Who is Eligible?
Boys & Girls born between 2001 – 2002 – 2003 – 2004 – 2005 – 2006 – 2007 enrolled in competitive european football.
Boys & Girls rooms are not located in the same facility.
Student-athletes typically enroll after their middle school and spend one full academical year at the center. Home/ online schooled students may enroll at any time.
All students must be selected through the trial process before enrolling.
Professional Football Experience
ICEF’s all-inclusive 10 month technical program is designed to bring student-athletes to their potential highest level of football according to their age performance objectives. Athletes push and exceed their limits to reach a professional level and prepare to enter in any professional clubs in Europe.
Technical programs implement the official French Federation of Football program 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
Premium Language Class
[Mettre camembert 8 Hours of Language Classes]
Beyond football, the International Center of European Football support the development of international communications skills and prepare student-athletes to international opportunities.
Language classes are provided on campus in modern classrooms and delivered by certified professional educators adhering to strict academic standards that upon completion give every participant academic success for the 2 major international programs such as:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
This test measures non-native English speaker understanding and use of the English language; written, read, heard and spoken in the university classroom. International students typically take the TOEFL test as a requirement for their admission to an English-speaking university. ICEF will prepare student-athletes, enabling them to achieve a score at their highest potential.
DELF -DALF (Diplôme d’études en Langue Française)
At ICEF, student-athletes have an opportunity to study French and to earn a DELF and DALF diploma. DELF is the equivalent of the TOEFL delivered by the French Ministry of Education and attesting to the student’s level in French.
CEFRL, the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, offers six independent diplomas that meet their requirements.
TUTORING & ONLINE SCHOOLING
International students already enrolled in online schooling benefit from the support of on-site tutoring professionals and the ICEF modern Learning Center.
Exposure & Opportunities
For the players selected by technical Team, they may be eligible for the professional exposure granted in longer programs as there is no better way to kickstart a professional soccer career than with the training, support and developmental pipeline of ICEF.
FFF Approved Preparation
All training provided at the Center is in full compliance with European and French Football Federation standards allowing every student-athlete access to a top professional soccer club anywhere in the world. Participants benefit from the highest rated coaching staff and the innovative European Methodology to be ready and fully prepared.
For recruiting purposes, ICEF will provide most advanced players assessments to the Center’s partner clubs.
Showcases and Tryouts in Europe
The International Center of European Football enjoys an envied reputation and exclusive relationships with prominent soccer clubs in France and Europe.
Throughout the season, the most advanced players are selected to participate in national and international tryouts and showcases organized by many of the most iconic professional football clubs in Europe.
Placement in Thonon Evian Grand Geneve F.C.
Preparing and exposing high potential players to professional soccer opportunities is the core objective of ICEF and every student-athlete is provided with the highest level of competition, as it is fundamental to the development of every soccer player.
Working as the natural talent finder, ICEF prepares international players to kickstart their professional career by joining its merging partner Thonon Evian Grand Geneve F.C. most performant teams engaged in the highest official competition in France and iconic European professional clubs.
Thonon Evian Grand Geneve F.C., the iconic French club is the result of a legacy in the professional world.
Historical Records of the Professional Senior Team:
- 4 Seasons in the French Ligue 1 (2011-2015)
- 2013 French Cups Finals (eliminating Paris Saint-Germain F.C)
- Champions of French Ligue 2 in 2011
- Champions in National League in 2010 (3rd Division)
Opportunities of a lifetime
- U15 Elite: Highest level in France/Europe
- U17 Regional/National official league & tournament
- U19 Regional/National official league & tournament
- TEGG FC Senior: National Championship
- LOGO TEGG FC Women: National Championship Division 2
About the Global Youth Football Project
The International Center of European Football competition program is fully integrated within the Global Youth Football Project, working as a launching platform that builds bridges between continents and cultures for soccer players to get professional exposure and kickstart their international career.
In Europe, through its Elite Academy Thonon Evian Grand Geneve F.C. and partner Paris Saint-Germain F.C., but also in the U.S. through the Paris Saint-Germain Academy and American merger partner FC Miami City.
ICEF dedicated team supports all trials, exposure and placement within the organizations of the Global Youth Football Project and partners with the most iconic professional clubs of Europe to place players.
The 1-week introduction program is your very first step into professional European Football! It has been design to assess and screen all participants and detect a potential in professional football or to apply for a University Scholarship.
Therefore, the program is part of the 10-month enrollment registration and recruiting process as it guarantees the capacity of every participant to fully benefit from an international professional experience.
All participants applying for the 10-month program will receive an individualized assessment lead by the technical director personally by the end of the week to establish the next step in the process.
The integrality of the introduction week will be removed for the annual fees of the 10-month enrollement and half will be removed from the 3-month intensive camp.
Injuries can be the biggest obstacle in a young student-athlete’s life, and derail promising careers. The International Center of European Football has developed a program designed to minimize the risk of injuries and protect their futures.
Fitness and Preparation
The key is to exceed limits with confidence in the game, then feel physically prepared and recover correctly. This makes it possible to avoid injuries that otherwise can become huge roadblocks to student-athlete success.
At the International Center of European Football, all players are comprehensively screened to prevent injuries that could jeopardize their career. Performance is boosted by Realtime and Digital Football Statistic technology.
Rapid recovery after a game is as critical as preparation for the game itself. From shower to rest, hydration to nutrition to post-game stretching, all aspects of recovery are considered to maximize the health and potential of every player.
To maintain health and proactively prevent injuries, student-athletes have access to our team of medical professionals and physiotherapists. Our approach factors- in age differences as many student-athletes are growing and not fully mature.
A Typical Week at the Center
|9:00||Welcome Ceremony & Technical assessment||Thematic Innovative Training – Technical drills & Small Sided Games||Thematic Innovative Training – Tactical & Aerial game||Innovative Training – Understanding and Vision of the game||Final Assessment||Diploma Ceremony||Checkout|
|15:00||Video Analysis & Technical Brief||Language class||Excursions||Language class||Language class||Excursions|
|16:00||Small sided Games||Thematic Innovative Training – Ball Mastery & Dribble||Excursions||Competition & Mental Development||Competition & Mental Development||Excursions|
|18:00||Recovery & Care||Recovery & Care||Language Class||Recovery & Care||Recovery & Care|
|20:00||Fun Activities||Fun Activities||Fun Activities||Fun Activities||Fun Activities||Fun Activities|
|22:00||Bed time||Bed time||Bed time||Bed time||Bed time||Bed time|
The International Center of European Football provides highest quality nutrition for all athletes based on the world-class French gastronomy. Nutritionists align menus with program, season and competition.
Balanced meals are prepared onsite by an ICEF chef with youth sports expertise of organic, local products to achieve peak performance and provide energy, strength and overall health.
To meet every individual’s needs we’re flexible, responsible and proactive. Our restaurant accommodates the individual dietary allergy requirements of our student-athletes as expressed to U.S. prior to enrollment.
Blanquette de Veau (French Veal Stew)
Rice Piaf and French Beans
Hachis Parmentier (French Shepherd’s Pie)
Savoie Tome (Savoie Cheese)
Fresh Fruit Salad
Excursions & free time
LEISURE and ACTIVITIES
Few places in Europe can offer as much as The Evian Geneva Area, home to top teams, prestigious sports events, and a favorite European vacation destination. Evian-Geneva annually welcomes numerous professional soccer teams and hosts world class events such as the Master of Golf and the Danone Cup.
At the International Center of European Football, student-athletes participate in a broad range of weekend activities creating a lifetime of memories.
- Tracking in the Alps
- Golf at the Evian Resort – Home of the Evian Championship
- Rafting on Lake Geneva
Student-Athletes Return Home with Unforgettable Memories
Top of the line accomodation & services
Located close to Lake Geneva near the Swiss border on the doorstep of the Alps, the International Center of European Football boasts Europe’s most exclusive and safest soccer training environment. First class amenities for every ICEF student-athletes are provided in an enclosed, secure, professionally monitored property.
- Over Six Spectacular Acres
- 11 vs 11 Natural Fields
- 9 vs 9 All-Weather Turf Fields
- All New Equipment and Facilities
- Medical Staff with Physical Therapist
- Full Gym: Cardio, Strength, Recovery
- Healthy, Balanced Menu for Athletes
- Spa for Rehab and Relaxation
- Real-Time Individual and Team Statistics
MEDIA & SOCIAL LOUNGE
- Foosball, Ping-Pong
- Cable TV
- Video Games
- Lounge Areas
- Media Room
- Study Room
- Fully-Equipped Double Rooms
- Housing Security Supervisor On-Site
- Multi-Cultural Environment
- Multi-Lingual Staff
- 24/7 Property Security
- Organic Restaurant
- Professional Laundry Service
- High speed Wi-Fi Property-Wide
Compare with another program
|Professional Football Training|
|UEFA & FFF Licensed Coaching Staff|
|Technical brief & Video Analysis|
|Individualized Coach Briefs|
|Competition & Mental conditioning|
|Strength & Physical Preparation|
|International Tournaments & Games|
|Trials & Showcases in Professional Clubs|
|Eligibility to join Thonon Evian Grand Geneve F.C.|
|Eligibility to join FC Miami City|
|Cambridge University IGCSE-A-Level||Optional|
|American High School||Optional|
|SAT. ACT. TOEFL. DELF. Preparation||Optional||Optional|
|Study room Access|
|Organic, Healthy, Balanced Nutrition|
|Gym & Spa Access|
|Individual Performance Monitoring|
|Medical and Physiotherapy Team|
|Premium Accommodation in shared double room|
|24/7 Security property wide|
|Excursions & Leisure|
|Media & Game Rooms access|
|Professional Branded Uniform||Full Package||Full Package||Full Package|