& Starting Dates
English, Spanish or Catalan classes (optional)
|8 - 22 years|
Residence: double or quadruple rooms
The annual football academy in Barcelona offers an innovative sports and education learning program for young footballers aged between 8 and 25 years.
The pioneering project welcomes students from all over the world who want to spend a several months improving their football skills while continuing their formal education.
The course can last from as little as three months and as much as s full term depending on the individual requirements of the students.
- Soccer Stages Programme (3-10 months): This program is aimed at boys aged between 8 and 18 years. Participants train at Cornellá Sports Union and are accommodated at a residence or family homestay. Formal education or language classes in English, Spanish or Catalan are also available.
- Pro program (annual or six months): This program is geared towards young people over the age of 18 who already play for a local team. Participants train and take part in competitions at a semi-professional club and are accommodated at a host family or student residence. The course included 10 hours of language classes per week and a range of activities and excursions.
The technical program is run by the Cornellà Sports Union, a Catalan club with more than 50 federated teams and almost 1000 players across all its categories.
Players train from Monday to Friday in the club’s outstanding facilities, taking part in specialised coaching sessions. At weekends they also take part in friendly matches and competitions.
The school takes responsibility for processing the sporting licence with both the Catalan Football Federation and the Royal Spanish Football Federation, which means that students can take part in official matches throughout Spain.
In terms of education, the academy offers students the opportunity to take courses in English, Spanish or Catalan. In addition, they can also continue their school studies in the prestigious International School of Barcelona.
With regards to accommodation, the young footballers can stay in a fully equipped residence or live in a homestay with a local family. In both cases, they will live in a location close to the sporting facilities of Cornellà. Older participants can also opt to stay in a shared apartment with two to four rooms, one of which is occupied by a monitor who provides 24 hour supervision.