Markus Pasdzior is a busy man. The BVB youth coach and manager of the BVB Evonik International Football Academy is traveling around the world to teach emerging players the ways of the Bundesliga giants, from Seattle to Singapore, from Mongolia to the Meadowlands.
From September 6th to 8th, coach Markus welcomed almost 100 children at three Sofive centers. Whether BVB diehard or curious soccer fan, attendees enjoyed the unique clinic that focused as much on dribbling and passing the brand new Puma balls as it did on social skills and mental quickness. The youth coach veteran has been with the BVB academy since 2012, and proved that dedication and passion aren't merely buzzwords for Dortmund, challenging each participant to give their best effort. After an intense, fun-filled 90 minutes, all participating children were in for a big black and yellow surprise: Coach Markus had brought scarfs, squishy balls and even some signed Marco Reus and Mario Gotze cards.
In addition to coaching, Markus joined New York City's official BVB fan club Brooklyn Borussen for a watch party of Amazon's Inside Borussia Dortmund at the Sofive Brooklyn lounge. A Borusse himself, coach Markus took time to discuss all matters BVB over a beer and mingle with the fans. Sofive wants to thank coach Markus, Borussia Dortmund's international team, and Amazon for teaming up on these great events. Follow Sofive on Social Media to stay up to date and view more photos from Elkins Park, Brooklyn and the Meadowlands.