International Soccer Academy and Sportwerk Academy form partnership to expand access to high-quality youth football opportunities in Germany


THOMASTON, Conn. and OCHTRUP, Germany, April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — International Soccer Academy, the nation’s groundbreaking development organization for the nation’s elite youth soccer players, providing authentic opportunities for talented Americans in Europetoday announced a partnership with Könige und Grafen Sportwerk Ochtrup, German leader sports performance center equipped with the latest technology for state-of-the-art performance diagnostics to enhance the development of young football players.

Currently in partnership with FC Schalke 04International Soccer Academy launched its Integrated Academy with the Bundesliga club last year and is now expanding its groundbreaking football initiatives to include the Sportwerk Academy, which will launch with a team of 22 talented U18/19 players who will compete against regional clubs and Bundesliga academies.

“It is remarkable that the International Soccer Academy offers talented young American and Canadian footballers the opportunity to experience and learn about German football culture at our Sportwerk Academy,” Paul SchomanUEFA professional license and former coach of the German national youth team.

Leaders in innovation, International Soccer Academy and Sportwerk Ochtrup will focus on making player development fun using technology that allows players to immerse themselves in a digital game-like environment that seriously improves player skills and performance.

“American footballers know that training in Germany is a big advantage, and now they realize that harnessing the power of sports performance technology is a huge advantage,” said Eddie Loewen, Co-founder of the International Soccer Academy. “By partnering with Sportwerk Ochtrup, we can enhance player development opportunities, giving elite young footballers access to one of the best cutting-edge programs in Germany.”

Considered a secret weapon by the Bundesliga giants, International Soccer Academy’s Sportwerk U18/19 players will train with the latest sports technology, including the SoccerBot360, including professional players at RB leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg use.

A highly innovative simulation system that enhances individual player performance, the SoccerBot360 puts the player in the center of a large 360 ​​degree digital arena testing reaction speed, technical accuracy, peripheral vision and speed. It’s just one of many high-end technological tools in Sportwerk Ochtrup’s extensive professional training environment. Players will also benefit from the Speedlab with digital measurement technology, as well as Bundesliga-quality football pitches, UEFA A-licensed coaches and on-site residential accommodation.

“The goal is always to provide exceptional development opportunities for young American footballers and we are proud of our new partnership and the launch of Sportwerk Academy,” said Diane Scavuzzo, Co-founder. “We want to provide incredible challenges for elite players to help them improve their decision-making, speed of action, and overall success in the game.”

“We are very pleased with this unique partnership. The International Soccer Academy is a professional organization that seeks out the best talent in the United States and Canada,” noted Michael Schmidt, Managing Director Sportwerk. “These talents now have the opportunity to become professional footballers in germany the most modern sports academy and to be recommended to the best clubs.”

A nationwide player identification search will sniff out the best talent for the squad that will face regional clubs and Bundesliga academies. Additional information and how to apply through a virtual tryout or player ID session can be found on the International Soccer Academy website. International Soccer Academy represents some of the most talented players in the United States and works to meet the critical needs of today’s future football players.

Media Contact: Diane Scavuzzo(858) 531-8300, [email protected]

SOURCE International Football Academy


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