Borussia Dortmund Youth Sector is the youth set-up of Borussia Dortmund. The club operates the system for boys from the age of nine upwards and a total of 15 youth teams. Home games are staged at the club's training ground Hohenbuschei.
Lars Ricken, a former Dortmund player and German international, has been the youth coordinator since 2008.
The club recruits young players and teach them football skills required to play at that club's standard. The young apprentices offered the chance to train in close proximity to the professional players.
The club launched partnerships with United States sides Cincinnati United and La Roca Futbol Club. The cooperation will include training philosophies and drills for their coaches and annual training camps with Dortmund coaching staff.
The Evonik-Fußballschule des BVB was opened in July 2011 to provide mainstream education for the youth players who do not reside in the Dortmund area.
In 2014, a new dormitory for young players from outside of Dortmund was opened. It's housing the young sportsmen who are trained to become a part of the club's professional teams.
The team currently competes in the Under 17 Bundesliga and the Under 17 Westphalia Cup. Hannes Wolf has been the head coach since July 2011. The team recently have won for the fifth time the Under 17 championship.