Our goal is to deliver the best, most authentic and sustainable youth programs worldwide – for beginners and experts.
Our programs equip children with the necessary “tools” to play football which combines the FC Bayern strategy of football (athletics, tactics and technique) with the lessons of our philosophy and mentality, which typifies qualities like ambition, respect, “fair play” and a strong team spirit – the traditional “mia san mia” mentality – aspects that are beneficial both on and off the pitch.
A constant knowledge exchange, the exclusive access to the FC Bayern curriculum and FC Bayern training methodologies that are taught & delivered solely by longtime and highly qualified FC Bayern youth coaches (on-site in the respective countries and in Munich) characterize all international FC Bayern youth programs.
INTERNATIONAL FC BAYERN YOUTH PROGRAMS
1 FC BAYERN YOUTH CUP
The FC Bayern Youth Cup is an international tournament series, carried out in selected countries (e.g. USA, China, India, Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Brazil, Columbia, Nigeria, Russia, Austria, Italy and Germany) in cooperation with existing FC Bayern partners. The idea is to give kids from around the world the chance to showcase their talent, including players from social disadvantaged backgrounds.
Since 2012, selection events are conducted in participating countries from 1-day tournaments to nationwide qualifiers over several months with more than 10,000 players. An FC Bayern representative will be on-site to select the respective “national team” (10 players per country, boys between 14 – 16 years of age) for the world final - a five-day training camp with FC Bayern - in Munich.
During their stay in Munich the young players from around the world will meet FC Bayern 1st team players, visit the last home game of FC Bayern’s first team in the Allianz Arena and play the final tournament in the world-famous Allianz Arena.
2 FC BAYERN FOOTBALL SCHOOLS
FC BAYERN FOOTBALL SCHOOL | USA
GPS is FC Bayern’s official youth partner in North America since 2014 – a true success story that continues to grow.
- GPS (Global Premier Soccer) operates in 23 US States & Canada with over 95,000 kids (boys & girls between 8-18 years of age) and more than 6,000 coaches
- The players and coaches are distributed among 101 soccer clubs
- The partnership consists of grassroots and elite initiatives / programs for boys and girls, ranging from camps, education workshops, training programs to showcases and tournaments
The partnership is brought to life by constant knowledge transfer, regular presence of experienced and highly-qualified FC Bayern youth coaches - both on-site in the USA and during the exchange visits for coaches and players in Munich.
FC BAYERN FOOTBALL SCHOOL | THAILAND
FC Bayern is active in Thailand with nationwide school courses – next step will be an exclusive FC Bayern Football School in Bangkok.
- FC Bayern has developed a 12 level youth player coaching program “FC Bayern 12 Level Kurs” with its partner STB (Sport Thai Bavaria) that will be taught in Thai schools
- The FC Bayern 12 Level Kurs will bring state-of-the-art football training philosophy to Thailand and improve the way of thinking, training and coaching in general
- Syllabus (age-specific and age-appropriate teaching materials and guidance) based on FC Bayern youth knowledge and youth expertise
The partnership is brought to life by constant knowledge transfer, regular presence of experienced and highly-qualified FC Bayern youth coaches - both on-site in Thailand and during the exchange visits for coaches and players in Munich.
FC BAYERN FOOTBALL SCHOOL | JAPAN – TSUNEISHI
In April 2016, FC Bayern started the first-ever FC Bayern Football School in Tsuneishi (Japan).
- The FC Bayern Football School Tsuneishi is an official Japanese football club (approved by JFA – Japan Football Association), located in the Hiroshima Prefecture, with excellent training facilities and a strong track record over the past years
- More than 65 competitions & events have been hosted on the venue, which also features an on-site accommodation for approximately 1,000 participants, so far over 45,000 participants
- So far, several players of the FC Bayern Football School Tsuneishi have been selected for national teams of Japan (currently, three players (1 boy and 2 girls) are part of the Japanese youth national squads in their respective age groups)
The partnership is brought to life by constant knowledge transfer, regular presence of experienced and highly-qualified FC Bayern youth coaches - both on-site in Japan and during the exchange visits for coaches and players in Munich.
FC BAYERN FOOTBALL SCHOOL | CHINA – QINGDAO
The first FC Bayern Football School in China was launched in Qingdao (Shandong province) in October 2016.
- The FC Bayern Football School Qingdao is located in Qingdao, a city in eastern Shandong province on the east coast of China
- Qingdao is one of the largest and most popular cities in China and is one of only five soccer cities in China
- Since 1990, the Free State of Bavaria and the Shandong province have established an academic cooperation
- First-class football facilities, including two full-size pitches, seven additional training pitches and state-of-the-art rehabilitation & physiotherapy facilities
The partnership is brought to life by constant knowledge transfer, regular presence of experienced and highly-qualified FC Bayern youth coaches - both on-site in Qingdao and during the exchange visits for coaches and players in Munich.
FC BAYERN FOOTBALL SCHOOL | CHINA – SHENZHEN
In March 2017, FC Bayern announced the next FC Bayern Football School in Shenzhen (Guandong province).
- The FC Bayern Football School Shenzhen is located in Shenzhen, a major city in Guangdong province - immediately north of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
- Shenzhen is a major financial and manufacturing center in southern China and an important hub due to its unique status (China’s first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) since 1980)
- By 2019 the new FC Bayern Football School Shenzhen facilities will be welcoming more than 1.300 students and players
The partnership is brought to life by constant knowledge transfer, regular presence of experienced and highly-qualified FC Bayern youth coaches - both on-site in Shenzhen and during the exchange visits for coaches and players in Munich.
FC BAYERN FOOTBALL SCHOOL | CHINA – TAIYUAN
In September 2018, the start of the FC Bayern Football School in Taiyuan (Shanxi Province) was announced. The opening of another FC Bayern Football School will expand the activities in the Chinese market. Through this FC Bayern not only conveys the training and youth philosophy, but also the brand and values of FC Bayern to Shanxi.
- FC Bayern Football School Taiyuan is located in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province. Shanxi Province is located in northern China, southwest of Beijing.
- With a population of 4.4 million, Taiyuan is an important industrial location in northern China and one of the most important transhipment sites for various goods due to the very rich deposits of coal.
- From 2020, FC Bayern Football School Taiyuan will be built.
The partnership with the province of Shanxi and the agency China Sports Futurity includes a continuous exchange of experience, regular and intensive presence of young talents of FC Bayern in Taiyuan as well as the supervision and training of Chinese trainers and young people in Munich. In addition, further activities of the German record champion in Shanxi Province are planned.