of progressive and interrelated exercises, adapted to each training level.

We offer several different training phases, according to age group and ability, as well as our supplementary skill-based Development program: