International Futbol Club
International Futbol Club
We build players through practice in a healthy team environment where every player knows their role and contributions as well as those of their teammates leading to a holistic understanding of what it means to be an athlete and a leader. Our structured program enhances all player skill sets maximizing their individual potential.
International Futbol Club (IFC) formerly known as Georgetown International Youth Soccer was founded in 1978 in the DMV area by former professional players, athletes, and educators from around the world.
Our founders are passionate about the beautiful game of soccer and want to pass on that passion to the next generation. It is our core belief that soccer is a vehicle by which so many important life lessons can be learned such as teamwork, good sportsmanship, healthy competition, mutual respect, commitment, integrity, and responsibility. Our goal is that each of our players will walk away from our programs equipped to be successful in any field and on any field
Our mission is to provide a safe, healthy, and fun environment for every individual to learn life-skills through the game of soccer in order to meet their full potential on and off the field.
Our summer Soccer Day Camp training program has been created by professional educators who are dedicated to the highest quality of sports instruction for youngsters. Our group leaders are trained to deal with the particular needs of school-age, boys and girls.
U9/10 EDP/CCL Championship/NCSL
U11/12 EDP/CCL Championship/NCSL
U13/14 EDP/CCL Championship/NCSL
U15/16 EDP/CCL Championship/NCSL
U17/18/19 EDP/CCL Championship/NCSL
Fees are based on a 10-month season (late August through early June) for all non-high-school age groups (U8-U15) and a 9-month season (late September through early June) for all high school age groups (U16-U19). Additional fees may be incurred for teams that wish to play in supplemental leagues as determined by the coach and technical staff.
Additional fees may be incurred for teams that wish to play in supplemental leagues as determined by the Technical Director.
Uniforms are required by the league.
''TO WEAR THE IFC JERSEY IS AN HONOR, TO REPRESENT IT WELL IS A DUTY''
All IFC players will wear a standardized practice uniform. “Wearing a standardized training uniform serves several purposes; eliminating distractions on decisions about practice apparel, instills a level of club pride with every player wearing the same IFC gear and when each player dons their IFC practice gear they will live by.
Home Games Uniform
Away Games Uniform
Cold Weather Games Uniform
IFC Fall School of Excellence is designed to teach and enhance the technical skills required to develop and grow as a complete soccer player. There will be 30 Minutes of technical training and 30 minutes of game play.
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM
Our summer Soccer Day Camp training program has been created by professional educators who are dedicated to the highest quality of sports instruction for youngsters. Our group leaders are trained to deal with the particular needs of school-age boys and girls.
SUMMER INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
We are the only camp that collects and trains eclectic groups of players, boys and girls, from many clubs and schools in the Metro Area. Players should love the sport and play at the travel through the elite level.
IFC has created a special opportunity for soccer aficionados—or “futbolistas” as they say in Spain—by designing a unique combination of a youth soccer camp, Spanish classes and excursions to some of the most beautiful sights in this amazing country.
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTIONS PROGRAM
Our program is designed to focus on particular skills and individual players. It is excellent for both beginners and advanced players of all ages. Designed to maximize learning, particularly where specific player weaknesses are apparent, these sessions are also excellent for coaching player positions. (Defense, midfield, striking and goalkeeping)
STARLINERS MEN & U23 PROGRAM
International Futbol Club (IFC) is proud to announce that our Starliners Men’s PRO team is the 2019/2020 WPL Champions. Starliners team was founded in 1982 by ex Pro and College players from the DMV area. The team plays in the WPL and trains twice weekly at Washington Adventist University. Starliners are coached by Zaki ex starliner player and IFC Technichal Director who has extensive professional experience coaching professionals overseas as well as academy players. For Tryouts or more info please contact: email@example.com
We are composed of very enthusiastic, energetic and experienced soccer players.
Frequently asked questions
THERE ARE TWO (2) WAYS TO JOIN AN IFC CLUB TEAM:
1 – Annual Tryouts:
Held in May, this is the most common way to make an IFC team. During these tryouts, our teams fill the bulk of roster spots for the coming soccer year. Information and sign up for Annual Tryouts is posted in April of each year.
2 – Supplemental Tryouts:
Outside of Annual Tryouts, you can contact us to inquire about space on a team at firstname.lastname@example.org, In your message, please tell us if this is a supplemental tryout for a girl or boy, plus your child’s date of birth. This will help us contact the correct coaches.
ANNUAL TRYOUTS IMPORTANT INFO:
Annual Tryouts are held in May. Outside of those times, ignore this FAQs area and contact us about trying out directly for a team.
Please read and/or print out the below IMPORTANT details about annual tryouts. The information below details what to wear and bring to tryouts, and also outlines the process.
Click to register: REGISTER
Arrive 30 minutes early to your first tryout session.
Zaki Hamzaoui oversees the Academy Program as Director of Coaching and Technical Director.
Currently the Academy teams divide their practice time between Bethesda, MD and the Washington, DC border. Both sites are turf which allow our teams to train even during inclement weather.
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Description of fees and other policies
International Futbol Club (IFC) Youth Soccer Concussion Policy
At IFC, we want to ensure our players are provided the safest environment possible. As a result, we are instituting a concussion policy to help provide guidelines related to players who have been diagnosed with or are suspected of having a concussion.
All coaches are required to take the Center for Disease Control (CDC) online training course. A copy of the certificate that you receive after completing this course must be sent to club Registrar prior to the first practice or game. We also highly recommend that parents and athletes take the time to review this course. Click on the button to check out the safety guide lines on the CDC’s website.
IFC uses fields permitted by Montgomery Parks and Recreation, Public Schools, Private Schools, and Maryland Sports Complex. We take pride in our long-standing relationship with the owners of all the fields we use, and how we use their fields. All members of IFC are responsible for the care and maintenance of the fields we use for games, practices, clinics and camps. Please do your part to help us in our efforts to continue our relationship with field owners, and keep our club in good standing with the community!
Three simple things you can do to help ensure our continued access to quality fields:
1. Park legally and considerately.
2. Take your trash with you when you go.
3. Leave your dog at home. Pets are prohibited anywhere on the property at all IFC games, practices, clinics and camps.