Exploring Youth Soccer In Germany & Taking Players to The Next Level
GFL Soccer is scouting for the competitive players seeking to take their training to the next level during its trip to Munich, Germany, in November. Players will get a chance to embrace German soccer culture as well as put their skills to the test against Bundesliga Youth Academies during the 10-day trip. After winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Germany has emerged once again as a dominating soccer country whose player development techniques have been recognized as one of the top practices in the world.
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Youth Soccer News: GFL Soccer Enterprises is looking for players to compete at the highest level during its upcoming 2016 trip to Germany from November 18th to November 28th. This unique youth soccer experience offers great player development along with the amazing opportunity to play soccer abroad — immersed in a culture well known for its passion for the beautiful game.
Being immersed in the culture of soccer in a country steeped in a rich tradition of apprenticeships and the methodical development of young talent is an amazing lifetime experience.
GFL’s CEO, Eddie Loewen grew up playing soccer in Germany and launched a series of programs to help players cross the Atlantic to discover how hyper competitive soccer fanatics prepare to advance and seek dominance.
The GFL program identifies talented players through a series of soccer camps, ID Clinics, and comprehensive scouting at selected youth soccer games and youth soccer tournaments across the country.
Once selected to represent the USA when GFL travels back to Germany, the youth soccer players train in preparation to play against Bundesliga academy teams and experience the German style of play.
Although there will be limited time for sightseeing during the trip, the main focus will be on training and playing in the German environment. After all, this is a soccer trip designed to expose elite youth players to the highest level of soccer the country has to offer — and, after winning their 4th FIFA World Cup in 2014, Germany has a rich soccer heritage to share.
Internationally, Germany is tied with Italy and is just behind 5 time World Cup winning Brazil as the most successful soccer country in the world.
In Germany, the GFL youth team will have three matches scheduled against Bundesliga Youth Academies during the trip, along with daily training held at GFL’s Munich facility with German UEFA A License Coaches.
The teams will also visit the FC Bayern Munich training facility at Saebener Strasse in order to embrace the winning culture of the German giants and meet with a first team player.
GFL Soccer Success Stories
Since 2012 GFL Soccer arranged tryouts for over 40 US youth players with Bundesliga Youth Academies.
Here is a list of the most recent players:
- Jonathan Jiminez – MSV Duisbug (now playing for Seaton Hall University Div 1)
- Zach Atkinson – TSV 1860 Munich
- Nicholas Lukens – MSV Duisburg (playing at IMG Academy)
- Coby Atkinson – TSG Hoffenheim (Now playing at Portland Timbers & U17 Jamaica NT)
- Owen Huffmann (born 2000, Clearwater Chargers) – RW Oberhausen
- Emilio Ycaza (born 1997, Northeast Raiders) – TSV 1860 München (now playing with IF Brommapojkarna U19 in Sweden)
GFL is currently scouting players in the following age groups:
- U11 (2005/06)
- U13 (2003/04)
- U15 (2001/02)
Editor’s Note: For more information on how to be considered for this youth soccer trip to Germany, please contact Eddie Loewen at (727) 254-9768 or email@example.com.