FC Bayern Youth Cup enters critical stage
The critical stage of the FC Bayern Youth Cup has begun! After Bayern's international coaches Klaus Augenthaler and Thomas Döllner visited the US at the start of January, the duo were joined by Egon Coordes, former assistant of Jupp Heynckes, at the FC Bayern Youth Cup Final USA from 10 to 12 February in South Carolina.
Soon after, Augenthaler and Coordes travelled to Africa for the FC Bayern Youth Cup Final Nigeria (8-11 March). Alongside the sporting and media activities, there was a visit to the German embassy with the Bundesliga trophy and club mascot Berni, as well as a public viewing event with the FC Bayern fan club.
Tournaments in China and Colombia
The FC Bayern KidsClub held two selection tournaments (17 March in Munich and 4 April in Essen) for the FC Bayern Youth Cup. The best players from the former KidsClub members will form Team KidsClub at the FC Bayern Youth Cup World Final and compete against the teams from all over the world.
Meanwhile, two other FC Bayern Youth Cups took place in China and Colombia over the weekend of 7 and 8 April. In China, the tournament took place at the campus of the FC Bayern Football School Qingdao in Shandong for the second year running. The best ten players for the world final in Munich were picked out from a total of 12 Chinese provinces.
Adolfo Valencia in attendance
In Colombia, where the FC Bayern Youth Cup was taking place for the first time, Bayern legend Adolfo 'El tren' Valencia was there to represent the club and spread awareness of the competition.
All of the FC Bayern Youth Cup winners will take place in the World Final. Since the tournament series started in 2012, teams from almost all corners of the globe have travelled to the World Final in Munich in May. This year's final will take place on Sunday 13 May at the Allianz Arena -- and entry is free! We look forward to your visit.
FC Bayern coaches in Thailand
Earlier this month, two international coaches from FC Bayern travelled to Thailand to deliver a coaching course for Thai teachers, as part of the nationwide FC Bayern level 12 course.
Lars Weichert, FC Bayern's international youth coach, was also in Asia in April. He visited the FC Bayern Football School Tsuneishi, where he ran various high-level training sessions and lessons with local players and coaches. During his visit, another big tournament took place at the school involving more than 400 players of different age groups. Again, the Bundesliga trophy and mascot Berni were also in attendance as part of the FC Bayern Trophy Tor.
Following last weekend's FC Bayern Youth Cup China, two youth coaches have stayed at the campus for another three weeks to conduct coaching courses.