Ballistic United Soccer Club alumni player and IFX Soccer owner Michael Carlson of Pleasanton, together with local soccer enthusiast Stephen Schlett, will lead BUSC's first ever men's Amateur team for the 2015 season.
The team will be coached Kevin Crow and plans to engage the BUSC and Pleasanton community by creating a playing environment for serious and experienced players from the East Bay.
The team will compete in the NorCal Adult Premier League.
IFX Soccer is an international organization founded in 2003 that enables aspiring soccer players from around the world, both youth and adult, to play for European soccer clubs while continuing their education. It orchestrates total immersion soccer programs for anywhere from two weeks to two years in various countries. These include Germany, Spain, England and Italy.
Carlson spent the past two years living in Nürnberg, Germany, where IFX currently has over 25 players competing at various levels of German semi-professional soccer. Carlson's IFX has placed hundreds of players with clubs in Europe over the past several years.
"I am extremely excited about our new collaboration with BUSC," Carlson said. "Ballistic is my home club which helped form my love for the game and now years later BUSC has embraced the concept of IFX."
"With our new partnership I believe we can provide players with continued opportunities in soccer locally through our new IFX Ballistic men's team as well as international opportunities for players of all ages," he added. "Pleasanton has always been a soccer town and we are excited about seeing BUSC families come out and support our men's team at Val Vista this season."
IFX Ballistic is offering sponsorship opportunities to local businesses. For more information, contact Carlson at (510) 599-4625.