Barça Futebol Clube [ NOT AFFILATED WITH FC BARCELONA, SPAIN ], Operates under the Clubs of America Inc. as a Non-Profit Charitable organization in the United States.
The Barça Futebol Clube (formerly TAP & TASC) philosophy, founded in 1997, has produced top quality soccer players for the Collegiate, US Youth National teams system, and professional teams in the US and around the world. Operating in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC, Barça Futebol Clube focuses on talent identification and youth player development.
This unique soccer club brings elite and premier level soccer to many talented youth soccer players. During 2010 – 2012, Barça Futebol Clube joined the PB LA Barcelonista Penya in an affiliated collaboration program with FC Barcelona, Spain. During this period, Barcelona VA (the collaboration program) enjoyed a rich exchange of program development, soccer education, and a fundamental understanding of the FC Barcelona (Spain) methodology and philosophy of player development.
Barça Futebol Clube provides soccer development on a year round basis. New and innovative training methods are constantly being introduced to the players. Players are exposed to early skill development with careful attention being paid to the individual technical skills as well as tactical skills. Teams are encouraged to play at the highest levels of competition in the region and the nation. Barça FC provides other developmental programs that introduce international coaches from Europe and South America as part of player development. Players are mentored and receive training as part of the Barça FC soccer continuing education system and our teams often attend international tours to Europe and South America.