Welcome to EduKick USA Barca Residential Soccer Academy!
Attention INTERNATIONAL Footballers: Our charter high school, ASU Prep is approved by SEVIS to issue I-20 forms to international students who wish to apply for an F1 student visa.
EduKick USA is proud to partner with US based BARCA ACADEMY – full time residential soccer academy with a charter high school - ASU Prep Academy - on site.
Barça Academy players will have access to the state-of-the-art Grande Sports Academy facility with on-site dorms, on-site soccer, nutrition, Performance Center, and an on-site high school facilitated by Arizona State University, one of the finest universities in the nation. It is the ideal place for players to develop on the field, in the classroom, and as a person among the most elite youth soccer players from the United States and around the world.
This is the only official FC Barcelona residential academy outside of Barcelona, Spain! FC Barcelona is famous for producing World Class players such as Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Pep Guardiola. As part of the signed agreement between EDUKICK and BARCA ACADEMY, EduKick will be recruiting players 14-18 years old worldwide to train, play and study at the World Class Grande Sports World, home of the Barca Academy.
EduKick USA located in beautiful Casa Grande, Arizona, USA.
EduKick USA – Barca Residential Soccer Academy Barça Academy is located on the campus of the $20 million Grande Sports World complex in Casa Grande, AZ, just 45 minutes from Phoenix International Airport. Grande Sports World is one of the finest soccer training facilities in the country and is the training destination for the top youth, professional and national teams from around the globe.
Located in Casa Grande, Arizona. Casa Grande (O'odham: Wainom Wo:g) is a city in Pinal County, approximately halfway between Phoenix and Tucson in the U.S. state of Arizona. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 48,571. It is named after the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, which is actually located in Coolidge. "Casa Grande" is Spanish for "big house".
Casa Grande was founded in 1879 during the Arizona mining boom, specifically due to the presence of the Southern Pacific Railroad. In January 1880, the community of Terminus, meaning "end-of-the-line," was established despite consisting of just five residents and three buildings. In September 1880, railroad executives renamed the settlement Casa Grande, after the Hohokam ruins at the nearby Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Casa Grande grew slowly, and suffered several setbacks both in 1886 and 1893, when fires ravaged the town, destroying all wooden housing structures within it. When the mining boom slowed in the 1890s, the town was nearly abandoned, but with the advent of agriculture, the town remained alive and well, and was eventually incorporated in 1915.
EduKick USA Student-Soccer Players attend the Barca Academy in the Casa Grande, Arizona AREA.
Arizona State University’s Preparatory Academy (ASU PREP)
EXCELLENCE ON THE FIELD AND IN THE CLASSROOM
In addition to the highest quality training on the field, players will also receive the highest quality training in the classroom through Arizona State University’s Preparatory Academy. ASU Prep is an innovative charter high school where teachers, students, and family share the same goal – advanced education. Students are prepared for success with personalized attention in a university-embedded academic program that empowers them to advance their education, compete globally and contribute to their communities.
The structured schedule of school and soccer training helps create a discipline that will lead to greater success on and off the field. Students attend school on campus and have ample training and study time before weekend games. Through academic advising, directed study halls, college preparation, life skills support, community service opportunities and stimulating cultural and extracurricular activities, the Academy provides our student athletes with skills, and capabilities they need to succeed in life.
ASU Preparatory Academy maintains a rigorous curriculum focused on: Internationally acclaimed Cambridge Curriculum Personalized student instruction Critical thinking and project-based learning Annual “Capstone” thesis-venture projects Opportunities to take ASU courses for college credit Technology integration
ASU PREPARES STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS IN LIFE
Academic Excellence. ASU Prep provides a rigorous, student-centered, and innovative program of study designed to meet the unique needs of every learner. ASU Prep understands that every student is unique. Their flexible curriculum delivery model aligns with international standards of excellence.
Flexible Blended Learning. Highly qualified teachers use personalized online courses combined with face-to-face instruction to support student needs. Students learn on an individualized pace with access to tutors and learning success coaches. Additionally, college credit courses are available as students demonstrate readiness.
Highly Skilled Teachers and Leaders. Great teachers and outstanding school leaders can set students on a path of success. ASU Prep teachers are highly qualified and highly educated, with 73 percent currently holding or pursuing a graduate degree. Students have access to the teachers and leaders who will assist them to succeed.
University-Infused Environment. Students at ASU Prep use digital technology to address problems and challenges and work collaboratively to identify solutions to social issues that affect their communities. They explore college majors and career disciplines through personalized academic apprenticeships with ASU faculty and community organizations.
A Bold Vision for the Future. ASU Prep delivers a flexible and globally competitive instructional model that is integrated with the university curriculum, expanding access to the innovative teaching, research and resources of ASU, providing students with opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in college, realize their full potential and achieve their dreams.
“ ASU Preparatory Academy is proud to partner with our Sports Academy in fulfilling its mission to develop and prepare student-athletes from around the world to reach their fullest potential personally, athletically and academically. ”
- Beatriz Rendon, Arizona State University Vice President of Educational Outreach and CEO, ASU Preparatory Academy
DEVELOPING A GROWTH MINDSET
Barça Academy is as committed to the development of the young athlete off the field as on the field. A growth mindset is the foundation of fulfilling individual potential and Barça Academy provides just that environment.
Communication mastery, life skills, community service, career building and individual personal development are integrated into the daily life at Barça Academy. ASU Prep’s Lead Success Coach and the Academy Director work with each student to establish personal and academic goals. An initial assessment is completed by ASU Prep’s Lead Success Coach, the Academy Director, the students, and their parents or guardians at the beginning of the academic year. Progress toward achieving these goals is the focus during the entire year.
Students are exposed to the arts, music, and culture by incorporating outside speakers, various field trips, and exposure to a wide variety of accomplished professionals. The Academy Director is responsible for organizing, coordinating and executing the personal and academic plan of each student. Open communication with parents is encouraged.
Currently, international students are only allowed to attend a U.S. public high school for a total of 12 months with the issued I-20 form and F-1 student visa. However, we are working on changing this and are hopeful in the near future international students will be allowed to attend for multiple years at ASU Prep Academy.
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Barça Academy is located on the campus of the $20 million Grande Sports World complex in Casa Grande, AZ.
$20 million Grande Sports World complex
Barça Academy is located on the campus of the $20 million Grande Sports World complex in Casa Grande, AZ, just 45 minutes from Phoenix International Airport. Grande Sports World is one of the finest soccer training facilities in the country and is the training destination for the top youth, professional and national teams from around the globe. Barça Academy players reside “on-site” in modern clean, serviced student dorms with full board and full accommodation. They will have access to the state-of-the-art Grande Sports Academy facility with their on-site dorms, on-site soccer, nutrition, Performance Center, and an on-site high school facilitated by Arizona State University, one of the finest universities in the nation. It is the ideal place for players to develop on the field, in the classroom, and as a person among the most elite youth soccer players from the United States and around the world.
Center or Athletic Performance and Physical Therapy
As one of the most well-renowned sports performance and physical therapy organizations in the United States, the Center for Athletic Performance and Physical Therapy (CAPPT) provides Barça Academy with polar testing, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation and recovery, nutritional guidance and support services for all of our student athletes. CAPPT, the preferred source of performance training for the world’s top athletes, prepares our athletes to get the most out of their bodies by increasing strength, endurance and flexibility—leading to increased productivity and decreased injury. In addition to providing our athletes with world-class instruction from CAPPT, the physical training facilities at Grande Sports World are second to none in the U.S. and few soccer teams from around the world have access to the quality of facilities available to our student athletes.
EduKick USA Barca International Football Academies
Players train daily under BARCA staff coaches in state of the art soccer facilities.
EduKick USA Barca Residential Soccer Academy
Players train daily under BARCA staff coaches in state of the art soccer facilities. Barca academy players compete weekly (if selected by the coach) and follow a progressive strength and conditioning program. Eight professional grade fields (six lighted): continually maintained to international and professional standards, 16 portable European style full size goals, 16 mini goals, 4 x 6 technical area, mannequins, coaching sticks and cones.
Barça Academy is a brand-new partnership between FC Barcelona, one of the premier and most renowned soccer clubs in the world, and Grande Sports Academy, one of the most successful youth soccer development academies in the United States competing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA). Barça Academy is the only USSDA full-time residential program in the U.S. partnered with a top international professional team. No other top-level international professional team has brought their highest-level youth coaches to the U.S. to live full-time on campus and train young talented players year-round.
BARÇA ACADEMY IS THE ONLY U.S. SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY PROGRAM THAT IS THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM OF AN INTERNATIONAL CLUB TEAM
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the highest caliber youth academies in the United States and Canada to provide the highest level of youth competition for the best youth players. The focus is to produce the next generation of National Team players.
The Academy’s programming philosophy of increased training, less total games and highly competitive games is based on U.S. Soccer’s Best Practices.
The Development Academy’s primary focus is player development, and Academy teams are required to train at least three days per week and rest one day per week during the Academy season. The Academy connects U.S. Soccer staff directly with the Development Academy clubs to develop and identify players for future Youth National Teams. Each Academy team is evaluated by a U.S. Soccer Technical Advisor multiple times each year and each Academy club receives two formal evaluations from U.S. Soccer. Additionally, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Program has a concentration of the best talent pool in the U.S. for college coaches to identify and recruit players.
Currently, we only have a boys program, but we are planning to start a girls academy in the near future (inquire by email). You have to be eligible to attend high school, that is, at least a freshman. The program is for boys ages 14-18 years old. Players must qualify by attend an ID camp or providing video, soccer resume, references, etc.
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EduKick USA Barca Academy Professional Staff.
Barça Academy players are led by FC Barcelona’s La Masia coaches who live on site year round.
Led by FC Barcelona’s La Masia Coaches
Barça Academy players are led by FC Barcelona’s La Masia coaches who live on site year round to implement their unique FC Barcelona soccer philosophy and world-renowned training methodology. The entire coaching staff is recognized nationally and internationally for their professional playing and coaching careers at the highest levels collegiately, professionally, and internationally. Their total commitment and dedication is to youth development, training, and coaching.
In addition to the exceptional top-level coaching staff there are numerous dedicated professionals among the more than 135 Sports Academy employees to support the student athletes and help them achieve and maintain elite levels of performance. The entire staff is focused on athlete development physically, mentally, nutritionally, academically, and personally.
EDUKICK BARCA USA DATES & FEES
EduKick USA Barca Residential Soccer Academy: Dates & Fees
EduKick USA Dates and Fees.
Barça Academy is a full-time residency academy where players from all around the country and abroad live, study, train and compete for 11 months of the year (August – June). Players have a mandatory 2-week winter break (end of December – beginning of January). There are also fall (October) and spring (March) breaks in school, however the soccer schedule determines whether the training continues or not.
EduKick USA Barca Residential Soccer Academy:
August to June
The full annual tuition for full-time residency academy is $69,500:
For international players, there is an additional $6,700 I-20 fee that is required for the student to obtain the F-1 student visa.
Includes the following: accommodations in our dorm rooms, team meals that are nutritionally balanced for an athlete, experienced coaching and training at the number one training facility in the country, strength and conditioning training, professional locker, training gear, education at Arizona State University Prep High School (domestic students) with school-issued notebook device, tutoring and academic support, college recruitment assistance, NCAA eligibility counseling, SAT/ACT prep, team travel and team transportation, tournament and tournament registration fees and sales tax.
This does not include any visa/immigration expenses, transportation costs incurred in getting to or leaving from the Academy, and any personal expenses required through the year.
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Our Mission: To operate the world's leading international soccer/football and education academy boarding schools; building strong business relationships in a vibrant, creative and ethical international football environment. To teach, inspire and create the best technical footballers possible and create international students with inter-cultural competence (ICC) enabling them to compete in the modern competitive world.
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