FC Barcelona Is Opening Barça Soccer Academy In Columbus

FC Barcelona made a big announcement regarding Columbus soccer on Wednesday.

Barça Academy is the only U.S. Soccer Development Academy program in the United States with a full-time residential program partnered with a top international professional team, aka the coaching staff from FC Barçelona.

Columbus will be the first city in Ohio to join the Barça Academy and one of only five cities in the United States that will host the program. The 2018-2019 training program will consist of a Developmental Program, a Competitive Program, and a Technical Program.

The Developmental Program is for Boys & Girls, U8 through U10. Tryouts will be held on May 29 and May 31. The Competitive program is for Boys & Girls, U11 through U19. Tryouts will be held from the end of May through June 7. The Technical program is for Boys & Girls, U8 through U19. There are no tryouts.

For more information about the academy, you can visit their website here.

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