Norwich City Under-23s boss Matt Gill says holding a training camp alongside the senior squad creates the ideal environment for development.
The Canaries' youngsters are currently in Germany, working from the same base as Daniel Farke's team.
"It's a great opportunity for the younger lads we've got," Gill told canaries.co.uk.
"To be that close to the first team staff as well as the players, it's ideal. They're all pushing to be training with the first team, like Jamal Lewis is at the moment.
"Jamal is friends with all the boys in our dressing room so to see one of their colleagues get that opportunity is fantastic. It shows them if they do the right things they will get that chance.
"The boys have been great since arriving on Sunday night. They've been working hard and have had some really good football sessions in unbelievable surroundings."
With a first tour match on the horizon when the Development Squad face SC Rot-Weiß Oberhausen on Wednesday, Gill believes a growing sense of unity wll stand his team in good stead.
"They're all individuals but we're trying to create a togetherness within the group," he explained.
"That will help them throughout the season when they have low points. These kind of camps are great for that.
"We've had two or three really good weeks and our fitness is building up. We want to progress in each game we have so it's an opportunity for the boys to go and perform."