Due to unavoidable field conditions at the Shenk Sports Complex, we are moving our tryouts this weekend to the Championship field (same location as pre-tryout camp) on the KU campus campus located at 19th Street & Ousdahl Road. There is construction on 19th but you can access the field from Ousdahl south and 19th is open from Naismith Drive west to the field. Parking is available on both the east and west side of the field. We are sorry for any inconvenience...see you this weekend! 

Register For Tryouts

Pre Tryout Camp


Thursday June 6th & Friday June 7th

@ Champions Field on the University of Kansas Campus

19th & Ousdahl Road  Lawrence, KS

Camp Is Free and open to all player U9-U19

9:00-10:30 - U9-U13

10:30-Noon - U14-U19

Register is limited



BVB International Academy, operated by Youth Soccer International Academy, is the official youth partner for BVB International Academy - America. With a goal of developing the best and highest quality soccer players, BVB International Academy is dedicated to creating a world class experience for players, coaches and families. The BVB International Academy is keenly focused on player development throughout all aspects of the game, on and off the field. Implementing what is widely recognized as one of the very best training methodology systems worldwide our players will be taught by coaches trained in the BVB philosophy straight from Dortmund, Germany. Become a part of one of the most exciting new clubs in America! Learn first-hand what a rare few players up until now know, … what it means to play “the Dortmund Way.” 

Jambars FC is proud to announce our invitation to become one of the first BVB International Academy - America. This partnership is a direct extension of the BVB professional football club in Dortmund, Germany and Jambars FC now becomes an official partner of its prestigious youth academy. Jambars FC will be one of only eight inaugural clubs selected and the only club in the Midwest operating as a part of the BVB International Academy in America. Effective May 15, 2019, Jambars FC will proudly operate as BVB International Academy - Great Plains.

“We could not have found a better inaugural club and people to be a part of this launch than Jambars FC,” says Peter Brody, CEO BVB International Academy – America. “Joe and Oumar’s intensity and strategic vision fits perfectly with BVB and the strategy for America. As the CEO of BVB International Academy – America, I could not be prouder to have the team of folks at Jambars FC represent us and build this new organization with us.”

Becoming a part of the BVB International Academy - American will provide amazing opportunities exclusive to our players. And while our name will change, our history, vision, mission, coaches and player focus will not. The history of Jambars FC is strong and will always be a part of our social fabric. Our elite coaching staff and an excellent reputation for our focus on player development are the key factors that led us to this opportunity. This partnership with BVB along with having our training facility completed and open for our next season provides our organization with the resources and support to take our club to the next level. While the day to day operations of the academy and facility are structured under its new corporation, our non-profit organization will be rebranded and continue its mission to generate and provide scholarships to ensure we can continue to provide opportunities for all players regardless of socio-economic background.

Our coaching staff will have close connectivity to the BVB Academy in Germany. We will be using their curriculum to guide training, participate in monthly calls and complete a coaching accreditation program. Our coaches will have the opportunity to train at the BVB Academy in Dortmund, Germany to learn and fully understand the BVB methodology and training philosophy.

For our players, the opportunity is extraordinary! Not only will the training standard be raised further by an elite curriculum and continuous coaching education, but our players will now have opportunities to play and train with some of the best players in the country. Our facility will be the headquarters for the Great Plains region which includes Kansas, Nebraska, parts of Iowa and Missouri. We will work directly with BVB International Academy - America to facilitate its Regional and National ID camps which will give our players the opportunity to train with staff from the BVB Academy in Germany with the purpose of identifying players who may have the potential to one day play with BVB Youth Academy teams in Germany.

BVB International Academy – Great Plains offers amazing opportunities for players, families, and coaches!

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Mailing Address

Po Box 1030, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

BVB IA - Great Plains (Training Grounds)

E 1750 Road, Lawrence, Kansas 66046, United States

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