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TOVO Academy Barcelona

A Footballer’s Paradise
The best way to develop talent is to immerse student-athletes in a culture that lives and breathes football so passionately. To embrace a new culture, a new language, a new way of training is to embrace learning in its entirety. Our players train, learn and excel in a way that very few student-athletes experience. This immersion program will change them forever.

Fall & Winter Sessions

On Your Terms
We offer two programs to accommodate the schedules of athletes worldwide.  Join us in September to kick off your session or choose January if that fits more conveniently into your development plan.

  • Fall Term 2019: September 15 – December 8
  • Winter Term 2020: January 5 – March 28, 2020
  • J-Term 2020: January 5 – January 31, 2020

Ambitious Athletes Welcome

Designed for Passionate Players
Our program is ideal for teenagers who have ambitions within football and beyond. TOVO athletes love training and understand the importance of personal integrity. Open to teenagers who see training in Europe as an inspirational step on their journey to club, college, or professional football. Ages 13-19.

Learn. Play. Reflect. Repeat.

A Player’s Platform
Ambitious footballers will need to understand the game like never before. They will need to train like never before. We are dedicated to a player’s pure development free of local politics or power struggles. Our program will educate athletes in ways beyond the traditional alternatives.

Promoting Learning & Joy

Talent Development Philosophy
Learning is the key to all human development. We understand the power of learning and joy and promote both with vigor. Our programs are founded upon sound pedagogical principles and based upon profound research into human development.

Action Learning Model

A Proactive Process
Learning is achieved through ambition, dedication, and resilience. With this in mind, our learning model presents dynamic challenges to be explored with commitment. Our players learn proactively and reflect respectfully. We understand that learning is a process riddled with error and peppered with perseverance. We are educators first and our task is to nurture people of great cognition, competence and character.

  • Student Centered
  • Task Oriented
  • Pedagogically Sound
  • Proactive & Participatory
  • Individualized Development
  • Collective Collaboration

Experienced Coaches

A Specialized Staff
Experienced educators and professional coaches develop our programs. We blend the latest research with a practical approach to program implementation. Our staff has led top-level projects at some of the world’s most respected academic institutions and best football academies within Europe and beyond.

Innovative Training Protocol

Our 2Par Process
To promote excellence in performance, we have developed a training protocol that effectively embeds the learning achieved. This process provides consistency and continuity as our student-athletes take acquire skills and apply that skill to real challenges. We use the TOVO 2PAR process:

  • Priming
  • Pre-flection
  • Activation
  • Activity
  • Reflection
  • Recovery

A Catalan Home

Family Style Living
The TOVO Villa is a “masia style” home where players live, eat, and train together. Our den mother takes loving care of our athletes. Our chef nourishes them. We will guide and support all players every step of the way. Each participant will feel welcome in this new home away from home and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

Sitges by the Sea

A Barcelona Community
The coastal town of Sitges is a prime location for TOVO Academy, not only because of its idyllic setting by the Mediterranean but also because of its proximity to Barcelona. Sitges is a Mediterranean fishing village historically that has now opened up its charm to international families. It remains a quaint family town and we will take full part in all this seaside village has to offer.

Academic Studies

School is in Session
Our student athletes continue their studies daily with support of our academic advisor. Students coordinate their studies with their school back home or enroll in online programs.

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Program Pricing

Fall Term: 18,750 Euros
A 5,000 Euro non-refundable deposit is required at time of acceptance to the program.

Winter Term: 18,750 Euros
A 5,000 Euro non-refundable deposit is required at time of acceptance to the program.


Let’s Connect

We look forward to sharing more program details with you.