September 28th, 2016
Pro IFX Year Germany player Robert Petkov signs for ASV Veitsbronn
IFX Pro Year participant Robert Petkov from Perth, Australia, started for his team ASV Veitsbronn-Siegelsdorf against the current top team of the Landesliga Nordost SG Quelle Fürth. The Australian forward had a great performance by scoring 1 goal and 1 assist, securing a 2-2 tie for his team against the league leader. Robert worked his way up into the starting squad by outstanding training performances and is eager to compete and learn more about the game in Germany through our IFX Pro Year Germany program. The signing of Robert Petkov to ASV Veitsbronn adds to the many Australian soccer players in Germany IFX has managed over the years.
Robert Petkov Photo Links
September 9th, 2016
Pro IFX 30 Day players sign with semi-professional German clubs
Adding to some recent success stories of IFX players, three of our IFX Pro 30 Day (semi-pro soccer trials program) players who received offers during their tryouts over the past months have now been successfully transferred to Germany in order to learn, develop and compete in Europe. These players are all now under management in the Pro IFX Year Germany program where IFX manages their club placement process, international transfer, player licensing, accommodations, visa support, language school and ongoing player management and general support.
Lucien Kessler (21), a Canadian native, made a great impact at his IFX Pro 30 Day tryout back in May with current Landesliga Nordost leader SG Quelle Fürth. Kessler is signed with Quelle for the 2016-17 campaign. Other notable former IFX players who played for Quelle include Thomas Mallette, who continued on for several years to compete with various clubs in the German Bayernliga (Memmelsdorf, Weiden) and Dany Djou......
September 9th, 2016
Dany Djoufack of Cameroon signs for Mosta FC (Malta)
One of last season's players in the Pro Year IFX Germany program, Dany Djoufack, has signed a professional soccer contract with MOSTA FC (Malta) for the upcoming season 2016/2017.
After playing two matches for his new team in Malta, Dany already was voted to the Team of the Week by Malta Times.
In an impressive last season in Germany with former Regionalliga club SG Quelle Fürth, Dany competed in 22 league matches (1 goal) and left a great impression with the team finishing in a strong 3rd place in the Landesliga Nordost. With the guidance and support from our IFX PRO YEAR program, Dany was learning the language, growing as a person and player and getting prepared for the next step in his soccer career.
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.
Click Here to read about his experience!
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.