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PSG Football camp – Residential – Geneva – Swiss

This Paris Saint Germain Academy Football camp is the exclusive opportunity for your child to have the footballing holiday of a lifetime in one of the most picturesque settings in the world, the Alps.

The camp includes physical and mental preparation, individual and team focus, tactical and technical sessions all infused with PSG’s elite winning mentality. This is a unique experience that any football fan would adore.

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Publier, France
Boy, Girl
6 days and 5 nights
N/A
All levels
Residential
French, English
13 to 17

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Location

Location

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.

Accomodations

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.

Sport Facilities

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.

Catering

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.

Security

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. 

 

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Football camp program

This Residential Camp is perfect for competitive football players who want to improve all aspects of their football from technical and physical ability to tactical understanding to mental strength. Games are organised in which players can show off the new skills they have learnt and compete to win the most possible matches. On top of this are top class facilities, highly trained coaches and delicious and fresh meals!

What is included

2 tactical-technical training sessions per day
5 nights in a newly renovated double room with air conditioning
Supervised access to football amenities and boarding facilities
1 physical preparation session per day supervised by an official International Center of European Football trainer
Physical care sessions delivered by an official International Center of European Football physiotherapist (if necessary)
1 video analysis session per day
2 individualized briefs from the coach per day including mental preparation
Nike training kit
15 Fresh and balanced meals prepared on-site by sports nutrition professionals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Healthy snacks
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

Training

While all PSG football camps around the world follow a program specifically designed to improve as a footballer, the Geneva camp takes this a step further by giving a lot of importance to off the pitch work, much more than most football camps.

Every day will start with mental conditioning and a coach brief. Mental conditioning is the process of training your mind to modify your thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs so that a winning attitude becomes second nature. Almost every top level athlete has massively impressive mental capacities, and self-belief is so important in football just to have the confidence to try unexpected things.

Putting emphasis on this is proof of the elite mentality of PSG. Winning is the only possible goal and if mental conditioning works properly, then it will allow the players to keep pushing themselves in order to be the best they can be.

Of course, mental conditioning is nothing without training sessions. These are conducted by by experts in player development, made available by the International Center for European Football, and official Paris Saint-Germain Academy coaches.

The sessions aim to improve technique, fitness and strength through drills and games. The coaches have a clear idea of what each session is trying to improve which allows them to properly gauge each player’s improvement.

There are also tactical sessions, where the players will work on positioning, teamwork and on their vision. Similarly to speed, many assume that you are either born with vision or not, but nothing could be further from the truth. Practising will certainly improve vision and sometimes players who have never been taught this improve monumentally thanks to this, becoming a different player entirely.

Video analysis sessions also take place often. These are a newer development in football but have proven very effective for a number of teams and managers over the years who will meticulously pour over footage to see how to improve and where their team is lacking. This is the exact same logic as in this situation however with a bigger focus on the individual, although there will be analysis of team movements as well.

It is important to point out that this camp is very football heavy. There are no theme park or cultural landmarks to visit and football is at the centre of everything that happens, which for many football crazy kids is the ultimate dream.

There will still be free time for the participants to play video games, read or having fun in lounge areas as well as a selection of indoor and outdoor activities. Team building activities will also take place in order to build cohesion in the groups and hopefully the participants will form strong friendships.

If any player has a niggle or a minor injury, time is made for physical care and preparation. All in all, this camp is targeted at 7 to 20 year-olds who adore football and would choose football over anything else.

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Typical Day

  • 7:30am Breakfast and shower
  • 08:30am Mental conditioning and coach brief
  • 09:00am Tactical / Technical training
  • 11:00am Shower and coach brief
  • 12:00pm Lunch and rest in rooms
  • 2:00pm Video Analysis or physical preparation or care / physical therapy
  • 03:00pm Tactical / Technical training
  • 04:30pm Shower and Snack
  • 05:00pm Coach brief
  • 06:00pm Video Analysis or physical preparation or care / physical therapy
  • 07:00pm Free Time (use of lounge areas, video games, outdoor and indoor activities)
  • 8:00pm Dinner and fun team building activities
  • 10:00pm Bedtime

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Arrival

Participants should aim to arrive on the Sunday before 5PM as the camp will begin then with kit handout and room check ins. Further information about arrival will be provided when you book the camp.

If you are flying to the camp, a transfer from the airport can be organized for an additional cost that will be communicated to you when you ask for it. There will be staff from the camp with a recognisable sign outside of departures. In some cases a few students are transferred at the same time and other times it is individual.

Departure

Departure will be Friday at the end of the certificate ceremony. It’s possible to leave Saturday morning

Practical information – transport

Address : Domaine De Blonay, 74500 Publier

  • Accessible by public transport : No
  • Accessible by car: Yes

Closest airports: Geneva Airport and International Lausanne Airport

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