To emphasize its position as a leading actor in youth football development, Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency is a part of Strive Football Group and its global network of professional academies, clubs, and partners. Therefore, Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency players are granted exclusive access to rare opportunities and receive international exposure to succeed at the professional and collegiate levels of football.
STRIVE FOOTBALL GROUP’S PRO CLUBS
Strive Football Group owns and operates three professional football clubs in Europe and the U.S.
High performing Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro residents will benefit from direct access, training, and participation in trials to join Strive Football Group’s owned professional clubs.
THONON EVIAN GRAND GENÈVE F.C
Thonon Evian Grand Genève FC (TEGG) is the biggest club in the Greater Geneva area. TEGG competes in the FFF national divisions, and counts over 2,000 registered players, in both the youth and adult ranks. Throughout the year, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro student-athletes are exposed and connected with Thonon Evian Grand Genève by integrating with the first team and academy teams. This enables them to participate in high-level training sessions and, if eligible, compete against the best teams in the official French leagues.
FC MIAMI CITY
FC Miami City was founded in 2014 and competes in the United Soccer League (USL), a rapidly growing professional soccer organization in North America and one of the top men’s soccer competitions in the United States. For instance, 70% of MLS players are drafted from the USL.
The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro players benefit from priority access to FC Miami City if they wish to pursue their career in the United States and receive both exposure and experience to reach the collegiate level of football in the USA.
Being part of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy network allows players to benefit from exclusive events with the club in Paris and get exposure to the highest level of youth soccer competition. Players benefit from the international exposure opportunities of a world recognized brand, boosting student-athletes visibility to professional clubs and colleges.
NETWORK OF PARTNER CLUBS
Throughout the season, our players are propelled to reach their full potential and benefit from the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro global football network of professional owned and partnered clubs. This puts them in a premium position to receive international exposure, with opportunities to join highly ranked European teams and play in the best leagues around the world.
Such a network of partnerships allows for the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency players to participate in highly competitive games and tournaments against the best professional clubs in the region, and the country. Moreover, standout performers are invited to tryout and integrate training centers of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro’s professional partner clubs.
The International Center of European Football is accredited by several official competitive football institutions such as Ligue 1, the French, Swiss and Italian Football Federations. Players also participate in major football tournaments including MIC Football.
As the official European football institution, Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency is recognized by world leading actors in sports and football such as Monaco Sport Academy, the West Asian Football Federation, and AFDP Global. Through these institutional partnerships, student-athletes are granted exclusive and valuable experiences.