All aspects of our academy, including the technical development, coaching staff, training routines, and personal growth will be aligned with the FC Barcelona methodology which has brought so much success to the club in the recent years. The players will train under the same vision, mission and focus as the club’s youth teams. The FC Barcelona philosophy will be implemented on all the features of our program.Bringing this academy Ottawa is a milestone in the ever growing football 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.

Our aim is to teach the players the concepts of football encompassed in the FC Barcelona methodology in order for them to be able to deal successfully with sporting challenges in the future, while also transmitting the values that are so representative of FC Barcelona such as tolerance, respect, solidarity, friendship, fair play, integration, commitment, effort and happiness.


Our development will empower them to successfully overcome future sporting challenges while simultaneously instilling the personal values which are so representative of FC Barcelona such as tolerance, respect, solidarity, friendship, fair play, integration, effort and happiness.



Hector Carmona Pastor

Project Director

We are pleased to announce our project director Héctor Carmona Pastor, joining the Ottawa Academy from Barcelona, Spain. He started as a coach in International camps and clinics for the Barça Academy Camp. He was a coach in the Barça Academy Casablanca Morocco and finally a coach in FCBEscola Barcelona specialized in goalkeepers. Lastly, he was the Director in International camps. Héctor brings with him 4 years of experience in the methodology and values of the FC Barcelona Academy As well as coaching, scouting and technical directing experience from CE Vila Olimpica and CF Damm.

Héctor studied Exercise and Sports Science at the Universitat de Barcelona, and is currently pursuing a master in High Performance from the Universitat de Barcelona. In addition, Héctor earned his FCF-RFEF Regional Soccer Coaching License, UEFA A equivalency.

Local licensed coaches will be hired, trained and certified by FC Barcelona to assist in the implementation of the program.

Camps as coach: Barcelona, Marbella, Casablanca, Tehran (Iran), Cordoba (Argentina), Ohrid (Macedonia).

Camps as Director: Bellinzona, Genêvre, Biel/Bienne, Effretikon (Switzerland), Castelnuovo del Garda (Italy), Sankt Pölten (Austria).

Hernani Eleuterio

Project Manager - BCN SPORTS CANADA

Hernani Eleuterio is BCN SPORTS project manager for the Barça Academy Ottawa. He started as a coach with the Barça Academy Ottawa program in its inception and through time became the academy manager. Hernani has assumed the position of Project Manager as of April 2017.  He brings to the academy drive , passion and ambition.


The programs are 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. As a result each team is composed by a maximum of 12 players.

The Barça Academy Ottawa 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.

The Barça Academy Ottawa consists of different training phases according to the different age groups and a supplementary skill based program (Tecnificació).