FC Bay Area Barcelona is an elite soccer club located in South San Jose / Almaden Valley. Since its founding in 2013, Bay Area Barcelona has established an advanced training environment for players who are ready and committed to challenging themselves to new levels of competitive play and a program which prides itself on the number of players it has advanced into elite identification programs like NorCal’s PDP (Player Development Program), National Premier League, ODP (Olympic Development Program, ID2 National Identification Program, US Training Center and USSDA Academy, specifically the San Jose Earthquake’s MLS US Development Academy. Our staff are highly licensed professional coaches with professional playing experience. We have staff that have played and studied in Spain with FC Barcelona, Portugal, England, Scotland, Norway and the USA.
FC Bay Area Barcelona is led by Coach Mark Christie and Coach Paul Monteith. Both coaches have a vast experience playing the beautiful game and the coaching credentials that allow them to coach at the USSDA level. Both Mark Christie and Paul Monteith coach for the San Jose Earthquakes and have solidified a direct development path for players who wish to play at the highest level.
We believe in the individual player. Young players should be allowed to express their personality on the field and discover solutions on their own with tactical guidance. We are a competitive soccer club that is current in modern soccer and always improving our development schemes. Throughout the club our playing style is the same. We want to keep possession of the ball and teach children to be comfortable with the ball in any situation. We want to make smart individuals who can make good and quick decisions. There are many aspects we focus on; nutrition, technique, intelligence, social and physicality and these all come into play as a youth athlete is growing.