The France High-Performance Soccer Camp is open to male athletes 11-19 years old with intermediate to elite skill levels. The programme lasts from 1 to 4 weeks and takes place in July. It also offers specific training for goalkeepers.

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  • Location: Evian, France
  • Age and Gender: Males, 11-19 years old
  • Skill level: Intermediate, advanced or elite

The France High Performance camp is held at the Evian Professional Soccer Academy in France, very close to the Swiss border (it's located just 40 minutes from the center of Geneva).

During the summer, when its full-time players are on vacation, the academy organises an intensive 1 to 4 week football programme, open to boys, players or goalkeepers, ages 11-19 with intermediate, advanced or elite soccer levels.

The France High Performance Academy has huge, modern accommodation and sports facilities to provide participants with everything they need without having to leave the campus.

In addition to high performance soccer training, physical preparation and high-tech sessions, some recreational activities are also included in the program so that the participants can take advantage of their time off to have fun and get to know the area.

Available Programs

ProgramProgram typeTraining levelTraining Intensity Players levelLanguage classes Accommodation qualityTraining facilities qualityPrice
High performance summer football camps (boys 13-19 year olds) Players or goalkeepers (Boys only) 4/5 4/5 3.5/5 NO 4/5 4.5/5 from 2189 €
for 1 week
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Academy / Club history

This academy has its own professional soccer team, named Thonon Evian Grand Genève FC, which has players from the U8 level all the way up to those playing in the highest level of national competition in the FFF (French Football Federation).

For the last 20 years, this academy has been creating strong professional connections in European soccer. Their project unites Geneva's men's and women's clubs and integrates their yearly players into these teams to allow them to compete at the highest level.


  • Skill level: Intermediate, advanced or elite
  • Other soccer education: Nutrition, injury prevention, video analysis, strength and recovery
  • Students per training group: 10-15
  • Training language: English
  • Training intensity: 2.5/5

The France High Performance Academy training program provides its participants with an immersion into a professional soccer environment at the highest European level.

Players develop physical, tactical, technical, mental and emotional aspects to improve their skill set as much as possible in a short period of time.

Training is conducted in English, although there are coaches who are fluent in Spanish, Italian and French.

In addition to the training sessions on the field, there are also activities on different topics related to the health and maintenance of high-level athletes: nutrition, injury prevention, video analysis, recovery, strengthening, etc.

Athletes who want to be part of the full-time academy attend this camp to have an opportunity to get to know the day-to-day life at the academy, as well as to show they have the necessary potential to be pre-selected as an applicant for the academy's long-term program.

Training Facilities

  • Training surface: The academy´s own artificial turf and natural grass fields
  • Quality: 4.5/5

The France High Performance Academy has 24,000 square meters of facilities, including several professional natural grass and artificial turf fields used for training sessions. It also has a gymnasium, a spa (hydrotherapy and massage room), video analysis rooms and professional locker rooms.


  • Licenses: UEFA Pro, UEFA A, UEFA B, and FFF (BMF – BEF)
  • Coaching experience: 20 years of experience coaching high-level teams in European leagues
  • Playing experience: Some coaches are also former professional players from clubs such as Olympique Lyon, and Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian

The academy works under a French-style methodology based on strictness, dedication, work ethic, and, of course, perfecting the technical and tactical aspects of the game. It aims to develop sharp players with game insight and technical perfection.

Get to know a bit more about the academy's coaching staff below:

Martin P.
ICEF Head Coach

Holds a UEFA A Licence and has over 10 years of coaching experience in Lyon, France.

Julien B.
ICEF Head Technical Coordinator

Holds a UEFA A Licence and a master's degree in sports management. Julien is dedicated to ensuring the best football experience for participants across the world who are committed to taking their football skills to the next level.

Matthieu R.
Mental performance expert and football psychologist at ICEF Europe and Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC. Former sports psychologist at Paris Saint-Germain FC, and former Chelsea FC scout.

Mathieu conducts group sessions to develop students' mental preparation and help them gain self-confidence, overcome weaknesses, and optimise their progress.

Camp Schedule

*This schedule is indicative and subject to last minute changes.

Typical camp schedule

  • Schedule: 
  • 08:00 am Breakfast
  • 09:00 am 1st training session
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 01:00 pm Rest
  • 02:00 pm Language classes
  • 04:00 pm 2nd training session
  • 06:00 pm Recovery sessions
  • 07:00 pm Dinner
  • 08:00 pm Entertainment activities
  • 10:00 pm Bedtime

During their free time, participants can make use of facilities such as:

  • Video Game room
  • Foosball tables
  • Ping pong tables
  • Study rooms
  • TV rooms
  • Pool, etc.

During the weekends there are different leisure activities are scheduled, such as:

  • Sightseeing tour of the city of Evian
  • Hiking trip
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  • Name of the facilities: Academy´s on-campus residence
  • Location: On the same campus as training facilities
  • Type of rooms: Double rooms
  • Bathrooms: Two large bathrooms with 6 private showers per floor
  • Quality: 4/5

The France High Performance Camp has its own on-campus residence to accommodate its summer participants.
All rooms are doubles, have air conditioning, and high speed Wi-Fi connection. A laundry service is offered twice a week, with daily housekeeping service and weekly linen and towel change service.

There are two large bathrooms on each floor of the residence, each having 6 private showers.
As for meals, the camp offers an organic menu perfectly balanced according to the nutritional needs of young athletes. They use local organic ingredients whenever possible to create healthy and balanced dishes that are usually traditional to French gastronomy. The academy has adaptable menus for vegetarians or for individuals with gluten or lactose intolerance. It's also possible to adapt to a Halal menu as long as this need is notified well in advance.

There are also large common areas that participants can use during their free time that include:

  • Foosball tables
  • Ping pong tables
  • Cable television
  • Videogames
  • Lounges
  • Study rooms
  • Gardens


This high performance professional soccer academy is located on French soil but only 40 minutes from the center of Geneva. It's a very touristic region, known worldwide for its seaside resort of Evian-Les-Bains.

Despite being located in the French Alps, the closest airport to reach the academy is Geneva International Airport.

The academy´s fantastic location provides a safe and quiet environment for the young players allowing them to focus 100% on soccer.
The residence is supervised 24 hours a day by the team of monitors who speak several languages.

Prices and Dates

Duration (Weeks) High Performance Academy France
High Performance Academy France
1 Week2189 €
$ 2619
£ 2124
2 Weeks3679 €
$ 4402
£ 3571
3 Weeks5499 €
$ 6579
£ 5338
4 Weeks7499 €
$ 8973
£ 7279

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 100 € ($ 119 or £ 97).

The official rate of this program is determined in EUROS so the final amount in other currencies may vary slightly due to currency fluctuation.

Starting Dates

High Performance Academy France

02 July

09 July

16 July

23 July

Improved booking conditions for all camps

This 2023 make your reservation more easily and with less risk

  • We´ve lowered the deposit required to reserve your camp to just 500€
  • Free cancellation until March 1st
  • Money-back guarantee within 10 days
  • Optional anti-covid insurance
  • *Please note that if a visa is required to attend camp, it will be necessary to pay the total amount of the program

    *Special conditions valid for all 2023 summer camp reservations except for the Barça USA camp, which will follow the general terms and conditions.

Extra Services

You can purchase one of the extra services below at an additional cost.

    Anti-Covid Insurance

    We have different insurance options with special anti-covid coverage, so you can insure your camp reservation according to your needs:

  • Cancellation and Interruption Insurance: cancellation and interruption insurance allows you to recover your payment if you cancel or interrupt the camp for a justified cause (including illness from COVID-19 and 35 other causes)
  • Travel/Medical Insurance: with this insurance policy, you´ll be covered for medical assistance abroad and possible expenses caused by situations resulting from COVID-19, such as needing to extend your stay up to 40 days, as well as other general situations such as loss of luggage, unforeseen ticket changes, etc.

    Download the following PDF for more information about anti-covid coverage, the general terms & conditions, and prices of each insurance policy.

    Anti-Covid Insurance
    Transfer Service:

    There are two types of transfer services available that we´ll detail for you below:

  • Standard transfer service: the camp offers an optional transfer service for participants who request it from the nearest airport to the residence (or vice versa). Check with Ertheo for schedules and prices for this service.
  • Special transfer with additional unaccompanied minor service: participants who fly to camp alone and have contracted the unaccompanied minor service with their airline must hire this special transfer with accompaniment so that the child isn´t left alone in the airport. Check with Ertheo for schedules and prices of this service.

Contact Ertheo for prices and additional information.

  • Nearest airport / train station: 
  • Ginebra Airport GVA

Transportation to the camp (flights/trains) is not included in the price of our programs.

Advice from Ertheo

This camp offers excellent soccer training. It's organized by one of the best soccer academies in Europe and its training program has been designed by Julien Bernard, a very experienced coach who has trained many professional players and who knows European soccer to perfection.

In addition, the program also includes leisure activities during the weekends for participants to disconnect from training and have fun in the purest style of a summer camp.

It's a perfect option to discover the day-to-day life of a high-performance soccer academy before moving on to a long-term program.

This camp is for you if

  • If you´re looking for a program for high-level players in France
  • If you´re looking for premium quality sports facilities and accommodation
  • If you´re looking for a camp in a quiet and safe location
  • If you aspire to be part of the academy´s full-time program, please contact us for more info

This camp is NOT for you if

  • If you´re looking for a very intensive training program (more than 30 hours per week)
  • If the participant is a beginner level player
  • If you´re looking for a program that lasts more than two weeks during the summer
Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

Do you have any questions? Ask Ertheo.

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