March 20th, 2017
Elliott Swigert leads U17 1.FC Frankfurt (Oder) to Platz 8 in the table amidst many German pro clubs
The U17 1. FC Frankfurt squad has come out strong in the Rückrunde of the U17 Regionalliga Nordost division, the second highest tier of U17 German football. This past weekend Frankfurt (Oder) battled rival pro German club Rot-Weiss Erfurt edging them out with a 3-2 victory to continue their streak of 4 unbeaten games. 4 weeks ago, Frankfurt fought hard to tie league leaders Chemnitzer FC, and last weekend came out on top over pro German club Erzgebirge Aue 4-3. Elliott Swigert is a part of the Youth Year IFX Germany program and has become an integral force in the 1. FC Frankfurt (Oder) midfield, with his strong technical finesse and speed. Click More to check out his highlight video against German professional club Carl-Zeiss Jena last Fall.
1.FC FRANKFURT U17s VS. CARL-ZEISS JENA U17s - ELLIOTT SWIGERT H......
March 15th, 2017
Pro IFX Year Germany - Nabeel Qawasmi signs with SV Memmelsdorf
In January, new arrival Nabeel Qawasmi (20) from New York joined the Pro IFX Germany program. As a fromer player for Concordia College (NY) and the Westchester Flames F.C., Nabeel was getting a proper evaluation and having the chance to compete in a regional indoor soccer tournament. After getting different offers Nabeel decided to start his soccer career in Germany by signing with former Bayernliga club SV Memmelsdorf. He describes his experience with our unique Pro IFX Year program as very helpful since it is a big transition from American Soccer to playing on a high competitive level in Germany. He is working hard on and off the field, not only trying to learn and improve his soccer skills but also focusing on various aspects of the game.
Besides improving his soccer abilities, Nabeel has the chance to learn a new language and getting integrated in th......
March 1st, 2017
Youth Year IFX Spain - Christian Schaffner
IFX presents Christian Schaffner, an American soccer player who is currently playing with Hernan Cortes Juvenil B team in the Segunda Division in Zaragoza Spain. After intensive trialing Christian was placed with the right team for his age group and level. Being in a new soccer environment, Christian has adapted to the Spanish style and soccer in Europe relatively quickly and is now looking forward to develop his soccer and language skills further. We had the chance to get an overall positive feedback from Christian about his unique soccer and school experience in Spain:
"The players here are all very talented and I am working hard everyday to adapt myself to the Spanish style. They play a very organized structure defensively and on the ball it is a lot of quick one two touch passes looking to switch the field. I play center midfielder and I believe this is one of the best places to be for a center midfielder as ......
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.