ICEF Football camp 2022 – Residential – Evian-les-Bains – France
Would you like your child to experience what it is to train and live like a high level footballer? Would you like them to be taught by professional coaches with the highest possible UEFA certifications? This camp is the perfect opportunity for all of this, set in the beautiful French Alps.
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|5 days and 4 nights|
|13 to 19|
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Football Camp Program
About the camp
The training center is located in the town of Publier, between Evian-les-Bains and Thonon-les-Bains.
This town is in the middle of the French Alps, next to the Léman Lake. It is also near Geneva and opposite Lausanne in Switzerland.
The mountains and the lake make it a magnificent place with an incredible view, and ideal conditions for playing football. Not only is the place beautiful and picturesque, it also helps clear outside distractions, and allows players to focus completely on their football.
Participants will stay in double rooms with one other player. High speed internet is available throughout the centre and there are multiple lounge areas with different purposes such as the media room, the video game room and the study room.
Training kits are cleaned after every game and training session by the staff who are a team of dedicated professionals hoping to make those staying at the ICEF as comfortable as possible. In fact, the staff are multilingual, speaking at least French and English, and multicultural. This helps kids from all over the world feel right at home.
The ICEF stretches over two and a half hectares of land and there are multiple 11v11 natural grass pitches as well as several 11v11 all-weather, artificial grass fields, including a heated field which is an unusual luxury.
All the dressing room facilities are brand new and they are top of the line, ideal for preparation and bonding as a team. There is a health centre on site with trained medical staff and even a physical therapist, so the camp is more than prepared to deal with any physical problems that a player might experience.
A fully equipped gym with cardio, strength and recovery areas is present in the Performance Centre. It has resulted in truly feeling like a professional experience, and encourages the participants to perform, train and work better and harder than they usually do.
All these sporting facilities make the ICEF a world class training center, and the campers will feel just like professional players.
A correct diet is crucial for a top class athlete and the ICEF is very much aware of this. The chefs cook organic meals for the participants that contain everything they need to improve the most that they can and the food is all organic, balanced and varied.
Any dietary restrictions or allergies can be allowed for as long as you warn the camp before coming.
The camp is protected by 24h/24 surveillance and there are cameras throughout the campus.
All activities take place in the center and everything is within walking distance.
Therefore, there are absolutely no concerns to be had over the safety of your child.
Football camp program
This residential camp is perfect for players who wish to spend a week living like high level, professional athletes. It also offers the chance to find out how a football academy like the ICEF one functions.
Not only will the campers perfect their soccer during the week by getting to the next level in a technical, tactical and physical aspect, they will also be able to live the life of someone in an academy, and to quickly tell if living a year in an academy would be suitable for them.
This camp is full board, but it is equally possible to do a half board camp, also called a day camp, and to spend evenings as a family : the ICEF half board soccer camp
What is included
|4-6 nights in a newly renovated double bedroom with A/C|
|2 training sessions / day (technical + tactical)|
|Unlimited access to the pro facilities and amenities provided|
|1 physical preparation session per day|
|Physical therapy available on-site (if needed)|
|1 video analysis session per day|
|1 debriefing of the coach per day including mental preparation|
|Intensive competition program with friendly games|
|Nike training kit (Jersey, shorts, socks, cap)|
|17 fresh and balanced meals prepared by sports nutrition professionals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)|
|24-hour surveillance and security|
|A certificate of participation and performance awards|
|Access to multiple fun activities, video games, team games|
|Access to professional laundry service|
The football camp focuses on three main activities to maximise performance: technical/tactical training, mental training and physical training.
Technical and tactical training :
Firstly, there will be two technical and tactical training sessions a day. They will be led by professional coaches that are highly qualified. They will also be helped by experts in the development of children.
Your child will therefore be in very good hands. For the tactical aspect, the coaches will teach the campers how to play as a team, how to transition from defence to attack and how to position properly on the field. For the technical aspect, the coaches will organise various drills to keep the training sessions dynamic. For example, there will be drills for ball control, dribbling, passing, speed, body movement, tackling and shooting.
Mental training :
Secondly, there will be daily work on mental conditioning and soccer intelligence. There is no magic recipe to becoming an excellent player. Better physical capabilities will certainly help your child improve and it is easy to concentrate on just the physical aspect. However, that is not what will make your child an exceptional player, they will need to understand the game and play with their brain. The best players in the world are not necessarily the fastest or the strongest, they know where to be at what time. They are also aware of their weaknesses and strengths, which helps them be as efficient as possible on the pitch.
Moreover, mental conditioning will help the players deal with stress and frustration, on the field and off it. Sometimes, especially at that age, teenagers can be their own biggest obstacle to improving and performing, and mental conditioning can help them overcome this.
Physical training :
Finally, there will be lots of physical training over the course of the week. The intensity of the program forces each player to give everything they can, and this will in turn lead to noticeably improved physical performance. The players will be more and more comfortable on the field as the week goes on, which will let them concentrate on other aspects of soccer.
Goalkeeper training :
There is also a specific training program for goalkeepers. They will work on saves, diving, crosses and balls in the air, technique and distribution, and positioning. The specific sessions mean that specialised goalkeeper coaches will be giving all the goalkeepers invaluable advice.
There will be time for relaxing and recovering thanks to fun and laid back group activities. They are essential to disconnect from football a little bit and to clear their minds. Generally, it is these little group activities that help create a proper team spirit and team cohesion.
For those who need it, medical care at the medical center is included in the program so that every player can recover and receive care if necessary.
No excursions are scheduled. The camp is 100% football !
During this camp, each day has an established program that differs from the previous day, so as to have variety in terms of training sessions.
Two training sessions are planned a day, as well as a video analysis session or mental conditioning.
The campers will need to arrive for the first training session at 8:30 AM and will leave each evening at 7 PM.
The following is an example of a typical day :
- 7.30am : Breakfast
- 8.30am: Mental conditioning and coach brief
- 9.30am: First training session
- 11.30am: Shower and coach brief
- 12.30pm: Lunch
- 1:30pm: Free time in rooms
- 2.30pm: Second training session
- 4.30pm: Shower and snack
- 5pm: Coach brief and video analysis
- 6pm: Physical preparation or physical therapy
- 7pm: Free time, with access to common areas, lounges, outdoor activities, video games…
- 8pm: Dinner and team building activities
- 10pm: Bedtime
ICEF provide the best-in-class European methodology, and coaching through an expert youth development staff, who are all FFF and/or UEFA licensed.
The players need to arrive at the latest on the Monday morning for the first training session.
It is possible to arrive from the Sunday at 5 PM, namely for internationals.
All the details will be sent a few weeks before the start of the camp.
If your child is arriving by plane or train, it is possible to benefit from a special transport. It is a paying option, and the price needs to be set from the time you book.
The departure can be done on Friday evening after the award ceremony.
It is possible to leave on Saturday morning at 8:30 am after breakfast.
If your child needs to be taken to a train station or airport, a fee-based option can be purchased.
Practical information – transport
The address of the academy is: Domaine De Blonay, 74500 Publier
The nearest airports are Geneva or Lausanne in Switzerland.
If you have any questions regarding this course, please do not hesitate to contact the Looking For Soccer team.
About the football Camp and the club
The International Centre of European Football (ICEF) is the first private football training centre in all of Europe, set up in a partnership PSG Academy Geneva. Year round, the ICEF is an academy for professional players who are trying to develop, so it is a very serious and expert camp.
It was set up in 2017 but since then has become a global vision, with a football centre similar to this one having been built in Miami and plans for two more to be built in Asia over the next few years. Each centre is attempting to offer all the necessary infrastructure, coaching and amenities for those who participate in the programs to get to the next level of their football.
At the ICEF, it can already be said that this has been achieved. Everything is state of the art and the program that the camp follows has been developed over the course of many years as PSG is a club that has always put an emphasis on developing youth players, which is why they have the reputation of best academy in France.
This is without doubt one of the most complete camps in terms of football itself. While other camps offer cultural visits and visits to other attractions, the ICEF high performance program does not. Instead, the camp concentrates completely on football for its duration of two weeks, with a lot of emphasis given to off the pitch work with video analysis sessions and regular coach briefs.
Mental preparation and practice takes place at the camp as well. The drive to improve is what sets apart great players and good players, and the camp will try and instil the correct attitude in its participants. This camp is not a relaxed holiday with the option to play some football every now and then, it is a camp designed to make players better at football and give them the taste of what it is to be a professional.
If the players are willing to improve and take pleasure from playing football all day and learning about the game too, then the ICEF can guarantee that they will take their football to the next level. They are partnered with PSG, France’s biggest club, and offer one of the best football camps in terms of intensity, facilities and expertise in the entire world.
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