Agreement will bring the methodology of German Giants to California
Waltham, MA, 11th January, 2016: United Futbol Club (United FC) is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Global Premier Soccer (GPS), the official North American Youth partner of FC Bayern Munich, effective immediately they will now have exclusive access to the FC Bayern Munich brand as an affiliate club.
As part of the agreement, United FC will have access to the FC Bayern curriculum & the FC Bayern Academy player development methodology. This will include interaction with the Youth Academy Staff of FC Bayern on a monthly basis, as well as annual technical visits to FC Bayern. All players will also have the honor of wearing the famed FC Bayern uniform.
Additionally, United FC will run a FC Bayern Player ID program for Boys and Girls beginning this spring to identify top talent in the Southern California area. The best players from the ID program will be selected to attend the yearly FC Bayern Residential camp coached by FC Bayern Academy staff with the best players from that camp being sent on an official trial to FC Bayern.
George Kuntz, Technical Director of United FC said:
“We are certainly excited about this cutting edge affiliate development with GPS and Bayern Munich FC. The world of soccer/football understands that Bayern Munich FC is at the pinnacle of our game as one of the most competitive clubs in the world and one of the best youth development systems.
Our United Futbol Club youth players and coaches will learn directly from this exclusive arrangement in the LA/Orange County area. From my experience there is no comparable affiliate program that provides ongoing weekly/monthly education for coaches’ development that uses the direct curriculum for the youth academy of Bayern Munich FC. It is certainly a game changer for United Futbol Club as there will not be better training of youth in the United States with this new development and the changes being made at UFC. Our Club embraces the newest age group changes from USSF and will use our curriculum to develop our players and coaches even better than has been done in the past.”
‘We are delighted to welcome United FC as an official FC Bayern Affiliate Club,’ said GPS Director of Coaching Peter Bradley. ‘From our early discussions it was clear we shared a similar approach to player development. We are confident United FC will be outstanding brand ambassadors for FC Bayern,’ said Bradley.
FC Bayern and GPS signed an agreement last November to expand FC Bayern’s footprint across the USA and bring the training methodology that produced five 2014 World Champions, to the USA. Part of this agreement is to provide unprecedented access to the FC Bayern Academy via the Affiliate Program for qualified clubs.
For more information on the FC Bayern Affiliate Program, please contact Gavin MacPhee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-891-6900 Ext. 42.
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