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2020-21 Tryout information for new players

**NEW** In-Person Evaluations - Wednesday, May 27

Barca Academy Columbus will offer in-person evaluations on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 for new players interested in joining the Academy for the 2020-21 season.  New players are asked to register for tryouts HERE or using the link below.   Additional information will be shared with families via email after we receive the tryout registration.

Barca Academy Columbus will follow strictly all Responsible RestartOhio guidelines (HERE) as well as the US Youth Soccer guidelines for skill training (HERE).  To read all the return to play news from the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association, click HERE.



We are pleased you are considering Barça Academy Columbus to continue your soccer development!

Because of Covid-19, we find ourselves in a unique situation for tryouts.  Our main objective is to help the players with their development at every level and since we won't see you personally, we would love to know more about you so we can find the right place for you in our Academy. And we also want to share with you about Barça Academy Columbus’ culture.

Therefore, we are implementing the following tryout process for 2020-21 for players new to Barça Academy Columbus:

  1. Player registers for "2020-21 Tryouts"  (see link above and below)
  2. Barça Academy Columbus emails information about completing the tryout requirements and how to submit them
    1. Player self-assessment. This is a variation of an assessment our current players completed.
    2. Email video showing detailed skills.  Skill request varies on whether the player is a field player or goal keeper
    3. NEW - instead of the video, players can attend an in-person video session on Wednesday, May 27th.
  3. Barça Academy Columbus invites the player to attend a Video Analysis Session.  Our players participate have participated in sessions all year long; we're proud of this program and want to share it with you.

We look forward to hearing from you and are anxious for the day we can all gather together on the pitch once again!

Offer process for 2020-21 tryouts

In accordance with Ohio South Youth Soccer Association's policy regarding team placement notification, the following is in effect:

  • On Tuesday, May 26 at 8:00am all clubs are able to make offers to families currently in their club (registered with them for the 2019-2020 season), to players "new" to travel soccer (ie rec programs - example - U7 rec players registering for U8 travel soccer), and anyone "new" to the area (ie families relocating to Columbus).   Those families will then have a minimum of 24 hours to respond.

  • On Friday, May 29 at 8:00am all clubs are able to make offers to families "outside" the club that were registered with another travel club for the 2019-2020 season.  Those families have a minimum of 24 hours to respond. 

Following these dates and times, Barça Academy Columbus will extend offers via email.  The process can sometimes be lengthy so please allow time.