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Chattanooga FC is partnering with Vfl Wolfsburg for a special webinar detailing life as a Bundesliga academy player and what Academy coaches at the top level in Germany are looking for in their players. In their webinar titled “What It Takes”, Vfl Wolfsburg Academy will share stories from their Academy, insight as to what really is going through an Academy coach’s mind as they evaluate players, and advice on what young players can do to ensure they are becoming the best player that they can be.

This webinar will be presented by Vfl Academy staff, including main presenter Pablo Thiam, the Sporting Director of Vfl Wolfsburg’s Youth Academy. Pablo and his staff have a passion not just for player development, but also for character development. “I want to help our talented youngsters with my experience and quite pragmatically show them the way to deal with the challenges that face them in their new surroundings,” he explained in a recent interview. Pablo and the Vfl Wolfsburg Academy staff do this by taking a holistic view of their Academy players and clearly explaining what expectations their Academy players should and shouldn’t have.

The “What It Takes” webinar will take place Thursday, July 23 at 10:00 EST. Peter Woolcock, Executive Director of Operation Get Active, part of the CFC Foundation, will serve as moderator. Attendees are asked to join the webinar fifteen minutes early to work through any technical issues. The webinar is intended as a learning and growing opportunity for players, coaches, and parents of the CFC Academy and Chattanooga FC Foundation. Members of the CFC Academy and CFC Foundation will be sent instructions on how to attend directly. For others interested in attending the “What It Takes Webinar”, please email and instructions on how to attend will be sent. Space is limited and priority will be given to members of the CFC Academy and CFC Foundation

There is no cost to attend the webinar and fans will have the chance to win a free Vfl Wolfsburg jersey! To learn more about Vfl Wolfsburg, click here. For questions about the “What It Takes” webinar, contact

Fast Facts

What It Takes” webinar brought to you by Vfl Wolfsburg and Chattanooga FC

Presented by Pablo Thiam, Sporting Director of Vfl Wolfsburg Academy and his staff

Thursday, July 23 at 10:00 EST. Attendees are asked to join the webinar fifteen minutes early to work through any technical issues.

Free for members of Chattanooga FC Academy, Chattanooga FC Foundation, and other community partners

Contact to attend or with questions

Webinar hosted on Zoom (no Zoom account necessary to attend the webinar)

How to Register for the “What It Takes” Webinar

No Zoom account needed, just register and follow the instructions!

If you are a member of the CFC Academy of the CFC Foundation, check your email: a registration link should have been sent to your email. Click on the link, fill out the registration form, and then follow the instructions to attend the webinar. Please sign in 15 minutes early to the webinar in case you need technical assistance.

If you are not a member of the CFC Academy or the CFC Foundation, please email with your request to attend the webinar. Space is limited, and first priority will be given to CFC Academy and CFC Foundation members.

Trouble registering or attending the webinar?

Call the CFC infoline at (423) 708-4625 or email if you have issues attending the webinar.