3-Month Performance Training

The Life-Changing Experience


  • Methodology and Program Designed by FFF Certified Technical Director
  • UEFA Licensed Coaching Staff Specializing in Youth Development
  • Eligibility to play at the highest level with Thonon Evian Grand Geneve F.C.
  • NCAA and Professional Clubs Showcases
  • Individual Tutoring
  • Official Certification/Diploma
  • Best Statistics and Evaluations Provided to Professional Clubs and Scouts
  • Trials for Professional Football Clubs
  • International Experience – Excursions to Paris, Geneva, the Alps, and more



  • Who is
  • Professional Football
  • Premium Academic
  • Exposure
    & Opportunities
  • University Placement
  • Performance
  • A typical Day
    at the Center
  • Organic
  • Excursions
    & Free time
  • Top of the line
    Accommodations & Services
  • Compare with
    another Program

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 Academic Options

Beyond football, the International Center of European Football prepares students with world class academic training on every level. Education doesn’t stop when a student-athlete follows their dream in Europe; ICEF is committed to enhancing it.

Education is provided on campus in modern classrooms. Classes are delivered by certified professional educators adhering to strict academic standards that upon completion give every participant academic success and required accreditation.

Students participating in the ICEF University Placement program benefit from the support of dedicated professionals to achieve both academic success and eligibility for study in the most respected universities in the U.S. and in Europe.

SAT – Scholastic Assessment Test

The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is the standardized test used primarily in the United States for the college-bound students. Math, Verbal and Writing skills are measured and student test results are forwarded to selected universities on their behalf. High scores are a key factor in opening the door to major U.S. universities. ICEF and American High School provide a superior SAT Preparatory course to help our students succeed with the SAT scores they need.

ACT – American College Test

ACT is a standardized test used to determine a high school graduate readiness for college-level work. English, Mathematics, Reading and Science-Reasoning are tested, and results provided to universities requested by students. Accepted by most U.S. universities, ICEF and American High School preparatory courses are designed to boost student-athlete scores.

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.


International students already enrolled in online schooling benefit from the support of on-site tutoring professionals and the ICEF modern Learning Center.

Exposure & Opportunities

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

Youth opportunities:

  • U15 Elite: Highest level in France/Europe
  • U17 Regional/National official league & tournament
  • U19 Regional/National official league & tournament

Adult opportunities:

  • 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.

University placement opportunities

ICEF’s objective is to provide 100% of Scholarship application to receive a financial assistance from the most performing universities. To secure a scholarship requires the support and resources from experts and professionals over several months. For applicants the process can be difficult and frustrating, but we support every student-athlete willing to take the chance by marketing his or her portfolio to hundreds of college coaches. We build appealing dossiers, help with negotiation of the scholarship details, and arrange the visa issued by American Immigration for registration into the university.
We organize introductory trips to the universities for a taste of the amazing life as a student-athlete in the U.S, and to maximize their chances to earn a scholarship.

NCAA Showcases

NCAA soccer coaches travel from all over the U.S. to scout top talent at these special showcases. The International Center of European Football partners with premier showcase organizers, along with American college coaches, to build the biggest and highest-profile European Showcases for American university scouts.

All student-athletes enrolled in the Path 2 Pro program at the International Center of European Football participate and prepare for these critical events that play major roles in shaping giving them experience and comfort in high-pressure situations.

NCAA Approved Preparation

ICEF has a full team of dedicated professionals to support student-athletes to meet all requirements to play and study in the U.S. Beyond the technical training, our team handles and coordinates everything; video highlights to SAT certification, TOEFL certification to obtaining their High School Degree and transcripts.


  • Earn an Internationally Recognized American Bachelor’s Degree
  • Achieve mastery of the English language
  • Access a path to be drafted by Major League Soccer (MLS), the North American 1st Division, alongside players such as Zlatan Ibrahimović, Sebastian Giovinco or Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Leverage the Lifetime Benefits of a U.S. University Alumni Network.
  • 4 years on a U.S. College Campus is a Life-Changing Experience

Performance Center

Injury Prevention

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.

Physical Recovery

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.

Medical Team

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 tipical Day at the center

  • 7 am
    Balanced Breakfast is served in the Restaurant area. Breakfast is mandatory to start the day on the good and healthy feet!
  • 8 am
    Optional Tutoring or Academic Class
  • 9 am
    Group tactical brief, Video Session or Individualized meeting with the coach
  • 10 am – 12 pm
    2 hours of innovative technical themed Training followed by a shower
  • 12 pm
    Lunch Break served in the Restaurant. Organic, Healthy and balanced meal design by a nutritionist
  • 1 pm
    Time to recover and rest, also time for individual meeting with coach when recommended. Mental conditioning on Game day
  • 2 – 6 pm
    4 hours of language classes in the classrooms with a certified teacher. One day per week is dedicated to competition. Student-athletes travel and compete against local, national & International teams
  • 6 pm
    Optional Individualized academic tutoring.
  • 7 pm
    Individual Body Strengthening in the Gym supervised by a physical Coach. Injured athletes will receive profession physical Therapist session followed by a shower
  • 8 pm
    Time for dinner served in the Restaurant. Organic, Healthy and balanced meal design by a nutritionist
  • 9 pm
    Free time
  • 10 pm
    Curfew, all student-athletes must be in their room ready to rest


  • 9 am
    Balanced Breakfast is served in the Restaurant area. Breakfast is mandatory to start the day on the good and healthy feet
  • 10 am – 12 pm
    2 hours of innovative technical themed Training followed by a shower
  • 12 pm
    Lunch Break served in the Restaurant. Organic, Healthy and balanced meal design by a nutritionist
  • 1 – 3 pm
    Optional Individualized academic tutoring.
  • 3 – 8 pm
    Free time and optional activities & excursions are presented to every student-athletes at the beginning of each semester
  • 8 pm
    Time for dinner served in the Restaurant. Organic, Healthy and balanced meal design by a nutritionist
  • 9 pm
    Free time
  • 10 pm
    Curfew, all student-athletes must be in their room ready to rest


  • 9 am
    Balanced Breakfast is served in the Restaurant area. Breakfast is mandatory to start the day on the good and healthy feet
  • 10 am – 8 pm
    Free time and optional activities & excursions are presented to every student-athletes at the beginning of each semester
  • 8 pm
    Time for dinner served in the Restaurant. Organic, Healthy and balanced meal design by a nutritionist
  • 9 pm
    Free time
  • 10 pm
    Curfew, all student-athletes must be in their room ready to rest

Organic Restaurant

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.

Sample Menu


Vegetable Smoothie
Blanquette de Veau (French Veal Stew)
Rice Piaf and French Beans
Plain Yogurt
Creme Brule


Greek Salad
Hachis Parmentier (French Shepherd’s Pie)
Green Salad
Savoie Tome (Savoie Cheese)
Fresh Fruit Salad

Excursions & free time


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.

  • Skiing in the Alps
  • Golf at the Evian Resort – Home of the Evian Championship
  • Rafting on Lake Geneva
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Volunteering in Local Academy and Sports Events (Danone Cup)


To make their international experience truly complete, all student-athletes have access to optional excursions that are available to them during their time at the International Center of European Football.
Student-athletes can take advantage of the Center’s location and travel to some of the world’s most beautiful cities, many only a couple of hours from Evian.


Visit Paris and the Paris Saint-Germain FC “Parc des Princes” Stadium
Visit Madrid and the Real Madrid FC ” Santiago Bernabéu” Stadium
Visit Barcelona and the FC Barcelona “Camp Nou” Stadium
Visit Germany and the FC Bayern Munich “Allianz Arena” Stadium

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


  • Foosball, Ping-Pong
  • Cable TV
  • Video Games
  • Lounge Areas
  • Media Room
  • Classrooms
  • 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

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Professional Football Training
UEFA & FFF Licensed Coaching Staff
Goalkeeper Program
Technical brief & Video Analysis
Individualized Coach Briefs
Competition & Mental conditioning
Professional Assessments
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
Language Classes
SAT. ACT. TOEFL. DELF. Preparation Optional Optional
Academic tutoring 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
Health Insurance
Excursions & Leisure
Media & Game Rooms access
Professional Branded Uniform Full Package Full Package Full Package

How to apply