February 24th, 2015
Heidenreich to be IFX Ballistic Guest Trainer in March – Coaching Education and Private Training
February 23, 2015 – To kickoff IFX’s partnership with Ballistic United Soccer Club, former German Bundesliga pro Hans-Jürgen Heidenreich will be coming to Pleasanton for one month to enhance the IFX Ballistic Senior team coaching staff, as well as conduct several coaching education sessions and offer private and small group training to Tri-Valley area youth.
Hans-Jürgen Heidenreich comes from the German state of Bavaria, close to Nürnberg, where IFX operates one of its many international soccer exchange programs. Heidenreich enjoyed a successful professional career playing as a youth and then professionally for 1.FC Nürnberg, KSV Hessen-Kassel and VfB Leipzig, appearing 121 times in the first and second Bundesliga before an injury cut his career short. Heidenreich also made several appearances for the German U-20 National Team, and was part of the German U-20 National Team squad who were runner’s up in the 1987 Chile U-20 World Cup. Heidenreich also had two UEFA Cup app......
February 23rd, 2015
IFX announces two-fold partnership with Ballistic United Soccer Club: 1st ever BUSC Men’s Amateur team IFX Ballistic kicks off its season March 14th at Val Vista
February 2, 2015 – International Fútbol X-Change announces a new partnership with Pleasanton based youth soccer club Ballistic United Soccer Club. BUSC, home club of IFX President, Michael Carlson, in partnership with IFX Soccer, will be fielding its very first men's amateur team for the 2015 season. The team, IFX Ballistic, will compete in the NorCal Men's Amateur Premier League, and is made up of experienced Amateur players from the East Bay Area. Kevin Crow, former professional soccer player for the San Diego Sockers and current BUSC Director of Coaching, will lead the men's team for the 20115 season. As the team's main sponsor, IFX will be looking to create a unique club environment and concept, emulating certain characteristics found in its European partner clubs, to ultimately provide a serious training environment fo......
January 28th, 2015
From the Regionalliga Bayern & Champions League to the Premier League
The last time we checked in on Emre Can (season 2012-2013) he was a regular on the Bayern München Reserve squad playing in the Regionalliga Bayern; the 4th tier in the German league system behind the full time professional 3.Liga.
Emre caught our eyes during the Regionalliga Bayern match against VfL Frohnlach, where then IFX player Zachary Mahon was playing. Champions League Winner, DFB Pokal and League Winner at Bayern München, Can is now eying a full national team call up.
Fast forward two seasons and Can has seen his market value increase 8x the value back when he starred at Bayern München Amateur. He was subsequently sold to Bayern Leverkusen for 5 Million € the following season; where he would go on to make 29 Bundesliga appearances ( 3 goals and 3 assists in 2190 minutes played). 10 Cup appearances (7 Champions League, 3 DFB Pokal).
The swift and fluid passer was one of the hottest commodities th......
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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.
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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.