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About Us

"We focus on development without compromise."

Rui Guimarais, Founder, Barcelona California


Our Mission Statement


We at Barcelona California are dedicated to the quality development of both the player and the person.


We strive to educate and train youth in teamwork and individual excellence.  We aim to develop players and equip them with the skills necessary to advance in competitive soccer.


We take considerable pride in providing an environment that is fun, safe, and friendly, and that nutures player confidence, positive self-esteem and good sportsmanship.  Our aim is to provide a fertile environment for learning and improving the skills of players who have demonstrated the desire and potential to succeed in a more competitive setting.


We choose not to compromise development for the sake of immediate results.  Success will be measured not purely based on wins and losses, but based on improved fundamentals, skills, tactical knowledge of the game, teamwork and the ability to play in more than one position.   We believe that a focus on development without compromise, will lead to results that can be sustained in the long term.


History of the Club


The Club was founded in 2002 as the Rovers Soccer Club, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 Organization.  In 2006 the Board changed the operating name to Barcelona California, a name synonymous with success and broad based appeal in the soccer community.  We are headquartered in Calabasas, supporting teams and venues throughout the region.


Our Teams


  • Compete in Coast Soccer League (CSL) a proven gaming circuit
  • Participate in State Cup, Local and Regional Tournaments and National Competitions
  • Receive a comprehensive program of technical and tactical training from professional coaches
  • Practice and play on premium quality fields
  • Have alumni players on the training staff
  • Are supported by the Club with player scholarships to qualified members


As a Club We:


  • Conduct weekly soccer clinics
  • Host a week-long summer training camp
  • Organize Club attendance to MLS games at the StubHub Center
  • Accept deductible sponsorship contributions
  • Have developed Players who have subsequently progressed to Premier and Academy level
  • Have alumni players as winners of State Cup and many prestigious tournaments
  • Have alumni players as recipients of scholarships to college programs
  • Have alumni players who play professional soccer