October 20th, 2016
IFX Team Tour Germany – GPS North Shore
This Summer IFX hosted the American U19 soccer team GPS North Shore from Boston in Germany. GPS North Shore, an official partner club of FC Bayern München, wanted to use their trip to Germany as a reward for their players as well as giving them the opportunity to develop their skills in a completely new environment. The focus was on coaching methods, team training, friendly matches but also the german culture and additional activities.
Regarding the coaching and team training, GPS coach Emanuel Brito, a former professional soccer player, had the chance to work closely with IFX's partner clubs and their DFB-Stützpunkttrainer (official licensed coach within the german soccer federation and youth development system) who showed the coach some of the basics about the soccer system in Germany and playing soccer 'the German way'.
In addition the team was guided by a Chaperone and ......
October 14th, 2016
Pro IFX Year Germany player Riley Sinn signs for FC Stein 1909
Pro IFX Year participant Robert 'Riley' Sinn (25) signed with german Kreisliga club FC Stein 1909 for this upcoming season. After attending University in Colorado, Riley found IFX and pursued his dream to go abroad, play soccer and learn a new language and culture. After his arrival and several trials Riley successfully signed with former Bezirksliga club F C Stein for the upcoming season 2016/2017. With his club currently being in 2nd place and competing over the league title, Riley plays an important role for his new club and was already honorably mentioned by his coach as one of the main reasons for the success of the team.
We wish Riley the best of luck for these next exciting months in Germany, where he can improve his language skills further and live the dream of playing soccer in Europe.
RILEY SINN FC STEIN GAME PHO......
October 5th, 2016
Pro IFX Year Germany player Aron Rudich signs for Quelle Fürth U19s
A great success story is the debut of our IFX Pro Year player Aron Rudich from Long Beach, California, marking another signing of an American soccer player in Germany for IFX. After recovering from 5 surgeries over the past 2 years from a broken leg and a bone tumor, Aron made his debut for the current league leader of the 3rd Youth Division (Landesliga) SG Quelle Fürth U19 last weekend. He started on the right wing and contributed 2 assists in his teams 4-1 win against former U19 2nd division team FSV Erlangen-Bruck. Aron is planning to attend Dartmouth College after completing this season 2016/2017 and wanted to take this opportunity to learn and develop as a soccer player in Germany with the support of the IFX Pro Year program.
ARON RUDICH SG QUELLE FÜRTH PHOTO GALLERY
International Soccer Camps, European Soccer Camps, Residential Soccer Camps
Since 2003, International Fútbol X-Change (IFX) has been a leading international soccer organization offering unique and Elite International Soccer Camps, Soccer Academies, and Soccer Training Programs in Europe and South America:
British Soccer Camps, Soccer Schools & Academies in England
Spain Soccer Camps, Soccer Schools & Academies in Spain
Germany Soccer Camps, Soccer Schools & Academies in Germany
Italy Soccer Camps, Soccer Schools & Academies in Italy
- Italy Soccer Camps: Europe Soccer Camps with Professional Italian Football Clubs – Coming Soon!
- Italy Football Training Program Soccer Study Abroad in Italy for High School soccer players. Geared towards US Youth Soccer Development Academy players and other competitive players from around the world. (Ages 15 – 19) Youth Year IFX Italy
Brazilian Soccer Camps, Soccer Schools & Academies in Brazil
- Brazilian Soccer Academies Year long Brazilian soccer training program for youth soccer players in high school. High school student exchange in Brazil with Futbol. (Aged 15 – 19) Youth Year IFX Brazil
Goalkeeper Camps, Soccer Goalie Training & Goalkeeper Academy in Europe
IFX has extensive experience working with goalkeepers and goalkeeper training is available within all of our soccer camp and international soccer training programs. Specific goalkeeper camps are available as a part of most of our Youth Soccer Camps and our Pro IFX 30 Day Germany program.
Semester & Year Long Soccer Academies & Soccer Programs
SOCCER EXCHANGE: COMPETE WITH AN INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CLUB
The Youth Year IFX program, a soccer exchange program and the latest alternative to international soccer academies, soccer camps, and boarding soccer schools, gives high school soccer players the opportunity to compete within a foreign youth soccer club while studying abroad at a foreign high school and living with a host family.
Sebastian Mantello, above, a 16 year-old from Melbourne Australia, trained with Hamburger SV of the German Youth Bundesliga, during his Youth Year IFX experience with Bavarian powerhouse club, FC Schweinfurt 05 where he competed for the 2007-8 season.
Click Here to read about his experience!
With official partnerships with academic exchange institutions, the IFX soccer exchange program provides a unique opportunity for immersion into a foreign culture through soccer.
Most international soccer camps and soccer boarding schools train participating players in large groups amongst themselves, but our soccer exchange program enables players to:
- Participate in the normal training activities of the foreign soccer club
- Compete as fully registered players of the youth team according to their age subject to FIFA regulations and approval by National and State Soccer Federations
- Learn from licensed European soccer trainers
- Learn from other highly competitive European soccer players
This advantage of being the sole IFX participant on the foreign squad forces rapid technical development and enhances the players’ ability to learn and adapt to a foreign environment. Players also learn tremendous life skills in communication, foreign language, and take away a heightened sense of accomplishment.
The program is open to both high school age girls and boys, who have a good scholastic record, a strong interest and desire to excel in soccer, an interest in experiencing a foreign culture and language and are looking for an alternative to an international soccer academy.
The Youth Summer IFX, our Summer Soccer Camps alternative, also provides young American players with a unique two-week long summer program.