April 5th, 2016
French Goalkeeper and Youth Year IFX Spain player Adrien Monguillon has been tending goal since last September for the U19s of Barcelona football club Espluguenc. Monguillon, an 18 year old from Saint Escobille in Northern, France, was formerly with French club Chartres Horizon Beaulieu. Monguillon's Spanish club Espluguenc sits currently just one point out of top position, behind league leaders, L' Hospitalet, a top Barcelona pro club, and within reach of promotion into the top regional Catalonian division, Preferent. When not on the football pitch, Monguillon is busy with his Spanish high school obligations and enjoying his time with his Spanish host family.
Monguillon saw some nice action recently in a match against UE Bellvitge, playing away at the La Feixa Llarga football facility. Espluguenc came away with a point after drawing 1-1. Check him out in the photo galleries below!
For more information about our Youth Year IFX Spain program, CLICK HERE.
Adrien Monguillon Match Photos: Espluguenc vs. UE......
April 1st, 2016
SG Quelle Fürth plays host to 2.Bundesliga SpVgg Greuther Fürth
IFX defender from Cameroon, Dany Djoufack player profile here, squared up against 2.Bundesliga club SpVgg Greuther Fürth in an International club friendly. 500 spectators witnessed a honorable showing from the hosts, as they went into halftime scoreless. A complete match report can be found here with a gallery of pictures from the evening match.
Dany Djoufack and SQ Quelle Fürth plays hosts on Sunday, April 4th of April against SpVgg Selbitz in league action. SG Quelle Fürth presently sit in 5th place with 39 points.
Pro IFX 30 day trial Alumnus Alassane Kane interviewed
IFX alum Alassane Kane was recently interviewed by a german news outlet on his time so far in Germany.
For more information regarding the Pro IFX 30 day trial program in Germany please click here
The Pro IFX 30 Day program offers a unique playing opportunity to trial and train with semi-professional German association football clubs (possible levels 4-7th division) for a period......
March 9th, 2016
Newport, England - Written by IFX President, Michael Carlson
Since founding IFX in 2003, we have worked with hundreds of players over the years from all corners of the globe. I can say that we have worked with many exceptional players who exhibit tremendous qualities both on and off the field. But recently during a visit to the Isle of Wight in England, I had the great pleasure to meet a very special player with whom I have worked with for the past 2 1/2 years to bring over to Europe. Joseph Thumbi Wangige, a 23 year old Kenyan footballer, from the small village of Nyeri, Kenya, has overcome so much in the course of his life, and is truly an inspiration. I would like to tell you his story.
Born to a single mother, homeless in the streets of Nyeri, Joseph grew up literally living in the streets, involved at the young age of 8 in street gangs, smoking marijuana, sniffing glue, pick pocketing and running into trouble with the police. One day while Jos......
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.