The training process at Barca Academy is implemented in a single planning and training system under the strict supervision of La Masia, the Main Academy of FC Barcelona.
For more than 20 years now, FC Barcelona Football Academy has been confidently spreading its methodology and philosophy all over the world, being the prime example in training, developing and employing its best practices in the football industry.
Team of professionals
The Head Coach of Barca Academy Russia is Jordi Gratacos Gayola, a professional football manager with a UEFA Pro license, the highest rated in world football.
He obtained this license after serving a long time as Head Coach of the Spanish Football Federation.
All training sessions, starting with the warm-up jog and ending with the game tactical analysis, are held with the ball.
Each practice session and each exercise has a specific purpose. The coaching staff makes up a detailed training plan that is then strictly implemented in the learning process.
It does not matter whether the team is attacking or defending, or whether the players are experienced or simply beginners; the main thing is being able to think, to analyze what is happening on the field here and now. This is the goal of our training.
Every mistake is an invaluable lesson. Mistakes and failures are an integral part of the learning process. If players were never wrong, there would be no champions. It is important to handle faults properly, and use them as a catalyst for personal growth.
The coach plays a crucial role in the player's self-esteem, trust and patience are crucial in order to develop the player's hidden talent.
One needs to explain as many times as it is required: no more, no less. By revising materials and analyzing mistakes, we can retain the correct reaction of the player to the comments and develop his body's memory so that he can instantly make the right moves on the field.
The whole team looks up to the coach, so you cannot unleash your emotions. Our coaching staff always keeps calm, taking care of the young men's mentality.
Everyone at the academy helps each other not just in word, but with actions, because each player is part of a team. One of the core values of the senior Barcelona is respect for yourself and your opponent. We remain true to these traditions.
We try to instill a winner mentality to our players both on and off the pitch. All the students of the academy are trained in order to raise tournament cups over their heads and climb to the top step of the pedestal. However, each of them knows that the sweetest victory is victory over one’s own limitations. Continuous progress is the main weapon of champions.
The coaching staff always supports an individual approach to the players, because the most important task of the Academy is cultivating each player’s personal abilities. Our mission is to develop each player’s hidden strengths.
The training is carried out strictly following the plan developed by the coaching staff led by the Head Coach, which includes both training and tournaments, as well as theoretical coaching.
of one of the best clubs in the world
of passing and game vision
and ball possession technique
The coaching staff regularly conducts theoretical classes aimed at developing tactical literacy among the students. Thanks to such lectures, the young men are able to get a deeper understanding of various football techniques and develop a football way of thinking
of team play
of team play
Barca Academy regularly participates in tournaments held under the auspices of the Moscow Football Federation. Other internal tournaments are also organized as part of the training program. This way, Barca Academy players regularly get practice sessions, where they retain the skills that they acquire during the training process.
An annual tournament of all FC Barcelona schools is held in Barcelona. Teams from 43 academies compete for the title of Best Barca Academy. This is a perfect chance for the most talented young men to prove themselves and to get noticed by the European scouts.
between Bases and clubs
We are the official academy of the European Football Club. Each of our graduates gets an international diploma certified by FC Barcelona.
All students receive 2 complete sets of the FC Barcelona official football player's kit for the season.
FC Barcelona Academy is a great network of football schools around the world. We are glad that we finally got the opportunity to open our Bases in Russia.
We are adopting the global experience of dozens of schools from different countries, supervised by Spanish representatives of FC Barcelona
“The FC Barcelona Football Academy in Moscow became the 22nd international school. The main goal is to train, develop and improve the skills of young football players based on the unique methodology of the Academy, which has been developed through many years and has proven its effectiveness.”
"We think that Russian football is developing rapidly, and the country certainly has a great number of football talents. We are pleased to open the FC Barcelona Football Academy in Russia and share the methodology of the most successful academy in the world.”
“I am very grateful to the Club for entrusting me to be the head of the Moscow football academy. Throughout the training process, we will go the same way which was used to teach the main team, and thus achieve great victories."
Start training your child from childhood. This will allow him to recognize his football talent at an early age.
The main focus is on the development of agility, speed and ball handling techniques. The programme also includes theoretical classes for understanding football tactics and the development of a football way of thinking.
and qualifying games
The INITIATION Programme is the initial and fundamental training programme, which gives players a head start for their transition into the FC Barcelona Academy’s advanced programmes.
and qualifying games
The DEVELOPMENT programme is the initial and fundamental training programme, which gives players a head start for their transition into the FC Barcelona Academy advanced programmes.
and qualifying games
The COMPETITIVE program is the most exclusive training programme at the FC Barcelona Academy.
and qualifying games
"The main thing is that he wants to play football. I think he joined European football in Barcelona. I've already noticed his understanding, he knows how to play and how to feel the game, this why I'm pleased!”
"The Barcelona training instills the values that want to teach our child in our family as well. This includes respect, team spirit, perseverance and commitment. That's all that the Barcelona training teaches our children. We like it very much, so we sent our child to Barcelona ...”
“Well, everything is right here. People here are truly concerned about the children. I like their training method more than at any other club. It seems everything here is much better planned and made easier for the children. He seemed to feel the atmosphere, and now he performs in it ..."
The kit comes with:
- one T-shirt
- one pair of shorts
- one pair of stockings
Football boots, shin pads and goalie gloves are not included.
- length of training session for football players from 3 to 5 years – 60 minutes
- length of training session at other levels – 75 minutes.
Training season duration – 10 months (from September to June inclusive)
To be admitted for training, one is required to pass a standard medical examination at one of the Moscow Health Department medical exercises dispensaries. At the dispensary, one must get a written referral from the pediatrician of the child's local clinic where the child is examined.
- the player's birth certificate
- mandatory medical insurance policy
- passport of the parent with whom the contract is concluded
- the foreign passport of the player (if any)
- one 3x4 passport-size photo.
The entire training process is supervised by assistant coaches (from both Russia and Spain) under the guidance of Head Coach of Barca Academy – Jordi Gratacos Gayola.
A football player can only practice in the group in which he was initially assigned by the Head Coach following the try outs.
During the training season at BARÇA Academy, each player is provided with 2 Sports Reports prepared by the Head Coach that reflect the dynamics of development of the young football player's sports (football) indicators.
- First Touch (First steps) 2013/2014/2015
- Initiation (Beginner level) 2011/2012
- Development (Intermediate level) 2004-2010
- Competitive (Advanced level) 2003-2011
At the First Touch level, parents can choose 2 or 3 practice sessions per week.
The other levels offer 4 sessions per week (3 practice sessions and 1 match day).
All the training camps include a highly qualified sports doctor who provides the football players with medical / psychological care at first need.
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On July 16 open tryouts of children aged 3 to 15 years were held in Moscow for the official Barcelona Football Academy – BARCA Academy Moscow.
On Monday 16 July, the Moscow Academy of the Barcelona Football Club held open try outs of young talents aged 3 to 15 years. VM had the chance to watch how the guys showed their skills on the pitch.
On 16 July, BARCA Academy Moscow will hold tryouts of children for the official Barcelona Football Academy for the 2018-19 season.