Fans of Bayernliga DJK Don Bosco Bamberg in Germany have a lot to look forward to this season with the recent signing of Caribbean striker Geovannie Lake (21) who touched land in Bamberg’s representation to strengthen the attack. The native of St. Kitts and Nevis signed one season contract with the team after his representan got an agreement with the club through IFX Germany Soccer Agency.
The native from Mays Landing, New Jersey trained and trialed with both the second and first team impressing both coaches. “I was asked to come train three times and the third time was the charm. After the third training the coach finally has said they would like to have me on the team.” Joseph stated.
“The process for me to find a team was pretty straightforward,” stated Goalkeeper Nathaniel Drew (18). A native from Boston who touched down Nürnberg as part of Pro Year Germany program was invited by SG Quelle Fürth, one of the long-term IFX Partner clubs, to tend the goal for a couple of pre-season games.
As part of the summer transfer window in Germany, we are pleased to announce that Colombian Goalkeeper Samuel Alzate (18), in his second consecutive year with IFX in Germany, was signed by Landesliga Nordost club FSV Erlangen-Bruck. Samuel had the opportunity to get scouted in one of the IFX goalkeeper trainings in Erlangen under the watchful eye of the FSV Erlangen-Bruck goalkeeper coach Dirk Schrott. After an intense GK training session and strong performance by Alzate, the coaches of the U23 Team, Fabian Müller and Dieter Bütner, who were present on the field, offered Alzate the opportunity to sign for Erlangen.
Over the last year, IFX coaches and representatives have seen significant progress in Samuel, and his development has earned him the opportunity to move up divisions in a country with one of the most competitive league systems of the world. “Soccer-wise I would say that it has helped me a lot in terms of playing quicker and smarter.
Puerto Rican Defender right-back, Rodrigo Lloveras (21) had to travel continuously to/from Germany in response to tryouts for the Puerto Rican U23 National Team. After continuous cuts, a list of 25 came players remained for selection on the U23 National Team.
Adam is not unfamiliar with IFX, taking part in our Soccer Trials Program last year and decided to comeback for the Pro Year Germany program. During the June/July German soccer pre-season, Adam trailed with a handful of different teams attending their practices and in the end had three teams interesting in signing him.
With the aim of improving his soccer and play overseas, Cole DiCicco (18) a native of New York decided on a change of scenery, leaving High Point University Men´s Soccer Div 1 behind and moved to Spain to take part of IFX Valencia Residential International Soccer Academy.
Since her arrival to Spain to join the IFX Spain Pro Year (soccer program in Barcelona), Sydney Kay Weiss (19) a native of Paradise Valley, Arizona trialed with different clubs in Catalonia, signing in the end with CE Júpiter where she will play for the 2018-19 season.
It is estimated that approximately 90–95 million people speak German as a first language, 10-25 million as a second language, and 75–100 million as a foreign language. This implies that there are approximately 175–220 million German speakers worldwide.
As part of the Pro IFX Germany program and after successfully complete his soccer trials with various Bavarian football clubs
Now half way through the season, the Pro IFX Goalie Anja Burkman Flaig tell us about her experience playing for women´s squad of the nine-time Bundesliga Champion 1. FC Nürnberg.
As part of the 2018-19 preseason in Germany, two top clubs in Franconia, Germany faced each other in MARena stadium (Pyrbaum) in a highly entertaining game. The host, the Bayernliga club and IFX partner club SV Seligenporten, led by coach Hendrik Baumgart, had consolidated its team aiming to be a leader in the league this first half season.