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BVB international Academy welcomes former National Team Player and Coach Thomas Louisy as Boys Director -Soccer Development & Training

By Nancy Lane, 06/04/21, 5:15PM CDT


BVB international Academy is set to bring transformative change to soccer landscape in Pittsburgh with the announcement of its Director, Soccer Development, Training- Thomas Louisy. The globally recognized Borussia Dortmund Youth Academy has a strong and proven track record in developing young players to maximize their fullest potential and most importantly equipping them with the fundamental skills, training, and core values which are integral to their proven success and professional development.

According to Thomas Louisy, “Contributing to the development, confidence, and success of players is intrinsic to who I am as a coach.  It has impacted my decision to embark on this new journey and become part of an international academy where are our values are aligned.  I’m looking forward to the contribution of my skills, experience, and demonstrated winning strategies to benefit our players.” 

Thomas further stated, “Over the past sixteen years, a huge part of my life whether as a player, team captain, coach or director has been focused on making a meaningful contribution to the development of soccer players, both locally and internationally, and I’m humbled to be given the responsibility and honor  to help players achieve their soccer goals.  The opportunity to lead a youth soccer academy that will not just be characterized as one of the best nationally, but that is committed to always putting the interests and well-being of our players first.  BVB and Pittsburgh were destined to come together, from having the same black and yellow colors, to the city Borussia Dortmund being very similar to Pittsburgh, a tried and true hardworking community, who loves their team!”

As the first affiliate club in the Western PA, players in the Pittsburgh region will have the unique opportunity to be a part of an organization that has been instrumental in providing two of the best young American players Christian Pulisic and Giovanni Reyna the opportunity to succeed on the world’s stage.  The Borussia Dortmund Youth Academy has distinguished itself as a global leader through its application of a soccer methodology that incorporates intensity, winning attitude, hard work, determination, and love for the game which is complemented by exceptional coaching.  Becoming part of the Official United States Partner for Borussia Dortmund is an honor.

BVB International Academy- Pittsburgh is uniquely poised to be a leader in raising the standard and expanding opportunity for players in the Western PA region. Whether a player’s dream is to make their high school team, play in college, professionally or just love the game and be the very best player / teammate/ person they can be, BVB International Academy Pittsburgh can help them achieve their goals.

Game Ready… Life Ready!