Pro Residency Football Program (3 months)

France, Chemin des Chapelles
amateur professional
44 weeks
13-23 years
About the program
Your Success is our mission. 
The Excellence of European Football

The International Center of European Football was established in Europe in 2017, at the border of Geneva, in Evian, France. The international network has since continued growing, with a second campus in Miami, Florida. The expansion plan will see campuses open up in the Middle East and Asia as well in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Following a unique methodology in each of our centers, we extend our excellence throughout the world.

All aspects of our centers, including programs, staff, amenities, and facilities, exceed the necessary requirements to offer talented football players, from around the world, a unique chance to reach the next level. We provide the best-in-class European methodology, and coaching through an expert youth development staff, who are all FFF and/or UEFA licensed.

At ICEF, players reach their maximum potential and enhance individual and collective performance. We build smart, physically prepared and mentally strong players capable of succeeding at the next level. Individualized development programs and exposure opportunities lead players to top professional organizations and prestigious universities around the world.

Elite Competition 

The International Center of European Football owns and operates an elite club named Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC (formerly Evian Thonon Gaillard - Professional Ligue 1). The club develops over 2,000 players (boys and girls) on a yearly basis and competes at the highest level in France with elite teams ranging from U15 through Senior. 

ICEF student-athletes benefit from this elite competition to receive the experience and exposure needed to reach the next level. For the most advanced, they may integrate training sessions and compete with the club, which works as a launching platform for your professional career.

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. 

+ Football center and facilities on a 6-acre domain
+ 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

Premium housing

At ICEF, housing is a vital component of our student-athlete’s experience and overall well-being. They benefit from extraordinary facilities and amenities, which becomes a "home away from home.”

+ Fully-equipped brand new spaces
+ Shared double rooms
+ Multicultural environment
+ Multilingual staff
+ Professional laundry service
+ 24/7 security and surveillance
+ Housing supervisor
+ High-speed Wi-Fi property-wide
+ Air-conditioned shared spaces and bedrooms

Academic Excellence to pursue your Education

The International Center of European Football is committed to supporting each student-athletes’ education plan throughout their professional football experiences. Student-athletes can pursue their own online academic programs during their time at the center, and benefit from our tutoring expertise.

+ Small class sizes allow for individualized attention, to better meet the needs of each student.
+ School schedules are adapted to allow student-athletes to fully benefit from both football and academic programs.
+ French & English language classes available upon request.


Located only 40 minutes from Geneva International Airport, ICEF is situated in Evian, France, surrounded by breathtaking mountains, lakes, and forests. Recognized worldwide as a region with some of the purest spring water, Evian is the ultimate European destination for a healthy lifestyle.
The area annually welcomes numerous tourists, families, top athletes, and world-class events. It’s also one of the top destinations in Europe for pro clubs and teams such as: Liverpool F.C., Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Leicester City F.C., Southampton F.C. and Fulham F.C.

National teams of Germany, Paraguay, Ivory Coast and Jordan women’s national team have also chosen Evian, by Lake Geneva, as their favorite destination for pre-season training.

Who is the program for?

The International Center of European Football is designed to accommodate, develop and expose international players coming from all over the world to receive the excellence of European methodology.
 Our programs are open to boys from 13 years old through 23 years old.

The 3-month Pro Residency Program is designed to significantly enhance your game, your Football IQ, and your understanding and vision of the game. You will work on position-specific skills, with an individual focus as well as a team focus on defensive and offensive phases of the game to reach the next level.
The 3-month program will give you a solid introduction to the excellence of European football and will take you to a whole new level to prepare you for more opportunities for your future soccer career.

Program Fees and Dates

3-month Program – $22,000 USD + $575 USD Application fee ($22,575 USD in total).
Start date: anytime between August 27th, 2021 and June 28th, 2022.

Registration Process / IMPORTANT /

ICEF accepts only highly motivated football players with advanced skill sets. Applicants who wish to join the program have to register to the Online Tryouts in order to be eligible to enroll in the program. Players are extended an invitation to join only if they meet all requirements, from technical to maturity.

Online tryouts are mandatory ($229 per player, non-refundable fee).
28 Aug 2021
27 Jun 2022
Transfer "Geneva International Airport <--> Football Academy" (one way)
Transfer "Evian-les-bains train station <--> Football Academy" (one way)
Application Fee
Online Tryouts