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BVB International Academy America Welcomes Colorado

By Nancy Lane, 07/24/20, 2:00PM CDT


BVB International Academy America is pleased to announce our newest partnership with a talented group from the beautiful state of Colorado. Coaches, former players, and parents who are behind this opportunity are determined to create a professional, positive atmosphere for players to develop in the game of soccer, and day to day life. Together, the partnership will bring  the real and authentic Borussia Dortmund Academy soccer experience to community members.

BVBIA Colorado will begin operating immediately under Technical Director Eric Gundred, former DOC at Pikes Peak Rush and Utah Storm. Eric holds the USSF “A” license and has over 20 years of experience in coaching. He is looking forward to bringing the quality overall player development experience, atmosphere, and standards of BVBIA America to the Colorado area. 

Creating a soccer environment focused on the development of the players has been a lifelong desire.  Partnering with BVB International Academy is the culmination of many years of work and the perfect opportunity together for the good of the players here in Colorado.  We are dedicated to creating a unique experience inspired by the methodology of Borussia Dortmund, where the players are able to learn and grow. This club will allow players to develop in a competitive, challenging and safe environment. To me, it is not only about the game, it is about the whole player, providing lifelong experiences that will enable our players to achieve their goals on and off the field. BVB is well known for player development, and I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to bring the program to Colorado and uphold the standards of Borussia Dortmund.” - Eric Gundred, Technical Director BVBIA Colorado. 

Eric is working with Director of Coaching, Nancy Sibley and Program Director, Kat Constandse to create this opportunity for the Colorado Springs area. As a team they believe it is essential to uphold character, quality and tradition in all that they do. As an official partner of the Borussia Dortmund Youth Academy the players will have the opportunity to experience the true player pathway here in America.


Peter Brody, Chief Executive Officer of BVB International Academy America summed it up with these words.  “As BVB International Academy America we are so proud and excited to welcome our newest affiliated club, BVB IA Colorado, to the  worldwide Black and Yellow Family. This amazing group of coaches and staff are more prepared and better positioned for success then any other group we could have hoped to launch with.   The future is bright and all of us at BVB IAA welcome BVB IA Colorado.” 


With the launch of the BVB International Academy Colorado, the Colorado Springs community is invited to experience the BVB Way of training at camps, clinics, ID Opportunities and a full range of programs throughout  from our youngest players ages 4-6 as well as our competitive club opportunities for boys and girls U-10 and older. We look forward to sharing this exciting program throughout Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado.


For more information, please contact Technical Director Eric Gundred at or Administrator and Program Director  Kat Constandse -