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 holistically. This remarkable program transforms lives.

Program Dates

On Your Terms
We offer programs to accommodate the schedules of athletes worldwide.

  • J-Term 2025: January 2 – January 25, 2025

Ambitious Athletes Welcome

Passionate Players
Our program is ideal for teenagers who have high aspirations. Our athletes see training in Europe as an inspirational step on their journey to club, college, or professional football.

  • J Term: 12 to 18 year olds
  • Summer Camps: 12-18 year olds

Action Learning Model

A Proactive Process
We understand that learning is a process riddled with error and peppered with perseverance. With this in mind, our learning model presents dynamic challenges to be explored with commitment. We are educators first and our task is to nurture people of intelligence, skill and character.

  • Student Centered
  • Task Oriented
  • Pedagogically Sound
  • Proactive & Participatory
  • Individual Development
  • Group 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 the world’s most respected academic institutions and football academies worldwide.

Our Player Stories


Washington, USA
“In the three months I lived in Sitges I created so many friendships that will last a lifetime. I enjoyed playing with footballers who shared the same passion for the sport. TOVO is my second family and I am grateful to have been able to experience life in Spain and to play the game I love with so much support.”

Maronne joined us from Seattle and has been dedicated to learning the TOVO Principles of Play which have enhanced her vision, precision and pace. She trained intensively and demonstrated such progress that she earned an invitation to train at the world famous `La Masia ́ training facility of FC Barcelona. We were confident that she would meet the high demands and to her credit, Maronne took full advantage of this remarkable opportunity.

After leaving TOVO, Maronne was offered admission to the University of San Diego.


Washington, USA
“This program changed my life. As a result of TOVO I am on my way to start a pro career in Holland. Todd Beane is a football genius. I have learned to see the game in a way that no other coach has shown me in my 19 years as a soccer player.  The TOVO staff is a collection of knowledgeable, kind, and qualified people. The program offered me a disciplined lifestyle that supported my development as a player with the right sleeping habits, eating habits, and training habits.” 

Johnny joined us from Seattle and spent six months training at TOVO Academy Barcelona. As a result of his commitment to learning and his passion for the game, Johnny has earned a remarkable opportunity to play professional football in Europe.

After leaving TOVO, Johnny signed a professional contract with ADO Den Haag in Holland.


Arizona, USA
“TOVO is not only the place where I drastically improved my caliber of play, but also an extraordinary site for development as a human being. In addition to becoming a smarter, more intuitive player, the joy, creativity with which I play now is directly attributable to my time with TOVO and the people there. Never have I felt so at home in a place that is not my home, with people that are not directly my family.”

Sandor came to us from Sacramento Republic eager to take his game to the next level. A swift and capable player, Sandor needed to work in his decision-making and his ability to take full advantage of the best option before him. He fully embraced every training and made the type of commitment required to maximize his potential. A good student and a wonderful young man, Sandor continues to connect with his TOVO family worldwide.

Sandor was offered admission to Yale University.


Regina, Canada
“At TOVO, I felt that I became part of a family and a culture that I had not experienced before. Not only did I receive individual and group training and assessment, a tutor was on site to assist with my schooling as well. Above all, I gained a level of confidence in my ability, and I felt that I matured hugely as an individual. As a result, I was able to perform at my highest level and have been selected to play for the Mount Allison University Men’s Soccer team. To put it simply, TOVO cares. Thank you for caring for me and helping me be the best that I can be.”

Cody understood the limitations of developing himself as a soccer player in central Canada. He was motivated to see that game differently, to play the game more intelligently, and to reap the benefits of a full immersion in Spain. We guided Cody through a rigorous program so that he could realize his full potential. He is a remarkable young man and we have not doubt that he will bring to Mount Allison a maturity rarely seen in young players.

After leaving Tovo, Cody was accepted to Mount Allison University.


Portland, USA
“TOVO changed my life. The program is not one dimensional, it covers everything. I obviously became a better footballer while in Barcelona, but coach Beane forever altered the way I look at the game. He taught us how to be well rounded through cognition, competence, and character. I learned so much about life through my TOVO family and that is what I loved about my stay.”

Joey is an exceptional young man on and off the pitch. He came to TOVO to learn to about football and immersed himself completely in the culture and community. As a player who holds no physical dominance over his peers, Joey needed to understand that his best asset would be an in depth understanding of position play. To his credit, Joey took full advantage of the program and will forever be part of TOVO family.

After leaving TOVO, he returned to the Portland area and was selected to play for Region 4 ODP representing the US in a tournament in Costa Rica.

College and Pro Pathway

Amazing Results
Our players have had sensational success.

If you want to play at a higher level, European training makes a difference. Just look at where our alumni have ventured after TOVO.

National Teams & Clubs

  • US Youth National Team
  • New Zealand Youth National Team
  • Christchurch United
  • Slavia Prague
  • Ado Den Hague
  • Atlanta United
  • DC United
  • Portland Thorns
  • New England Revolution
  • Philadelphia Union
  • San Jose Earthquakes
  • Portland Timbers
  • Los Angeles FC

Colleges & Universities

  • Stanford
  • Princeton
  • Yale
  • UCLA
  • University of Washington
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Houston
  • James Madison
  • Cal Poly
  • University of San Diego
  • Claremont McKenna
  • McGill University
  • University of Denver
  • Macalester
  • Hamilton
  • Williams
  • Connecticut College
  • Gonzaga
  • Haverford

And many more…

There is no residence program in the world that has this placement success for athletes eager to excel both academically and athletically.

Our Players Represent The Best


A Barcelona Community
The coastal town of Sitges is a stunning location by the sea just south of Barcelona. Sitges is a Mediterranean fishing village historically that has now opened up its charm to international families. You will thoroughly enjoy this quaint family pueblo of cobblestone streets and sidewalk cafes.


Football on the Mediterranean
Let TOVO take you on a footballing journey to extraordinary.


  • Breakfast
  • Morning Training Session
  • Spanish Classes (Fall Term)
  • Academic Studies
  • Team Lunch
  • Training Session or Team Workshop
  • Snack
  • Academic Studies
  • Dinner
  • Lights Out


  • Breakfast
  • Social Activity
  • Lunch
  • Cultural Activity
  • Academic Studies
  • Dinner
  • Lights out

Additional Events:

  • Sitges Festivals
  • Barcelona City Tour
  • FC Barcelona Club Visits
  • Cultural Events

*Events and classes subject to change based on availability and term.

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 study programs.

Need online schooling solutions?
Email us at contact@tovoacademy.com for suggested online program providers.

Program Pricing

J-Term (1 Month): $7,250 usd

A Home Away From Home

How many young people have a chance to be fully immersed in a loving home away from home? Joining TOVO is like joining an international family.

Parent to Parent

You’re Not Alone
We are so proud to have earned the respect and the praise of parents from around the world who have entrusted their child to us. We take that responsibility to heart as we educate, supervise, and nourish your child. We do our best to create a loving home away from home.

We have many families eager to share their experience if you would like to speak with our alumni.

“This experience and environment is beyond words. You just have to come experience it for yourself. You won’t find any better!”
– Matt H.

“What is hard to express in words is the experience TOVO has provided our son to take charge of his development, where the world is his field, everyone is a teammate and confidence is the air he breathes when challenged. It is the experience which has become his compass on his journey to extraordinary.”
– Joe C.

“My son has trained with coaches from OPD, USSDA, US Soccer, and an English Premier League academy. He rated the TOVO coaches as head and shoulders above any coaching he has previously received.”
– April S.

Let’s Connect

We look forward to sharing more program details with you.