Do you think you have a future in the world of professional football? Do you need preparation for the Barcelona High Performance Academy trials? Would you say that your true passion is to get to know the football life from within? Even if you have what it takes, starting your career as a footballer can be difficult if you don't follow a plan. Luckily, you can now count on the professional help of experts who have already been in the same situation, and who know exactly how to give you the push you need to improve, learn and play while you feel satisfied fulfilling your dreams.

When a young athlete firmly intends to learn how to play professional football, they decide to go to high-performance football camps, academies or schools specialized in football technification. However, without the proper training and environment, they can finish the program thinking they have nothing left to do since they've already given their best. This fact can cause them to be frustrated by not knowing how to continue improving their skills, even if they have passion and good potential.

The duty of a good football preparation center is to encourage its students to continue working, and to offer them guidelines, security and confidence so that they don´t lose their motivation and keep moving forward. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

At the FEX summer campus, we prepare young soccer players with a two-week program so they can learn football, and if they show promising results, join the annual program of our high performance soccer academy in Barcelona.

FEX summer camp

14 días de entrenamiento intensivo

Segun resultados

Barcelona High Performance Academy

Full-time high performance program

We have a soccer training plan prepared for you:

  • You will maximize your potential to the fullest for 15 days in Marbella, so that you begin to adapt to living with your peers, train intensively and experience the rhythm of life consistent with your new sports demands.
  • You can try out for a place in our full-time high performance soccer academy, one of the best soccer schools in Barcelona, and one of the most prestigious in the world. More and more professional footballers are coming out of this program.

Full-time Academy Program

The objective of the full-time program at the High Performance Academy in Barcelona is to prepare you with the level that´s required for the European leagues, and to be able to be signed by any 1st or 2nd division football club in the world.

Much emphasis is placed on increasing technique and tactics.

During our specialized soccer drills, much emphasis is placed on increasing technique and tactics, while not forgetting essential values of a footballer, such as leadership, teamwork, concentration and intelligence. The rhythm, level and intensity of training at the academy is oriented to cover the demands of the professional clubs, so even players who aren't signed at the end of their programs have already become accustomed to such a training style and work volume.

 

Types of programs based on their duration

 

Full-time Academy 10-month program (September to June): coincides with the school season so that participants can complete their soccer training and academic studies.

3 or 6-month program: both modalities can be done at any time of the year.

Modalities of Full-Time Academy Courses:

 

There are 3 options or modalities to enter our full-time football technification program in Barcelona:

  • Full boarding student: includes the football training and academic program, in addition to full room and board accommodation
  • External student (part-time): includes the football training and academic program, as well as half-board (meals included, but no accommodation).

  • External student (football only): includes only the football sports program (without accommodation, pension or academic program).

* The courses listed have the option to select only the sports program or also include accommodation with residence and pension, as well as the corresponding academic program.

The Academy

Our full-time soccer academy, founded more than 40 years ago, is located in the Barcelona capital, just over 18 kilometers from the Prat airport. It has great communication to both private and public transport.

In addition to housing 16 football fields equipped with the most advanced technology in the football world, the academy also has additional facilities such as a swimming pool (recently built) and a gym for additional workouts or recovery.

Just like for our summer camps, we put a lot of effort into making our young soccer players feel at home. To do this, we offer two residences that enjoy dining rooms, study areas and leisure areas.

We offer a very defined and exclusive pedagogical method, which trains not only the physical form of our players, but also their sports and emotional intelligence as a footballer to ensure proper development and growth until their goals are met.

Alumni/Hall of Fame

Over the course of more than 40 years, it's fair to say that many students have passed through our school. It should also be noted that not only have many students participated, but many of them have also gone on to become professional soccer players.

Antiguo alumno Carlos Kameni
Carlos Kameni
Antiguo alumno Keylor Navas
Keylor Navas
Antiguo alumno Oliver Torres
Oliver Torres
Antiguo alumno Paul Mille
Paul Mille

 

Coaching Staff

For us, one of the most important aspects of a soccer player's learning process is to receive the experience of staff and coaches who know first hand the feeling, effort and passion of having achieved their goals. For this reason, we have some of the best professionals from the world of football, and who have played and taught in some of the most recognized clubs around the world.

Carlos Mendoza

Carlos Mendoza

He has played at Talleres de Córdoba and has been a technical instructor for teams such as Real Madrid and Aris Thessalonika. Currently, he is one of the most capable coaches at the Barcelona High Performance Academy.

Carlos Rivero

Carlos Rivero

He has experience playing for clubs such as Real Madrid and Boca Juniors, as well as training first division clubs, such as FC Barcelona (where he was able to train Lionel Messi himself). He is currently certified under the UEFA Pro license.

Franco Sanchirico

Francisco Sanchírico

He has coached as part of the Mexican National Team and other teams in the country. He has playing experience with clubs such as CF Atlante, CD Toluca and CF América, among others. He is currently certified under the UEFA Pro license and the Spanish Football Federation.

Selection Process

Only footballers with the most potential, passion and determination can go on to play professionally. To ensure that the training we offer is consistent with your current level, we require you to pass a trial as part of the selection process. This way, we can be certain that the experience is a real challenge for each and every player.

We offer two ways for you to be evaluated through our access trials: in person or remotely..

1. IN-PERSON ACCESS TRIAL 

You can do your entrance trial in person during the summer soccer camp in Marbella (more information here). You´ll spend two weeks training and feeling like a professional footballer, learning about the game, and polishing your technique and tactics to perfection. Meanwhile, we will analyze your level, your potential and your motivation on the field.

The in-person trial is the best way to enter the football academy, as it provides the opportunity to earn your spot at the same time as the rest of the athletes and on an even playing field. It's also the best opportunity to try out the training system and meet the coaches, who evaluate and analyze the quality/level of play. The coaches can even offer you recommendations, advice and guidelines to apply for sports scholarships for the full-time academy.

 

2. LONG-DISTANCE ACCESS TRIAL

There's also the possibility of requesting a distance test. Please note that in order to enter the academy without an in-person evaluation, you must pay the full price of the full-time program, as you will lose your right to qualify for a sports scholarship.

In addition, you´ll need to meet a series of requirements (properly accredited for verification purposes) in order to ensure that you have what it takes to be able to follow the pace and level of our school:

  • Motivation letter
  • Sports resume
  • Letter of reference
  • Footage of the athlete participating in a match

FULL-TIME ACADEMY PROGRAM PRICES

In the event that the entrance exam is done in person, the price may vary depending on whether you get a scholarship based on your abilities. The process of calculating a custom price is usually:

  • Player quality analysis.
  • Determination of the value of scholarship.
  • Acceptance of the fees and admission to the academy.

When the entrance exam hasn´t been done in person, it´ll be necessary to pay in advance the total price of the program. For more information about the fees, click here.