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PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN ACADEMY Pro player development

The professional philosophy implemented at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency is based on the fundamentals of the world-class Paris Saint-Germain program and methodology, applied at the club in Paris, and has a proven track record of developing world-class players.

Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency players train and compete at the highest level. Throughout the season, residents experience the training regimen designed by the Technical Team of Paris Saint-Germain. By following the same training philosophy and methodology delivered in Paris, we confidently build sharp, physically prepared, and mentally strong players.

The programs are designed to meet age-specific objectives, leading to a superior understanding of the game. Student-athletes are therefore prepared for success at the highest level of football, anywhere in the world.

The objective of Paris Saint-Germain methodology is to create intelligent players, players who can adapt to different situations and reach their full potential.

Benjamin Houri, Paris Saint-Germain Academy Technical Director Worldwide

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN ACADEMY Pro player development

The professional philosophy implemented at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency is based on the fundamentals of the world-class Paris Saint-Germain program and methodology, applied at the club in Paris, and has a proven track record of developing world-class players.

Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency players train and compete at the highest level. Throughout the season, residents experience the professional training regimen designed by the Technical Team of Paris Saint-Germain. By following the same training philosophy and methodology delivered in Paris, we confidently build sharp, physically prepared, and mentally strong players.

The programs are designed to meet age-specific objectives, leading to a superior understanding of the game. Student-athletes are therefore prepared for success at the highest level of football, anywhere in the world.

The objective of Paris Saint-Germain methodology is to create intelligent players, players who can adapt to different situations and reach their full potential.

Benjamin Houri, Paris Saint-Germain Academy Technical Director Worldwide

Working hand in hand with the PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN Academy staff from Paris

The Paris Saint-Germain Academy’s staff from Paris visits the Pro Residency Academy in Evian frequently. Players’ evaluations and progress reports are shared with the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Technical Directors.

By consistently applying the Paris Saint-Germain methodology, players are fully immersed in the environment of an elite European club. Under the supervision of Paris Saint-Germain Academy staff, each student-athlete at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency is driven to improve their performances on the field, sharpen their intelligence and vision of the game, and develop healthy routines and genuine skills.

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN TRAINING REGIMEN

All training sessions reproduce real-game scenarios. They are designed to prepare student-athletes how to analyze, find solutions, and make the best decision as a part of an active learning process. The programs meet age-specific objectives, and lead to an excellent understanding of the game. Student-athletes will develop high levels of confidence and will be prepared for competition, with the knowledge and skills to make the best decisions in every game situation.

Through a development program carefully designed by the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Technical staff, the football curriculum encapsulates seasonal training periods, daily training sessions, rest periods, and high level games.
Student-athletes are encouraged to push and exceed their limits to reach the professional and collegiate level, while improving their tactical, physical, technical, and cognitive skills.

  • Develop higher intelligence, understanding and vision of the game
  • Tactical and cognitive development: concepts, formations, models of play
  • Mastery of coordination and technical skills
  • Physical preparation (strength and conditioning) 
  • Injury prevention plans: team and individual
  • Individualized and specific programs by specific position and by line
  • Mental preparation: practices and games  
  • Team building and communication
  • Performance monitoring: practice and game analysis with video
  • Invisible training: nutrition, rest, hygiene, recovery
  • Develop higher intelligence, understanding and vision of the game
  • Tactical and cognitive development: concepts, formations, models of play
  • Mastery of coordination and technical skills
  • Physical preparation (strength and conditioning) 
  • Injury prevention plans: team and individual
  • Individualized and specific programs by specific position and by line
  • Mental preparation: practices and games  
  • Team building and communication
  • Performance monitoring: practice and game analysis with video
  • Invisible training: nutrition, rest, hygiene, recovery
Julien Bernard is the ICEF Europe Head Coach. He spent five years playing at the FC Lyon training center before qualifying as a UEFA Pro Coach, the UEFA A license and a dual masters in sports management. Since then, he has coached pro players who have joined the ranks of some of the world’s best clubs, such as Juventus, BVB Dortmund and Olympique Lyonnais.

Bryan Bergougnoux is the Director of Football Development at the ICEF Europe and the Head Coach of Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC. He holds the UEFA A and FFF licenses. He played as a professional midfielder for 19 years, during which he represented major European clubs and won several trophies (3-time French Ligue 1 Champion while at Olympique Lyonnais and Champion of Italian Serie B).

The ICEF’s technical staff is present at every stage of players’ development and relies on a full staff of experts and specialists in all areas of soccer performance and preparation including sport science, strength and conditioning, mobility, physical therapy, mental preparation, psychology, nutrition, yoga and meditation, and medical treatment, to deliver an all-around professional preparation with a focus on personal development.

Working hand in hand with the PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN Academy staff from Paris

The Paris Saint-Germain Academy’s staff from Paris visits the Academy Pro Residency in Evian frequently. Players’ evaluations and progress reports are shared with the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Technical Directors.

By consistently applying the Paris Saint-Germain methodology, players are fully immersed in the environment of an elite European club. Under the supervision of Paris Saint-Germain Academy staff, each student-athlete at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency is driven to improve their performances on the field, sharpen their intelligence and vision of the game, and develop healthy routines and genuine skills.

Julien Bernard is the ICEF Europe Head Coach. He spent five years playing at the FC Lyon training center before qualifying as a UEFA Pro Coach, the UEFA A license and a dual masters in sports management. Since then, he has coached pro players who have joined the ranks of some of the world’s best clubs, such as Juventus, BVB Dortmund and Olympique Lyonnais.

Bryan Bergougnoux is the Director of Football Development at the ICEF Europe and the Head Coach of Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC. He holds the UEFA A and FFF licenses. He played as a professional midfielder for 19 years, during which he represented major European clubs and won several trophies (3-time French Ligue 1 Champion while at Olympique Lyonnais and Champion of Italian Serie B).

The ICEF’s technical staff is present at every stage of players’ development and relies on a full staff of experts and specialists in all areas of soccer performance and preparation including sport science, strength and conditioning, mobility, physical therapy, mental preparation, psychology, nutrition, yoga and meditation, and medical treatment, to deliver an all-around professional preparation with a focus on personal development.

I work relentlessly to keep developing players who will form the next football generation.

Sebastien Kaercher - Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency - Technical Coordinator

I work relentlessly to keep developing players who will form the next football generation.

Julien Bernard - Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency Technical Coordinator

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN ACADEMY PRO RESIDENCY prides itself in recruiting specialists in various fields of preparation and performance, allowing for students to reach their full potential and to build remarkable profiles in the eyes of professional and collegiate recruiters.

Student-Residents will be in direct contact with the following professionals:

  • Paris Saint-Germain Academy certified and UEFA/FFF licensed coaches
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Expert Movement Analyst
  • Mental Performance Expert and Psychologist
  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Guest Speakers in the world of football and sports

Student-Residents will be in direct contact with the following professionals:

  • Paris Saint-Germain Academy certified and UEFA/FFF licensed coaches
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Expert Movement Analyst
  • Mental Performance Expert and Psychologist
  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Guest Speakers in the world of football and sports

Matthieu Ruffet, Mental Performance Expert and Football Psychologist, guides the players to develop their mental strength and confidence while developing this mindset and ideology to prepare them for all the obstacles they may encounter at the ICEF and beyond in their life.

Baptiste Marmoud, Expert Movement Analyst, instills an innovative training system proven to optimize performance of athletes using the prestigious ActionTypes approach. Having previously worked with elite swimmers, hockey players, and rugby players, Baptiste has found success coaching numerous professional athletes competing at the highest level.

Matthieu Ruffet,

Mental Performance Expert and Football Psychologist, guides the players to develop their mental strength and confidence while developing this mindset and ideology to prepare them for all the obstacles they may encounter at the ICEF and beyond in their life.

Baptiste Marmoud,

Expert Movement Analyst, instills an innovative training system proven to optimize performance of athletes using the prestigious ActionTypes approach. Having previously worked with elite swimmers, hockey players, and rugby players, Baptiste has found success coaching numerous professional athletes competing at the highest level.

Immersion in training sessions and competition schedule of a HIGH LEVEL CLUB

Throughout the season, Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency players can be selected to play for the teams of Thonon Evian Grand Genève F.C. – TEGG  (club controlled by the ownership group) during training sessions and competitions. With hard-work and dedication, student-athletes can be recruited to the TEGG senior first team and experience their first steps in the professional world.

Throughout the season, Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency players can be selected to play for the teams of Thonon Evian Grand Genève F.C. – TEGG  (club controlled by the ownership group) during training sessions and competitions.

Immersion in training sessions and competition schedule of a HIGH LEVEL CLUB

Throughout the season, Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency players can be selected to play for the teams of Thonon Evian Grand Genève F.C. – TEGG  (club controlled by the ownership group) during training sessions and competitions. 

Live football 24/7

The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency is totally immersive and drives ambitious and talented student-athletes to the top of their game. The academy encompasses all facets of a professional athlete lifestyle.

Discipline: Student-athletes follow a strict and balanced schedule customized to their individual needs. All athletes are expected to adhere to the academy’s routine, developed to build healthy habits that are proven to lead the best athletes to success.

Nutrition: Pro-athlete nutrition prepared on-site by French chefs, with local, seasonal, and organic ingredients when possible. These healthy and balanced menus are curated by expert nutritionist Romain Giroud (brother of FIFA World Cup Champion Olivier Giroud) to fuel performance.

Health: The designated medical staff ensures student-athletes can reach their full potential, paying close attention to overall health, injury prevention, as well as supervising rest, hygiene, nutrition, and recovery.

Discipline: Student-athletes follow a strict and balanced schedule customized to their individual needs. All athletes are expected to adhere to the academy’s routine, developed to build healthy habits that are proven to lead the best athletes to success.

Nutrition: Pro-athlete nutrition prepared on-site by French chefs, with local, seasonal, and organic ingredients when possible. These healthy and balanced menus are curated by expert nutritionist Romain Giroud (brother of FIFA World Cup Champion Olivier Giroud) to fuel performance.

Health: The PSG Academy Pro medical staff ensures student-athletes can reach their full potential, paying close attention to overall health, injury prevention, as well as supervising rest, hygiene, nutrition, and recovery.

Discipline: Student-athletes follow a strict and balanced schedule customized to their individual needs. All athletes are expected to adhere to the academy’s routine, developed to build healthy habits that are proven to lead the best athletes to success.

Nutrition: Pro-athlete nutrition prepared on-site by French chefs, with local, seasonal, and organic ingredients when possible. These healthy and balanced menus are curated by expert nutritionist Romain Giroud (brother of FIFA World Cup Champion Olivier Giroud) to fuel performance.

Health: The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro medical staff ensures student-athletes can reach their full potential, paying close attention to overall health, injury prevention, as well as supervising rest, hygiene, nutrition, and recovery.

Facilities: State of the art facilities designed to ensure student-athlete’s comfort and to foster optimal performance. Read more about the center.

Multi-cultural environment:  Players experience a fully immersive multicultural environment, leading them to mature in all aspects of life. Read more about Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency boarding life.

Masterclasses: Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency ensures a holistic approach to professional football preparation, including Career Orientation Courses, workshops, and masterclasses. These courses teach student-athletes the important aspects of life as an aspiring professional player.

Facilities: State of the art facilities designed to ensure student-athlete’s comfort and to foster optimal performance. Read more about the center.

Multi-cultural environment: The PSG Academy Pro players experience a fully immersive multicultural environment, leading them to mature in all aspects of life. Read more about PSG Academy Pro boarding life.

Masterclasses: PSG Academy Pro ensures a holistic approach to professional football preparation, including Career Orientation Courses, workshops, and masterclasses. These courses teach student-athletes the important aspects of life as an aspiring professional player.

Facilities: State of the art facilities designed to ensure student-athlete’s comfort and to foster optimal performance. Read more about the center.

Multi-cultural environment: Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency players experience a fully immersive multicultural environment, leading them to mature in all aspects of life. Read more about Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency boarding life.

Masterclasses: Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency ensures a holistic approach to professional football preparation, including Career Orientation Courses, workshops, and masterclasses. These courses teach student-athletes the important aspects of life as an aspiring professional player.

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