XVAcademy was born to give more hours of football to the players in a controlled environment and professional coaches. The player’s development is based on the amount of hours invested practicing football and unfortunately, because of the weather, pitches and the coach to player ratio most of the times the hours training are not enough to keep the players happy and make sure they reach their potential.
What XVAcademy is looking for is to go a bit further and give a unique service to the players, investing a lot of resources to make sure they live the best experience possible and the best coaching for every individual player every time they get the pitch to start a session.
At the football level but also in terms of equipment and technology, the XVAcademy want the players to experience something totally different, feeling him/herself as a professional player every training session.
The method is based on a constant innovation, researching new methodologies to improve the techniques we are using and the need to give a better experience to the players every session. This is the commitment we have with all our members.
The only thing we ask of our players is to have the same passion for football we have and show this passion in every play, in the sessions. The rest is our job.
Xavi Vázquez is the founder and head coach of XVAcademy. He started his journey as a coach in 2005 in Spain and has been coaching since then.
Xavi has coached all age groups, from U4s right through to U19s, he also has experience with Senior teams. He arrived to Galway City in 2018 and started coaching in the Galway United Academy, thanks to Johnny Glynn.
In the last 5 years, Xavi has worked with a host of different football clubs around County Galway, including Knocknacarra FC, Craughwell United, Galway Bohemians and Barna Furbo FC to name but a few.
At the same time, Xavi was coaching in the Galway United Academy, as a U13s coach and then two seasons as an U14s manager. In 2021, he lead the Galway United U14s on to to win the National League beating Shamrock Rovers 2-0 in the final. In 2022, the U14s were the runners up after being defeated in the National Cup final against Shamrock Rovers (1-0).
Xavi also has experience in high performance football academies in Spain where he was Head Coach in the academy year and the summer camps. In these academies, Xavi coaches top quality players from some of the best clubs in Catalonia, including FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol and Girona FC.
To finish with his football experience, he has done 2 football camps in Anantapur, India with the NGO Foundation Vicente Ferrer and his home club, CF Santvicentí, as a Head Coach. The camps in India in 2014 and 2015, was an experience will stick with him for ever more.