Alec Laible



United States and German


Apr. 11, 2003 (18)


6 ft 3 in (190.5 cm)


195 lbs (88.45 kg)








  • Prior US Club: Charlotte Independence
  • Started playing soccer at age 3

As an experienced goalkeeper with dreams of going pro, Alec Laible wanted a high-level gap year program before going off to college. Laible found the perfect opportunity at the International Soccer Academy’s groundbreaking program with Schalke.

Alec Laible Blog - Week 4

As my team and I end the first month since our arrival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, I am reflecting on my variety of emotions and our constant activities. I, Alec Laible, want to give you an insight on what happens during a week at the Integrated Academy at Schalke 04.

Bright and early at 7:30 AM, a fresh new Monday makes it appearance on our schedule. After a tiresome 20 minutes of preparing for the day, we all head down to the lobby for the buffet-style breakfast, which is open from 6:30 AM to 10 AM every day. Beginning with crispy croissants and fluffy breads, to the cold, refreshing selection of cheeses and meats, and the assorted vegetables and eggs — you can become overwhelmed with the sheer quantity of food. Plus, add in the variety of juices, yogurt, and fruits — there is an enormous amount to chose from. Once I grab my plate and pick a seat, I prepare a warm tea and do some light reading before our training, which begins at 10 AM.

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