November 12th, Waltham, MA, 2019; Last week was an experience of a lifetime for several GPS players and a group of GPS coaches who travelled to Munich to train with our partners FC Bayern Munich.
The trip, which took place from November 3rd to November 9th, was a fantastic opportunity for coaches to learn and be exposed to the FC Bayern philosophy and methodology while players had the fabulous experience of training with the FC Bayern youth teams at the FC Bayern campus.
The players spent the week training with the FC Bayern youth teams covering a variety of topics. In addition to on the field action they also participated in a few workshops.
All of these players earned their spot on the trip based on their performances at one of the various FC Bayern ID program events held throughout the year, primarily one of the five FC Bayern Residential Camps held throughout North America for the best 2007 and 2008 Boys and Girls players.
The FC Bayern ID Program, a club neutral program established in 2015, is geared towards discovering the most talented players with the potential to represent FC Bayern at a professional level. All ID coaches are required to follow a strict development plan that falls in line with FC Bayern’s methodology.
Coaching staff that travelled with the group participated in a three-day technical workshop lead by Sebastian Dremmler, Head of International Programming for FCB, that covered topics such as developing technique in younger players, tactical understanding of FC Bayern systems, FC Bayern Ladies Programming and Goalkeeping.
In addition to practicing at the FC Bayern Campus, players and staff were able to watch the FC Bayern methodology in action during multiple youth games at the campus’ 2,500 seater stadium and also saw FC Bayern U19s take on Olympiacos U19s in the UEFA Youth League before traveling to the Allianz Arena to see two first teams clash, a 2-0 win for Bayern.
Coaches had a special treat as their stay extended to Saturday allowing them to see one of Europe’s biggest matches, Der Klassiker, between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund which Bayern would win 4-0.
The level of access to FC Bayern facilities and staff displays the uniqueness of the most extensive European Club partnership ever seen in the USA. If you would like more information about GPS & FC Bayern partnership, please contact Tommaso Trevisan at firstname.lastname@example.org.