The PSV Academy

To achieve PSV's sporting ambitions, the club's own youth academy is of significant importance, especially considering the financial differences between the major football countries in Europe and the Netherlands. The objectives of the youth policy, which has been reinforced since July 1, 2013, primarily focus on the transition of youth players into the PSV A-selection.

Individual talent development takes center stage within the PSV Academy through six developmental pillars. This process involves intensive personal guidance and employs innovations in various areas. For each player, the aim is to reach their personal football ceiling within a high-performance environment, where the PSV culture is preserved within the playing style and a unique way of working.

A player's journey within the PSV Academy is divided into three phases: Foundation (training on-site) from O10 to O12, Middle-Building (O13 to O16), and the Professional Plan from O17 onwards. Each phase has its own specific focus, with the player's development at the core, aimed at their eventual transition to the PSV A-selection.