McKINNEY (May 18, 2015) — As a result of the partnership between AYSES Soccer Club and SFC Kaiserslautern, the development academy for FC Kaiserslautern and the Germany Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim, 17 players will be touring Germany for a 10-day visit. They will depart Dallas on Wednesday, June 3 and return on Sunday, June 14. The trip will allow the players to practice at both Kaiserslautern and Hoffenheim and train with some of the best youth coaches at one of the top German youth development programs. In addition to all the, they will also have an opportunity to experience the German culture.
The traveling players are from multiple Texas soccer clubs, among them AYSES Soccer Club, Dallas Texans Soccer Club and FC Dallas Soccer Club.
The visit has been setup to where the players are paired with German families in order to maximize the experience of the visit. This arrangement makes it possible for the players to travel at the coast of just the airline ticket and spending money they will need while there. Food and accommodation will be covered.
Fifteen youth players from Germany will also be visiting the US for ten days as a result of the partnership. While in the US, the players will participate in the SFC Kaiserslautern Camp to be help at the Fairview Soccer Complex in McKinney. The camp will be from June 22-25 and will allow the players to train with their counterparts in the U.S. The German players will also stay with U.S. families in order to fully experience the US culture. The players will have the opportunity to visit Mesquite Rodeo among other places.
The upcoming SFC Kaiserslautern Camp to be held June 22-25 at the Fairview Soccer Park will again used to determine players traveling to Germany for the next trip (date to be confirmed soon). All participating players will be eligible and only camp participants will be selected to travel.
This is just part of the relationship agreement AYSES Soccer Club and SFC Kaiserslautern. The other part of the agreement is for AYSES coaches to travel to for advanced coaching training, and for Germany coaches to travel to the U.S. for camps and training of AYSES coaches.
About AYSES Soccer Club
AYSES Soccer Club is one of the top youth soccer clubs in North Texas. Based in McKinney, it is one of the few clubs that has its own facility, a seventy five acres facility that currently has six full lighted first class soccer fields. AYSES also hosts two of the most established soccer tournaments in the region, Texas Summer Classic (TSC) and Texas Winter Classic (TWC). Detail on AYSES Soccer Club can be found at the AYSES Soccer Club website at ayses.com.
About SFC Kaiserslautern
SFC Kaiserslautern (part of the Axel Roos soccer school) is the official academy partner of the German Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim and FC Kaiserslautern. The organization is headed by Axel Roos, a Two time German Champion, two time German Cup Winner, over 300 Bundesliga appearances, holds the UEFA Pro Licence (highest licence available all over the world) and former assistant national coach of Albania and Bahrain (Men’s national teams).