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Develop elite sports and promote the game

From the U8 side to the U19s, 11 teams play in the youth department of 1.FC Union Berlin. Since June 2002, the club has operated as a fully-licenced youth centre of excellence in accordance with the guidelines of the German Football League (DFL), with the aim of creating the optimum development conditions for young footballers.

Training is carried out in accordance with Union's overall concept, a long-term, age-appropriate performance plan. Clear learning objectives are formulated for all age groups in relation to their respective development phases.

The structures that look after the training of youth players - traditionally given a high priority by the club - have grown considerably. Union boasts an excellent network of important partners such as the Football Cooperative Berlin amongst many others. A large number of our players attend Flatow High School from the 7th year onwards. As an elite sport and football school, Flatow is ideally suited to the demands of competitive sports training and, in addition to their football, enables our players to receive optimum academic support.

In addition to comprehensive medical care, particularly through cooperation with the Unfall-Krankenhaus-Berlin, the club offers their players the opportunity to complete their homework and take part in tutoring or remedial lessons at the specially set up learning centre.

We want to make it possible for as many young footballers as possible to become professional players. In our knowledge of both the tremendous opportunities and their inherent dangers, we pay attention to the dual challenges of competitive sport and school.

Janek Kampa

Head of the Youth Academy

Contact to Academy

Bruno-Bürgel-Weg 63
12439 Berlin

Invoice Address
An der Wuhlheide 263
12555 Berlin

+49 (0) 30 - 65 66 88 82


Opening Times

Monday - Friday
09 - 16