Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 e. V., commonly known as VfB Stuttgart, is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. The club competes in the Bundesliga, the top flight of German football.
VfB Stuttgart Youth Development System
VfB Stuttgard Academy
The VfB stands for sustainably successful youth work. Currently, more than 100 players who have been trained for more than three years or more in the club’s youth teams are active in the highest professional leagues in Europe – including players like Sami Khedira, Antonio Rüdiger, Joshua Kimmich, Bernd Leno, Timo Werner, Sebastian Rudy, Serge Gnabry or Timo Baumgartl. With ten A-Juniors and seven B-Juniors championships, VfB Stuttgart is the German record champion.
The association is making great efforts to ensure that this remains the case in the future. The promotion of the professionals of tomorrow comprises three areas that are equally weighted and optimally interlinked: sports training, school / professional training and personal development.
Our training philosophy
- In the basic area, we observe and support a large number of talents and train them without specializing at an early stage.
- In the development area, we define our teams, crystallize our top talents and promote them individually.
- In the performance area, we prepare our players physically and mentally for high-performance football.
- Our U21 is the last training level. When a player has established himself in this team, he is introduced to the first team.
- The youth and licensing sectors are closely interlinked.
- The cooperation with our elite and partner schools of football is an essential part of the holistic education. Thanks to our support, every player achieves his or her best possible individual school leaving certificate.
- We train national and international top players.
- We are respectful, team-oriented and love our game.
- Our players are well trained and educated in terms of sport and school.
- We identify with our association.
- We are aware of our tradition and pass it on to our players.
- We are constantly developing and educating ourselves.
VfB Stuttgart Youth Boarding School
Youth boarding school, part-time boarding school and VfB Campus
In January 2007, another future-oriented facility of VfB Stuttgart opened on the top floor of the Carl Benz Center. The VfB youth boarding school is home to up to 22 youth players from among the 150 talents in the immediate vicinity of the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The optimal promotion of young footballers includes all-round support.
Under the leadership of Oliver Otto provide three social workers, a cook, a housekeeper and eight teaching r for a tailor-made development of the residents as an athlete, student and human environment. For the boys themselves, there are also clear rules for behavior and cooperation.
After school, training and eating together, the young athletes can either retreat to their 18 m² room or pass the time playing table football or table tennis in the common room. The highlight of the house is undoubtedly Stuttgart’s highest artificial turf pitch with floodlights – on the roof of the Carl Benz Center. In this way, one or the other trick can be practiced and the technique improved into the evening hours while playing and soccer tennis.
The VfB part-time boarding school, the VfB campus and other forms of living.
Due to the strong expansion of the school cooperation in recent years, the VfB has rented additional accommodation. There are more places available in the boarding school at the Olympic Training Center in Stuttgart . For some players, however, family security is particularly important. Host parents are therefore another important form of living in terms of optimal care for the talents. VfB works with various families who live in the vicinity of the club and integrate VfB players into their everyday family life.
To ensure that all youth players receive the best possible care, the club set up the VfB part-time boarding school in the summer of 2009 . In the afternoon, the young people stay in the premises at the VfB Club Center to do their homework and prepare for class work. In addition, the players can relax in the so-called “chill-out lounge”, listen to music, eat and drink or sleep in the specially designed relaxation room. In the 2017/2018 school year, VfB also launched the VfB Campus together with the Kolping Education Center . Here the youth players are taught three times a week in the premises at the VfB Club Center and in the Mercedes-Benz Arena by teachers from the Kolping Academy in Fellbach
The perfect combination of school, sport and leisure time fun.
Around 70 VfB youth players attend one of the three elite football schools awarded by the DFB – Cotta-Schule, Linden-Realschule and Wirtemberg-Gymnasium – as well as the VfB partner school Kolping Academy in Fellbach , where they receive lessons that are optimally tailored to the training requirements. In addition, up to seven teachers are available in the part-time boarding school every working day to provide intensive supervision for the students .The club attaches just as much importance to school education as to athletic and personal development. On weekends when there are no games, the young people go home to their families in order to maintain an intact family environment. Because security in the family and optimal sports support are the two important building blocks on which success rests.
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VfB Stuttgart History
The Mercedes-Benz Arena is located in the Neckarpark, which is close to the Cannstatter Wasen, which is the location of the city’s fall beer festival. The home games of the football team are played at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. VfB Stuttgart II, the club’s reserve squad, is presently competing in the Regionalliga Südwest, which is the second highest tier that a reserve squad is permitted to play in.
The club’s junior squads have won a record 10 national U19 championships and a record six Under 17 Bundesliga titles. Both of these accomplishments are club records.
The VfB is the largest sports club in Baden-Württemberg and the fifth-largest in all of Germany. It is a club that is based on membership and has more than 64,000 members. There is a section for referees in football, as well as fistball, field hockey, track and field, table tennis, and refs for table tennis. All of these sports are played at the amateur level. The VfB-Garde is the club’s social section, and it is also in operation.
The Mercedes-Benz Arena is a stadium that can be found in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is the home of the VfB Stuttgart football team, which competes in the German Bundesliga.
Between the years 1993 and July 2008, it was known as Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion. Prior to 1993, it was known as Neckarstadion, which got its name from the river Neckar that ran close by.
The stadium was renamed the Mercedes-Benz Arena beginning with the 2008–09 season, and the first game played there under the new moniker was a preseason match against Arsenal on July 30, 2008. Approximately 60,000 people can be seated at once.