February 12th, 2016
IFX newcomer Gabriel Padilla transfers to league leaders ASV Neumarkt for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.
Padilla, a native of Sacramento, California played collegiately for Georgetown University through 2012. Upon arriving to Germany for the IFX Pro Year Program, Padilla made a strong impression on the IFX Staff, as well as his former club SV Seligenporten. SV Seligenporten is one of the stronger semi-pro clubs in the region and has traditionally competed in the highest amateur division in Bavaria (Regionalliga and BayernLiga). In recent history the club has gone on to push several players on to higher divisions and traditional clubs throughout Germany. Former players include Dominik Stolz (SV Sandhausen- 2.Bundesliga) and Bernd Rosinger (1 FC Nürnberg II- Regionalliga Bayern / Wacker Burghausen- 3.Liga //Sportfreund Lotte-Regionalliga West).
[caption id="attachment_10970" align="alignnone" width="708"] Gabe Padilla (left), shaking hands with ASV Neumarkt team Manager, George Laube, after signing his contract until ......
January 26th, 2016
Soccer Notes from January and the close of the winter transfer window in Europe
Copa America Centenario Tickets set to go on Sale Feb 3rd.
The Copa America Centenario, hosted in the United States, will include the 10 member nations of CONMEBOL confederation and six members of CONCACAF for this historic event. The draw will take place on Feb. 21st in New York City.
Tickets will open to the General Public on Wednesday, at each of the 10 host venues (12PM local time). To purchase tickets please visit CA2016.com or through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
American YMNT in Germany. Pulisic scores again
Christian Pulisic on cloud 9 with Borussia Dortmund first team.
The U.S. U17 Men’s National Team star made the bench in Borussia Dortmund first match since the winter Bundesliga break against Borussia Monchengladbach. Dortmund came away with a 1:3 victory and remain in 2nd place, behind Bayern Munich.
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January 4th, 2016
Youth Year IFX Spain players hitting their stride with Zaragoza club Hernan Cortes
Zaragoza, Spain - After just over four months in Spain, IFX trio Kyler Barnard, Eamon Montgomery and Nathaniel Becker have worked their way in to their Spanish squad C.F. Hernan Cortes. Hernan Cortes, a strong regional club based in Zaragoza, Spain, and partner of IFX, took on all three IFX players this past September for the 2015-16 season. All three IFX players are competing with Hernan Cortes's Juvenil side, competing at the regional level called Preferente in the state of Aragon.
Hernan Cortes is currently in 7th place among 20 regional clubs including league leaders Oliver C.D., Union La Jota Vadorrey C.D., and Amsted U.D. Recent results have been mixed with a 4-4 tie to Amsted U.D., a 4-1 loss to Pina C.D., a 0-0 tie against Cuarte-Club Deportivo (See match photos below), and a needed 2-1 win against Ebro C.D.
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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.