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FC Bayern youth coaches wrap up their technical visit to ten Global Premier Soccer (GPS) clubs across the U.S. this week. The trip, which comes as part of the existing partnership between FC Bayern and official youth development partner GPS, spanned from Florida to New Jersey, and included the West Coast for the first time.
“It’s been an exciting and educational year,” said FC Bayern Junior Team Operations Manager Sebastian Dremmler. “We were able to implement a number of things, including the monthly conference, two trips to the U.S. with coach training, the first Residential Cup in Maine, the expansion of the ID program, and the first FCB Tour in Munich with two GPS teams.”
Seven flights, three coach training courses, and 23 training sessions later, the FC Bayern youth coaches had plenty of positive takeaways to report. “On a whole, the player development is heading in the right direction,” said Dremmler of the progress one year into the partnership, and who is confident of the quality of players. “We’ll see some good players again in the Residential Cup and invite them back to Germany again.”
Dremmler also stressed the importance of the visits not only for the players, but also for the coaches: “It’s important for the coaches to continue to get to know us better, build trust, and convey an international FC Bayern philosophy adjusted for them. To the players of the next generation (U-9 to U-12), we convey technical elements, an understanding of the game, and fun!”
Read here to learn more about the partnership.