The dream of becoming a professional footballer

Every football career started in childhood. But being gifted and talented only is not enough these days to compete on a high level and to make the dream of becoming a professional footballer come true. Next to skills and talent there is another major factor necessary: professional training and coaching from the early days onwards.

In Eintracht Frankfurt's youth efficient and qualified training is done by full time coaches and organized by further employees looking after the administration. Also around 50 volunteers support the various teams as coaches and care takers. This concept is carried out from the very young teams ('F youth' -eight to seven years old kids) through to the second team of Eintracht (amateurs).

Goal of the sporting education is to train the youths from basic to development to performance levels, for them to fulfil the sportive and non sportive demands of professional football.

A state of the art training center was built within the club's sports facilities and head quarters 'Riederwald'.

Address / Contact

Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.
- Youth Academy -
Alfed-Pfaff-Straße 1
60386 Frankfurt

Phone: +49 (0) 69 - 420970 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 69 - 420970 - 322

E-Mail: kraaz(at)
Website: (German)

Director: Armin Kraaz