This high performance soccer academy is located in the famous district of Thonon-les-Bains, well-known for being only 40 minutes from the center of Geneva. It offers an exceptional summer program for field players and goalkeepers (boys or girls) between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.
Its facilities are top quality and its summer camp available from two weeks in duration includes an intense training program, language classes, recreational activities and an unparalleled international environment to learn, enjoy and grow as an individual.
- High performance camp for field playersboys & girls ages 13-18 yrs old
- High performance camp for goalkeepersboys & girls ages 13-18 yrs old
Excellent training facilities and accommodations
Collaborates with different professional soccer clubs and each year sends its best participants to attend tryouts
It´s possible to attend this program at any point throughout the year
The cost is higher compared to other high performance programs
What are the objectives of this camp?
- High-performance program aimed at young people who want to dedicate themselves to soccer in the future and need high-level training to help them reach their goal.
- Prior step to starting a longer program in a high performance soccer academy.
- Unique opportunity to meet other young athletes from all over the world while learning languages, values and enjoying high level soccer.
- Perfect for fine-tuning your level of soccer and languages before looking for an opportunity to study and compete at an American university.
The summer program at this high performance academy offers 25 hours of soccer per week. These hours are dedicated to different areas of improvement and learning such as:
- Group training on the field
- Game vision
- Individual training
- Injury prevention training
- Strategy & video analysis
- Physical conditioning
- Sports psychology & leadership training
- Specific training program for goalkeepers
During the first few days of camp, the level of each participant is examined and then they are grouped by level and age. This makes it possible to create groups of similar level and age that allow for quick and efficient learning to maximize training sessions.
Each training group has a maximum of 22 participants, with the coach-per-player ratio being 1 coach for every 11 players.
It is a mixed-gender program, meaning that boys and girls can participate together, but as a general rule 80% of the participants are male, compared to 20% of female participation.
The training sessions are conducted in English although there are coaches who speak other languages such as French and Spanish. They can sometimes lend a hand if a student doesn´t understand a part of the session.
In the goalkeeper specific program, students train a part of the day with the group and the other portion performing position specific exercises with specialized trainers.
The academy actively collaborates with one of the highest level European clubs, Thonon Evian Grand. This club works with more than 1000 players starting from 8 years old, and the academy has priority for their students to access one of the categories of this team.
The Head Coach at this academy is Eric Caballero.
Eric is a recognized expert coach of the French Football Federation, known for implementing new forms of soccer training at the most prestigious clubs in France such as PSG.
He is one of the leaders of European youth soccer, also known for his famous books that have been sold all over the world.
A fantastic team of experienced coaches licensed by UEFA and the French Football Federation are working with Eric. They are in charge of bringing out the best in each player on and off of the soccer field. They motivate, instill values and help participants to improve so that they become not only great soccer players, but also excellent people.
In addition to preparing athletes to compete at the highest level, this camp is also concerned with offering a language program that prepares participants for international opportunities that may arise in the future.
To do this, academy includes a 5-hour program of language classes per week focused on improving communication skills that facilitate the day-to-day life in the camp, and also to help participants prepare for one of the official language certificates.
Classes are held in modern classrooms that are part of the academy´s own facility.
Language classes at Football camp
There are two options available to choose from, English or French classes.
The English classes are offered with the goal of preparing participants to pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
This certificate is required for admission into a university in English-speaking countries, which makes it very useful for participants who have this objective in mind for the future.
Participants who want to improve their French skills have the opportunity to choose classes that will prepare them for the DELF (Diploma in French Language Studies), which is the equivalent to the TOEFL for the French language.
Participants are organized into two groups based on their current level (beginners or advanced) based on the results of a placement test given on the first day of camp.
All teachers are native speakers, which is a great advantage for students during the learning process.
Schedule & Activities
The camp schedule is designed to make the most of the time available with participants having activities all throughout the day.
In the morning, they get up early and go to their morning training session until lunchtime.
Then they have a bit of rest that will help them recover the strength necessary to face the rest of the day.
After their well-deserved break, they head to their language classes and then continue with another training session.
Before dinner, participants have a recovery session to relax their muscles that have worked so hard during the day.
After dinner and until bedtime, the camp organizes different entertainment activities so that the kids have a great time and get to know each other better. This is very important in helping to create bonds of friendship and generate a good atmosphere that is later reflected on the training field and also improve the overall camp experience.
Below you will find an approximate schedule that participants will follow during a normal day at camp:
09:00 Training session 1
13:00 Break for rest
15:00 Language classes
16:00 Training session 2
18:00 Recovery session
20:00 Entertainment activities
During their free time, participants can take advantage of what the facilities have to offer such as:
- Video Game room
- Foosball tables
- Ping pong tables
- Study rooms
- TV room, etc.
The participants will have excursions each week to enjoy different activities such as:
This professional high performance football academy is located in French territory but only 40 minutes from the center of Geneva. It is a very tourist-friendly region, known worldwide for its Evian-Les-Bains Spa.
Despite being located in the French Alps, the nearest airport to reach the academy is Geneva International Airport.
Its facilities are modern and first class. The fantastic place where the academy is located provides a safe and quiet environment for young people, perfect for focusing 100% on soccer.
High Performance Soccer Camp in France 2019 camp Accommodation
Distance between facilities
This soccer camp has impressive sports facilities, including more than 6 soccer fields with natural and artificial turf.
It also has a gym equipped with different cardio & strength areas, as well as an area focused on recovery that includes a spa.
In terms of accommodation, this high performance football academy provides its students with fully-equipped double rooms that have private bathrooms.
All rooms have high speed Wi-Fi connection and a laundry service (offered twice a week), daily room cleaning service and a weekly change of sheets and towels.
The residence is supervised 24 hours a day by staff members who speak several languages.
One of the things that makes this camp stand out is its excellent food service that offers an organic menu perfectly planned according to the nutritional needs of young athletes.
Whenever possible, they use organic local products to create healthy and balanced dishes traditional of French gastronomy. The academy has dishes adaptable for vegetarians or those who have any intolerance to gluten or lactose. It is also possible to adapt to a Halal menu whenever needed if notified well in advance.
The camp also has a variety of common areas that participants can use during their free time such as:
- Ping-pong tables
- Cable TV
- Lounge areas
- Study room
Prices & Dates
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Included in the price
- Training sessions
- Organic menu
- Language classes
- Medical insurance
- Technical & video analysis
- Physical preparation program
Not included in the price
- Transportation to/from camp
- Transfer service
- Cancellation insurance
A transfer service is available for flights to Geneva International Airport.
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The transfer service is available for the following schedule:
- Arrivals on Sunday from 4:00pm-9:00pm
- Departures on Sunday from 8:00am-12:00pm
Through an international insurance company, we offer two different types of insurance:
Camp cancellation insurance
If you want to rest assured that you can recover your money in the event that your child is unable to attend the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance. Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
Steps to make a reservation for the camp
- Step 1: Make a payment of 50% of the total cost of the program. (If you reserve after May 31st, you must pay 100% of the cost of the program to reserve.)
- Step 2: Turn in the required documents duly completed.
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, we’ll send you a confirmation of your reservation.
Once you have received the confirmation, you can buy your transportation tickets. If you have reserved the transfer service, be sure to send us an email regarding the details of your trip so we can successfully transport you to the camp.