Katapult Sports closes the deal between FC Barcelona and Grande Sports Academy
Katapult Sports was the agency in charge of negotiating the deal between FC Barcelona and Grande Sports Academy in Arizona, USA. Both Parties will partner to create the Barça Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona. This deal is pioneer in its kind, and will reinforce the expansion plans of FCB in the US.
Grande Sports Academy is one of the top USSDA Academies in the USA and it will the first one to have one of the top professional football teams in the world providing full-time coaches in a high-quality training, educational, and residential environment in the US. Every Grande Sports Academy graduate has signed a professional contract or earned a US college scholarship.
FCB, one of the most iconic brands in sports, will bring all the methodology, coaching techniques and core values it uses at its own youth academy, La Masía, to Arizona. La Masía is generally recognized throughout the world as the most successful youth football development programme in professional football.