TOVO Academy alumni Hayden S. from California has signed with FC Barcelona's new academy in Arizona, USA.
Hayden joined TOVO in the Spring of 2017 with current TOVO Residential Program teammate Sandor P. from Sacramento. Hayden impressed the TOVO staff leading to him being placed with a top level local Catalan U16 team.
Hayden will be the youngest (15) on the FC Barcelona Arizona U17 team, but Hayden is more than up for the challenge. “My ultimate goal is to play for FC Barcelona's first team and this puts me one step closer, I never looked at myself like I was special. I saw myself as someone who had to work to be the player I am today. I had the same dream as everybody else. It’s my dedication and hunger for the game (that separates me). That comes from watching professionals play. That comes from my uncle and dad.” said Hayden.
TOVO Founder Todd Beane expressed his delight with Hayden´s new step in his footballing career "We could not be more proud of Hayden. At TOVO Academy, we worked with Hayden on a few elements of his game that we believed would lead to greater success for him. His commitment is paying off now and all advancements he makes in the game will be a credit to his determination and his willingness to learn. He is a wonderful young man and we wish him luck."
The TOVO Academy Barcelona residence program will start their next term this upcoming September. Several players ages 13 to 19 from the USA and Canada are already committed and are looking to make their own success stories like Hayden´s. The residence program provides scouting evaluation, catalan club training, individual movement and physical training as well as pro & college counseling to help these players achieve their goals of playing with top academies around the world or with professional clubs worldwide.
For more information regarding the TOVO Academy Barcelona residence program go to: http://tovoacademy.com/youth-residence-program/