This agreement will allow us to work together with the Club to directly benefit the club’s young academy players. For Club Universidad de Chile, the work and development of youth soccer is one of the most relevant issues within the sporting project and, under this premise, we have reached an agreement to support this important work.
MPB will implement in the club the IPPM® System (Identity, Planning, Programming and Methodology), which helps clubs to create – in the long term – their own model of player development based on the characteristics of the club’s identity.
In this way, we will help to define the game model and the profile of players that the club wants, also providing constant training to all the technical staff, in order to continue working integrally with the club’s young players.
Rodrigo Goldberg, the Club’s Sporting Director, praised the partnership with MBP, stating that “it will help us to continue developing and strengthening the training of our players. We will also have the option of training all our coaches in the best way possible, and this will directly benefit the players and the club”.
Jaime Fortuño, co-founder of MBP, was also very excited and commented that “it is an enormous pride to be able to accompany La U in this process of implementing its identity in all its academy teams. We know the club, the great professionals and people they have, and we believe it is the ideal place to carry out a project like this”.
He added that “La U has the potential to become one of the great academies of America and we are proud to be able to make our contribution in this process. Our company was born with the purpose of helping, sharing, and making our knowledge and technology resources available to coaches, players, clubs and federations in pursuit of their long-term goals”.
Meanwhile, MBP’s IPPM® Director, Eduard Fortet, explained that “the project aims to increase and establish the number of ‘homegrown’ players in the professional squad, by structuring the planning and training methodology from U8 to U20, so that all departments and staff are moving in the same direction and on the same path”.
It should be noted that this new agreement will progressively extend to women’s soccer and the official academies, as part of the intention to continue advancing and innovating in the work, and also to align the entire club under its own training model, enhancing the skills of the players, and increasing the sense of belonging and identity.