The FCBEscola Vancouver is the first FC Barcelona Academy in Canada. Its aim is to teach Canadian players the basic concepts of football in line with the FC Barcelona methodology.

All aspects of our academy, including the technical development, coaching staff, training routines, and personal growth will be aligned with the FC Barcelona methodology which has brought so much success to the club in the recent years. The players will train under the same vision, mission and focus as the club’s youth teams. The FC Barcelona philosophy will be implemented on all the features of our program.Bringing this academy to Toronto is a milestone in the ever growing football culture present in the country and we hope to contribute to the development of the sport by introducing players to our particular style of play which has become an essential piece of the club’s identity.

Our aim is to teach the players the concepts of football encompassed in the FC Barcelona methodology in order for them to be able to deal successfully with sporting challenges in the future, while also transmitting the values that are so representative of FC Barcelona such as tolerance, respect, solidarity, friendship, fair play, integration, commitment, effort and happiness.


Our development will empower them to successfully overcome future sporting challenges while simultaneously instilling the personal values which are so representative of FC Barcelona such as tolerance, respect, solidarity, friendship, fair play, integration, effort and happiness.



Alex Accensi

Project Director

We are glad to announce our technical director, Alex Accensi.

Alex studies include the following:

-Degree in Sport Science
-Master Degree in Soccer Fitness training
-Coaching License Level 3 RFEF (equivalent to UEFA PRO)

And has learned how to implement it with good experiences:

-FCBEscola Barcelona and FCBEscola Warsaw Projects
-Scout for Aspire Football Dreams in Central and South America
-Pogoñ Siedlce fitness coach (Poland 1st Division)


The programs are structured to ensure that every coach plays a close role in each player’s development and the training sessions encourage a high degree of participation. As a result each team is composed by a maximum of 12 players.

The FCBEscola Vancouver employs the same training methods used by the youth teams at the Club, which consist of a group of progressive and interrelated exercises, adapted to each training level or stage.

The FCBEscola Vancouver consists of different training phases according to the different age groups and a supplementary skill based program (Tecnificació):