An award-winning, world-class training destination for youth, professional, and national teams from around the globe.

Grande Sports World is truly an athlete’s dream come true. Since opening, it has set the gold standard of excellence for youth soccer development in the country by providing coaching, facilities, professional fields, and lodging in one central location.

The vision for Grande Sports World was to establish a standard of excellence in soccer by not only building the best facilities in America, but also offering the best coaches and attracting the best players.

Students live on campus, giving them access to a great education with ASU Preparatory School, training from the best coaches in America, as well as two Barcelona coaches who are here year round.

The goal has always been to provide a standard of excellence that is unmatched.

Our location is unique, the number of staff exceeds the number of students, and we have in a nurturing environment that enables the boys to focus on what they love: soccer.

– Ron Burks
Chief Executive Officer, Grande Sports World


Grande Sports World provides an amazing opportunity for teams to take part in the beautiful location’s training environment, facilities, and amenities.

Grande Sports World has built an organization that sets the bar for excellence, winning the 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 National Championship and reaching the USSDA National Finals in 2017-2018, 2014-2015, and 2013-2014 seasons.



Grande Sports World has a history of hosting some of the best teams in the world for lacrosse, rugby, golf, baseball, and soccer by providing an all-inclusive facility for teams to stay, dine, and experience the award-winning facilities amenities.

In partnership with FC Barcelona, Grande Sports World developed Barça Residency Academy, pairing elite student-athletes with the FC Barcelona training methodology and FC Barcelona famed coaches in year-round soccer and educational program, with additional camp opportunities available. With a stellar education system provided by Arizona State University, Barça Residency Academy students collaborate, thrive, and excel both on the field and in the classroom.