To provide world class training opportunities for top youth soccer players in one of the best soccer camps in Europe, the International Fútbol X-Change has partnered with German semi-professional clubs, SG Quelle Fürth, FSV Erlangen-Bruck and 1.SC Feucht to allow a limited number of players to train amongst their youth teams. Contrary to the traditional international soccer tour where teams travel to play against foreign teams, our program immerses players in the foreign game, experiencing the German game as if they were a part of the team.
Players spend two weeks in Nürnberg/Fürth where they are professionally trained by the head youth coaches of SG Quelle Fürth, FSV Erlangen-Bruck or 1. SC Feucht. Exchange participants stay in comfortable youth hostel or hotel accommodations, attend daily training, visit local tourist attractions, and learn about the German culture and life.
Most mornings, players train under the instruction of the coaches of IFX. Licensed German trainers lead the daily training, engaging the group in technical drills and tactical maneuvering. Players will then join the SG Quelle Fürth, FSV Erlangen Bruck, or 1.SC Feucht youth teams in the afternoons to participate in their normal training sessions. Training consists normally of 3 days per week of club training.
IFX SUMMER SOCCER CAMP TRAINING HIGHLIGHTS
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TRAINING FACILITIES – TV 1860 FÜRTH
The training facilities at TV 1860 Fürth have been the destination of several national teams over the past several years. The close proximity to Nürnberg yet it’s setting comfortably nestled next to the Fürth City Forest makes it a tranquil training destination for professional and youth clubs alike. The facility has 3 natural surfaces including their stadium pitch and 1 artificial pitch. The facility also includes locker rooms/showers, a weight room, tennis courts, an indoor hall, track, volleyball courts and more. IFX Germany clubs will have access to daily training on grass pitches, use of the locker room/shower facilities and all training equipment including balls, disc cones, bibs, speed hurdles, agility hurdles, goals, poles and ladders.
- Accommodation in Hotel or Youth Hostel.
- Roundtrip airfare not included.
- Full board included. Breakfast, lunch, and dinners eaten at hostel or local restaurants. Lunches sometimes eaten out during tourist excursions.
- Full time chaperone during entire program.
- 10-15 training sessions, Mon-Fri each weekday morning and/or afternoon.
- Official IFX practice jersey.
- Tourist activities including visits to Nürnberg downtown, the Adidas and Puma Headquarters, and surrounding areas.
- Attend a professional Bundesliga (German pro league) match upon availability
IFX PARTNER CLUBS
FSV Erlangen-Bruck is a multi-branch organization with some 1,100 members in the Franconian university town of Erlangen. The club has positioned themselves as a feeder club to the two top clubs in the region, FC Nürnberg and SpVgg Greuther Fürth, both Bundesliga clubs. Known locally as “Bruck”, the club’s senior men’s team competes in the highly regarded Bayernliga (5th division), and fields some of the top youth teams in the region with their U19, U17, and U15 all competing in the Bayernliga or Landesliga. (2nd/3rd highest youth divisions).
With roots dating back to 1860, Quelle Fürth has become a major force in youth football in the Nürnberg/Fürth region, with many youth players coming and going to and from der Club (FC Nürnberg) and SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Their close cooperation with these Bundesliga clubs draws talented players from throughout the region. Quelle’s semi-professional men’s team competes in the Landesliga (6th division) and have competed as high as the Regionalliga. Their U19, U17, and U15 all compete in the Bayernliga or Landesliga.
Nestled perfectly within the Bavarian forest lies the 1.SC Feucht and it’s impressive stadium and training facility. SC Feucht has become a respected and feared opponent both at the men’s and youth levels in the Franconian region. Not long ago, Feucht’s men’s team competed in the 3rd highest division, Regionalliga. They currently preside in the Bayernliga with their youth teams competing at provincial levels.
IFX Germany clubs will stay at a 4-star hotel in an ideal location surrounded by the beautiful Fürth municipal forest in the west of the city. The hotel is the ideal place to spend a relaxing day or hold a dynamic session. It offers easy access to the motorway and public transport that will take you to Fürth and Nürnberg. Discover the beautiful Fürth’s Old Town with its many restaurants and cafes. Or you can go to Nürnberg and explore the many sights and attractions such as the Nürnberg Castle or the charming old town.
The hotel combines modern concepts with traditional style. The 111 renovated and tastefully decorated rooms exude a welcoming atmosphere. They impress with warm colors, elegant style and modern amenities such as flat screen televisions with satellite TV, Wi-Fi and a minibar. The 7 modern, lit by daylight meeting rooms are ideal for business and social events up to 300 people. In the adjacent forest, you can even engage in team events. One of the meeting rooms is located in the former library on the 4th Floor of the hotel and presents itself with a beautiful fireplace and a pleasant ambience for small meetings or family gatherings.
NÜRNBERG CITY & REGION
Nürnberg captivates its visitors with its Bavarian charm and Franconian mystique. Situated in the heart of Mittelfranken, Bavaria, Nürnberg is home to approximately 500,000 inhabitants. Frankfurt, Munich, and Prague are all just a few hours away, making Nürnberg easily accessible from the major international airports and exciting day or weekend trips.
Medieval architecture blends into modernity, from stone bridges to the Imperial Castle on the skyline. Beautiful countryside and forests encapsulate the Franconian city, leaving visitors with many outdoor options for adventure and relaxation. And for those looking to discover Nürnberg’s rich history, there is plently of that too. Whether it be the Nazi Party Grounds or Albrecht Dürer’s home, Nürnberg boasts many exciting and interesting excursions for the curious minded.
IFX maintains a good balance between planned activities, soccer, and free time throughout the program. Activities include: a tour through Nürnberg’s charming downtown , a trip to Adidas and Puma’s headquarters and outlets, and attendance of a professional Bundesliga soccer match.
Upon arrival in Germany, players are picked up at the Nürnberg Airport and escorted by train to Fürth. There is a 24 hour experienced chaperone that stays with the boys throughout the program at the youth hostel, taking them to daily training, and guiding the touring activities. At the end of the program, players are escorted again by train to Nürnberg Airport for their departure.
PROGRAM DATES: July 29 – August 12, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31st
- For Boys players age 13-18
- Players must be currently competing at a competitive level of soccer in their state.
- Limited space per age group.
- Players chosen on a first-come first-serve basis for all of those who fulfill program requirements.
- Download and complete the Youth Summer IFX Application .
- Submit a non-refundable deposit of $750.00 USD (refundable only if you are not selected for the program), with a check or money order made payable to IFX, and send along with your completed X-Change Application to:
4847 Hopyard Rd. Ste. 4., #113
Pleasanton, CA 94588
- The remaining $2245 USD balance must be paid in full before program deadline.
- Application and Full Payment Deadline: May 31
- Program fills up quickly with a maximum of 12 participants.
- We strongly encourage early applications to ensure availability.
IMPORTANT PAYMENT OPTIONS
Program Cost and Dates:
- July 29 – August 12th, 2017
- $2995 USD
- Roundtrip airfare not included.
- Additional money for some meals, souvenirs, train to and from Nürnberg, and extra spending money required.
Upon receipt of your application and deposit, we will confirm your acceptance in the program after careful review.
All applicants must also be sure to have a current passport. Non-US citizens with residency in the US must also have a current passport, and be able to obtain a travel visa to Germany. For more information on the requirements to obtain a travel visa to Germany, please check with your closest German consulate.
We’re looking forward to providing an unforgettable and unique international experience in a country of rich culture with some of the strongest Bavarian youth clubs.
For more information on IFX’s International Futbol X-Change, please contact us by email or call (510) 599-4625.
PHOTO AND VIDEO GALLERY
Quelle Fürth semi-professional men’s team (left) and U17s of Bayernliga (right).