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German International Soccer Academy

Full Academic Year Education Program and German Soccer Club Placement with Amateur / Semi Pro Soccer Clubs

IFX participants are enrolled either into an intensive German language school to learn how to read, write and speak the German language or into our partner Business School/University. In the University program, students pursue either an undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree or Graduate Master’s Degree. Students will be provided with accommodations during their participation of the program. Accommodations are shared apartments with other roommates from around the world. A full immersion into the German culture is one of the main goals of our program.

This immersion program enables competitive participants over the age of 18 the opportunity to play soccer for a German semi-professional/Amateur club for one full or one half season. Players are placed to train and compete with a German club according to their level of play. An initial evaluation period upon arrival in Germany determines club placement.

 

German Language School

Located in the heart of Bavaria, Germany, our Pro IFX Year program enrolls each player in our partner language institute, for intensive German language lessons for the duration of the program. Participants are placed in classes according to their level of German, whether beginning, intermediate or advanced. The language course is an integral program aspect and is the main academic component of the IFX program, enabling students to become conversational and in some cases fluent in the German language. 

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University Business School

In addition to our language school option, IFX offers an undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees in International Management as well as a Master’s Degrees in Management through a top private Business School in Nürnberg, Germany. All courses are taught in English as the universal business language. The school embraces an international mindset, with partner Universities throughout the globe and an international student body.

Read more about our partner University Business School on the Business School page.

 

Leisure Activities

Although your schedule will be occupied with your language school or University courses and soccer training, Germany offers many wonderful activities to enjoy during your free time. Germans typically are very active and enjoy biking, hiking, swimming, and of course Fussball – soccer. Music, the arts, and theater are strongly supported in Germany, with many opportunities for attending local concerts, street festivals, and plays. Weekend activities aside from soccer matches may include going for hikes, bike rides through the countryside, swimming, socializing with friends, and dancing at the discoteques.

 

German Fussball

Soccer has been Germany's top sport for almost a century and continues to have an important role in Germany in terms of culture, integration, and as a profession and hobby.

Germany has won the World Cup on 4 occasions and continues to be a soccer powerhouse on the global stage. Germany's professional football league system closely integrated with their extensive Amateur system extends to all corners of the country with opportunities for players of all levels. German football youth development is also considered to be at the highest standard with exceptional training philosophies, experience, knowledge and facilities.

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German Soccer Clubs Placement

IFX participants are placed within a competitive German football clubs fit to their level. Players are placed within a challenging football environment that allows tremendous opportunity for development. At the beginning of the program, each player is taken to various soccer trials in german football clubs to demonstrate their ability and showcase themselves to IFX German soccer club partners. The German football trainers evaluate each player on trial and decide whether or not the player would be someone they would have interest in signing to their roster for the season or half season. This process of taking players to trials with German soccer teams continues until we have found a fitting club for the player. IFX then manages the full integration of each participant plus the international transfer of each player enabling participation in official league matches.

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Germany Goalkeeper Training Program

Goalkeepers have the option to get additional specific goalkeeper training on a weekly basis in addition to their regular club training. IFX Germany goalies are trained by professional goalkeeper trainers, some of which have had professional experience as a goalkeeper and goalkeeper trainer for Bundesliga clubs. Goalkeeper training drills used by professional clubs throughout Germany are orchestrated by the IFX GK trainer. For more information about the additional goalie training program and goalkeeper drills please contact us.

 

Explore Nürnberg and Fürth!

The IFX program takes place in Nürnberg and Fürth, Germany, two bordering cities lying approximately one hour north of the famed city of Munich.

Nürnberg, home to approximately 500,000 residents, is probably most known for and deservedly so for its romantic charm and history dating back to medieval times. The Kaiserburg sits perched on the hill at the top of the 'Altstadt', or old city center, keeping a careful watch over the winding cobblestone streets with countless cafes, restaurants and shops for locals to enjoy.

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*Goalkeeper Training Program fee is in addition to the base program fee. Please contact us for pricing.
*For staying in the IFX Haus, there is an additional charge of $1500 per season, or $750 per half season in addition the the base program price.

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