Reds in the Community will be running a Shadow Scholarship Programme for the 18/19 academic year for the first time.
Players aged 16-19 will have the chance to compete in the National Youth League for Barnsley FC against other professional clubs.
They will train daily with Community and Academy coaches and also have access to physiotherapy, rehabilitation and gym facilities.
The Shadow Scholarship will sit at a level underneath the Academy and work closely with the club, giving late-developers a second chance at a career in professional football.
Alongside the playing aspects, they will also study on the Community’s existing and established Education programmes.
Qualifications available are level one, two and three BTEC National Diploma’s in Sport and a foundation football coaching degree.