B-Elite Soccer

General Information

B-Elite Soccer

What

B-Elite Soccer is the best environment to live and learn true soccer thanks to the best training methodology used by the top teams in the city of Barcelona.

 

History

Our first academy was founded in Denver, Colorado in 2015 by two experienced FC Barcelona Academy Directors with the goal of delivering the best soccer training experience in the USA. In 2016, B-Elite Soccer opened new academies in Colorado Springs, Dallas and Boca Ratón and in 2017 in Houston and Palo Alto, with more locations across the US to come.

Founder

Nacho Velázquez

Nacho Velázquez

  • 20 years as entrepreneur.
  • 23 years as coach and coach director for soccer teams and clubs in Spain, including FC Barcelona.

Main Qualifications

  • Sports Technician in Soccer (Coaching Title: UEFA “A” & UEFA “B” Licenses).
  • Head Soccer Coach (Coaching Title: UEFA “PRO” License).
  • Holds the National License as a Soccer Coach by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF).

Directors

Sergio Torán (Technical Director Denver)

  • 15 years as coach and coach director for both Catalan and Spanish soccer teams and clubs, including FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol.
  • Director and coach at the youth levels of the Bahrain Football Association.
  • Project manager of the FC Barcelona schools in Morocco, responsible of for starting and implementing that club.
  • Technical Director of the FC Barcelona soccer school in Casablanca (Morocco).

Main Qualifications

  • Sports Technician in Soccer (Coaching Title: UEFA “A” & UEFA “B” Licenses).
  • Head Soccer Coach (Coaching Title: UEFA “PRO” License).
  • Holds the National License as a Soccer Coach by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF).
Héctor Galán

Héctor Galán (Technical Director Dallas)

  • 11 years as coach and coach director for both Catalan and Spanish soccer teams and clubs, including UDA Gramenet, CF Damm and FC Barcelona.
  • Director of the soccer school LAMA Football Academy of Xian (China).
  • Coached across international campuses with FC Barcelona.

Main Qualifications

  • Sports Technician in Soccer (Coaching Titles. UEFA “A” & UEFA “B” Licenses).
  • Licensed Soccer Coach by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF).
Fran Escalzo

Fran Escalzo (Technical Director Colorado Springs)

  • 10 years as a coach and coach director in soccer teams and clubs in Spain, including FC Barcelona, UDA Gramenet, CE Sant Gabriel and CE Mercantil
  • Coach on FC Barcelona international campuses.

Main Qualifications

  • UEFA “A”, UEFA “B” and UEFA “PRO” Licensed.
  • Sports Technician in Soccer (2010).
  • Higher Sports Technician specializing in Soccer (2015).
  • Licensed Soccer Coach by the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol).
Víctor Torres

Víctor Torres (Technical Director Boca Raton)

  • 11 years as a coach and coach director in soccer teams and clubs in Spain, including UDA Gramenet and FC Barcelona.
  • Coach of the Cesc Fabregas Campus.
  • Coach on the FC Barcelona campus.

Main Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sport Sciences by the University of Vic, Spain (2010).
  • Sports Technician specializing in Soccer (2014).

Kike Ribalta (Technical Director San Antonio)

  • 8 years as a coach and coach director in soccer teams and clubs in Spain including Sant Cugat Esport F.C.

Main Qualifications

  • Youth Football instructor’s from the Catalan Football Federation (CFF).
  • Sports technician in Soccer (coaching titles: UEFA “B” Licenses).
  • Holds the national license as a Soccer Coach by the Royal Spanish Football Federation ( Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF).
  • Youth Football coordinator for the Catalan Football Federation (CFF).

Manu Hernández (Technical Director Houston)

  • 6 years as coach and coach director in soccer teams and clubs in Spain, Venezuela and USA.

Main Qualifications

  • Goalkeeper Certification by Royal Andalusian Football Federation (Real Federación Andaluza de Fútbol RFAF).
  • USSF ‘C’ License.
  • Coaching Certification level I by United States Sports Academy.
  • NFHS High School National Diploma.

Carles Gil (Goalkeepers Program Director)

  • 11 years as coach and director of FC Barcelona Goalkeepers.
  • Responsible for the FC Barcelona Summer Camps in China, Italy and Finland.
  • Scouter for FC Barcelona U7 to U12.
  • Director of FC Barcelona School for U6 to U14.
  • Goaltending coach for the first FC Barcelona women’s team.
  • Technical coach (goalkeepers & players) for U7 to U14.

Main Qualifications

  • Sports Technician in Soccer (Coaching Titles. UEFA “A” & UEFA “B” Licenses).
  • Licensed Soccer Coach by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF).

Philosophy & Methodology

Barcelona Methodology

B-Elite applies the best training methodology used by the top teams in the city of Barcelona.

Players are selected according to the criteria of the Technical Department, in order to ensure that all program participants train and interact with players of the same level.

First-class technical coaching, learned from extensive experience among first-class clubs at the European level such as FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol of Barcelona is provided at B-Elite Academy.

Additionally, Best Learning Experience focuses on improving each player in a competitive training environment. Lastly, we incorporate our main training values; Respect, Effort, Commitment, Honesty, Teamwork and Solidarity to create a holistic development environment for our players.

Visiting International Coaches

Coaches visit B-Elite Academies from first-class soccer teams of Europe and South America.

International Experience

International travel provides a complementary soccer experience where teams participate in international soccer tournaments in Europe and America.

Our Players

(1994) – Atlético de Madrid (profesional – La Liga & UCL)

Oliver Torres

(1994) – RCD Espanyol (profesional – La Liga)

Pau López

(1994) – Athletic Bilbao “B” (profesional – “2nd “B”

Tarsi Aguado

(1998) – RCD Espanyol – Juv “A”

Àlex Bermejo

(1998) – Valencia CF – Juv “A”

Mariano Konyk

(2003) – FC Barcelona – Inf “A”

Pau Sanchez

(2003) – FC Barcelona – Inf “A”

Leo dos Reis

(2003) – CR Flamengo

Enzo Zaidam

Contact

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