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Professional Soccer Academy & Boarding School in Europe / France

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International Center of European Football, France:
Welcome to Europe’s top-rated football (soccer) boarding school for international male student-athletes between 12 and 23 years old! The ICEF provides year-round football and accredited academic programs taught in English from Middle School & High School through Bachelor's & Master's degrees (529 plan and student loans accepted). The ICEF's professional football programs are implemented by a UEFA / FFF licensed coaching staff and youth development experts. Student-athletes enrolled in the 10-month Pro Residency program are eligible to join the Academy’s club, competing in the French national division, Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC. They also participate in elite competitions established in partnership with highly regarded partner clubs. The ICEF Official Pro Residency is available for 10 months starting in September and 6 months starting in January. Weekly intensive experiences are also available in the Summer.

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The ICEF Official Pro Residency Program begins each Fall / Autumn:

• The ICEF DOES NOT OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS: 10-month full boarding tuition fees start at 62,000 EUR.

Photo of Professional Soccer Academy & Boarding School in Europe / France• The program length for the boarding school is 10 months from September (2022, 2023) through June (2023, 2024).
• Shorter experiences are also available from one week to 6 months in January or in the Summer. 

The ICEF’s Pro Residency Football (Soccer) programs developed by soccer experts for elite international players from 12 through 23 years old. We promote the highest values of football and develop confident and successful adults.

By striving for excellence and taking full advantage of European methodologies, student-athletes mature a competitive advantage to build a successful life on and off the field.

+ Methodology and Program designed by UEFA / FFF Certified Technical Director
+ Comprehensive and elite competition program
+ Exposure to D1, D2, N1, N2 professional football clubs and participation in trials
+ Physical conditioning, therapy, balneotherapy, massage therapy and yoga
+ Professional player regimen
+ Masterclasses and career orientation courses featuring guest speakers from the professional football and sport industries
+ Expert football psychology preparation
+ Player progress reports


Hybrid Online & On-site Accredited Academic Programs:
Image of Professional Soccer Academy & Boarding School in Europe / France• American Middle & High School Accredited Programs (Grade 8th – 12th)
• Cambridge Educational Program
• Undergraduate Programs, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree & MBA options at Webster University Geneva.
• French Middle / High School Programs - “French Baccalaureate” (Grade 8th – 12th)

+ French & English language classes
+ SAT & ACT exam preparation
+ TOEFL & DELF exam preparation options
+ College Advisors
+ On-site teachers & tutors.

The middle school and high school education programs are taught nearby at Sainte Croix des Neiges, an established international private boarding school since 1948.

Our student-athletes follow online and on-site academic programs led by specialized teachers who closely support every student during their academic endeavors, based specifically on their academic programs, levels, and abilities.

You may also experience the European methodology through weekly intensive camps in the Summer, Fall and Spring.

Professional Football Facilities & Amenities:
The center and its facilities are newly renovated. Built for a French Ligue 1 professional team a few years ago, the center boasts top-of-the-line equipment and professional amenities.

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+ Football center and facilities on a 6-acre plot
+ Multiple professional 11 vs. 11 natural and heated turf fields
+ Top-of-the-line equipment and amenities
+ Professional locker rooms.


+ Full gym: cardio, strength, recovery
+ Spa: hydrotherapy & balneotherapy
+ Physical therapy
+ Real-time individual and team statistics
+ Healthy and balanced menus prepared by French cuisine chefs on-site.

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Address: Chemin des Chapelles, Evian-les-Bains, France
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2024-04-10 were from:

Cape Town, South Africa; Alcanena, Portugal; Angervile; Kathmandu, Nepal; Boissy sant leger; Barcelona, Spain; JERUSALEM, Israel; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Trujillo La Libertad, Peru; and more.