The Heidelberg Ball School and the BVB Evonik Football Academy are expanding their cooperation. As an official knowledge partner, the Heidelberg Ball School will also train football academy coaches in the future. The focus is on the versatile and playful teaching of general, age-appropriate and cross-sport skills. In addition, the professional exchange and scientific support will be intensified.

Heidelberg Ball School is a "Children's Sports programme for all". It helps to promote the motoric development of adolescents, from children with motoric deficits to children with recognisable sporting talent. Heidelberg Ball School was founded in 1998 by Prof. Dr. Klaus Roth from the Institute for Sport and Sports Science at the University of Heidelberg.

BVB Evonik Football Academy offers all girls and boys aged 4 to 13 a comprehensive range of courses. Training methods are based on the sporting concept of the BVB youth department, with the aim of constantly improving the players’ footballing performance. In addition to football-specific content, the coaches and trainers also teach the fun of exercise and the idea of fair play.

Torsten Sengteller, sporting director of the BVB Evonik Football Academy: "We are delighted to have Heidelberg Ball School, an expert in the field of age-appropriate teaching of cross-sporting skills, at our side. BVB Evonik Football Academy will become even more involved in the early childhood age groups in the coming years."

"With BVB Evonik Football Academy, Heidelberg Ball School is proud to now have a national and international heavyweight as a cooperation partner, whose outstanding reputation, especially in the field of youth work, will give enormous impetus to our goal of providing children with a sporting life and an active childhood. Together, we can get countless children playing in the coming years - true to our motto: Playing makes perfect!" said Tim Posawatz, Head of Cooperation & Clubs Heidelberg Ball School.