May 12th, 2015
Club Spotlight: Carpi FC 1909
5 seasons ago Carpi FC was playing in the fourth tier of Italian football known as the Seria D. The regionalized competition fields 162 teams throughout various regions in Italy, with the division winners competing in a promotional playoff series.
Known as the I Biancorossi (white and reds) Carpi FC 1909 compete in the Stadio Sandro Cabassi with a seating capacity of 4144. Today the club based out of the northern province of Modena has achieved a feat that few could have imagined; promotion into the Seria A, the Italian top division. The sold out 0-0 home draw versus Bari was enough to secure the Seria B title.
The Historic Rise of Carpi FC
The magical run began after the 2009-10 season in which the club managed to promote into the Lega Pro, the third tier of the Italian Football Pyramid formerly known as the Seria C. It would be another 3 seasons in lower tier footba......
April 29th, 2015
Club Spotlight: AFC Bournemouth promote into the Barclays Premier League
This past weekends decisive 3:0 home victory over Bolton Football Club meant that the cherries have all but earned a direct promotional spot into the Barclays Premier League for the 2015-16 season. This latest accolade rewrites history for the small, community based club as it has never competed in the top division. The Championship league season officially draws to a close on May 2nd as AFC Bournemouth travel to Charlton Athletic ( Bournemouth have all but secured a direct promotional space, Middlesbrough would have to win and overcome a 20 goal differential that Bournemouth has).
A season to remember
While numerous club records were shattered this season (most significantly an 8-0 victory over Birmingham which was the most goals scored since a 10-0 victory in 1939 on the onset of WWII), the one statistic that means the most to the supporters of AFC Bournemouth is direct promotion into the Barclays Premier League. The BPL is considered the most lucrative so......
March 20th, 2015
For all those Gunners fans!!! Come experience the training philosophies and methodologies of one of the top European clubs - Arsenal Soccer Schools - A residential soccer camp in England - REGISTER NOW!
Arsenal Soccer Schools is a unique residential summer soccer camp that takes place in Southern England and is open to boys aged 10 - 16 and girls ages 10 -15.
Designed by an Arsenal Soccer Schools Head Coach, the soccer camp aims to promote confidence and experience
in a variety of different game situations. It is also aimed at improving individual skills, knowledge of the game, as well as experience in team bonding and pre-season training regimes.
Soccer camp participants enjoy 6 hours of structured activities each day, teaching the players to 'Play the Arsenal Way'. Soccer camp players can choose to either have 6 hours per day of soccer training and instruction, or 3 hours of soccer and 3 hours of English language lessons.
The Arsenal Soccer Schools soccer c......
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.