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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Just one point separates the two teams and Sunday 18 February (kick-off: 14.00 CEST) brings a head-to-head clash: the Bayer 04 Women are at home to TSG Hoffenheim at the Ulrich Haberland Stadium on Matchday 14. For Leverkusen it is all about building on the current run of six games unbeaten at home.Show more
As part of the contract extension between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and main sponsor Barmenia last year, an even greater focus was placed on the youth work of the Bundesliga club. Since then, the Wuppertal-based insurance company has held the naming rights to the Bayer 04 Performance Centre presented by Barmenia and the Bayer 04 Football School presented by Barmenia. Barmenia's extensive support for Bayer 04's young players will now also be visible at Kurtekotten for the start of the Leverkusen youth teams’ competitive matches in February.Show more
Werkself-TV shows the highlights of the Bayer 04 women's 2-1 victory at 1. FC Nürnberg on matchday 13 of the Google Pixel Women's Bundesliga 2023/24...Show more
The Bayer 04 Women celebrated their fifth win of the season away to FC Nürnberg thanks to an energetic performance. At the end of Matchday 13 in the Google Pixel Women's Bundesliga, the team led by head coach Robert de Pauw secured a 2-1 victory against the newly promoted club at the Max Morlock Stadium. Melissa Friedrich (28') and Emilie Bragstad (59') scored for the visitors who now have 20 points. Selma Magnusdóttir (49) netted the equaliser for FC Nürnberg.Show more