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Our annual trip to Barcelona, Spain takes place every year in late March to early April.  Coaches, parents, family, friends and Fan Club members are all welcome to come along. 

Besides RT airfare, ground transportation & hotel for 7-8 days, the trip also includes many wonderful events and tours such as: Tours of FC Barcelona's facilities such as: Youth Academy training grounds, the world famous "Nou Camp" stadium, Barca's Museum, City Tour of Barcelona, Potential Viewing of 1st Team Training Session & Player Autographs, Attend a Barca Home Game,  Evening Friendlies for Partner Travel Teams, Exclusive Coaching Course for our Partner Coaches, etc., etc, etc........... Click on the following link for more info:  TRIPS‚Äč

TFA - AZ travels to Barcelona, Spain -2013

16 Rows away watching Messi score 2 Goals!

Planning and prep take nearly a year, saving for it may take longer. Spain 2013- a whirlwind of Barcelona excitement, education, and culture.  40 of our TFA - AZ players, parents, and coaches- joined our largest group ever from the Total Futbol Academy-over 100 of us!



Exciting News- Jordi Vinyals

Jordi Vinyals will be the coach of FC Barcelona’s Juvenil A squad for the next two seasons, replacing Òscar Garcia and Pep Muñoz, the coaches since 2010. Vinyals knows the blaugrana youth system well, having been formed in La Masia himself. Born in Cardedeu (Barcelona) in 1963, Jordi Vinyals was a technically gifted midfielder who played for several of theelite teams in Spanish football including Sabadell, Castelló, Betis, and Oviedo.


Read more:  http://www.totalbarca.com/2012/news/vinyals-appointed-juvenil-a-coach/#ixzz1yS4TdDyy

Barcelona Trip 2011


Our 97G Academy team recently was in Barcelona, Spain from April 2 - 11, 2011.

The team played several friendlies against various Academy's in Barcelona, including the Espanol Academy and against Barca's Academy team.  The trip also included a variety of events including: 

Tours of Barca's facilities including the world famous "Nou Camp" stadium.
Barca's Museum
Barca's Academy Facility (Ciutat Esportiva)
View 1st Team Training Session
Attend Barca's Champions League Game
Attend Barca vs. Almeria Game
Barcelona City Tours
etc., etc, etc.....Read the blogs for more......

Coach Josh's Blog

Tristen's Blog

2010 Annual Coaches Trip to Spain

April 2010:  Two of our Arizona Coaches, Greg Gonzalez (’95 Boys) and Michael Gonzalez (Director of Recreation) along with our affiliates, representing California, Virginia and Texas, attended a week long training course in Barcelona, Spain, focusing on Player Development and Training.  This course, along with their trip in December 2008, consisted of an intense program including lectures, practical sessions and the ability to observe various levels of training of FCBarcelona’s own youth Benjamin Teams, Academy Teams at the Ciutat Esportiva, their Athletic Team (B Team) and of course, attend a match, FCBarcelona vs. Deportivo at Camp Nou. 

Along with our Coaches, a U-10 Academy team from the Total Futbol Academy was also able to attend our week long adventure and enjoyed playing friendlies against FCB’s Escola, Academy and neighboring clubs.  They experienced a chance of a lifetime, finishing 3-1-1, surprising our Barcelona hosts. 

We are excited and eagerly await the implementation of the training these coaches experienced, and look forward to our Club’s continued development.


Barca Methodolgy 102 Begins!

AZ Coaches Travel To Spain

Follow our coach's (Greg, Josh, Eddie & Manny), as they travel abroad to FC Barcelona, Spain, for specialized training.

Coach Greg

Coach Josh

Coach Eddie