Barça Academy


We are thrilled to announce an exciting new affiliation with the Barça Academy in Casa Grande. The reputations of F.C. Barcelona (Spain) and Barça Academy are unsurpassed in world soccer and we are proud to cement this relationship in a more formal manner.
At SC del Sol we are constantly looking to innovate and create new opportunities and programs for our players and coaches. We believe that this new venture will elevate the status of SC del Sol and take our players and teams to the next level.

Barça Academy’s Technical Director coached at FC Barcelona’s youth academy in Barcelona, Spain for 14 years and Barça Academy's coaching staff has a wealth of experience playing and coaching on all levels of youth and professional soccer. SC del Sol will have access to the Barça training methodology, player clinics, and a clear pathway to the U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy for boys.
Both organizations share the same values and goals. Both are well known for a player-centered approach to coaching and training. We are confident that the synergies created will be positive for everyone associated with SC del Sol.
SC del Sol Technical Director Pete Leebrook:

“We have always had a wonderful relationship with Grande Sports World and the Barça Academy. This affiliation formalizes this relationship and provides many new opportunities for our coaches and players. F.C. Barcelona is world famous and has been unmatched in world soccer. We are delighted to be a part of their system.”
Barça Academy Director Sean McCafferty: 

“This is an incredible opportunity for both organizations. SC del Sol is one of the leaders in youth soccer in Arizona and nationwide and we respect their staff and achievements. Just like Barça Academy, their focus is on the players and on excellence in everything they do on and off the field. We feel that this is a great fit for us and are excited to get started.”

For any aspect of this affiliation please call Pete Leebrook: 602.316.5040