March 21st, 2014
1 on 1 with Canadian Tristan Watson
IFX interviews Canadian goalscorer Tristan Watson on his experience thus far in German football.
Q: 2 goals in 3 appearances (two league matches and one DFB Pokal Qualifikation match)...now that you have 180 minutes of official BayernLiga competition under your belt with ASV Neumarkt, can you briefly describe how you are acclimating to the football in Germany and your initial thoughts?
A: Acclimating to the German style of football was a little more challenging…each week a player must be able to deal with the intensity and physicality each opponent brings during matches but also from within the team during the training ...
March 16th, 2014
Irish-Canadian footballer Rory McParland signs mid-season with CFA Espluguenc Juvenil - Barcelona
After arriving in Spain in January to partake in IFX Soccer's Pro IFX Spain Spring program, a Barcelona soccer academy, Canadian mid-fielder Rory McParland quickly made an impression on several Barcelona football clubs before ultimately signing with CFA Espluguence U19s. McParland, a midfielder who holds dual Canadian and Irish citizenship, has anchored the midfield for Espluguenc who is battling to move up the table a few spots to earn promotion into the Juvenil Preferent division for 2014-15 season. IFX Pro IFX Year Spain - Barcelona Soccer School(More ...)
March 12th, 2014
The light at the end of the tunnel
Wednesday March 5th 2014 was a landmark date as Kosovo made their debut on the world soccer stage. They welcomed their opponents Haiti to the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica. The backdrop and storyline has implications beyond the soccer field from a symbolic standpoint; with the ongoing battle of the young Balkan country's quest for international acceptance, both on and off the field.
The landlocked state of Kosovo declared independence in 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo on the behalf of representatives of the people of Kosovo. Its independence is recognized by 108 of 193 UN member states ...
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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.