2019 France Soccer Trials

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The purpose of ICEF's trials is to select the top 50 soccer players to participate in the 2019-2020 premium boarding program in Europe.

The trials at the center allows you to explore and live like a pro for 3 full days prior to attending the 10-month program! Participants will be trained and monitored in a professional environment by the highest rated coaching staff in the world. The trials at the center are recommended to every family who wishes to discover this once in a lifetime experience!

The trials fees do not include travel expenses, however it covers 3 days of professional football in Europe!

  • - Professional UEFA / FFF licensed coaching staff
  • - Professional skills assessment
  • - Individualized performance report
  • - Scouting for official competition in Europe
  • - 2 games vs. international teams
  • - Uniform Kit
  • - Housing at the center
  • - Organic meals & snacks
  • - Medical Insurance
  • - Access to Spa & Gym
  • - Access to a physical therapist if required by the coach
  • - Professional laundry service
  • - High-speed Wi-Fi
  • - 24/7 security and surveillance

Trial fee is credited to the applicant’s balance upon registration to the 10-month program.

Yes! All applicants must be screened to join the 10-month boarding program as level of play is highly important for the development of all student-athletes.

However trials are not required for 1-week up to 3-month experiences.

Of course! We prepare and extend the highest opportunities to boys and girls equally.

Yes! ICEF is dedicated to fostering the growth of student-athletes from 13 to 18 years old.

At this time, ICEF does not offer scholarships. On a case by case basis, financial assistance will be assessed and a payment plan can be customized.

Yes! Every player may get professionaly assessed. However, only the top players will be selected.

ICEF is looking for serious and talented student-athletes who are committed to their game and their education. ICEF is designed for players who are capable of exceeding at the next-level, in an international environment.

All applicants must bring:

  • Cleats
  • Sneakers
  • Shin-guards
  • Goalkeepers must bring gloves


Welcome to the International Center of European Football located at 30 minutes drive from Geneva International Airport.

The exact location of the center is: ICEF | Domaine de Blonay - Chemin des Chapelles. Publier 74500, France

All applicants will be assessed by ICEF's UEFA / FFF licensed coaching staff in charge of recruitment under the supervision of ICEF's technical director Eric Caballero.

Non! ICEF's technical staff is international and all training sessions and assessments will be provided in English.

Parents are welcome to support their children during the international games and to attend the Closing Ceremony on Monday.  They are more than welcome to discuss opportunities with the Enrollment Advisors on-site and to discuss about their children's preformance reports with the technical staff at the end of the trial session. However, parents are not allowed to attend the professional screenings and assesments or to be on the fields.


The center is exclusively accomodating football players and athletes.

See ICEF's hotel selection (10 minutes drive maximum from the center):

Hotel Royal***** (Evian): View official website

Hilton**** (Evian): View official website

Ibis*** (Thonon): View official website

The trials schedule has been established to screen every player's performance in 3 days of intense football training, conditioning and competition.


  • Arrival at the center
  • 4-10 pm


  • Morning: Technical Training
  • Afternoon: Performance Assessment + Small sided games
  • Evening: Pro Xprerience Workshop


  • Morning: Physical Training
  • Afternoon: Friendly game
  • Evening: Physical therapy / Pro Experience Workshop


  • Morning: Friendly Game
  • Afternoon: Performance Report
  • Evening: Closure ceremony


  • Departure from the center
  • 8-11 am

The US trials begin on Saturday at 8:30 am. We recommend you arrive the day prior to get mentally and physically ready to perform at your best. You may catch a flight on Saturday night. If needed, we can accommodate Indivualized performance meeting with coaches in order for you to commute to the airport as soon as possible.

In order to attend the trials at the center you will need to send us a copy of your passport in order to ease your visa process. The list of required documents will be provided upon selection.

You will be informed of your selection status during the indivualized meeting with the coach by the end of your trial session.