Can I get information about Barça Academy Istanbul?

Barça Academy Istanbul is a football school that aims to teach football to students aged 5-12 with the philosophy and values of the Barcelona Football Club.
Barça Academy provides training to more than 6000 athletes in 23 different countries. Barça Academy Istanbul Football School was established with the permission and approval of the Turkish Football Federation as a result of the interest in the Barça Academy Istanbul Football Camps held throughout Turkey in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The trainings take place under the management of two Catalan directors affiliated with the Barcelona Football Club and with Turkish coaches who are experts in their fields.

Is Barça Academy İstanbul an official football school of FC Barcelona?

Yes, Barça Academy İstanbul trains players under the supervision of Barça Academy Football Schools, a part of FC Barcelona.

How long is the education period of Barça Academy Istanbul?

Education at Barça Academy Istanbul continues in parallel with formal education.
The First Term takes place in September – January, and the Second Term takes place in February-June.

Where are Barça Academy İstanbul Football Schools?

  • Maslak (İTÜ)
  • Anadolu Hisarı
  • Maltepe (Gülsuyu)

Is your school a boarding school?

No, we are not a boarding school.

How do players reach to the facilities?

Students reach our schools by their own means.

What kind of security precautions do you have?

Our school, which provides education with the permission and approval of the Turkish Football Federation, is located on the university campus, taking into account the safety criteria.
In addition to the existing security team, our campus supervisors and staff accompany our children during the training.

Where are the coaches from?

Trainings are led by the Catalan Project Director and Turkish football coaches.

Do the coaches have certificates?

Yes, our Catalan Project Dİrector and local coaches have football coachnig certificates.

How my kid will be able to communicate with his coach?

Just like in Professional clubs, our players communicate with out Project Director via an interpreter, or they can speak in local language with our local coaches.

What is the school capacity?

The trainings are carried out in teams of maximum 12 and each team is accompanied by 1 trainer and 1 assistant trainer.

What should I do for registration?

In order to attend Barça Academy Istanbul Football School, first of all, it is necessary to attend the trial trainings held every Saturday.
To participate in the trial training, it will be sufficient to fill out the registration form on the main page:
After filling out the Registration Form, our call center will call you and inform you about training hours and other details.
For more detailed information, you can contact our officials at 0532-5970211.

Are sibling discounts and similar discounts applied?

There are corporate discounts in line with the sibling discount and various collaborations.

Are female athletes also accepted to Barça Academy Istanbul?

Girl athletes are accepted to our academy with full scholarship.

Are there any other football schools of FC Barcelona?

No. Barça Academy Istanbul is directly affiliated with FC Barcelona and currently operates in three campuses in Istanbul.