Borussia Dortmund enjoys an impressive global reputation, and BVB's outstanding youth development has long since benefited international clubs, schools and universities.
The multiple-time German youth champions develop top talents at the highest level and make them the very best they can be – on and off the field! BVB supports its international partners in this process not only when it comes to the sporting aspects, but also by imparting several important social values!
That is something that not only our partners, but also international groups who come to Dortmund, can experience first-hand. An intense football experience 200 meters next to the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK awaits you!
Dortmund Soccer Academy - Japan
Since January 2018, the BVB Evonik Football Academy has been working with the DSA in Japan across 45 locations, with a BVB representative (coach) on site.
The DSA has 20 employees, with 15 full-time coaches, two part-time coaches and two office workers. The headquarters are located in Nagoya. In total, over 600 pupils are trained by the DSA in Japan.
The cooperation between BVB and the German school has been "semi-official" since summer 2018. Here, however, the BVB tasks are carried out by Academia Borussia, which has been cooperating with the club since it was founded in 2016. A permanent BVB representative from Germany has been on site since August 2019
Since summer 2018, the BVB Evonik Football Academy cooperates with the German school in Shanghai with two locations and a BVB representative (coach) on-site. The German School Shanghai is an official technical partner of the BVB Evonik Football Academy. In total, more than 200 students between 3-18 years train and play according to the BVB-youth philosophy. Besides the technical and tactical education, a huge factor lies on the devolepment of social values including the BVB-groundrules, which are mandatory for every student.
The BVB representative conducts regular coaching seminars to ensure the quality of the BVB-education. In order to honor the cooperation, the students wear BVB-shirts in different Shanghai football leagues. Additionally yearly BVB-camps and a BVB-schoolshop bring the black and yellow feeling to Shanghai.
German School, Hongqiao (first location) German School, Yangpu (second location)
Name: Marius Lorenz Position: Team Lead (Football)
Together with our partners, the Youth Soccer International Academy and PUMA, BVB started the BVB International Academy on 1 July 2019. With ten training centres, predominantly in the South, BVB is reacting to the growing demand and interest in soccer in the US.
The BVB International Academy provides an authentic BVB experience and gives a comprehensive insight into the professional football environment. It is an exciting opportunity for young players between the age of four and 19 to train like Mario Goetze, Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna.
BVB pours all of its knowledge and experience in the areas of training and coaching methodology into this partnership to support young and talented players on their way to becoming professional football players.
BVB International Academy Texas
El Paso / Borderland
BVB International Academy Great Plains
BVB International Academy Illinois
BVB International Academy Washington
BVB International Academy Miami
BVB International Academy Pittsburgh
BVB International Academy Waterloo
BVB International Academy Arizona
BVB International Academy West Virginia
BVB International Academy Louisiana
BVB International Academy West Colorado
Peter Brody: Chief Executive Officer BVB International Academy America
Nancy Lane: Director of Communication and Administration Dru Wright: Director of Soccer Development, College Program Director
Official Club Partner of Borussia Dortmund in Australia
Based in Sydney
We send youth coaches to Sydney regularly in order to hold training sessions and coached workshops to develop the youth system of Club Marconi
Training sessions with BVB coaches in Sydney to make the BVB experience accessible to various performance levels and age groups
Opportunity for the Marconi youth team to come to Dortmund and experience the whole BVB world with training sessions at the BVB Football Academy, attend a BVB home game in SIP, exclusive stadium tour and an exciting Black and Yellow cultural programme
Together with Club Marconi youth coaches, we identify and select extraordinary young talent from Club Marconi to go to Dortmund and have a trial in our youth academy team for a couple of weeks
Official Club Partner of Borussia Dortmund in Thailand
Located in Bangkok (HQ) and Buriram (Academy)
We regularly send youth coaches to Thailand to hold training sessions and grassroots programmes with Buriram United and their partners
Every year, we welcome teams and groups from Buriram United to Dortmund for a holistic Black and Yellow football experience including e.g. training sessions at the BVB Football Academy and a BVB home game in SIP.
We identify and select top players in cooperation with Buriram and their partners and give them the opportunity to have a trial at the BVB Football Academy and a Black and Yellow football experience including a visit to the stadium for a BVB home game, an exclusive stadium tour and an exciting Black and Yellow cultural programme
BVB player Łukasz Piszczek established his own foundation on 4 December 2017. The goals of the foundation include in particular targeted, age-appropriate sports for children and young people, as well as the promotion of an active and healthy lifestyle. The foundation operates its own football academy, which is located in the city of Goczałkowice-Zdrój in a purpose-built, modern sports centre that is scheduled to start operating in 2019.
The aim of the football academy is to provide the best possible football training in Poland for children and young people between the ages of four and 19. In addition to football, the academy students are to receive comprehensive support in all areas (including language classes, nutritional workshops, etc.).
Borussia Dortmund supports the foundation and the establishment of the football academy with expertise, as well as name and logo usage rights. In return, the foundation runs non-commercial courses (and as far as legally possible) commercial vacation courses on behalf of BVB in Poland on a non-exclusive basis.
Location Goczalkowice – Zdroj
Infrastructure: the sports centre is located approx. 40 km from Katowice in a tourist and recreation area. Around 2.5 million people live in the Katowice region. The sports centre is owned by the Łukasz Piszczek Foundation and is located on a site leased by the foundation for 30 years. The entire site is currently being modernised. According to phase I of the plans, the facility will initially include two hybrid pitches and a small artificial turf pitch, two seating stands for 300 spectators each, as well as a building with six changing rooms, office space for at least ten employees, a training room for 30 people, a physio or rehabilitation area and showers.