January 23rd, 2015
January 23, 2015 – International Fútbol X-Change announced today a new partnership with sports management company, Global Image Sports, an Atlanta based company representing European professional football clubs in North America and in some cases around the world. Their strategic partnership agreements with each of their European professional football clubs allows GIS to assist them in player scouting and development of their global brand via constant consultation and feedback. GIS partner clubs include several in the Barclays Premier League and English Championship League including West Ham United, Stoke City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic. Other partners include Glasgow Rangers FC, Chievo Verona and UC Sampdoria of the Italian Serie A.
GIS also helps to partner European professional soccer clubs with youth soccer clubs in America. The youth teams are encouraged to participate in soccer travel vacations, training, playing, attending live games and sightseeing.
IFX, CEO, Michael Carlson said, “I am very ......
January 20th, 2015
KSV Baunatal (Tristan Watson)
Tristan Watson [Fupa Link] has started in 3 Regionalliga Südwest matches after transferring from ASV Neumarkt during the 2014 summer transfer window. The Toronto native has played in 7 matches; highlighted against SVN Zweibrucken (full match), FC Nottingen (60 minutes played) and former Bundesliga side TuS Koblenz (1-0 Win; 34 minutes played withdrawn because of injury).
SV Seligenporten (Paolo Bucci, Nate Weiss, Aidan Tucker)
Paolo Bucci [Fupa Link]- after recently receiving his clearance from US Soccer, our 23 year old defender makes his club debut in an away loss to ASV Hollfeld (3:0) during the 10th matchday fixture of the Landesliga Nordost.
Aidan Tucker [Fupa Link]- Through 20 matches, Tucker, has managed two goals and one assist. Tucker is a regular fixture in the lineup and has played in just about every match for the Regionalliga reserve squad; currently of the Landesliga Nordost.
Nate Weiss [Fupa Link] Weiss is a regular......
January 6th, 2015
American Goalkeeper in Germany - Michael Sheridan's ascent amongst tough German Goalkeeper competition
After more than 18 months in Germany, IFX and ASV Neumarkt Goalkeeper Michael Sheridan continues to work his way in the tough semi-pro leagues of Bavaria. Sheridan, a 25 year old Coloradan native, who tended goal previously for Baker University, has demonstrated a sturdy hand in goal, and has gradually inched his way to becoming ASV Neumarkt’s preferred keeper. But Sheridan, as he’s called by his teammates, has made his way in Germany not without without great persistence and ongoing dedication to improvement.
His journey began first with top Franconian club SV Seligenporten’s reserve squad. Sheridan sparked interest from several regional clubs but opted for Seligenporten, liking the possible mobility into their first team competing in Bavaria’s Regionalliga, Germany’s fourth division, just one division below the 3. Bundesliga. Sheridan made a slow but steady ascent on the club’s goalkeeper short list......
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.