August 19th, 2015
IFX's Brendan Ruiz completes move to SpVgg Weiden.
Brendan Ruiz has successfully passed his trial with SpVgg Weiden of the BayernLiga. Ruiz, joined our Pro IFX 30 day trial program this past April in search of securing a new club. Brendan comes to Germany after having a short spell with Major League Soccer (MLS) side Sporting Kansas City back in 2013. Prior to his deal with Sporting Kansas City, Ruiz, featured for 2 seasons with Brazilian club Figuerense in the youth divisions.
Right place at the right time
Persistence and timing can be noted as two major factors that can influence the outcome of how deals can come (-or break) into fruition. Ruiz, who spent the latter part of last season on trial with Regionalliga Bayern club 1.FC Schweinfurt can be an example of how timing did not influence a decision in his favor. The club was in the midsts of maintaining its place in the standings, slightly above the relegation zone, and the addition of player would not have been appropriate at that time as the club was n......
July 27th, 2015
Nürnberg- SSV Jahn Regensburg is a German association football club founded in 1907 and based out of the historic city of Regensburg, Bavaria. The club has mostly played within the bottom end of the professional spectrum in Germany and is regarded as an elevator club between the bottom professional tiers.
Throughout the early 2000's the club would compete mostly in the Regionalliga Süd (at the time the 3rd tier in Germany). The clubs highest success came at the conclusion of the 2002-03 season where they finished runners-up in the Regionalliga Süd and earning promotion to the 2.Bundesliga. This success was short lived and amidst financial uncertainty, the club was ultimately relegated to the Bayernliga (then fourth tier). SSV Jahn would then go on to win the Bayernliga outright that season and earn promotion back to the Regionalliga Süd for the 2007-08 seasoon. Jahn Regensburg knew that it wo......
July 18th, 2015
Nürnberg- Pro Year IFX newcomers Gabriel Padilla (Sacramento, California), Tyler Brondyk (Mansfield, MA) and Mickey Jung (Los Angeles, CA) have completed their transfers to Bavarian club SV Seligenporten. SV Seligenporten looks to rebuild after having suffered relegation from the Regionalliga Bayern at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. The 2015-16 BayernLiga Nord season looks to be stronger than ever as another regional club, Eintracht Bamberg (now home of former IFX player Alassane Kane who transferred from relegated SV Memmelsdorf) suffered descent after finishing bottom of the Regionalliga Bayern table last season.
Pro Year IFX Nürnberg Player Profiles
Tyler Brondyk- a Midfielder/Forward from Mansfield, MA joins us after 4 letter winning years at Stonehill College. During the 2014 season the Stonehill Skyhawks fell to instate rivals Merrimack College 2-1 in the Quarterfinals of the Northeast 10 Conference Tournament.
Gabriel Padilla- a Midfielder from Sacramento, CA. A four year letter winner at Georget...
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.
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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.