NEW FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON!
For the upcoming 2022-23 season, Sporting Global's Barça Academy and the Pateadores Soccer Club from Southern California have develped a strategic partnership to become the Pateadores SC (Nashville) - “The Pats”.
The Pateadores are one of the premier youth clubs in the United States, and have a storied history of player development and excellence on and off the field. To date, the Pats have won 7 national championships, placed hundreds of players into college programs, developed over 50 professional players, and dozens of US National Team players.
Our two organizations have a strong alignment with our core values, the importance of community, focus on holistic player development, and preparing our players for their futures on and off the field.
Our values (Humility, Effort, Ambition, Respect and Teamwork) are our guiding principles for how we operate and achieve our goals. This strategic partnership with the Pats will further our mission of producing a positive environment for our players that is guided by values and supported by a wonderful community of families that share our values.
We will continue to excel by developing players through our values, our focus on holistic player development, and a defined playing methodology modeled after the Spanish National Federation. This methodology is delivered by professional coaches that use a positive, thought provoking coaching style. Our methodology focuses on a dynamic, possession oriented style and teaches our players how to make positive decisions to influence the game.
PLAYING PHILOSOPHY & COACHES
Our club's crest represents our history and style of play.
The swan is a symbol of the 4 founding teams in the club, and represents our style of play, which is aggressive, territorial, and graceful.
Our club has excelled through our focus on holistic player development, and our defined training methodology modeled after the Spanish National Federation.
This methodology is delivered by professional coaches that use a positive, thought provoking coaching style to help our players develop and achieve their goals.
Our staff is composed of professional coaches that hold high level USSF A & B, and UEFA Pro and A licenses. Many of our coaches also have degrees in exercise science, performance and sports psychology.