As some states in the U.S. are very close to a second lockdown, the concern that parents and children feel about their academic and football (soccer) options for next season is rising. The International Center of European Football has extended its application period due to a peak in late inquiries, mostly coming from families in the U.S.
The nearly 25 million soccer players in the U.S. and their parents are continuing to feel the loss of opportunity they encountered since the early days of March 2020, when training, tournaments, and leagues were put on pause.
With so much continued uncertainty due to the serious and recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the U.S., families are considering options such as boarding schools that offer elite football programs or professional institutions in Europe, like the International Center of European Football.
We are glad to introduce Spencer (16 years old), who is preparing to join the center for his first season as part of ICEF’s 10-month Pro Residency program, kicking off on August 24th, 2020. Spencer and his parents have agreed to answer a few questions on their decision to enroll at ICEF, his background and plans for the future.