Per­for­mance Centre

presented by Bar­menia

As one of the first German clubs, Bayer 04 opened their Performance Centre at Kurtekotten presented by Barmenia in the direct vicinity of the Bayer Works in 2000. Three grass pitches and an artificial pitch plus additional training areas including a modern support facilities form the heart of this facility. Over the course of time two additional grass pitches were added at the Performance Centre and an artificial pitch at the BayArena. That offers the oldest age groups not just proximity to the first team but also the opportunity to use the facilities at the BayArena. The teams from the U8s to the U15s and the Women's team are based at Kurtekotten while the U16, U17 and U19 teams are at home at the BayArena.

Youth section

Performance Centre

Head of Performance Centre: Jefta Bresser
Head  U16-U19: Slawomir Czarniecki
Head U8-U15: Jörg Bittner
Head of training academy: Keld Bordinggaard
Office manager: Roman Klossek
Assistant at Performance Centre office: Jennifer Weber
Youth media officer: Liam Schardt

Phone: +49 (0)214 - 5000 - 1904

Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Otto-Bayer-Straße 2
51061 Köln





Child protection


U19 training


Our young players receive optimum support through targeted individual and team training as well as interesting comparative games. At the same time we obviously hope that our young players develop to the maximum in an environment tailored to them to help them develop their full potential and make the step up to our own first team.

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Training der U19

Coaching Academy

The Coaching Academy is responsible for the continual development of style of play and the training methods of the club combined with the club philosophy, the development of the game and best practice.

Bayer 04 coaches have the opportunity to use the ideas from the Bayer 04 Coaching Academy for themselves and their development. Under the leadership of Keld Bordinggaard their knowledge and strengths can and should be continually developed.

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Performance Centre


Bayer 04 offer open trials days for outfield players and goalkeepers for all football enthusiastic lads in Leverkusen and surrounding areas. If you would like to test your ability under the eyes of youth coaches at Bayer 04 and have the dream of playing for one of the youth teams at the Werkself then you can register for the training sessions at the Kurtekotten Performance Centre presented by Barmenia.

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Women - 06.06.2024

Bayer 04 Women: Shoulder operation success for keeper Voll

Bayer 04 Leverkusen goalkeeper Charlotte Voll has taken a big step forward in making a comeback following a protracted shoulder problem. The 25-year-old underwent a successful operation on her right shoulder in Düsseldorf on Tuesday 4 June.

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Women - 05.06.2024

Bayer 04 Women: International updates

Lots of minutes, two assists and a place in the Euro finals: 13 Bayer 04 Women's players have been away on international duty over the past few days. brings you the latest updates on the Werkself players involved.

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Bayer 04 - 04.06.2024

Talents under the Cross: Top-level youth development

Bayer 04 Leverkusen celebrates birthday number 120 this year. We take this as an opportunity to regularly look at football under the Cross here at and we primarily look at the question: How have we become the club we are today. Part six of our series focuses on youth development at The club has attracted talented young players for decades and they benefit from individual attention, optimum development opportunities and often take their first steps on the road to becoming successful professional footballers at the Kurtekotten Performance Centre.

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Women - 29.05.2024

13 Bayer 04 women on international duty

The 2023/24 season in the Google Pixel Women's Bundesliga is history. While part of the squad is on holiday until the middle of June, 13 Bayer 04 Women's team players are on international duty. Some of them are involved in two matches in Euro qualifiers and the others are playing in friendlies.

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Mannschaftsfoto U19

Mannschaftsfoto U17

Mannschaftsfoto U16

Mannschaftsfoto Frauen