Training 

    THE Next Generation

of Stars 

THE ACADEMY

BFT ACADEMY powered by WERDER BREMEN

The BfT Academy is a program organized by Berlin Sports and SV Werder Bremen giving young soccer players (between 16-20 years old) the chance to make their dream to live and train in a professional environment in a historic club in Europe come true. Our goal consists of finding and selecting talents from North America and forming them into a team that will be developed for one season in Germany. 

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We aim to develop players for professional tryout opportunities in Europe or to promote them to college soccer in the United States or Canada. We can expose you to scouts, coaches, and in professional clubs!

LOCATION TRAINING

Unwind, Recharge, Thrive:
City Municipality of Bremen 

THE PROGRAM

Providing all the conditions for an elite club, the campus will be at your disposal, having:

2 Auditoriums

1 Conference room

2 Gymnasiums

9 Soccer fields

16 Dressing rooms

1 Dining room

1 Meeting room (with internet and games)

Technical and medical offices

accommodation

YOUR PATH TO THE NEXT LEVEL:
THE RESIDENCY 6OAKS

The team will live in a beautiful, exclusive and quiet mansion called 6oaks near the city of Bremen. The complex offers double rooms and high quality, organic and regional full-time catering. It has a large garden, a modern design and is the perfect place to focus on soccer!

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Your path to the next level: THE RESIDENCY 6OAKS

Our Process Simplified

TRAINING & MATCHES 

Professional training and friendly matches will take place close to the accomondation and at the Werder Bremen facilities. 

SPORTING & COACHING 

Experienced coaches with UEFA A or Pro Level making sure that individual goals are reached and soccer skills will be improved.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Gain intercultural experience abroad: Learn a language, make new friends, grow as a personality!

SUPPORT STAFF 

Staff supporting the players full-time including a permanent team manager and a program manager.

NUTRITION

Individualized Nutrition Plans to optimize performance, energy levels, and recovery.

NETWORKING

Chance to be scouted as a soccer player by scouts at Werder Bremen and other teams in Germany.

SOCCER PROGRAM GERMANY 2024/25

Our BfT Academy powered by Werder Bremen 2024/2025 will take place in the beautiful city of Bremen, Germany. 

1 SEPTEMBER 2024 – 30 JUNE 2025.

Join the academy!

APPLY NOW

We aim to develop players for professional tryout opportunities in Europe or to promote them to college soccer in the United States or Canada. We can expose you to scouts, coaches, and in professional clubs.

partner

The club SV WERDER BREMEN
and the BERLIN SPORTS GROUP

SV Werder Bremen is a professional football club based in Bremen, Germany. The club was founded on February 4, 1899, and it competes in the Bundesliga, which is the top tier of German football. Werder Bremen has a rich history and has won numerous domestic and international titles over the years, including the Bundesliga title and the DFB-Pokal (German Cup). The club is known for its passionate fan base and has a strong presence in German football.

The BfT Academy powered by Werder Bremen is organized by the Berlin Sports Group, a global sports consultancy based in Berlin, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal. 

Berlin Sports Group works with selected top players, take close care of their development with the mutual goal to reach the highest possible level.

Basic Facts about Werder Bremen

Main trophies

Bundesliga Championships: 4 

German Cup: 6   

European Cup: 1

FORMER PLAYERS

Josh Sargent, Rudi Völler, Diego, Paul Stalteri, Claudio Pizarro, Torsten Frings

TODAY

National team players: 7

Current transfer record: +€20.81m  

3rd most points in Bundesliga history

Basic Facts about Werder Bremen

Main trophies

Bundesliga Championships: 4 

German Cup: 6   

European Cup: 1

FORMER PLAYERS

Josh Sargent, Rudi Völler, Diego, Paul Stalteri, Claudio Pizarro, Torsten Frings

TODAY

National team players: 7

Current transfer record: +€20.81m  

3rd most points in Bundesliga history

To make sure that all participants enjoy the stay and develop their sporting and personal skills, we aim for:

Experienced coaches with UEFA A or Pro Level

Staff supporting the players full-time including a permanent team manager and a project manager

Improve soccer skills      

Making sure that individual goals are reached 

Intercultural experience abroad

Learn a language, make new friends, grow as a personality

Chance to be scouted as a soccer player by scouts at Werder Bremen and other teams

benefits

GET CLOSER TO YOUR GOALS

Our goal consists of finding and selecting the rarest football talents in the world from several countries to bring them to Europe and to put them together in a team that will be trained for 10 months under professional conditions. 

Be one of 22 players and get the lifetime opportunity in this exclusive program to improve your skills rapidly and show your talent!

timetable

Schedule Overview

Our expert board of directors is supported by an international team with top-tier backgrounds in sport, finance, consulting and law.

academy program

germany

2025/2026

dates

June 2025

vacancy

20 spots available

APPLY NOW*

ACADEMY program

Germany

2024/2025

 

dates

September 2024 – June 2025

vacancy

20 spots available

APPLY NOW*

ACADEMY program

Portugal

2024/2025

dates

June 2025

vacancy

20 spots available

APPLY NOW*

*Application requirements: Schengen Visa for 1 year OR no visa required; group: 17-20; sufficient sporting level (relevant footage must be provided)

Programs and Fees

Join us!

Our expert board of directors is supported by an international team with top-tier backgrounds in sport, finance, consulting and law.

  • Germany 
2025/2026
    September 2025 to June 2026
    $80,000*
    • Three to four club training days per week
    • Player progress reports
    • Weekly video analysis sessions
    • Stress and medical test upon arrival
    • Accommodation in ensuite double room
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner
    • Room cleaning service once a week
    • Laundry Service
    • German language classes
  • Germany 
2024/2025
    September 2024 to June 2025
    $80,000*
    • Three to four club training days per week
    • Player progress reports
    • Weekly video analysis sessions
    • Stress and medical test upon arrival
    • Accommodation in ensuite double room
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner
    • Room cleaning service once a week
    • Laundry Service
    • German language classes
  • Portugal 
2024/2025
    September 2024 to June 2025
    $80,000*
    • Three to four club training days per week
    • Player progress reports
    • Weekly video analysis sessions
    • Stress and medical test upon arrival
    • Accommodation in ensuite double room
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner
    • Room cleaning service once a week
    • Laundry Service
    • Portuguese language classes
  • Germany 
2025/2026
    September 2025 to June 2026
    $80,000*
    • Three to four club training days per week
    • Player progress reports
    • Weekly video analysis sessions
    • Stress and medical test upon arrival
    • Accommodation in ensuite double room
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner
    • Room cleaning service once a week
    • Laundry Service
    • German language classes
  • Germany 
2024/2025
    September 2024 to June 2025
    $80,000*
    • Three to four club training days per week
    • Player progress reports
    • Weekly video analysis sessions
    • Stress and medical test upon arrival
    • Accommodation in ensuite double room
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner
    • Room cleaning service once a week
    • Laundry Service
    • German language classes
  • Portugal 
2024/2025
    September 2024 to June 2025
    $80,000*
    • Three to four club training days per week
    • Player progress reports
    • Weekly video analysis sessions
    • Stress and medical test upon arrival
    • Accommodation in ensuite double room
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner
    • Room cleaning service once a week
    • Laundry Service
    • Portuguese language classes
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ACADEMY GERMANY 2025/2026
ACADEMY Portugal 2024/2025

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  • Germany 
2024/2025
    September 2024 to June 2025
    $80,000*
    • Three to four club training days per week
    • Player progress reports
    • Weekly video analysis sessions
    • Stress and medical test upon arrival
    • Accommodation in ensuite double room
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner
    • Room cleaning service once a week
    • Laundry Service
    • German language classes

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Still have doubts? 

If you have any specific questions or need assistance with a particular topic, feel free to ask, and our representatives will provide the information you’re looking for. Please feel free to call us or shoot us an email via the fom below.

  • Dr. Georg Froese

    Berlin Sports Group, CEO
  • Jan-Claas Alexander

    SV Werder Bremen, Academy Director
  • Albrecht Eggert

    BfT Academy, Program Manager
  • Kerstin Reinecke

    BfT Academy, Program assistant
  • Paolo Zambrano

    BfT Academy, Representative for North America

SV Werder Bremen is a professional football club based in Bremen, Germany. The club was founded on February 4, 1899, and it competes in the Bundesliga, which is the top tier of German football. Werder Bremen has a rich history and has won numerous domestic and international titles over the years, including the Bundesliga title and the DFB-Pokal (German Cup). The club is known for its passionate fan base and has a strong presence in German football.

The BfT Academy powered by Werder Bremen is organized by the Berlin Sports Group, a global sports consultancy based in Berlin, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal. 

Berlin Sports Group works with selected top players, take close care of their development with the mutual goal to reach the highest possible level.

Basic Facts about Werder Bremen

Main trophies

Bundesliga Championships: 4 

German Cup: 6   

European Cup: 1

FORMER PLAYERS

Josh Sargent, Rudi Völler, Diego, Paul Stalteri, Claudio Pizarro, Torsten Frings

TODAY

National team players: 7

Current transfer record: +€20.81m  

3rd most points in Bundesliga history