FC BARCELONA Holds Youth Soccer Tryouts for its NEW Youth Soccer Academy in New York
FC Barcelona, one of the biggest, most admired and loved soccer clubs in the world, will host free tryouts for kids in Suffolk County next week with the intention of choosing the best players to be able to compete at the highest level for its forthcoming soccer academy in the area.
The tryout period for the selection of youth players will begin on Monday, May 22, in Suffolk and Nassau County, New York.
Youth Soccer News: The world famous FC Barcelona is launching a Barça Academy in New York and youth soccer tryouts will begin on Monday, May 22. This is a game changer.
This is FC Barcelona first ever youth soccer academy in the United States and it is coming to New York. This is the real deal.
Looking for those who passionately love the beautiful game and want to be the best elite youth soccer players, FC Barcelona is coming to America — and, like any youth soccer organization, they are holding tryouts.
FC Barcelona’s youth academy has the firm desire to compete at the highest level of youth soccer in America, bringing coaches and technical directors from Barcelona to teach the club’s renowned methodology and attacking style of play.
Realizing there is the potential for an immense talent pool in the USA, Barca is crossing the Atlantic to Teach their Values and Develop talent.
The first ever fully-owned and operated FC Barcelona youth soccer academy will kick off this fall and is bringing its winning methodologies from its famed youth academy in Barcelona which has shaped players like Messi, Iniesta and Pique – some of the greatest soccer players of all-time – to boys and girls living in the Tri-State area.
The home of the academy will be on state-of-the-art facilities in Suffolk County and will boast 10 regulation outdoor fields, LED lighting, 4k camera system on every field for training, a massive indoor facility, outdoor stadium seating, concession and retail stands.
The Barça facility will be one of the most advanced youth soccer facilities in the United States.
Barça will also ensure its ‘Mes Que Un Club’ mantra of ‘More Than a Club” which has the club partnered with UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among many other social projects, is represented at its youth academy as well by providing enrolled children with many amenities and opportunities unrivalled in youth soccer academies in the States today, including access to a college recruiting platform and after school tutoring onsite.
The official opening of the Barça youth soccer academy will take place in late July when the first team will be in New York to take on Juventus at MetLife Stadium on July 22.
Barça Academy NY teams will start playing in September 2017.
This academy further cements FC Barcelona’s footprint and stake in developing the soccer industry in America. Recently, the club announced its intention for establishing a women’s team in the National Women’s Soccer League. Last September the club opened an office in New York City to serve as its hub for engaging with fans, youth players and partners across the Americas.
FC Barcelona has always been known for its model which produces great professional soccer players, which is why the young athletes who become part of the Barça Academy will follow the proven formative philosophy with the values that were followed by Messi, Iniesta and Puyol.
Does the FC Barcelona Player Development Work?
Perhaps one might think that Messi was an enigma — an immensely talented player who found his way to Barcelona but remember this fact:
There were precisely nine players who were trained by the Club who went on to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa: Gerard Piqué, Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Víctor Valdés, Sergio Busquets, Pedro Rodríguez and Pepe Reina.
Why not see if your youth soccer player can make it?
FC Barcelona’s free tryouts for boys and girls born between the years 2003 and 2011 will be held in three locations.
- NYIT College: May 22, 23, 24, 25, 31 and June 2, 5, 7, 9, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
- St Joseph’s College: June 1, 6, 8, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
- TBD facility: June 3, 10: 9:00am – 2:00pm