IFX Player Bio Seth Barrett of SQ Quelle Fürth


Pro Year Germany Player Bio: Seth Barrett

Nürnberg – Today we introduce Seth Barrett from Columbus, Ohio. The 18 year old center forward grew up playing at Blast F.C. and was coached under Lesh Shkreli, Nick Theslof, Robert Warzycha, Ricardo Iribarren, and Tony Labudovski. Seth is now a member of SG Quelle Fürth A-Jugend (U19) located in the Bavarian city of Fürth and competing in the youth Bayernliga, one level below the Youth Bundesliga for U19.

Q: Before joining the Pro Year IFX soccer program, you were involved in the IFX Pro 30 Day program. Can you describe how this experience contributed to you staying for the following season with SG Quelle Fürth.

A: I was involved in the 30 day Pro program last April,2015. My decision to come in April was so I could have a chance to secure spot on a team if I decided to stay ahead of the 2015/16 season. I really enjoyed the month long trial program and ultimately I really wanted to play for a high level U19 team like SG Quelle Fürth.

Q: SG Quelle Fürth u19 has been pushing for promotion into the Youth Bundesliga for u19 division the last couple of seasons. Can you describe the atmosphere at such an ambitious youth club?

A: The atmosphere at SG Quelle is great. All of the guys treat the setting as professional as possible. We all want to be the best at training and we all want to see each other have success. The guys are always pushing me to learn on/off the pitch; including with tactics and learning German. The ambition at the start of the season was really high and we hope to push forward and finish near the top of the standings. We also just had a change of coaching staff so we are all trying to figure out how the rest of the season will go.

Q: What is your typical training day like, things you have to get done on any given day?

A: I get to the training facilities about 15 to 30 minutes prior to having to be there. I talk a little with the guys prior to training, then we get dressed in our red or blue SG Quelle training tops. We usually warm up by ourselves for about five minutes then we warm up as a team. After that we go directly into stretching/yoga which we do various exercises of. Then following that we do passing drills for about 25 to 30 minutes. After that depending on the day we might do shooting drills or work on positioning for about 25 to 30 minutes also. Following that we usually play a scrimmage for about 30 to 60 minutes. We do a slow jog around the field twice for a cool down, shower and go home. Depending on the week we might train 3 to 4 times a week which is all based on when we have a game.

Q: What has been your best experience so far in Germany (on or off the field)?

A: The best experience I have had so far would have to be playing against top division German clubs such as 1860 Munich, FC Augsburg, FC Nürnberg, and SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

We thank Seth for taking his time to answer some questions about his time in Germany and we wish him all the best of luck during the remaining part of the season.

Details about the IFX PRO 30 Day trial in Germany can be found here. Details regarding the IFX Pro Year program can be found here.

  • Seth is now a member of SG Quelle Fürth A-Jugend (U19) located in the Bavarian city of Fürth and competing in the youth Bayernliga, one level below the Youth Bundesliga for U19.

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