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International Soccer Academy

The International Soccer Academy is a top-tier soccer training and development program headquartered in New York, New York.
International Soccer Academy
Leadership team

Eddie Loewen (Founder)

Diane Scavuzzo (Founder)

Isabela Ramesh (Director of International Sales and Marketing)

Kai Brock (Program DirectorSchalke 04 Integrated Academy)

Kerim Baba (Head Coach Schalke 04 Integrated Academy)

Tobias Lederer (Assistant Coach Schalke 04 Integrated Academy)

Marlone Jackson (Resident Advisor Schalke 04 Integrated Academy)

Tobias Kurbjuweit (Head Coach Hertha Berlin Integrated Academy)

Cauê Rodrigues (Assistant Coach Hertha Berlin Integrated Academy)

Marc Dyck (Resident Advisor Hertha Berlin Integrated Academy)

Headquarters
New York, USA
Year stablished
2020
Social Media
Summary

The International Soccer Academy is a premier soccer training and development program that was established in the United States in 2020. Its primary aim is to provide a unique pathway for talented North American soccer players to play and train in Europe, with a view to developing their skills and showcasing their talent to generate professional opportunities. 

The academy is committed to developing young soccer players through a range of programs that emphasize individualized coaching and personalized development plans. The coaching staff is comprised of experienced professionals who have played and coached at the highest levels of the sport, and who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their training sessions.

The International Soccer Academy offers a variety of programs for players of all ages and skill levels, including individual training sessions, team training sessions, camps, clinics, and international tours. The academy's programs are designed to help players improve their technical skills, tactical knowledge, and physical conditioning, while also fostering their love of the game and passion for competition.

The academy focuses on building smart, physically prepared, and mentally strong players who can succeed at the highest level. The academy's players go through a rigorous scouting process to ensure that only the most talented players are placed in their European rosters. Additionally, the academy takes the success of its players seriously and continues to mentor them after they complete their programs, whether it's arranging trials in professional clubs, signing contracts, or returning home to play collegiate soccer. 

Since its founding, the academy has expanded and established teams at prestigious clubs in Germany, such as Schalke 04, Hertha Berlin, and Sportwerk, and has plans to continue expanding to other renowned clubs in the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga, and Liga Portugal.


History

The International Soccer Academy was founded in 2020 in the United States with the goal of providing a unique pathway for talented North American soccer players to play and train in Europe. The founders of the academy recognized that many talented players in North America do not have the same opportunities as their European counterparts to develop their skills and showcase their talent on a global stage. The academy's mission was to change that by offering North American players the chance to play and train in Europe with the best-in-class coaching and facilities.

The academy quickly gained traction and expanded to include teams at prestigious clubs in Germany, such as Schalke 04, Hertha Berlin, and Sportwerk. The academy's approach to development is customized for each center and involves expert UEFA A Licensed coaches who combine best-in-class European methodology and coaching with American physicality and athleticism. All aspects of the academy's integrated teams, including matches, staff, education, cultural exchange, and facilities, exceed the expectations of their players.

The academy has a rigorous scouting process, both live and virtual, to ensure that only the most talented players are placed in their European rosters. The academy also provides individualized development programs and exposure opportunities that have led players to top professional organizations and prestigious universities. The academy's focus is on building smart, physically prepared, and mentally strong players who can succeed at the highest level.

The International Soccer Academy is committed to its players' success even after they complete their programs. The academy continues to mentor its players by arranging trials in professional clubs, signing contracts, or returning home to play collegiate soccer.


Goals and Purpose

The International Soccer Academy has a clear mission to provide a groundbreaking pathway for talented North American players to play and train in Europe with a view to developing their skills and showcasing their talent to generate professional opportunities. The academy aims to address the lack of opportunities for North American players to develop their skills and compete at the highest level. By providing a unique opportunity to play and train in Europe, the academy aims to bridge the gap between the North American and European soccer systems and enable talented North American players to compete on a global stage.

The academy is committed to providing an integrated development program that covers all aspects of a player's development, including matches, staff, education, cultural exchange, and facilities. The academy combines best-in-class European methodology and coaching with the sought-after American physicality and athleticism through expert UEFA A Licensed coaches. By doing so, the academy aims to build smart, physically prepared, and mentally strong players capable of succeeding at the highest level.

The academy has a rigorous scouting process, both live and virtual, to ensure that only the most talented players are placed in their European rosters. The academy also provides individualized development programs and exposure opportunities that have led players to top professional organizations and prestigious universities. By providing exposure to the best clubs and leagues in Europe, the academy aims to create opportunities for its players to showcase their skills to professional clubs and enable them to reach their full potential.

The International Soccer Academy is committed to its players' success even after they complete their programs. The academy continues to mentor its players by arranging trials in professional clubs, signing contracts, or returning home to play collegiate soccer. The academy aims to create long-term relationships with its players and provide ongoing support to help them succeed at every stage of their careers.


Impact

With over 4,000 players evaluated, the Academy has been able to identify and recruit the most talented young players from North America, offering them an unconventional pathway to professional soccer in Europe.

The Academy has also achieved an impressive player-to-coach ratio of 7:1, ensuring that each player receives individualized attention and the best possible coaching. This has been reflected in the success of the Academy's four teams, each with a roster of 22 talented players who are trained by UEFA A Licensed coaches.

The impact of the Academy is also demonstrated by the number of players who have gone on to trials at European clubs, with over 70 trials offered to Academy players. This has resulted in 18 contract signings, showing the quality of the players produced by the Academy.

By combining best-in-class European methodology and coaching with the sought-after American physicality and athleticism, the Academy has been able to produce smart, physically prepared, and mentally strong players capable of succeeding at the highest level.


References
International Soccer Academy
Leadership team

Eddie Loewen (Founder)

Diane Scavuzzo (Founder)

Isabela Ramesh (Director of International Sales and Marketing)

Kai Brock (Program DirectorSchalke 04 Integrated Academy)

Kerim Baba (Head Coach Schalke 04 Integrated Academy)

Tobias Lederer (Assistant Coach Schalke 04 Integrated Academy)

Marlone Jackson (Resident Advisor Schalke 04 Integrated Academy)

Tobias Kurbjuweit (Head Coach Hertha Berlin Integrated Academy)

Cauê Rodrigues (Assistant Coach Hertha Berlin Integrated Academy)

Marc Dyck (Resident Advisor Hertha Berlin Integrated Academy)

Headquarters
New York, USA
Year stablished
2020
Social Media