ABOUT COACH SAUL
Scoutsaul - Director of Scouting/operations
Christopher Saul is a certified trainer in strength conditioning and nutrition through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). He holds his Functional Strength Coach Level I and Level II license through the Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) and his Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Level I license. He also holds his C license through the Union of European Football Association (UEFA). In 2008, Christopher Saul played National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Futbol at Longwood University before transferring to the Division 1 program at Syracuse University. In 2011, he started his professional career by signing with the Swedish club, Ytterhogdal FC for one year. In 2012, he was then signed with the Swedish club, UMEA FC for two years.
In 2014, he started his own academy, called IFK Maryland with the mission of supporting aspiring athletes in futbol by providing collegiate and European trials and providing guidance throughout each athlete’s career trajectories. In terms of collegiate opportunities, IFK Maryland has placed athletes in NCAA futbol across various collegiate institutions in the United States with division 1,2, and 3 levels. In terms of European placement opportunities, Coach Saul places athletes in the Swedish futbol System, the Croatian Futbol System, and the German Futbol System. Coach Saul is also employed as Operation Director and Head Scout for a development and scouting company called Next Level Talents, which places athletes throughout the German futbol System. In 2022, Coach Saul moved to Miami, Florida where he renamed the company from IFK Maryland to International Futbol Experiences (IFE) with the mission to continue supporting aspiring athletes with said opportunities.