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Joint Press Release on Behalf of Borussia Dortmund, PUMA and BVB International Academy America.

By Borussia Dorthmund, Puma and BVB International Academy America, 07/18/19, 5:15PM CDT


BVB International Academy America, a division of Youth International Academy, is proud to announce the international partnership with Borussia Dortmund and PUMA to provide the authentic BVB experience to all players ages 6-19 across the United States.  Following the player development curriculum, methodology and philosophy, coaches and players have an incredible opportunity to become part of the world renowned BVB player and coach development pathways. 

Together, Borussia Dortmund, PUMA and BVB International Academy America will work closely to bring to all our constituencies an experiential opportunity for coaches, players and families to exceed expectations with;

  • Training and curriculum
  • Collaborative coaching education and accreditation
  • Training opportunities both within the United States and in Germany
  • Training camps in the summer break at all locations of BVB International Academy across the US

“On behalf of our BVB International Academy America clubs across the United States, we are truly honored and excited to partner with the world renown brands of both Borussia Dortmund and PUMA. With both extraordinary partners committed to bringing their full scope of resources and experience and our outstanding players, coaches and families we will push player pathways, development and overall experience of youth football here in America to a new level,” Peter Brody, President, BVB International Academy America.

BVB International Academy America is honored to partner with a club so well respected and revered throughout the world. Borussia Dortmund’s impact on worldwide player development speaks to the ability of a professional club to look at a player’s potential, drive and ambition and intensify the sustainability of a player’s success globally.  Likewise, PUMA’s unwavering dedication to grassroots efforts and their investment in young players across all sports recognizes the need for brands to build more than sales, but instead to build lives.  

Completing the trinity of support, BVB International Academy America founded as a youth football club in Dallas, Texas in 2006 on three core pillars including character, quality and tradition.  The club’s growth and recognition nationally in elite leagues is attributed to their authentic and unwavering trust that a clear focus on character quality and tradition on and off the field will deliver success for their players, teams, coaches, families and communities across the United States.

BVB International Academy America is so proud to align with Borussia Dortmund and PUMA three partners with a shared sense of values and intensity. We are proud and excited to help bring the words ‘Echte Liebe’ (Real Love) and Forever Faster to life here in America.

BVB International Academy will initially launch in Texas, Kansas, Tennessee and Illinois with additional academies to be named in the future. For further information please contact Peter Brody at

“It is a big pleasure for us having the opportunity of bringing BVB to the United States. It is not simply about integrating a BVB-Logo, but it is a big commitment from our end, regular coaching-exchange programs and training sessions executed by our German BVB coaches and having the chance of bringing the American BVB players regularly to Germany. Here they will be thrilled at training in the BVB-way at our state-of-the-art academy grounds and cheering for the first team in our stadium”, Christian Diercks, head of BVB Evonik Football Academy.