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 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 the 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.


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.



Sergi Pi Casany

Technical Director

A member of FC Barcelona’s coaching staff, Sergi Pi Casany joined Barça Academy Edmonton as its Technical Director in January 2017.


Sergi previously spent time in China as the Technical Director at Barça Academy Qingdao Huanghai.


He currently holds a UEFA Pro License.

Andrzej Zadora

Project Manager

After spending time consulting in the hospitality and sport governance industries, Andrzej Zadora joined the Barça Academy as its Edmonton Director in October 2017.


A former 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 National ‘B’ License and MBA in Soccer Business.


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 a supplementary skill-based program called Tecnificació: