High-performance football campus in France for boys between 11 and 19 years of age who play at an intermediate, advanced, or elite level. 1-to-4-week programmes that take place during the month of July. There is also a specific programme designed exclusively for goalkeepers.

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Overview

  • Location: Evian, France
  • Age and Gender: Boys between 11 and 19 years of age
  • Skill level: Intermediate, advanced or elite

The High-Performance Camp in France takes place at the Evian Professional Football Academy, very close to the Swiss border (only 40 minutes from central Geneva).

During summer, when its annual students are on holiday, the academy offers an intensive 1-to-4-week football programme designed for outfield players and goalkeepers (boys only) between 11 and 19 years of age who play football at an intermediate, advanced, or elite level.

The academy features vast and modern sports and accommodation facilities that provide students with everything they need without ever having to leave the campus.

In addition to high-performance football training, physical conditioning, and cutting-edge technology, the programme also includes some fun recreational activities for students to make the most of their free time and explore the surrounding 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) 5/5 4/5 4/5 NO 4.5/5 4.5/5 from 2879 €
for 1 week
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Academy / Club History

The academy has its own professional football club, Thonon Evian Grand Genève FC, with players from the U8 category up to the highest division of the FFF’s (French Football Federation) national competition.

Over the past 20 years, the academy has been building strong professional connections with European football.

It works closely with Geneva football clubs and integrates its annual players into their teams so they can compete at the highest level.

Training

  • Skill level: Intermediate, advanced or elite
  • Additional Football Education: Nutrition, injury prevention, video-analysis, recovery, and strength and conditioning
  • Students per Training Group: 10-15
  • Coaching Language: English
  • Intensity Level: 4/5

The academy's training programme is designed to provide its participants with a fully immersive professional experience at the highest level of European football.

Students work on physical, tactical, technical, mental, and emotional aspects in order to improve their skills as much as possible in a short period of time.

All training sessions are conducted in English, although there are coaches who are fluent in Spanish, Italian, and French.

In addition to on-field training, there are also a number of activities related to the health and wellbeing of elite athletes; addressing topics such as nutrition, injury prevention, video-analysis, recovery, and strength and conditioning, among others.

For those who wish to access the academy's long-term programme, this camp is the perfect opportunity to learn first-hand about the day-to-day life at the academy and to show you have the necessary potential to be shortlisted.

Training Facilities

  • Training surface: Natural and artificial grass pitches
  • Quality: 4.5/5

The high-performance camp in France takes place at a vast, 2.4-hectare venue that houses several sports facilities, including natural and artificial grass professional pitches (used during training), a gym, a spa with hydrotherapy and massage rooms, video-analysis rooms, and first-class changing rooms.

Coaches

  • Licenses: UEFA Pro, UEFA A, UEFA B, and FFF licences (BMF & BEF)
  • Coaching experience: The academy has 20 years of experience coaching top level teams in European leagues.
  • Game Experience: The academy's coaching staff includes former professional footballers from teams such as Olympique Lyon and Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, and French

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
Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

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Accommodation

  • 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

Safety

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 Week2879 €
$ 3431
£ 2702
2 Weeks5059 €
$ 6029
£ 4749
3 Weeks7679 €
$ 9151
£ 7208
4 Weeks10339 €
$ 12321
£ 9705

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

23 June

30 June

07 July

14 July

21 July

28 July

04 August

Improved booking conditions for all camps

This 2024 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 insurances
  • *Please note that if a visa is required to attend camp, it will be necessary to pay the total amount of the program

Extra Services

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

    Camp Insurance

    We offer two insurance options based on your needs:

  • Cancellation and Interruption Insurance: This option allows you to get your money back if you have to cancel or interrupt the camp for any justified reason, including injury or illness of participants both before and during the camp (the policy contains 35 different causes for justified cancellations).
  • Travel/Medical Insurance: With this insurance policy, you will be covered for medical assistance abroad and possible expenses caused by health-related issues, as well as other contingencies such as lost luggage or an unforeseen flight change.

    Download the following PDF to learn more about each insurance options terms and conditions, coverage features, and price.

    Camp 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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