FEATURED VIDEOS

Dr. Andreas Wittke Interview

Dr. Andreas Wittke, Talentprojekt's sports doctor, leads the Eagles players through a program for performance diagnostic and injury prevention. In this video Dr. Wittke explains the approach as demonstrated during sessions with our players.

Pfannaniel and Klinsmann Video Interview

Post game ESPNFC interview on August 21, 2021 has former Fortuna Dusseldorf Sporting Director and current St. Louis City SC Sporting Director, Lutz Pfannaniel, and former professional German player and former USMNT coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, discussing why Germany is an environment well suited for young American soccer players to play abroad. 

Rhineland-Westphalia Weekend

Late Spring 2021 the American Eagles traveled to Rhineland-Westphalia for games against MSV Duisberg and Rot-Weiss Essen e.V. The experience of traveling as a team at a time where travel was still a concern gave our players a renewed sense of hope of their soccer opportunities in Germany.

Game Day vs. Unterhaching

Covid-19 restrictions lifted with great relief from our players who had been in lockdown within their boarding facility in Bad Aibling. The opportunity to play their first Bundesligas friendly was documented giving insight to the eagerness within these young American soccer players.

IFE ADENUGA TRIAL AT INGOLSTADT

In January 2021 The Talentprojekt made the ambitious leap to their new home in Bayern, Germany and perservered through the challenges that presented themselves as Deutschland continued its Covid-19 lockdown. But within these months two Talentprojekt players added to our growing number of pro trials yielded since the program started in August 2019. Here Ife Adenuga is shown trialing with FC Ingolstadt, a second league Bundesliga team. 

 

 

PODCAST INTERVIEWS

Footwork Podcast

This week we sit down with Mark Dillon, a former professional player, coach and now executive director for the Talent Projekt. A model with the intention of bringing young American soccer talents with high potential to Germany to develop in a Bundesliga youth player development program. We discuss Mark's experience as a player, coach, and agent, including his journey to the UK as one of the first Americans abroad, his time working with Bayer Leverkusen and Ajax, growing the game in a unique way, the necessities in making connections and showcasing yourself properly, cultural adaptation and competence, mentoring young athletes, the direction of US Soccer, the invaluable experiences of traveling and playing abroad, and the goals and success of the Talent Projekt. This is the Talent Projekt with Mark Dillon

Strictly Futbol Episode #6

On this episode we bring you Mark Dillon a Soccer coach that has started a boarding Futbol Academy in Germany that gives youth players an opportunity to make their dreams come true as long as they work for it and stay consistent he gives us the word on how you can become that player and what it takes !!!!!!!

Campfire Football Episode #99

The TalentProjekt, founded by Mark Dillon, is an academy for highly talented American soccer players to go to Germany to train and play at a high level during a crucial development phase. After 3.5 years of operating, they are starting to see fantastic results. This is the second installment of Mark Dillon on the show.

The Soccer Subs Podcast Episode #33

The boys are back for Episode 33 joined by President and Founder of the Talent Projekt in Germany, Mark Dillon.  We discuss with Mark on youth development, the growth of soccer in the US, and scouting talent in all age groups. You don't want to miss this great interview with a great soccer individual who's dedicated over 40 years into the beautiful game, and considered a soccer pioneer.  Tune in!

Campfire Football Episode #59

The Talentprojekt model was conceived in 2010 with the intention of bringing young American soccer talents with high potential to Germany to develop within its unequivocally world-class youth development system. The program set out to prove that American athletes with a high soccer IQ and a high level skill set, an adaptable character and willingness to work hard and learn, could close the gap on their European counterparts when given the same advantage.

In the Eleven Episode #31

Mark Dillon joins us again and steps in the eleven for this week. Mark is the CEO and founder of the Talent Projekt in Germany, designed to help young American footballers reach their full potential. This episode we talk about what that development process is like for a young player, especially one who ventures abroad. We also talk about some of what it takes to evolve from a whispering talent to a shouting talent on the world stage.

In the Eleven Episode #14

A special guest is in the 11 this week; Mark Dillon CEO, Founder and Coach at the Talentprojekt in Germany. Brendan chats with Mark about chasing the professional soccer dream and how Germany can be a great incubator for American talent. They chat differences between the game in the United States and Europe and how the future seems brighter than ever for the national pool in the United States. Mark is becoming a pioneer in fostering a new way of developing elite level American talent. This is certainly one you won't want to miss.

 

ARTICLES

Roseville Youth Soccer Partnership Interview

Roseville Youth Soccer Partnership Interview

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Soccer Today Article Whispering Talent

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Soccer Today Article Feb 2020

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Soccer Today Article Dec 2018

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