A Message From Our Founder
Sometimes you need the perfect storm to bring all elements of innovation together. That has been the case with TOVO Academy Barcelona.
TOVO is a concept conceived while working 14 years with Johan Cruyff and a calling I could no longer ignore. TOVO Academy is founded upon my years as a professional footballer, coach, professor and father of six children. But more than this, TOVO Academy is about fulfilling a driving ambition to offer an experience that will transform lives for the better.
I have long believed that maximizing potential requires rethinking talent development. Therefore, I set out to find the ideal place for footballers and coaches to transform themselves on and off the training pitch. Our programs combine all the components required to ignite positive holistic development.
TOVO Academy Barcelona is a footballer’s dream. Training with full commitment requires a passion for the game. Immersing oneself in another culture requires a willingness to embrace the unknown. Developing one’s mind requires a commitment to lifelong learning. We built this academy for those who are inspired to improve and excel in all aspects of life.
Todd Beane — Founder of TOVO Academy Barcelona
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
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 new home away from home and our parents form part of this alumni network. If you would like to speak directly to other parents who have made this commitment then we have many parents awaiting your call.
“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.
“TOVO provided a unique blend of family style living and support with the best available soccer wisdom and training. We are profoundly grateful. We appreciate all of the TOVO support for our son.”
– Susanna R.
“TOVO’s attention to the individual and dedication to his process has created a life enhancing experience our son will treasure forever.”
– Tamsin G.
“This experience and environment is beyond words. You just have to come experience it for yourself. You won’t find any better!”
– Matt H.
We look forward to sharing more program details with you.