Starts August 2023
The International Soccer Academy Residency Academy Program with Sportwerk is 9 months of world class training and competition which aligns with Germany’s Bundesliga schedule. Only highly talented players who want to take their game to the next level will be approved for the 2006/05/04/03 team.
The program launches on August 14, 2023 and runs through May 31, 2024 with a month off for the holiday break
from December 8, 2023 to January 7, 2024.
from December 8, 2023 to January 7, 2024.
Virtual tryouts are currently available for the 2023/24 season. Nationwide tryout and scouting schedule will be available soon. Interested players should inquire if they can qualify by completing the PLAYER INQUIRY form. Player highlight videos are required.
All schedules subject to changes due to COVID-19 safety protocols.
The Sportwerk Residency Academy Program fully immerses American players in the German soccer culture and offers the best in technology driven training. The players live, study, and train at Sportwerk’s world class facility in Ochtrup, Germany. Players enjoy apartment style dormitories, dine in the full service cafeteria, play matches on Bundesliga-quality soccer fields and train in a world-class, state of the art multi-purpose indoor training center.
The U18/19 Academy team will be introduced to the highest level of coaching and training.
Our Academy players will be coached by UEFA A licensed coaches and have full access to Sportwerk’s highly qualified fitness trainers and sports therapists.
No Soccer Compromises
Redefining the future of youth soccer, this special partnership provides a complete player development program utilizing on-the-field training with the best of technology for better cognitive advancement. With the simulation of any game situation being created on a scale of 1:1, players can analyze decisive moments and learn best practices. This program was created to meet the needs of America’s players who want to increase their performance level and game knowledge significantly.
No Academic Compromises
Players can take advantage of our educational partner, Arizona State University (ASU), which has a rigorous preparatory academy — perfect for serious student-athletes. A part of Arizona State University, ASU is an accredited online school with an accelerated path toward college admission — and offers a flexible schedule so players can train and travel without missing school. (Additional costs apply).
Our Commitment to Players
Our commitment to excellence is the first step to helping players reach the next level in their development. Like all our programs, this partnership offers a unique and amazing youth soccer experience for players who want to make an impact on the field or dream of a pathway to becoming a professional player. High-quality coaching, competitive matches, supportive staff, and a professional environment provide an ultimate football experience.
- Coaching Staff:
UEFA A full-time coach, full-time associate coach; plus Goalkeeper training, athletic coach. Full access to Sportwerk physios and medical trainers .
Apartment style housing with 4-persons per flat. Double rooms with two single beds. Each flat has wifi, a bathroom and kitchen.
3 meals per day, anti-inflammatory diet, water provided during training and during the day
Training curriculum harnesses the power of the latest technology combined with traditional daily soccer training and position based skills development — all on the highest level
Opportunities / access to Bundesliga and other scouts based on individual player performance
Highly competitive games with Bundesliga academies and other clubs
Players will wear International Soccer Academy & SportWerk 2023/24 kits
- Video Analysis:
Matches will be filmed and analyzed, and players will be able to create individual highlight reels
- Live Streaming of Matches:
Our matches will be live streamed through Eleven Sports which will allow family, friends and recruiters to be part of the match experience
- Pedagogical Support:
Full-time player advisor that is schooled in Pedagogy, and Sports, and will mentor the players
For team activities like games, vans or a bus will be provided; in addition, each student-athletes will have access to a bike to visit local areas.
Daily washing of training and gamely kits plus weekly laundry service for all personal clothing
High speed internet is available throughout campus
- Cultural Immersion:
Each player will partake in a German language course and additionally the team will participate in at least 10 cultural/ social excursions to learn about Germany's history and culture
- Bundesliga Experience:
International Soccer Academy players will have access to two (2) FC Schalke 04 Bundesliga matches and other games
- Social Media:
Videos, pictures will tell the daily/weekly story of our players living, training, and competing in Germany
- Locker Rooms:
Players have access to facility locker rooms with showers.
- Player Lounge:
Players have access to the players lounge with TVs, game consoles, ping pong, and darts.
Players will receive copies of match video for highlight videos to send to colleges.
“The professional soccer player of tomorrow needs not only his talent, but must develop, beyond his soccer skills, to become a top athlete. This can only be done through individual and measurable training management.”
“If you succeed once, it can be coincidence. If you succeed twice, it may be luck. If you succeed three times, it is diligence, enthusiasm perseverance and will.”
“The development of young athletes is my greatest joy. seeing my players grow from week to week, improving their skills from game to game, is what really drives my work.”
“The importance of nutrition in sports has long been neglected. Our goal is to create a nutritional awareness of athletes, which has a positive impact on performance.”
“Success in soccer starts in the head!”
“The physical demands and the speed of play is increasing in the modern game of soccer and therefore players need to take advantage of the tools that sport science is providing in regards to technology and load management and individualized training plans – In cooperation with the Sportwerk, we are able to provide exactly that to our players.”
“At the highest levels, technology enhances performance diagnostics and development as well as expands game analysis — We are proud of our partnership with SportWerk. We know technology can improve our players’ speed, agility, power and endurance enabling them to reach for their dreams.”
Virtual Tryouts - Apply Online
Submit highlight video and/or coaching recommendations. All applications will undergo an evaluation process. Our scouts will review player highlight reels.
Another pathway to get approved. Player identification sessions and in-person tryouts.
Personal Zoom Interview
With Eddie Loewen and/or International Soccer Academy coaching staff
Complete Player Application and Submit Deposit
If a player is accepted, he will complete and sign the Player Agreement. A non-refundable deposit is required.
Arrival on Site in Germany
Hotel recommendations for families traveling with players are available.