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posted on 3/31/17 at 11:19 AM Reply With Quote
IDF International Trip

Inter Development Futbol (IDF) embark on a trip to Iceland and England to play Professional Academy teams like Manchester City:

http://idfutbol.com/idf-provides-international-experience/



[Edited on 3/31/17 by whats_with_the_hate]

[Edited on 3/31/17 by whats_with_the_hate]

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posted on 4/3/17 at 09:59 AM Reply With Quote
Yes that article has been circulated throughout by overeager parents and certain coaches all over the triangle.

I had a friend that sent her kid on one such trip. These are basically cultural exchange and kicking around trips. These kids that IDF will play are usually local school kids that MCFC has sponsorship deals with for charitable purposes or teams created by these agents to accommodate parents willing to pay $$$ wearing MCFC jerseys because the club will get a club.

However, to be fair, some of the smaller teams they will play are legit competition.


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posted on 4/3/17 at 01:10 PM Reply With Quote
Maybe they can hook up with some hot Icelandic babes and go for a dip in a thermal pool.


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posted on 4/3/17 at 03:55 PM Reply With Quote
Any international traveling experience will be worthwhile for a player with college aspirations. We have had players travel to West Ham and Wolves in the past and came back with an appreciation for how different the game can be. The UK especially, where referees are a lot more lenient with challenges than most other countries.
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posted on 4/3/17 at 09:17 PM Reply With Quote
You won't find a finer group of young men. Looks like they are off to a great start on their trek. http://idfutbol.com/idf-players-learning-to-cope-with-adversity/
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posted on 4/4/17 at 11:16 AM Reply With Quote
Does this club train in Mebane? Or what location(s) does this club serve?
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posted on 4/5/17 at 09:05 AM Reply With Quote
They mostly train in and around the Cary/Morrisville area. Kids in the club are from all over the Triangle.
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posted on 4/5/17 at 10:07 AM Reply With Quote
I was looking at their juniors set up, for information for my 6yr old. Was SHOCKED at what they are charging for a year for 6-9yr olds. Maybe when he's 10-14 it'll be a bit more affordable. I'll keep taking him to pickup with me and let him play and have fun for now.
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posted on 4/5/17 at 11:16 AM Reply With Quote
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I was looking at their juniors set up, for information for my 6yr old. Was SHOCKED at what they are charging for a year for 6-9yr olds. Maybe when he's 10-14 it'll be a bit more affordable. I'll keep taking him to pickup with me and let him play and have fun for now.



He is SIX YEARS OLD, man time flys

Hope all is well

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posted on 5/17/17 at 01:51 PM Reply With Quote
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I was looking at their juniors set up, for information for my 6yr old. Was SHOCKED at what they are charging for a year for 6-9yr olds. Maybe when he's 10-14 it'll be a bit more affordable. I'll keep taking him to pickup with me and let him play and have fun for now.



He is SIX YEARS OLD, man time flys

Hope all is well



IDF believes that this age is prime if you want to teach the fundamentals of futbol. My son started training with IDF when he was 7 years old along with a group of 4 or 5 other TADL kids. These kids are currently ranked #1 in NC by SincSports (2005 agegroup) and there is no doubt it is because of the coaching they received at that age and onwards. Highly recommend the training even at that age. It will serve them well when they are older.

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posted on 5/19/17 at 09:41 AM Reply With Quote
I get that this is the prime age to teach fundamentals of anything, whether it's futbol, problem solving, language, manner, etc. I just can't wrap my head around spending $1435 (10 months x$100, $250 annunal membership?, $125 for jerseys and $60 coaches equipment) for a 6/7 year old. I counted 16 kids in the NextGen picture, also wondering what $960 worth of equipment looks like. Maybe I'm just reading the information available on the website incorrectly...

Anyway, I am open to every possible option for my son to play, learn and grow. Just trying to navigate the ever-changing landscape, and I've been doing this for a long time. It's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay different as a parent. lol.

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posted on 5/20/17 at 08:21 AM Reply With Quote
The womb is the ideal stage for training fundamentals. Come on people, come back to earth. Don't believe the hype LOL. $1500 for WHAT?
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posted on 5/22/17 at 11:01 AM Reply With Quote
If you think it's too expensive then don't come. When we were at TFC in TADL, we paid pretty much the same for 7 months of training, the kids had to bring their own soccer balls (IDF provides premier soccer balls at over $60 a pop), a t-shirt for training (IDF provides proper jerseys) and vastly inferior training. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for so stick with the mega-clubs and let them stick it to you with an inferior product.

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posted on 5/22/17 at 11:30 AM Reply With Quote
LOL. Got it. Sounds like an exclusive club. Good luck!
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posted on 5/22/17 at 11:38 AM Reply With Quote
IDF can charge whatever they want. The market will decide what they are worth. However, comparing TADL to IDF is just plain stupid. And the cost of TADL was $450 I think when my kids played there. The coaches were fantastic. My kids were trained by two coaches that are now prominently featured by NCFC. But the talent level was very uneven.

My biggest issue with IDF is that they call themselves a developmental league yet kids don't get to play on game days. I suppose the spares could kick their premier soccer balls around while the other kids play games.

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posted on 5/22/17 at 02:50 PM Reply With Quote
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If you think it's too expensive then don't come. When we were at TFC in TADL, we paid pretty much the same for 7 months of training, the kids had to bring their own soccer balls (IDF provides premier soccer balls at over $60 a pop), a t-shirt for training (IDF provides proper jerseys) and vastly inferior training. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for so stick with the mega-clubs and let them stick it to you with an inferior product.

[Edited on 5/22/17 by whats_with_the_hate]


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posted on 5/22/17 at 02:52 PM Reply With Quote
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IDF can charge whatever they want. The market will decide what they are worth. However, comparing TADL to IDF is just plain stupid. And the cost of TADL was $450 I think when my kids played there. The coaches were fantastic. My kids were trained by two coaches that are now prominently featured by NCFC. But the talent level was very uneven.

My biggest issue with IDF is that they call themselves a developmental league yet kids don't get to play on game days. I suppose the spares could kick their premier soccer balls around while the other kids play games.


It's Kool Aid but on a Jim Jones Guyana kinda level

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posted on 5/22/17 at 03:26 PM Reply With Quote
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If you think it's too expensive then don't come. When we were at TFC in TADL, we paid pretty much the same for 7 months of training, the kids had to bring their own soccer balls (IDF provides premier soccer balls at over $60 a pop), a t-shirt for training (IDF provides proper jerseys) and vastly inferior training. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for so stick with the mega-clubs and let them stick it to you with an inferior product.

[Edited on 5/22/17 by whats_with_the_hate]



I didn't know I was invited, but no thanks :-)
If your response is indicative of the club's attitude, then you are clearly getting your money's worth and are drinking the kool aid with a beer bong. Do the odds your kid gets a scholarship or plays pro go up at IDF relative to various academies and clubs in the same area? If not, then you are paying that price for a club with no facilities and one guy at the top coaching.

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posted on 5/22/17 at 04:11 PM Reply With Quote
Did not mean for this to become an attack IDF or the people involved thread.

I am glad that the players and families involved with IDF are enjoying the experience and the international trip was a success. All the best!

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posted on 5/22/17 at 05:41 PM Reply With Quote
"Do the odds your kid gets a scholarship or plays pro go up at IDF relative to various academies and clubs in the same area? If not, then you are paying that price for a club with no facilities and one guy at the top coaching"(numbersdad)
Mmm actually they have. I'm not defending IDF, but the odds are pretty good. I think it's safe to say the product the kids receive, who participate with IDF, is outstanding. it is the method and overall process that many here do not like(I'm not going to rehash, but you can did posts in previous threads).

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