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ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

Pro player development

ICEF builds smart players capable of succeeding in all game situations and holds them to the same standard as professional players.

ICEF’s training program is based on the fundamentals of European excellence, following the world-renowned UEFA and FFF methodologies, using the best techniques, programs, and coaching approaches to develop football players with impeccable work ethic and performance.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that makes the dreams of elite international players come true, allowing them to live like pro players.

Otavio Henrique SANTOS, Pro Player | FC Girondins de Bordeaux

Pro player development

ICEF builds smart players capable of succeeding in all game situations and holds them to the same standard as professional players.

ICEF’s training program is based on the fundamentals of European excellence, following the world-renowned UEFA and FFF methodologies, using the best techniques, programs, and coaching approaches to develop football players with impeccable work ethic and performance.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that makes the dreams of elite international players come true, allowing them to live like pro players.

Otavio Henrique SANTOS, Pro Player | FC Girondins de Bordeaux
ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

A world-class football staff

ICEF student-athletes are trained by the highest-ranked technical staff, with decades of experience in football player development. ICEF’s international coaching staff is composed of UEFA and FFF licensed coaches, who speak several languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese).

Julien Bernard, Head Coach and General Technical Manager, spent five years playing at the FC Lyon training center before becoming a UEFA Pro Coach. Since then, he has coached pro players who have joined the ranks of some of the world’s best clubs, such as Juventus, BVB Dortmund, Olympique Lyonnais, Bordeaux, Chateauroux.

ICEF’s Director of Football Development and Training, Bryan Bergougnoux (UEFA and FFF licensed), played professionally for 19 years, during which he played as a midfielder for major European clubs such as Olympique Lyonnais (French Championship winner) and Lecce (Italian Championship winner).

Today, he leads ICEF student-athletes, with an individual approach in order to optimize each student-athlete’s potential, through a training program that will lead them to professional club placements.

A world-class football staff

ICEF student-athletes are trained by the highest-ranked technical staff, with decades of experience in football player development. ICEF’s international coaching staff is composed of UEFA and FFF licensed coaches, who speak several languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese).

Julien Bernard, Head Coach and General Technical Manager, spent five years playing at the FC Lyon training center before becoming a UEFA Pro Coach. Since then, he has coached pro players who have joined the ranks of some of the world’s best clubs, such as Juventus, BVB Dortmund, Olympique Lyonnais, Bordeaux, Chateauroux.

ICEF’s Director of Football Development and Training, Bryan Bergougnoux (UEFA and FFF licensed), played professionally for 19 years, during which he played as a midfielder for major European clubs such as Olympique Lyonnais (French Championship winner) and Lecce (Italian Championship winner).

Today, he leads ICEF student-athletes, with an individual approach in order to optimize each student-athlete’s potential, through a training program that will lead them to professional club placements.

ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

I work relentlessly to keep developing players who will form the next football generation.

Julien Bernard - ICEF Head Coach

I work relentlessly to keep developing players who will form the next football generation.

Julien Bernard - ICEF Head Coach

Immersion in training sessions of a pro team

Because there is no better way to learn how to play like a pro than to train like a pro, ICEF football players train with the Grand Geneva region’s biggest football club on a regular basis, in addition to their training program at the center, in a team adapted to their age group and level, following a pro European football program identical to the best pro academies in Europe.

Immersion in training sessions of a pro team

Because there is no better way to learn how to play like a pro than to train like a pro, ICEF football players train with the Grand Geneva region’s biggest football club on a regular basis, in addition to their training program at the center, in a team adapted to their age group and level, following a pro European football program identical to the best pro academies in Europe.

ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

Immersion in a pro football development academy

Live football 24/7

ICEF provides a full immersion in a Pro Football Development Academy, which benefits ambitious and talented student-athletes whose objective is to become professional football players. The academy encompasses all facets of a professional athlete lifestyle.

Discipline: Student-athletes follow a strict and balanced schedule customized to their individual needs, strategically built to optimize performance. Student-athletes have a unique balance between football training and competition, physical conditioning, school, time with friends, and rest.

Competition: ICEF’s competition program is specifically designed to provide the best experiences for each student-athlete and the most exposure opportunities. Read more about competition.

Nutrition: At ICEF, meals are prepared on-site by French Chefs, with local, seasonal and organic ingredients when possible. These healthy and balanced menus are curated to fuel performance.

Immersion in a pro football development academy​

Live football 24/7

ICEF provides a full immersion in a pro football training center, which benefits ambitious and talented student-athletes whose objective is to become professional football players. The academy encompasses all facets of a professional athlete lifestyle.

Discipline: Student-athletes follow a strict and balanced schedule customized to their individual needs, strategically built to optimize performance. Student-athletes have a unique balance between football training and competition, physical conditioning, school, time with friends, and rest.

Competition: ICEF’s competition program is specifically designed to provide the best experiences for each student-athlete and the most exposure opportunities. Read more about competition.

Nutrition: At ICEF, meals are prepared on-site by French Chefs, with local, seasonal and organic ingredients when possible. These healthy and balanced menus are curated to fuel performance.

ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

Health: Student-athletes receive excellent individualized medical attention. ICEF’s medical staff ensures student-athletes can reach their full potential, paying close attention to overall health, injury prevention, and implementing invisible training including rest, hygiene, nutrition, and recovery.

Facilities: The facilities were initially built when ICEF’s club played in the first division of the French professional league, they have recently been re-designed to ensure student-athlete’s comfort and to foster optimal performance. Read more about the center.

Multi-cultural environment: With players coming from all over the world, student-athletes experience a fully immersive international experience in a multicultural environment, leading them to mature in all aspects of life. Read more about ICEF’s boarding life.

Health: Student-athletes receive excellent individualized medical attention. ICEF’s medical staff ensures student-athletes can reach their full potential, paying close attention to overall health, injury prevention, and implementing invisible training including rest, hygiene, nutrition, and recovery.

Facilities: The facilities were initially built when ICEF’s club played in the first division of the French professional league, they have recently been re-designed to ensure student-athlete’s comfort and to foster optimal performance. Read more about the center.

Multi-cultural environment: With players coming from all over the world, student-athletes experience a fully immersive international experience in a multicultural environment, leading them to mature in all aspects of life. Read more about ICEF’s boarding life.

ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

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