GPS coaches visit Munich
18 coaches from FC Bayern official youth development partner Global Premier Soccer (GPS) visited Munich this past week from November 3-8. The visit comes as part of the partnership between the German record champions and one of the biggest youth soccer organizations of the U.S.
Sebastian Dremmler, junior team operations manager and U-15 head coach, led the extensive training course based on the FC Bayern Munich youth development curriculum. In addition to the daily courses and meetings at Säbener Straße, the coaches attended the junior teams' training sessions and games.
Additionally, the guests from the U.S. were invited to attend the FC Bayern first team's training session on Thursday. The visit to the training session ended with a special meet & greet with Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola and a number of players. On Saturday, the coaches concluded their stay in Munich with a trip to the Allianz Arena to watch the Bundesliga encounter between FC Bayern and VfB Stuttgart.
GPS is comprised of almost 100 affiliates, consisting of more than 70,000 youth players from levels U-9 through U-18 across 14 states. In addition to the camps in the U.S. conducted by coaches from the FC Bayern junior teams, the partnership also includes a permanent knowledge transfer through frequent conference calls. Furthermore, GPS players are invited on a regular basis to Munich for a chance to train with the FC Bayern junior teams.