A spanyolok most meghívtak minket, hogy a helyszínen tekintsük meg a Barcelona létesítményeit és tanulmányozzuk a klub működését. Úgy gondoltuk, hogy megyünk tovább a megkezdett úton, és élünk a meghívással. Csütörtöktől vasárnapig leszünk kint, az edzőképzésről, szakmai tréningekről tárgyalunk. Célunk, hogy szorosabbra fűzzük az együttműküdést a világ egyik legjobb utánpótlásnevelő rendszerét működtető klubbal.
Mint megtudtuk, az utat a DLA fizeti, a pénzt pályázat útján szerezte az akadémia. A későbbiekben csak edzőkből álló delegáció is utazik majd Barcelonába.
Én is meghívlak benneteket egy láda sörre, pályázzatok az árára. Nevetséges, Kósa meg az egész brancs.
Nem küldhetnénk inkább Elemért? Akár hosszabb időre is....
Gondolom sem Szima, sem Kósa nem képzeli, hogy attól fog megjavulni az utánpótlásképzésünk, ha ők Barcelonában töltenek néhány napot. Nyilván az együttműködés egyik formája, hogy vagy mi küldünk ki reményteljes edzőpalántákat tanulni hozzájuk, vagy ők küldenek hozzáértő edzőt ide tanítani. De ezt le kell zsírozni. Én nagy lehetőséget látok ebben a kapcsolatban, bármennyire is okoskodik itt néhány frusztrált maki, a Barcában megvan a hajlandóság az együttműködésre. Csak mi ne kúrjuk el....
Még jó, hogy előre leírtam, hogy kb ki, és kb mivel fogja leütni a magas labdát :-) Mindkettőt természetesen, hiszen minden bajnoki címet vagy a zsidóknak vagy a komcsiknak köszönhetünk. Ezt spec tőled tudom, mikor egyszer hagyományteremtő céllal elemezted, hogy logikailag a Loki a magyar bajnoki csúcstartó a jogosan elnyert bajnoki címek számban.
Na lépek mert jön mindjárt a stadion szakértő és modiért kiált :-)
Bayern Munich, Germany's richest and most successful club, buys international stars (eg Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben) and top domestic talent (eg Manuel Neuer and Mario Gomez) -- but its starting lineup usually includes four or five homegrown players.
“Every time Bayern has been very successful it’s had a lot of players from its youth program,” says Director of Sport Christian Nerlinger, who himself joined FC Bayern as a 14-year-old and won league titles and the UEFA Cup with Bayern in the 1990s. “They have a special identification with the club.”
The club spends about 5 million euro ($6.5 million) a year on its youth program.
“It is not a question of budget,” says FC Bayern President Uli Hoeness. “If we need 5 million, that’s OK. If we need 7 million, we will do it. Because you cannot give a limit. You spend what is necessary. One year 4 million, next year 6 or 7 million.”
Last year, Bayern sold Munich-born Mehmet Ekici, who joined the club at age 8, to Werder Bremen for 5 million euros -- but Hoeness insists the youth program’s focus is on boosting the first team.
“We are not a selling club,” Hoeness says. “Our aim is always to invest money for players who can play for Bayern. If sometimes you can sell a player like Mehmet Ekici for 5 million – OK, that’s fantastic, it pays for one full year the academy.”
In Part 2* of our interview with Werner Kern, the head of the Bayern Munich youth program shares more details about the club’s approach to youth soccer. ...
SA: How do you want your coaches to behave on the sidelines during games?
WERNER KERN: It’s OK for them to give some instructions from the sidelines. But it should always be positive and constructive -- and it shouldn’t be constant. If it’s constant it will make the players self-conscious and nervous.
We want coaches to help, but not disturb. To be supportive, to build players up, but also to point out when they do something wrong. ...
Starting at U-14, U-15, we do video analysis with the players.
SA: What value is placed on winning at the youth level?
WERNER KERN: It’s a double-edged sword. If you want to become good, you need to learn how to win. Winning does play a role, but not winning at all costs.
You’ll find another club that has many more youth national team players than we do, because they “hire and fire.” They get physically strong players so they win -- they’re born in January or February -- they help the team win, and then they get tossed out the next season. We don’t do that.
I’m totally against cutting and recruiting at the youth level to win games. I say, we must always look, does that player have a specific potential to become a special player or doesn’t he?
Another point is also important. You always need a couple of players who are physically strong who can help the others win. It’s not only about winning, it’s about experiences of success. If you lose every game then you think, “There’s something wrong with me.” You do need to win, but not at all costs. We judge the youth teams on how they're playing soccer and on if they're ultimately producing players for our first team.
For example, at the U-15 level -- an age group where players are going through growth spurts. You’ve got really little players and ones who are like full-grown men. We support and protect the small players who might be at disadvantage but have the potential to become great players, likePhilipp Lahm [the 5-foot-7 outside back who captains Germany and Bayern].
SA: It’s a common held belief that free play, or street soccer, is a key to the development of exceptional players. …
WERNER KERN: It used to be like that – that kids would come home from school and play with friends. But the whole infrastructure has changed. There’s almost no unorganized soccer. Now the kids have a longer school day. The school is so demanding that they don’t have time play streets or in the park.
That’s what prompted us to invest in development. That’s why we coordinated with the schools that they have soccer twice a week at school.
SA: Is it a concern that kids only play supervised soccer?
WERNER KERN: That depends. I believe creativity grows out of freedom. That’s true. But we must also link creativity with the things that are necessary to play successfully. I, for instance, require that players dribble, but in offensive. We don’t want players to dribble in front of their own goal and lose the ball, but nor do we want them to boot the ball aimlessly up field.
We want them to take chances, to dare to dribble, but in the right situations. There are many small practice games that help them comprehend when to dribble and when to pass. They get many chances to dribble and to figure out the right time.
SA: What’s Bayern Munich’s playing style philosophy?
WERNER KERN: We want to play active soccer. We want to defend high and we want to possess the ball as much as possible because we believe that we learn and improve when we possess the ball a lot. When you’re chasing the ball all the time you’re not learning a lot.
You must, of course, learn the elements of defense, but we want to act not react.
SOCCER AMERICA: How does Bayern approach the youngest age groups?
WERNER KERN: Our youngest group is the “Base” group: 7-year-olds to 10-year-olds. These U-8s to U-11s play 7-v-7 on small fields.
We do not have a set goalkeeper at those age groups. We rotate goalkeepers because we know, with the back- pass rule, the goalkeeper must be a good soccer player.
We move all the players around positions, because they need defensive skills and offensive skills. The need experience in back, upfront, on the left side and the right side.
They need to learn ball technique … the fundamentals. Controlling the ball, moving with the ball. The short pass. Begin to comprehend individual tactics and within a small group.
SA: What’s the format at U-12?
WERNER KERN: They play 9-v-9. At the U-13s we move up to 11-v-11 because the new regional league begins at U-15 and they need two seasons to get used to 11-v-11. It’s questionable we should already have a regional league at U-15 because the travel can be too demanding.
SA: What’s the league play like for the younger levels?
WERNER KERN: We always play against older teams. Until U-17, Bayern’s teams always play a year up. That’s because all our players are scouted, so they should be better. And they need to be challenged.
SA: What do you look for in coaches at the youngest age groups?
WERNER KERN: With the youngest age groups, the most important for me is the personality. That they are role models and that they know how to communicate and relate to children.
And it’s also beneficial if they’re parents, because then they know how to treat children in an age-appropriate manner.
I have had great experiences with young coaches who come out of the university having studied education -- but also having a soccer-playing background is important.
SA: How does Bayern find talent?
WERNER KERN: Each age group has a scout, and we have a network of scouts. We focus first on talent in Bavaria.
SA: At what age do players join the residency?
WERNER KERN: Age 15 is the youngest we bring players into our residency, and that separates us from many other clubs.
We don’t want to take players out of their family house earlier than that. It’s important that children grow up with their families. We feel that’s crucial.
SA: How many players are in residency?
WERNER KERN: We have a dorm with 13 apartments for 13 players who live with us. That’s a small number, so the challenge for our scouts is to really pick the best.
And they have done a superb job. Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos and Holger Badstuber all lived here. SA: So the vast majority of players commute …
WERNER KERN: Yes. We have two buses that pick players up after school, one for the north and one for the south. The others generally take the train, like Thomas Mueller and Philipp Lahm did. [Mueller, 22, and Lahm, 28, both joined Bayern at age 11].
SA: What’s the turnover of players?
WERNER KERN: We only have scouted players. Players we pick. No one can come to FC Bayern and say, “I’ll play for a youth team.” And we’re constantly looking for talent. And each year, if we find better players, then the worst players must leave. We help them find new clubs.
All players are with Bayern at least one year and then we assess if they stay or are replaced.
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A Fórum otthont ad számos zárt klubfórumnak is, azok számára, akik készek az önszabályozás szellemében együtt élni ebben a virtuális közegben.