There is a new residential academy in the US and it’s partnering with one of the largest clubs in the world: FC Barcelona. Barca Academy is a brand-new partnership between FC Barcelona and Grande Sports Academy, based out of Casa Grande, Arizona.
Academy players will have access to the Grande Sports World facility with on-site dorms, on-site soccer, nutrition, and training facilities, and an on-site high school program through Arizona State University’s Preparatory Academy. Barca Academy coaches live on the campus year round and teach the club’s methodology. They also offer camps to learn what it’s like to live as a residential academy player.
For more information, go to the Barca website.