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Top College Soccer Preparatory Program Now Available in Europe

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE / AGILITYPR.NEWS / July 28, 2020 / The International Center of European Football offers a groundbreaking college soccer preparatory program in France preparing players for D1 soccer and top collegiate opportunities. Last 4 spots remain available to join for the 2020-21 season in one of the safest regions in the world, in Phase-3 of re-opening.

Partnering with leading online High School, University of Texas High School, the International Center of European Football is committed to providing the most comprehensive accredited education program to prepare student-athletes for higher education and broaden their career and life opportunities.

ICEF’s college soccer preparatory program, developing outstanding and intelligent student-athletes who bring talent and potential to top collegiate soccer programs, has started to catch the attention of D1 soccer scouts throughout the U.S.


Education Manager at the International Center of European Football, Adam Amellal, explains:

“Soccer players do not have to compromise their education in order to pursue their passion for soccer anymore. Participating in ICEF’s 10-month Pro Residency program in France is the most effective way to maximize their chances of standing out as a top soccer recruit. There is no preparation that equates to the excellence of a European training and competition program. Students in the U.S. are starting to discover the benefits of preparing and competing in Europe, seeing a positive impact in their recruitment process, as coaches realize the elite preparation and competitiveness they bring to their teams.”


Preparing for the rigor of collegiate academics with University of Texas High-School.

ICEF is committed to providing the most comprehensive and individualized accredited academic education, offering courses in English, in an ideal setting for academic and personal development with small class sizes, adapted schedules, tutoring programs, and college advisors. 

High school courses and college preparation programs are delivered in partnership with University of Texas High School, one of the top-rated U.S. online high schools. UT High School delivers an NCAA-approved academic program, offering flexibility to student-athletes from 8th grade to 12th grade to earn their diploma in a way that meets their athletic needs with more than 60 online courses and credit by exams.


Connecting with college recruiters.

Training with best-in-class UEFA certified coaches and competing in the French Federation of Football’s official competitions enable players to build an outstanding soccer resume through unique and elite soccer experiences and competitions. At ICEF, student-athletes are also able to create professional highlight videos to connect with college soccer coaches, multiplying their chances of getting recruited to a top collegiate soccer program.


Enriching cultural experience.

Living in a foreign country opens students’ minds to new perspectives and lifestyles in a unique way. Their values mature and they become more well-rounded and better global citizens, which is highly appreciated by college coaches and a crucial part of living in today’s global society.


Tryouts are open for next season

Online tryouts are open for ICEF’s 10-month Pro Residency program. Elite players born between 1997 and 2009 can try out to join the International Center of European Football for the 2020 – 2021 season by registering online at www.theicef.com/en/tryout/ . Only 4 spots remain available at this time. The 10-months program will kick off on August 24th. 

About Us

International Center of European Football

The International Center of European Football is Europe’s official soccer institution providing the professional training and preparation required to play at the highest level of soccer in the world. Developed by UEFA / FFF certified technical directors, its unique 10-month program is designed to foster and expertly develop high-potential soccer players with a clearly defined goal: to kickstart their professional soccer careers in Europe. Student-athletes, born between 1997 and 2009, receive individualized development and exposure opportunities to top professional organizations and prestigious universities around the world.

ICEF’s Technical Directors carefully build competition programs with highly regarded professional D1 and D2 partner clubs, amongst which, Paris Saint-Germain FC, AS Monaco, Olympique Lyonnais, and Servette Genève FC, allowing players to participate in at least 25 competitive games and 3 European soccer tournaments.

The center is located in Evian, France, at the border with Switzerland, only 40 minutes away from the Geneva International Airport. Student-athletes will enjoy boarding life in a protected environment, in one of the safest regions in the world, at the crossroads of all major European teams. The professional center features state-of-the-art facilities and top-of-the-line amenities, including heated and lighted natural and turf fields, a professional gym, massage, and recovery rooms, and shared double rooms with high-speed Wi-Fi and air conditioning.


For more information on the International Center of European Football, please visit theicef.com. For questions and /or interview requests, please contact Anne-Héloïse Pagliardini: apagliardini@theicef.com.


Anne-Héloïse Pagliardini


Phone: +1 877 872 4233