Youth Soccer: Introduction to the International Futbol Exchange
The International Futbol Exchange (IFX) is an organization that has been around since 2003, and its primary function is allowing soccer players the chance to experience the beautiful game in international destinations.
IFX offers plenty of unbelievable opportunities for youth soccer players to learn from the best in the world, as the organization has partnered with camps like the Arsenal Soccer School:
And then there's the Manchester United Soccer School:
Not to mention that IFX also offers opportunities to visit camps at La Liga powers Real Madrid and Barcelona as well.
But perhaps the most intriguing program that IFX offers is its "Youth Year" experience. You will not find this kind of program anywhere else, as this "total immersion program for youth players" gives players the chance to study and play abroad with one of IFX's partner clubs. Yes, players get the chance to learn and play with a foreign team for an entire year.
Players will have the opportunity to learn within the European training system, which provides an infrastructure that helps develop both technical and tactical ability.
The even better news? The Youth Year program is offered in the international soccer hotbeds. Players can spend their year in either Germany:
Or spend it in Italy:
And even in Spain:
It is obviously an intriguing program for high school soccer players that are looking to take their game to the next level by training in a competitive international setting.
You can visit this link to learn more about pricing for IFX's Youth Year study and play abroad program.
Football.com will have more information in the coming weeks on the program, including an interview next week with IFX President Michael Carlson.