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2019-20 Barça Academy Information

The Truth about BARÇA Academy Columbus

  1. "They don't play in external leagues." FALSE.  All the teams in the Academy from U8 to U19 will have access to external competition at a Local, State, and/or National level depending on the level of teams.  See chart for details
  2. "Barça doesn't allow you to play other sports"  FALSE. We support dual athletes, it is part of the American culture and we fully respect the situation.  We had multisport athletes on every team in the academy this year including those that played travel basketball, middle school basketball,  football, lacrosse, track and baseball to name a few.
  3. "Barça doesn't allow you to play or discourages play of HS Soccer." FALSE.  To play HS soccer is part of the American culture and we always support these things. All of our eligible High School players played in high school last fall. For those players that are 8th graders on a U15 team we do offer a Fall Experience so that you keep developing while your teammates are playing HS soccer.
  4. "It is for players who want to be professional  and they are trying to develop players to send to Spain." FALSE BARÇA Academy Columbus is for all levels of players to enjoy and experience the beautiful game of soccer.  We want players to achieve their own personal goals in the game of soccer whether that is to play for high school team, college, or to play professionally.  Don't get us wrong--we would love to send talented players to play professionally in Spain in the future, but we are here to help every player achieve their own personal goals by playing the game the right way.   We do offer international opportunities to as many players as possible because is not just a soccer tournament, it's a life experience. . 
  5. "Barça puts a ton of pressure on the kids and could take the fun out of the game." FALSE.  Completely the opposite. The first thing that our coaches say to our players is: "YOU ARE ALLOWED TO MAKE MISTAKES, I AM HERE TO HELP AND TO SUPPORT YOU IN EVERY SINGLE THING YOU NEED."  If you are not having fun it is impossible to learn and we don't put pressure to our players at all.   Our objective is to help the players to learn this game while they are having fun the time that they are with us.  

 

BARÇA Academy Columbus 2019-20 Season Info

We are always looking to improve the Barça Player and Family Experience:  (Scroll down for programming chart)

  • Soccer SAQ and Fitness will return this season as all players will have 1 session per week during their season
  • NEW- Barça Juniors for U6 to U9 players who are are ready to experience the Barça way to help transition to the Academy in future years.  (formerly CE JDA) 
  • NEW-   Lower fees for U8 and U9 Barça Academy with programming changes including playing in external leagues.  
  • NEW-  Parent Team Admins will be added for next season to continue to make scheduling and communication easier for parents with busy schedules
  • NEW- Refer a Friend Program- The best way for us to grow Barça Academy Columbus is word of mouth.  Receive a free month in our Technical Program for every new player you refer to Barça Academy Columbus who joins us for next season!
  • NEW- College Planning Director to assist athletes and parents with the college planning process
  • Longer practice sessions-90 minutes during outdoor seasons to allow our coaches to spend more time developing our Barça players
  • Don't miss a training day due to weather.  Exclusive Access to SuperKick for all rainy days and all winter internal competition days next year.  NO added indoor fees all season!!
  • The Video Analysis program will continue to expand enhancing our player and parent experience through video interaction in our classroom environment

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2019/ 2020 Season Information

Barça Program Barça Juniors Barça Academy Barça Academy Barça Academy Barça Fall Experience
Age Groups U6 to U9 U8 and U9 U10 to U14 U15 to U19 U15 to U19
Birth Years 2014 to 2011 2012 and 2011 2010 to 2006 2005 to 2001 2005 and 2001
Season Offered Fall and Spring August to May August to May November to May August to October (join team in November)
Club Fees $375 each season $1200 $1995 $1795 $200
Team Tournament Fees (Estimates based on expected touranement participation) All rostered players will pay a tournament fee in 2 installments in August and January when tournaments are selected Est. total for full year of $300 Est. range for full year of $300-$500 Est. total for full year of $500 Estimated total of $75
Commitment Fee Due at time of acceptance Pay in full at sign up $500 $500 $500 Paid with full team fees
How to register All registration done at barcaacademycolumbus.com Sign up for each season. No tryout reguired See Tryout Schedule See Tryout Schedule See Tryout Schedule See Tryout Schedule
Goalkeeper Training Head GK Coach: Kirby Valle GK only session included in fees GK only session included in fees GK only session included in fees GK only session included in fees
Practices Per Week Aug to Oct 1 per week 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week
Nov- Dec Supplemental classes will be offered 1 per week 2 per week 2 per week
Jan-Feb Supplemental classes will be offered 1 per week 2 per week 2 per week
March to May 1 per week 2 per week 2 per week 2 per week
External League OCL, COPL, MOSSL, BPYSL, NPL, GLC, and other regional leagues based on team level Included with fees Included with fees Included with fees Included with fees
Tournaments 3 Fall/ 2 Spring 3 Fall/ 2 Spring 5 1
Internal Competition Held at home locations. SuperKick will be used for all Winter internal competition events this year Included in fees Included in fees Included in fees Included in fees Included in fees
Practice Uniform Purchased at Soccer.com Red Kit Required Red Kit Required Red Kit Required Red Kit Required Red Kit Required
Game Uniform Purchased at Soccer.com No additional kit required Navy and Yellow Kit Required (New players). Yellow socks required (ALL) 2019/20 Navy and Yellow Kit Required (New players). Yellow socks required (ALL) 2019/20 Navy and Yellow Kit Required (New players). Yellow socks required (ALL) 2019/20 Navy and Yellow Kit Required (New players). Yellow socks required (ALL) 2019/20
Outdoor Practice Locations Barça Academy Training Facility @ Liberty Park South Barça Academy Training Facility @ Liberty Park South Barça Academy Training Facility @ Liberty Park South Barça Academy Training Facility @ Liberty Park South Barça Academy Training Facility @ Liberty Park South
Home Game Locations Liberty Park/ Havener/ Local High Schools Liberty Park/ Havener/ Local High Schools Liberty Park/ Havener/ Local High Schools Liberty Park/ Havener/ Local High Schools Liberty Park/ Havener/ Local High Schools
Away Game Locations Columbus Area (Based on specific leagues) Varies by league. Out of town travel may be required Varies by league. Out of town travel may be required Varies by league. Out of town travel may be required
Indoor Training and Games Priority access to SuperKick for all indoor training and league games. Included in fees for Nov to March and used for weather situations with outdoor practices areas Included in fees for Nov to March and used for weather situations with outdoor practices areas Included in fees for Nov to March and used for weather situations with outdoor practices areas Included in fees for Nov to March and used for weather situations with outdoor practices areas
Barça Academy Director Miquel Gasparin Miquel Gasparin Miquel Gasparin Miquel Gasparin Miquel Gasparin
Club Director of Operations Heidi DeNoi Heidi DeNoi Heidi DeNoi Heidi DeNoi Heidi DeNoi
Coaches Professional Staff approved by the Barca Academy Director Professional Staff approved by the Barca Academy Director Professional Staff approved by the Barca Academy Director Professional Staff approved by the Barca Academy Director Professional Staff approved by the Barca Academy Director
FCB Methodology Exclusive access to FCB Methodology approved training led by Barca Academy Director Exclusive access to FCB Methodology approved training led by Barca Academy Director Exclusive access to FCB Methodology approved training led by Barca Academy Director Exclusive access to FCB Methodology approved training led by Barca Academy Director Exclusive access to FCB Methodology approved training led by Barca Academy Director
International travel Opportunities for event specific age groups eligible for international travel Opportunities for event specific age groups eligible for international travel Opportunities for event specific age groups eligible for international travel See U15-19
Techncial Development Program Held weekly August to May Additional registration and fees required. U8 and U9 Additional registration and fees required Additional registration and fees required Additional registration and fees required Additional registration and fees required
Video Performance Analysis Program Included in fees Included in fees Included in fees Included in fees

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