About Conscient Football

A pioneer in the field of football training in India, Conscient Football is the country’s largest and most reputed grassroots football training and development initiative. A trailblazer, Conscient Football was the first to bring European football training standards to the country, through an exclusive partnership with the legendary club - FC Barcelona.

Barça Academy, the club’s official football school, has since grown to coach over 30,000 young sportspeople, through 25+ centres across four cities and many more across India with their new and innovative online football training program; making it the largest football-training institution in the country. The academy’s value-oriented training focuses on the holistic development of students and on enabling them to realise their potential through guided discovery.

Conscient Football is a part of the Conscient Group known for Heritage Schools, India’s premier institutions for experiential learning and frequently ranked in the Top Three co- ed schools in the country.

Our Programs

  • Training/Coaching
  • Clinics/Camps
  • Tournament/Leagues

  • Barça Academy Delhi-NCR
  • Barça Academy Mumbai
  • Barça Academy Bengaluru
  • Barça Academy Pune
Legends such as Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Piqué achieved their superstardom after undergoing training at the Barça Academy. So can your child
Legends such as Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Piqué achieved their superstardom after undergoing training at the Barça Academy. So can your child
Legends such as Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Piqué achieved their superstardom after undergoing training at the Barça Academy. So can your child
Legends such as Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Piqué achieved their superstardom after undergoing training at the Barça Academy. So can your child

Clinics provides players an opportunity to be coached by FC Barcelona coaches at the official FC Barcelona training facilities in Spain while camps are aimed at providing players with intensive training using the Barça way.

Highlights

Camps

  • Football camps at different schools and clubs

    Non-residential summer camps

    Residential summer camps

We ensure that players participate in several tournaments during the year to boost their competitive spirit and to pit them against peers in domestic and international teams.

Coach Spotlight

  • 2005

    Played in Delhi Soccer Association A Division Football League

    2006

    National U-19 Delhi Team Football Championship

    2007

    Represented University of Delhi in various inter-university competitions

    2017

    AFC ‘C’ License in Kerala (cleared under AFC Instructor Richard Hood)

    2019

    AFC ‘B’ License Course in Punjab (cleared under AFC Instructor Mariano Dias)

    • Apoorv Damodaran

      30, Asst. Technical Director City: Bengaluru
      Experience: 5 years
  • 2004

    Represented India Under- 14 in Nepal

    2006

    Under -19 National Winners

    2009

    Represent Punjab in Under- 21 National

    2014

    AFC ‘B’ License Certificate Course

    2015

    AFC ‘A’ License Certificate Course

    • Sukhwinder Kumar

      Head Coach City: Delhi
      Experience: 10 Years
  • 2006

    Won inter Zonal Delhi state competition

    2016

    ‘D’ License certificate

    2017

    ‘C’ License certificate

    2018

    Participated in Singa Cup as a coach

    2020

    Participated in Barca Academy Cup Asia Pacific as a coach

    • Ankit Katoch

      31, Coach City: Delhi
      Experience: 7 Years
  • 2010

    Captained the U13 Maharashtra team

    2011

    Represented the U14 India team

    2014

    Played for the Maharashtra Senior Women’s team at the age of 17

    2016-17

    Captained the Mumbai University Women’s team

    2019

    Completed the AFC ‘C’ License

    • Karishma Vazirani

      22, Coach City: Mumbai
      Experience: 02 Years
  • 2006

    Played Under 19 National School Games Football Championship in 2006

    2008

    Played Under -21 National Football Championship in 2008 for Dutta Roy Trophy

    2012

    Santosh Trophy (Played in Season 2012)

    2015

    AFC ‘C’ License in Kerala 2015 (cleared under AFC Instructor Marcus Pacheco)

    2017

    AFC ‘B’ License Course in Goa 2017 (cleared under AFC Instructor Savio Medeira)

    • Shantanu Jain

      30, Asst. Technical Director City: Mumbai
      Experience: 08 Years
  • 2015

    Completed AIFF ‘D’ License

    2017

    Completed AFC ‘C’ License

    2018

    Dubai Super Cup Winner in U14 category

    2020

    Completed AFC ‘B’ Diploma

    2020

    IPSO level 1 Scout

    • Kanav

      32, Coach City: Delhi
      Experience: 05 Years

Success Stories

  • Veer Gondal Selected to Train at Cadiz FC

    BarçaAcademy Mumbai player Veer Gondal was selected to train at La Liga’s second division club Cardiz FC for four weeks in May 2020 (unfortunately postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic).

    Veer has been training with us since 2016 at our Matunga centre. He has represented Barça Academy Mumbai in various international tournaments such as the Braca Academy world Cup in Spain, the Singa Cup in Singapore, etc., which helped him unlock his true potential.

  • Ashmit Sangma Selected to play for Delhi State sub junior national team

    Barça Academy Delhi player Ashmit Sangma has been selected to play for the Delhi State sub junior national team. Ashmit has been training with us since 2016 at our Noida centre and has represented his centre at tournaments such as the Singa Cup in Singapore and Dubai Super Cup. We are truly proud of his achievements and of being a part of his journey.

  • Shrithi Kannan Best player of the tournament at HT GIFA

    Barça Academy Delhi player Shrithi Kannan was selected as the Best Player of the Tournament at HT GIFA in 2020. She has been training at our Gurugram centre since 2018 and was part of the winning team at the HT GIFA tournament in 2019. Congratulations Shrithi !

  • Taira Menon Selected to train at Chrystal Palace FC

    Taira Menon, Barça Acade my Bengaluru player, has been selected to train at Chrystal Palace FC for 10 days in 2020. She was declared the ‘Most Promising Player’ at the Malaya Aditi football tournament in 2019. She has been training at our ECC centre since February 2019 and represented her centre at the Barça Academy World Cup in Spain.

  • Husaina Malik Represented Karnataka State U-16 category

    Husaina who trains at the Koramangala centre, Barça Acade my Bengaluru, has been selected to represent Karnataka state team in the U-16 category.

    She has been training with us since February 2019 and was recently awarded the player of the match at the Fitosport Baby League. She will also be part of the next Impetus Women’s League.

  • Sattyam Kumar Awarded the best centre back at the Takshila Cup

    Barça Academy Delhi player, Sattyam Kumar, who trains at the Saket centre, has been awarded the best centre back of Takshila Cup.

    He has been training with us since 2017 and was part of the team that was first runner-up in Takshila Cup.

  • Niall Top scorer at MSSA Tournament

    Niall Goghawala, our Barça Academy Mumbai player, who trains at the Churchgate centre, was declared the top scorer of the Mumbai School Sports Association tournament.

    Niall has been training with us since 2017 and has represented his centre at several international tournaments such as BarçaAcademy World Cup, Singa Cup and Dubai Super Cup.

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Core Team

Anupama Jain

Director,
Conscient Sports

The founder partner of Conscient Sports and the force behind this extraordinary effort to bring world-class youth development to India, Anupama is also..

Rajesh Jain

Executive Director,
Conscient-Heritage Group

A seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in setting up and leading organisations across geographies — Rajesh is the Co-founder..

Kriti Jain

Associate Director,
Conscient Sports

After completing her Masters in Global Thought from Columbia University, USA and a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration..

Dhruv Arora

Business Head,
Conscient Sports

Dhruv is a sports management professional who brings with him with a decade of experience in the sports industry. He is an alumnus of the Delhi University.

Tarun Goyal

Business Head,
Conscient Sports

A founding member of Conscient Sports, Tarun brings invaluable experience of setting business processes and building teams. A graduate of Punjab Technical University, he has experience in the export business.

Latest News
February 3, 2020

Honours well spread at second edition of the Barça Academy Cup APAC in Delhi

October 30, 2019

Barça Academy continues to expand in India with a new academy in Pune

From January 2020, India will have its fourth branch of the Barça Academy project, following on from those in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore with a new school in the city of Pune. This further expansion of the FC Barcelona project in India means the country matches Japan, which also has four Barça Academies in the Asia-Pacific region, with China still leading the way with six.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • In addition to being the official football school of the legendary FC Barcelona Club and the alma mater of football luminaries such as Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Piqué, to name a few — the academy is a comprehensive learning program that offers a program for youngsters.

  • QHow are the training groups decided?

    At the first training week, the players are bifurcated in accordance to their age categories. From there on, the players are assessed and grouped based on their skill level and technical abilities to achieve the best player development out comes.

  • QIs there a specific goalkeeper training programme?

    Yes, a special goalkeeping course is programmed which is carried out by a goalkeeper coach at specific training sessions. At Barça,the goalkeeper is considered the 11th on-field player;therefore all goalkeepers also participate in field player exercises during the sessions.

  • QHow many players would a coach train in one session?

    At Barça Academy, the coach to player ratio is 1:12, i.e., at a time,a coach will work hands on with 12 players in each session.

  • QWhat is the age range of learners?

    Girls and boys between the ages of 5 to 17 are welcomed to enrol in our academy.

  • QWho are the Sports Advisors?

    A Technical Director from Spain is stationed at each city to ensure that the FCB methodology and Barça Academy curriculum are consistently implemented across all centres. The Sports Advisors are professionally licensed by the AIFF and arguably the best in the country.

  • QWhat payment options do I have and can I pay for the membership in several instalments?

    Payment can be made by either cash/cheque or online transfer. Membership payments are to be made at once upon registration. No instalment option is available. But the player can choose the membership duration as per her/his payment comfort.

  • QIs there any fee for the experience session?

    No, there is no fee for the experience session.

  • QIs there any discount available?

    Yes, we offer the following discounts:
    • Sibling discount – 10% off for the second child.
    • Early bird discount – in the lead of each season, there are early bird discount on offer for registering in advance of the season launch.
    • Girl’s child discount – to encourage girls, we offer fee concession for different cities. For more information, please contact respective city heads.

  • QCan we refund payment after start of the season ?

    Please note that this is the season long commitment; no refunds will be provided after the start of programme.

  • QAre parents allowed to stay and watch?

    The parents are welcomed to stay near the field and watch their children sweating it out on the field. A designated parents’ area is set up at all our centres to give the parents a delightful view of the ongoing training sessions and matches.

  • QDo you offer accommodation?

    No, the Barça Academy training programme does not offer any accommodation at this point.

  • QCan my child have an experience session to check if he/she likes it?

    Yes, we do offer experience session to kids willing to join our academy. Please fill in the registration form or contact the centre of interest with this enquiry and we can arrange an appropriate session for your child to attend.

  • QWill the programme improve my child’s performance on the field?

    It is our aim for every child to achieve success at her/his individual as well as a team level. Our coaching staffis specifically trained to pass on how FC Barcelona players are trained. Our specially designed coaching programmes help improve the skill levels of all children.

  • QDo you offer pick and drop facility?

    No, we do not provide any pick and drop facility. But we can guide you about a cab sharing facility with other players in your locality.

Our Locations

Barça Academy

Delhi NCR

Barça Academy

Mumbai

Barça Academy

Bengaluru

Barça Academy

Pune