Villarreal Academy is a project that allows Villarreal CF to develop football players and have a positive impact in communities all over the world. The Yellow Submarine family is continuously growing internationally through its proud partnerships and affiliations with football academies and schools in different continents. All for the love of the game.
At Villarreal CF, our main aim is to develop players to reach their full potential as footballers and people, on and off the pitch. Our club’s unique methodology is the engine for this development and is centred around the most important thing to us: the player. We believe that by educating players to understand the game, be independent and responsible, as well as instilling good values in them, they can be the best players they can be.
This is our expertise. This is what we’re good at. This is what we want our players to experience all over the world. This is Villarreal Academy.
OFFICIAL PARTNER ACADEMIES
Villarreal Virginia Academy
Villarreal Virginia Academy (VIVA) is an official partner academy of Villarreal CF located in Annandale, Virginia, USA. Commonly known as VIVA, the academy in the Northern Virginia-Washington DC area has over 600 players that represent their boys’ and girls’ programs, ranging from U6 through to U19. VIVA is characterized by the academy’s positive impact in the community as it offers a positive learning environment that delivers on-going player development and prepares players for success on the soccer field and in life.
VIVA are committed to the Villarreal CF methodology with on-site staff and guidance from Villarreal CF to develop players to reach their maximum potential in a professional, fun and challenging environment, as well as instilling in them key sporting values such as teamwork, effort, discipline, respect and a healthy lifestyle.
Villarreal Nebraska Academy
Villarreal Nebraska Academy (VNA) is an official partner academy of Villarreal CF based in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The academy boasts over 300 players, with 20 outdoor teams and 19 futsal sides. Male and female players are split into age groups as young as U4, known as ‘minis’, all the way through U19.
Our partner academy in the Midwest focuses on each individual player and making them “good people”, which is their main goal from day one. VNA aims to develop players to have good values, be intelligent and to be able to think for themselves on the field.
Villarreal Force Academy
Villarreal Force Academy is an official partner academy of Villarreal CF based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. The academy has male and female players, from U7 to U19 age level.
Force’s mission is to facilitate the growth and development of soccer in and around Fayetteville. They promote the value of playing and participating in soccer as a lifetime sport, while also teaching the value of sportsmanship and working in a team. It works in association with the Fayetteville Soccer Club to work in the Cumberland County area.
Villarreal NY Bolaños Academy
Villarreal NY Bolaños Academy is an official partner academy of Villarreal CF located in Queens, New York, USA. The academy has male and female players, from U8 to U19s.
It started as Bolaños Soccer Academy more than 25 years ago, before partnering with Villarreal CF in 2019. Its mission is to develop players and provide them with the necessary tools to maintain a high level of performance in a multicultural soccer community.
Villarreal North Texas Academy
Villarreal North Texas Academy (VNTX) is an official partner academy of Villarreal CF based in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The academy, which has programs for boys and girls ranging from U6 to U16, aims to have a positive impact in the community, by offering outstanding soccer growth opportunities and personal development so players can reach their maximum potential.
VNTX provide a first-class soccer experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and instil sporting values and provide life lessons to ensure young players thrive not only on the field, but off it too thanks to their family-driven, player-centered approach.
O Byung Ear Academy
O Byung Ear (OBE) is an official partner academy of Villarreal CF located in Seoul, South Korea. This top-level football academy offers both amateur and elite programs to give players of all abilities the opportunity to play soccer.
OBE aims to create an age-specific system for the development of both youth and adult players. The Seoul-based academy’s main goal is to create a system that propels the development of their players to compete at the highest level of the game in Europe.
Incheon Football Academy
Incheon Football Academy (IFA) is an official partner academy of Villarreal CF based in Incheon, South Korea. The academy has programs for amateur players who want to enjoy playing football recreationally and elite players who aim to become professional footballers.
Through their cooperation with the city of Incheon, IFA has indoor and outdoor facilities available to be able to train and play all year round. The Incheon-based academy boasts professional coaches licenced by the Korean Football Association and is always looking to improve their capabilities. IFA’s mission is to create an atmosphere for players to enjoy football, which will not only help them enhance their development, but also the development of Korean football worldwide.
OFFICIAL AFFILIATE SCHOOLS
World Star Soccer School
World Star Soccer School (WSSS) is an official affiliate school of Villarreal CF based in Paramus, New Jersey, USA. WSSS is unique in that it offers developmental soccer instruction and training for youth soccer players of all ages and skill levels based in the New York Metro area.
Our select affiliate school in the Northeast centers their programs on the renowned Villarreal CF methodology. The soccer school’s core values are the development of well-rounded, autonomous players on the field and personal growth off the field. The structure of the programs at WSSS are focused on player development through a schooling format to suit all players and soccer organizations with introductory and progressive curriculums, designed to not only help each player reach his or her maximum potential, but to go beyond it.
Kashima Academy is an official affiliate school of Villarreal CF based in Kashima, Japan. The elite Japanese football academy has had a long-term relationship with Villarreal, with their U19 team often visiting Villarreal for training camps and friendly matches. There are approximately 250 players at Kashima Academy, ranging from six to 18 years of age, both male and female.
The philosophy of Kashima Academy is to help players grow, be responsible and be good people, both on the pitch and also in their future academic and professional careers. Our Japanese partners aim to really get to know their players to be able to give personalized attention and guidance to each one. Kashima Academy understands that winning is an important motivation for all athletes, but this should not overshadow their obligation to educate their players as people, so in the future they can become valuable members in different fields in Japanese society and worldwide.