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Juniors (11U-14U)

Program Overview

The Bavarian Junior Program is designed to advance the technical and tactical skills of players
in age levels 11U thru 14U [see table]. Training remains our top priority, but in this age group, additional emphasis is placed on learning how to win as well as on the development of the
physiological and social aspects of the game.

Bavarian offers two tiers of training at the Junior level to accommodate
various levels of commitment.  
  • Our Premier program is designed for players seeking a competitive and rigorous curriculum.
  • Our Select program uses the same training standards, but has fewer training sessions weekly, thus allowing players who have other interests and/or commitments to more easily pursue them.
  Premier teams Select teams



  • Fall/Spring :Approx 8 games each season  
  • League determined by coach (local, state or midwest)
  • Tournaments: 2-3 per season (11-U &12-U in state; 13-U & 14-U regional)‚Äč
  • Winter: Futsal League
  • State Cup (13-U & 14-U) 
  • Fall/Spring : Approx 8 local games each season
  • League determined by coach
  • Tournaments: 1-2 per season in SE Wisconsin
  • Winter: Futsal League



  • Training with maximum time in contact with a ball
  • Use small spaces to develop speed and large spaces to enhance teamwork
  • Focus on passing, possession, control and transition
  • Training with maximum time in contact with a ball
  • Use small spaces to develop speed and large spaces to enhance teamwork
  • Focus on passing, possession, control and transition

2018-2019 Age Matrix

Birth Year Age Group Grade
2008 11U 4 & 5
2007 12U 5 & 6
2006 13U 6 & 7
2005 14U 7 & 8

Questions? Bob Spielmann

Director of Coaching | Juniors Program Director

Phone: 414-687-9564


The Junior Program is coordinated by Bob Spielmann. Coach Spielmann oversees all 11U thru 14U teams to ensure a consistency in development and training. Don't hesitate to contact him with any questions.


Teams are formed during tryouts held in June of each year. The Bavarian Soccer Club follows the US Soccer Federation's "Player Development Curriculum". Our club serves our community in developing players to the next level of the pyramid. We field Junior teams in the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA), the Wisconsin Development Academy (WDA), and the Midwest Regional League.

Champion's League
Similar to Soccer in the Park, each November, players are given an opportunity to participate in Champion's League for no additional fee. This is a FUN "free play" environment for players to develop and self regulate in a small sided game setting without coach direction. Talent is evenly distributed across teams and players are free to express themselves without fear of failure.

International Travel
All Bavarian 13-U players and their families have the opportunity to travel to Europe each spring through our partnership with Adidas International Training program. Read more about our International program

Referral Special
Members responsible for a new female player registering with our program will receive a $100 refund in 2016-2017. No maximum.

Bob Spielmann

Director of Coaching| Junior Program Director
11U Boys Blue | 13U Girls Blue

Bavarian: Coach Spielmann is entering his 4th year as the Director of Coaching, capping a long road back to the club in which he grew up and began his coaching career. This is Coach Spielmann's 22nd year coaching at BSC.

Coach: He returns home from the Elm Grove Soccer Club where he served as Director of Coaching for the past 5 years. Prior to Elm Grove, Spielmann spent 2 seasons as Associate Head Soccer Coach at UW-Milwaukee. He went to UWM from Marquette University High School, where he spent 27 seasons as head coach. He turned MUHS into one of the nation's premier soccer programs, compiling a 532-73-40 career record while claiming 20 Division 1 State Championships, including 10 consecutive State Championships. He was the first coach ever to lead a team to 4 consecutive State Championships when the WIAA and WISAA combined. In addition, the Hilltoppers earned 4 State Runner-up honors and 21 Conference Championships during his tenure. The MUHS  teams were ranked among the nation's top 25 teams in the NSCAA High School rankings every year from 1995 - 2005. Coach Spielmann helped develop 22 High School All-Americans.

In addition he served as Head Coach of the Divine Savior Holy Angels High School program from 1998 - 2002 where they were Greater Metro Conference Champions 1998-99, WISAA State Runner-Up 1998-2000 and WIAA State Qualifier 2002. Also coaching girls soccer at Nicolet High school from 1993-1997, Coach Spielmann was able to compile a winning record of 63-32-9 and was WIAA State Qualifier 1996 Semi Finalist.

Along with his extensive experience as a clinician, Coach Spielmann has served as the assistant coach of the Milwaukee Wave United of the A-League for two yearsHis long and successful coaching career has its roots in the Bavarian Soccer Club where Coach Spielmann led the following Bavarian teams from 1978-1996 as Head Coach.

  • Bavarian Boys 13-U, 14-U, 16-U, 17-U and 19-U
  • Bavarian Men's Program
    • Midwest Region II Champions: 1985-86
    • Midwest Region II Indoor Champions: 1986
    • Wisconsin Soccer League Champions: 1982-83, 1991
    • Midwest National Amateur Champions: 1982-83
    • National Amateur Cup Runner-Up: 1983
    • National Amateur Cup Quarter Finalist: 1982

Coach Spielmann is a highly regarded and decorated coach having been honored with the following awards.

1998,2000,2003 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Coach of the Year


WI Soccer Association Hall of Fame Inductee


WI Soccer Coaches Association Private Schools Coach of the Year


NSCAA State Coach of the Year


NSCAA Midwest Regional Coach of the Year


NSCAA Midwest Coach of the Year Private/Parochial

1990, 1995

NSCAA Midwest Coach of the Year


NSCAA National Coach of the Year


WI Coach of the Year

Coach Spielmann has a USSF "A" license.