International Soccer Academy in Germany

International Soccer Academy in Germany

8 International Players (7x USA & 1x Australia) reach the next level in Germany

Rahul from Florida, Aiden from Chicago, Phillip from Atlanta, Carter from Arizona, Kip from San Francisco, Townes from Louisiana, Hans from New York, and Sam from Sydney (Australia) complete the youth soccer teams of SC Borea Dresden for the 2020/21 season at the International Soccer Academy in Germany by Warubi Sports.

Start of the International Soccer Academy

Big changes, big chances. Eight youth soccer players from the United States and Australia, ages 15 to 18, earned a chance to prove themselves in the official German soccer system. Their ultimate goal is improvement on and off the pitch. The club SC Borea Dresden and our team at WARUBI Sports make sure to provide professional circumstances at the International Soccer Academy for the boys to focus on reaching their goals.

Rahul and Aiden join the U16, Kip plays for the U17. Carter, Townes, Phillip, Hans, and Sam are adding their qualities to the U19 teams at SC Borea Dresden. “In the first place they are not here because of the culture and beautiful architecture in the city of Dresden. We want them to improve their skills. Players will receive the coaching and training that has produced 28 professional players.”, said Chris Griebsch, International Manager and Head of WARUBI Sports Germany Office about the club Borea Dresden.

Chris: “The players in the program will have played against some of the best young players in Europe. Upon returning to the states, some may join top Colleges or Academies. For others, there could be opportunities to stay in Germany, if they choose to.” However, classic tourist tours also took place as the boys settled in and started their preseason at SC Borea Dresden in the beginning of August.

Soccer & Personality Development at the International Soccer Academy

SC Borea Dresden is one of the preeminent youth football clubs in the German state of Saxony. Situated in the heart of Dresden, one of Europe’s most beautiful baroque cities. Borea is home to some of the region’s most promising soccer talents and houses a few of them at their boarding school right in the middle of the soccer facilities. They train with professional coaches 4 times a week and participate in the official league system in Germany. Every game they fight for promotion to the top youth leagues in Germany and against relegation. Every game they fight for their chance to be seen by the many scouts and coaches in the region. Here they have a shot at the professional level.

Borea has longstanding contacts with the region’s top professional football clubs and places alumni in the region’s top schools, universities, and companies. “At Borea we believe in developing not only first-class football players, but also first-class people!” says the General Manager of SC Borea Dresden, Frank Krummrey.

US-boys at International Soccer Academy in Dresden

Education at the “Dresden International School”

There are several changes for the boys since the arrival to Germany in August. The German culture, the weather, and especially the style of playing soccer in Europe. But our boys adjusted very quick to their new and exciting environment. Until the end of the season in May 2021, they study at the Dresden International School. The school is only 15 minutes away from the International Soccer Academy.

Instead of attending the (full time) international school, players can also join an intensive German language course on campus while continuing U.S. Highschool online! In both scenarios the players are not losing a year of Highschool but can continue their graduation as planned.

As they work towards graduating Highschool they can also learn a new language and gain a once in a lifetime experience in Germany. “Furthermore, our German youth players are able to speak basic English, so the communication and understanding on the soccer field is fairly easy.”, Chris adds. The care for our players is available all day and night and we offer great settings for top performances. 

In the first quarter of the season our players have already shown some top performances in their youth teams. There is still a lot of improvement ahead but we can look towards an exciting future and a great time for our boys in the International Soccer Academy.

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