News and Announcements


The Talentprojekt and Sportwerk Ochtrup have teamed up with partner club Borussia Emsdetten to offer a special opportunity for recent high school graduates to play soccer at an elite level in Germany this Fall. This program is open to talented soccer players, interested in taking a gap semester or year to train in a world-class, state of the art facility, and play in one of the best soccer leagues in Germany. Players will compete, as a team, in the German Youth League, as well as compete in organized training matches against Bundesliga Academy teams and top European Clubs. Our team of coaches, fitness trainers, sports scientists, physiotherapists and osteopaths will accompany you on your way to becoming a professional soccer player.

Who: Recent high-school graduates interested in an opportunity to play soccer at an elite level in Europe
Dates: 28 August 2020 – 20 December 2020
Location: Sportwerk Ochtrup, Germany

Sportwerk Ochtrup is one of the leading training facilities in the world and is the training ground for The Talentprojekt players. Sportwerk Ochtrup is home to the Soccerbot360 and SpeedCourt, along with other high-tech training tools.
The Soccerbot360 is one of the most innovative training tools in the works. The computer-controlled Soccerbot360 tests and trains a player’s cognitive and decision making skills by simulating live-game scenarios and testing reaction time and responses.
The SpeedCourt is a patented, two-dimensional, multi-functional diagnostic and training system offering a state of the art method to regularly train player’s speed and agility.

Included in the Program:
Room and Board in the dedicated TalentprojektHaus near Sportwerk Ochtrup
Meals and snacks focused on proper nutrition for developing athletes
Daily soccer and fitness training (min 5 sessions per week)
Performance Diagnostics
Training and game equipment
German Language Classes
Travel Visa

Please review the attached flyer for more information or contact

The document Talentprojekt_Fall_Program_Flyer_2020.pdf was attached to this post.


In November of 2019, while the Talentprojekt team was in Nürnberg for a match against FC Nürnberg, we took the time to visit the Fascination & Terror Exhibition at the site of the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds. The Exhibition was designed as a warning to the world of the catastrophic consequences to a nation and to the world when its people do not speak out or take action against injustice. The following text, which we read together in the Exhibition, is the now famous poetic form of confession made post-war by the Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemoeller called “First They Came”. It is an important reminder of what happens when the able don’t use their voice to fight inequality and injustice when they are able.

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the Trade Unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Trade Unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

The Talentprojekt stands with all Americans who are raising their voices in protest against racism and injustice. With people of all races who are marching together in solidarity; with law enforcement officers who kneel with or march alongside our citizens engaged in peaceful protest, while doing their best to protect the innocent from harm or the destruction of property by a hateful few; with the elected officials across both parties who have the courage to speak out against the inflammatory rhetoric intent on dividing rather than uniting us; and with all those who are speaking out against injustice while taking actions to remind us that we’re all in this together, for only together can we bring healing and justice to our communities, our cities, and to our country.


The Talentprojekt is excited to announce that four of our players have been scouted for a trial at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Luca Fava, Rohan McEligot, Edwin Ramirez and Steph Soghomonian are testing at the club this week and next.

Mönchengladbach was especially impressed by The Talentprojekt offense, identifying four players who could potentially fit into its roster.

Congratulations, and best of luck!


Posted by The Talentprojekt at Feb 5, 2020 12:15PM PST

The Talentprojekt is a residential program bridging the US and Germany for America’s elite youth. For top talent aspiring to play professionally in Germany, we offer full immersion in the world of German football. This program is truly like no other, featuring Bundesliga scouting and competition at its core. Ability to compete at the highest level of soccer is required.

We are currently identifying ’04 and ’05 players for the 2020-21 season in Germany, scouting throughout the US this spring. Please contact us with questions or for more information at and

See below and in the attachment for information about our upcoming St. Louis ID event:

Friday, February 28, 2020
Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex
2350 Creve Coeur Mill Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
Field 5
5:00 – 6:30 2005s
6:30 – 8:00 2004s

Saturday, February 29, 2020
West Community Stadium (Formerly Soccer Park)
Field 1 (Main Field)
1 Soccer Park Road
Fenton, MO 63026
9:00 – 10:30 2005s
10:30 – 12:00 2004s

Sunday, March 1, 2020
West Community Stadium
Field 6
1:00 – 2:30 2005s
2:30 – 4:00 2004s

The document The_Talentprojekt_ID_Session_Application_2020-21.docx was attached to this post.


We’re currently interviewing top 2004 and 2005 players for The Talentprojekt 2020-21 season. Interested? Please contact us at