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Pro Residency at the International Center of European Football

  • Evian-les-bains, France
  • from 62 000 €

Each year, the International Center of European Football welcomes a limited number of elite international players (48 spots available), ensuring a high-quality and tailored experience.

Freedom to succeed anywhere.
The ICEF fosters professionalism in individuals who are ready to surpass all of life’s challenges, while exposing them to the best opportunities. Their methodology provides football players with a solid foundation that will help them stand out and be recognized by professional teams around the world.

The ICEF players train and compete at the highest level. As the leading professional football player development institution in Europe, the ICEF is designed to promote the highest values of football, to develop confident and successful players. By striving for excellence and taking full advantage of the European methodology, each student-athlete matures a competitive advantage to build a successful life on and off the field.

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starting from 62,000.00 EUR

Middle + High School program

  • Evian-les-Bains, France
  • 12-18 years old
  • Boy
  • 10 month program
  • Day camp
  • Middle school, High School,Language class
  • English

Features of the program

Welcome to Europe’s top-rated football boarding school for elite international student-athletes!

  • Highest-rated UEFA/ FFF certified Technical Staff
  • Official competition in France and Elite competition in Europe
  • Professional placements in professional football teams
  • Accredited academic programs in English
  • State-of-the-art professional amenities and facilities
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    starting from 71,000.00 EUR

    Bachelor's degree

    • Evian-les-Bains, France
    • 17-23 years old
    • Boy
    • 10 month program
    • Day camp
    • University
    • English

    Features of the program

    Welcome to Europe’s top-rated football boarding school for elite international student-athletes!

    • Highest-rated UEFA/ FFF certified Technical Staff
    • Official competition in France and Elite competition in Europe
    • Professional placements in professional football teams
    • Accredited academic programs in English
    • State-of-the-art professional amenities and facilities
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      The Academy’s facilities

      The essentials

      • Professional football center and facilities on a 6-acre domain
      • Multiple professional regulation size natural and heated turf fields
      • Full gym: cardio, strength, recovery and Spa: hydrotherapy & balneotherapy
      • Top-of-the-line equipment and amenities
      • Safe location, 24/7 security and video surveillance

      Location

      Located only 45 minutes from Geneva International Airport, The ICEF Europe Campus is situated in Evian, France, on a 6-acre plot encircled by breathtaking mountains, lakes, and forests.
      Surrounded by the Alps and Lake Geneva, the region is one of the ideal European destinations for leisure and outdoor activities, welcoming numerous tourists and
      events all year long. It’s one of the safest and most attractive regions in the world and also one of the favorite destinations for professional clubs and teams such as Liverpool F.C., Paris Saint-Germain F.C. , Leicester City F.C., Southampton F.C. and Fulham F.C. The men’s national teams of Germany, Paraguay, Ivory Coast and Jordan women’s national team have also chosen Evian as their favorite destination for pre-season training during the summer.

      The exact address is : Domaine de Blonay – 74500 Publier , France.

      Accommodation

      On Campus in fully renovated shared double rooms equipped with A/C :

      • Fully equipped brand-new spaces
      • Shared double rooms
      • Professional laundry service
      • 24/7security and video surveillance
      • Housing supervisor
      • High-speed Wi-Fi property-wide
      • Air-conditioned shared spaces and bedrooms
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      The sporting Facilities

      Football center and facilities on a 6-acre domain
      Multiple professional regulation size natural and heated turf fields
      Top-of-the-line equipment and amenities
      Professional locker rooms
      Full gym: cardio, strength, recovery
      Spa:hydrotherapy & balneotherapy
      Physical therapy room

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      School buildings

      Class and study rooms available

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      Catering and food

      Fresh and balanced meals prepared by chef onsite and designed by sports nutitionists.

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      Safety and security

      On Campus 24 / 7 surveillance

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      The footballing program

      Methodology

      The ICEF has developped a professional program based on the the excellency and the best-in-class European methodology. We develop sharp, physically prepared, and mentally strong players capable of succeeding at the highest level of football in the world.

      Student-athletes are in constant contact with Europe’s top rated technical staff and youth development experts:

      UEFA / FFF licensed technical staff
      Physical therapist
      Physical preparators
      Movement specialists
      Sports Psychologists
      Career Advisors
      Scouts

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      Training sessions

      INDIVIDUAL FOCUS
      + Football IQ
      + Analysis of strengths & weaknesses
      + Physical development &
      strengthening
      + Mental conditioning
      + Individual analysis ofplayers

      TECHNICAL EXERCICES
      + Defending disadvantage drills & small-sided games
      + Rondo
      + Execution of offensive & defensive plays
      + Specific technical skills: passing, dribbling, finishing

      TACTICAL SETUP, POSITION – SPECIFIC TRAINING
      + Formation implementation
      + Offensive & defensive transitions
      + Position-specific training sessions
      + Set pieces

      VIDEO ANALYSIS
      + Tactical study of professional teams
      + Creation of highlight videos
      + Video analysis (Training session preparation)

      CUSTOM COMPETITION
      + Small-sided games
      + Internal tournament

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      Competition

      Elite competition program including local national and international competition.

      Players gain essential preparation, experience, and recognition through the ICEF’s competition program, helping them receive the necessary exposure opportunities to play at the highest level of football in the world.

      – Intensive competition schedule with highly competitive games against top youth academies in Europe

      – Valuable exposure opportunities through participation in the official national leagues, as well as high-profile tournaments and games against top European teams.

      – Selected players receive the opportunity to compete with Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC against the best teams in the official French leagues.

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      The coaching team

      UEFA / FFF licensed technical staff, Physical therpist, Pysical preparators, Movement specialists, Scouts and career advisors, sports psychologists

      Opportunities to get scouted

      Student-athletes at the ICEF receive direct and priority access to the pro clubs owned by the group:
      – in Belgium K.F.C. Mandel United (National Division 1)
      – in France THONON EVIAN GRAND GENEVE F.C. (NAtional Division 3)
      – in the U.S. FC MIAMI CITY (USL2 League)

      They also benefit from scouting opportunities through the ICEF’s global network, enabling players to get exposure to professional partner clubs. Student-athletes receive visits from pro scouts of major French teams such as Olympique Lyonnais, Lille OSC and AS Saint-Étienne.

      The most deserving and capable players also can integrate the training centers of highly-ranked European teams to be evaluated by these professional clubs (9 players of the 2021-2022 season were invited to trials with professional Italian clubs, Cagliari – Serie A and Olbia – Serie C).

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      Curriculum

      About the school

      Student-athletes in middle and high school benefit from the flexibility of online academic programs and the support of in-class teaching and tutoring in partnership with an international boarding school located nearby the center. Bechelor’s degree students receive on-campus experiences and teaching and are given the possibility to arrange their schedule to train on a daily basis.

      The ICEF places a strong emphasis on academic success and has established partnerships with leading educational institutions to ensure world-class academic accredited preparation in English, from middle and high school to higher education.

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      Curriculum and diplomas

      ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

      • American Middle & High School
      • Cambridge Middle & High School
      • French Middle & High School
      • Bachelor’s degrees
      • Master’s degrees
      • SAT & ACT
      • TOEFL & DELF
      • French & English language classes

      ACCREDITATIONS

      • NCAA approved
      • Advanced by Cognia
      • SACS CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)
      • Cambridge Assessment International Education

      Individual work and homework

      Throughout the year, our academic educators provide tutoring and a personalized academic plan for each student-athlete, ensuring they’re making consistent progress and succeeding in the classroom.

      WHY ARE THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS UNIQUE?

      • On-site teachers
      • Low student to teacher ratio
      • Individualized attention
      • Flexible and adapted schedules
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      Daily life at the Academy

      Everyday life

      Student-athletes engage in academic acativities in the morning and typically attend to training every afternoon. Games are scheduled on Wednesday afternoon and over the week end. Week ends are perfect to rest, study, compete and participate in cultural activities.

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      Typical day and week

      Morning
      7 00
      Breakfast / shower
      8 00
      Academic program
      12 30
      Lunch
      13 30
      Academic program
      Afternoon and evening
      15 30
      Rest / homework
      17 00
      Training
      19 30
      Physical Therapy
      20 00
      Dinner
      21 00
      Free time
      22 30
      Cufew
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      Admission and tuition fees

      How to enrol

      This year, we are offering two different application processes to give players the chance to be part of the ICEF Europe for the 2022 – 2023 season.

      In-person tryouts are hosted at both the Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA Campus (Broward County Stadium, Florida, USA) or at the International Center of European Football in Evian, France.
      An online tryout process has been developed to enable International applicants and applicants unable to travel at the time to receive a professional assessment and be evaluated to join the ICEF.

      Tuition fees

      Matriculation (one time payment): 3,000 EUR
      Registration fee: 575 EUR

      Financing modalities

      Each season, 70% of the total tuition fee must be paid prior to student-athletes arrival on September. The remaining 30% must be paid through December 1st.

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      The academy in a nutshell

      What is included
      • Room and Board
      • Academics
      • Football program
      • competition
      • uniforms
      • Health Insurance
      • Leisure and activities.
      Not included
      • flights
      • aiport transferts
      • pocket money
      Optional
      • SAT/ACT Preparation
      • tutoring

      Academy reviews Pro Residency at the International Center of European Football

      The football coaching has been excellent. the icef staff also takes the boys’ education as seriously as the football. we would recommend the icef to anyone who is serious about soccer, but also wanting to ensure their son’s education is not left behind.

      chris cro. (max’s dad) | lives in new york, usa

      The icef has helped me mature at such a young age and has allowed me to play football at the highest level. at the icef, practicing every day with professional coaches and strict planning helps any player grow tremendously.
      achille tru. | player at the icef – lives in florida (usa)

      as a parent, i was impressed with the icef’s facilities, comforted by their staff, and instantly knew that my son would be in safe hands. i was confident that we made the right decision in choosing the icef to become a part of his trajectory to a career on the pitch.

      frank nan. (diego’s dad) | lives in new york, usa

      The icef is a very professional and well-organized training center. the center has helped me tremendously as i have become both more mature and more independent. the pro coaches and the training sessions are great and have boosted my performances. i feel like the icef has the perfect environment to improve your game, reach your maximum potential as a player, and become a better person
      hugo oli. | players at the icef – lives in florida (usa)

      I thank every member of the icef team for their passion, commitment, understanding, warmth, and responsibility in providing a safe, happy, enjoyable, and rigorous environment for our son!

      Alfan jet. (Noaah’s dad) | lives in ontario, canada

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