For whom: U16 & U18 players
Kaptiva Sports Academy is an elite residential football academy located in Barcelona & Madrid, in Spain, that has been developing U16 and U18 players since 2012.
The academy’s main goal is to offer a top inclusive annual program to talented players from all over the world, helping them reach their full potential and improve athletic performance through a fully integrated football program.
We believe that football training, studying and living in a foreign country is an invaluable experience that helps shape young men into not only better players but also better people. The benefits of such an experience will be embedded positively into that individual.
The F.A.S.T. methodology, which stands for Football Academy System Training, has been developed over the years through Kaptiva Sports’ successful industry experience within international youth football
It provides a 360° full immersion in the methodology that creates accelerated thriving results. The team oversees the technical planning of every single drill implemented on the field. Throughout the season, the methodology is divided into various customized long-term plans composed of specific drills to reach determined objectives within the game model chosen.
Our pro football training is conducted by our UEFA Pro Coaches who provide the unique and successful football methodology F.A.S.T. allowing players to reach their full potential and their goals. KSA coaches will work on those aspects that you need to improve; individually, technically and tactically. The football training methodology implemented by our Technical Staff is based on the principles of the Spanish football methodology.
Football development staff
Head Coach U19
Head Coach U16
TOURNAMENTS: “Showcase your talent”
The international football academy allows you to compete in elite football tournaments alongside the world’s top teams providing a one of a kind experience. We know that every future pro player thrives to showcase his football talent against the best, and our club tournament program gives you the opportunity to play against the best players in Spain. You will compete at the MIC tournament, the most essential youth football tournament in the world.
What makes it eye-catching is the presence of scouts that graces the competition. Scouts from top world football club are on the lookout for the next Messi, the next Ansu Fanti, and Cristiano Ronaldo. The MIC football tournament is the perfect ending for the best year at the best development football academy in Barcelona.
FOOTBALL CLINICS: “Learn from the best”
Football clinics are another way we stand out from the other football academies out there. We understand that learning from the best is essential when trying to become a pro football player. As a result, you will attend two training clinics every year. We know the need to come out of the comfort zone, and thus training is on a national level, and the other international.
These football clinics are geared towards a first-hand training experience under top European teams. It is a beautiful experience that will help you grow and will always remember. Only a few out there measure up to what we offer under our football program
Using innovative technology, this tool allows players to visually understand their weaknesses and strengths. Giving a base to work on and improve on a daily basis, the videos are also used as a method to compare and demonstrate real level improvement.
Former players, coaches and sports professionals will offer our players an insight into the elite and highly competitive sporting world.
Guidance through which our athletes will receive nutritional counseling and education on the importance of how food and nutrition impact health and athletic performance.
The purpose of our reports is to evaluate all players’ most relevant aspects such as; technical ability and skills, tactical awareness, physical aspects, and character traits.
Regular monitoring, instruction and training of psychological skills for performance improvement.
Kaptiva Sports pro football academy is located in a small town named Sant Cugat del Vallés. Sant Cugat has become an affluent suburb of Barcelona. This town has its own train station with a direct train connection to Barcelona city center.
The KSA student residence, recently built directly on the school campus, makes it the ideal boarding school environment for our players during the season.
Built exclusively for our soccer academy, the student residence is the coexisting home of all our KSA Players. The residence is located in a safe environment to further develop players’ journeys.
The resident amenities include:
- Double Room
- Towels and Sheets
- 24/7 Security Staff
- In-Suite Bathroom
- Laundry Services
Kaptiva soccer academy believes the balance between education and athletics is essential for young players. The AESA Prep International program (i.e. accredited and NCAA Approved private college-prep school offering online educational programs for 9th through 12th-grade students) allows this balance to occur through their flexibility in adjusting, not compromising. The American curriculum is the most suitable for athletes since it’s based on credits, therefore students can plan the semesters ahead based on their sports requirements.
Created alongside the EISB (Europe International School in Barcelona) teaching staff, which are a qualified team of educators, the AESA Prep International program is a perfect arrangement the has been tailor-made for our players.
Main subjects: English, Spanish, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Chemistry,, History, Arts, and foreign languages.
European International School of Barcelona will request academic grades of the past 3 years and a letter of recommendation from the player’s current place of study.
Special request courses* (not included)
- Scholastic achievement test.
- Test of english as a foreign language
- IELTS (International, English, Language, Testing System)
- ESOL ( English for speakers of other languages)
Boris joined Kaptiva Sports Academy during the 2017-2018 season from Armernia. During the annual program, he was called up for Armenia’s U18 national team.
Hailing from Mexico, Santiago joined Kaptiva Sports Academy during the 2017-2018 season. After 4 months of hard work, a local top Spanish club recruited him for their U16 team. Santiago has since moved to Argentina after being signed to the youth ranks of River Plate
The midfielder comes to KSA during the season 2016-2017 season from California, USA to further develop his football base. Using our college placement program offered at KSA, Corey was granted an athletics scholarships for Point Saint Loma Nazarene Univ. in San Diego, California
Jose arrived at Kaptiva Sports Academy Barcelona during the 2015-2016 season from his home country of Colombia. Throughout the season KSA helped Jose develop his football base and shape him mentally and physically. The great efforts lead to being signed for the U16 team of the first division Spanish team, Girona FC.
ADMISSIONS & FEES
Original price of the (1) year-long (10 months) Football Academy in Barcelona, Spain is 41.995 €
The program starts in September and ends in June the following year.
(2) semester (6 months) Football Academy program is 29 995 EUR
The program starts in January and ends in June.
We enroll a limited number of athletes every season, so we encourage interested student-athletes to submit an application as early as possible.
All candidates must participate in a football trial that takes place:
(1) All potential KSA players are required to be evaluated by our staff, however, due to the current worldwide COVID-19 situation, we currently only offer the online evaluation
(2) during our football camp organized by Kaptiva Sports Academy
(3) or you can register for a 1-week program to take place any time during the football academy season (August - June)
Within this time, the technical staff will be analyzing the player’s technical level during the organized pro football training sessions and matches. Attitude, commitment, and passion for the game are also considered important components of prospective Kaptiva Sports Academy players.
Notification of the admission decision will be communicated with the candidate within the next 48 hours after the trial is computed. If offered admission to Kaptiva Sports Academy, a Services Agreement (SA) will be sent and must be filled out by the date indicated, together with the required financial deposit.
So, to be clear - if you would like to join the long-year football academy program -> please 1) make a booking on this page to show your interest in the year-long academy; and then 2) register for a football camp or check the box for a trial below ("Extras")
You can contact us, at Sportlane, for any assistance.