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Chasing the Dream: Ian McCauley

Ian McCauley at a VLF Osnabruck U17 match.

In August 2012, IMG Academy soccer player Ian McCauley was invited to Germany for a soccer trial with 3rd Division Bundesliga team, VLF Osnabruck. It was meant to get McCauley on the radar for scouts and coaches, but by the fourth day, the club was impressed enough to invite him to stay and play for their team.

By invitation, McCauley returned to Germany this week to begin training with VLF Osnabruck once again.

McCauley is chronicling his experience over the next week through daily update journals.

Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:

Day 4:

It was a very relaxing day, for the first part.  I did not really do much for the whole morning and afternoon. I actually liked taking a bit of a break for once. In the afternoon, I went and played with the U-16 age group. It was another great practice, even though I still cannot understand what all the coach or players say.  It was very awesome to see and I cannot wait for another training.