Bayern Munich Junior Team

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  1. Apr 29, 2012
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    is apparently the name of their youth academy. You don't hear much about it, but Bayern seem to produce some excellent players. Can anyone tell us more about it? Any lessons we can learn from their success?

    From wiki

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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    Saylon from the nubies was kind enough to PM me some info about Bayern's youth set up, so here it is:

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    Going off topic ever so slightly but still tyeing into the youth side of football. I've been thinking about Standard Liege's youth set-up too, they've had quite a few talented youngsters coming through lately and most have established themselves at good clubs.
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    Whatever happened to Dale Jennings who signed for them last year.
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    Think he was injured for 3-4 months, might be back playin now. No idea how good he is..
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    From wiki, says he has played 17 times for their 2nd side though.

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    From saylon:

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    Jennings had an ankle injury, then there was the winter break, but he's been playing. mainly as a sub.
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    The Bayern youth team has years, in which they produce real great players that not only play at Bayern Munich - and then years where there is not much substance.

    The Schweinsteiger/Lahm years produced players like Misimovic (Bosnian international with more than 60 caps), Hitzlsperger, Trochowski who have caps - and some other Bundesliga players. In 2001 the B-team had Misimovic, Alou Diarra (who got overlooked at Bayern and made his success later on) and Hargreaves in their midfield... ;)

    The 2008-10 years of the Bayern B-team seem to be similar successful. Mats Hummels, Müller, Badstuber, Kroos, Alaba, Kraft (at Hertha), Ekici (now at Bremen - still needs to show his potential) - maybe even Contento.

    The last two years were not so fruitful. Can has gotten a contract with the professionals but he will have to show that he can switch from a successful youth player into a very good professional.

    For the players that made it into the first team I think Hermann Gerland as second team coach was very important - but he currently is not at the second team but since van Gaal with the professionals. He is the one that stands more for bite and work than anyone else - that might be the most important issues for a talented youth player to turn into a successful professional - work ethic and mentality.
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    They make a lot of changes with the coaches in the summer.

    Bayern Munich bosses (Hoeness/Rummenigge/Nerlinger) aren't happy with the youth system and youth teams in the last years.
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    The U19-youth team currently is number one of the South - but yes, the recent two/three years after Badstuber, Müller, Kraft, Alaba, Contento where taken to the professionals and Ekici, Kopplin etc. and some others left for other clubs, the way from youth to professionals did not really function. And the current B-team does not seem to offer too much talent either apart from Emre Can. There is some question marks as they had a lot of injuries - like e.g. Dale Jennings who hardly could play because of that and could not really show his developments.

    The changes - some might think that they are only made to give some old players new jobs, like e.g. Mehmet Scholl who always was and is Hoeness love player and who will be coach of the B-team next year.

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    The scene is five years old - from a semi final for the German U19-championship. One current midfielder of the Bayern team passes the ball to another current midfielder of the Bayern team...

    There is three years between that goal and a golden boot at the World Cup.