The Choice of Excellence

ICEF’s UEFA / FFF licensed technical staff forges the next generation of leaders that will bring respect, self-discipline, and commitment to the sports industry through the best-in-class European methodology.

  • UEFA / FFF licensed Technical Staff
  • Methodology modeled after the French Federation of Football
  • Highest official competition in Europe
  • Internship placement in Professional Clubs.


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3 Month Pro Scouting

All-inclusive Program

ICEF football programs are designed to promote the highest values of football and to develop confident and successful adults. By striving for excellence and taking full advantage of European methodologies each student-athlete matures a competitive advantage to build a successful life on and off the field.

UEFA / FFF Licensed Coaching Staff Specializing in Youth Development

Methodology and Program Designed by UEFA / FFF Certified Technical Director

Highest level of official youth leagues in Europe

Exposure to Professional Football Clubs

Top-of-the line professional amenities and facilities

International Experience – Excursions to Paris, Geneva, the Alps, and more

The ultimate life changing experience!

Professional Football

ICEF’s technical programs are implemented by official French Federation of Football staff along with the best-in-class European methodology, integrating the six fundamentals of professional football:

    • Mastery of technical skills
    • Pursuit of top performance
    • Commitment to physical preparation
    • Mental conditioning and leadership
    • Understanding and vision of the game
    • Responsible and smart injury prevention

ICEF’s 3-month Pro Scouting’s technical program is designed to bring student-athletes to their highest potential according to their age performance objectives. Athletes push and exceed their limits to reach a professional level and prepare to enter in any professional club in Europe.

Competition

The International Center of European Football enjoys an envied reputation and exclusive relationships with prominent football clubs in France and throughout Europe. Throughout the season, all student-athletes will compete at the highest level of youth competition in Europe.

  • Placement in Thonon Evian Grand Genève FC

ICEF owns and powers the biggest football club in the Geneva area formerly playing in the French Pro First Division, Thonon Evian Grand Genève FC, comprised of over 1000+ elite players from U8 through Senior. Throughout the season, qualified players from the center are selected to join the elite club teams to compete in the official league in Europe and kickstart their professional careers.

Historical Records of the Professional Senior Team:

2012-2015: 4 seasons in the French Premier League

2013: French Cup Finals

2011: Champions of French Ligue 2

2010: Champions in National League (3rd Division)

  • Elite competition program

ICEF designs a professional competition program featuring tournaments in Europe.

ICEF partners with the most exclusive tournaments around Europe and the United States to showcase players.

French Course

Beyond football, the International Center of European Football introduces athletes to the French language by implementing a conversational DELF B level course during their experience at the center. The objective of the course is to obtain the level to speak conversationally and come back to their home country with a solid French international experience.

Excursions

Life at the center is balanced by training, academics and the full international experience. Student-athletes participate in multiple leisure and excursion opportunities including, but not limited to:

  • Sailing on Lake Geneva
  • Hiking in the Alps
  • Skiing in Les Gets (Ski resort in the Alps, ICEF Partner)
  • Geneva city tour
  • Golfing at the Evian Championship course

Get the best of the European professional football preparation!

Featuring Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC

The ICEF owns and operates the biggest football club in the Grand Geneve area. Play in Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC and compete in the highest official leagues in Europe in the following categories: U16 – U18 – U19 – Seniors – Women.

FAQ

Do I have to tryout?

The 3-month Pro Scouting Program is strictly reserved for experienced players. Therefore, we highly recommend players tryout prior to registering to this program to make sure that they have the necessary level to play at the highest level in Europe. Tryouts for this program are not mandatory, but recommended. They are hosted throughout the season and all over the world!

Where is the center located?

The International Center of European Football is located in Evian, France, close the Swiss border, 30 minutes from Geneva International Airport. All student-athletes live, learn and compete at the crossroads of the most successful professional football clubs in the world.

Do I need a visa to participate?

The 3-Month Pro Scouting Program is open to boys and girls born between 2001 and 2006. This program is exclusively reserved for experienced players.

Who is the center designed for?

There is no need to apply for a visa to participate in this experience. However, depending on where you are traveling from, you may need a visa to enter the European community and Schengen Area (not applicable for US citizens).

Choose your experience

Get professionaly assessed by ICEF's recruitment team and see if you have the level to join the most exclusive football center in Europe!

Live Info Session

Free

All you need to know about ICEF
45 min. online webinar and Q&A

 

US Elite Tryouts

$ 229

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