The International Center of European Football (The ICEF) is the world’s leading Pro Soccer Residency Academies present on 3 continents: Europe, Africa, and USA.
The ICEF Europe, located in France, is the pro soccer academy dedicated to bringing U.S. elite youth players to the pro level in Europe. Since its inception, the Center has aligned the ideal conditions for American players to adapt and thrive in the competitive world of European soccer.
Adapting to the European methodology of soccer not only requires for players to make important efforts on the field, but they also must adapt culturally. By enhancing student-athlete development, the ICEF has and continues to create pathways to professional soccer in Europe, for youth players coming from the United States.
American players are finding success after the ICEF. The fully immersive experience, rigorous professional routines, and competition against pro youth European teams such as Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais, offer irreplicable experiences and exceptional exposure opportunities.
From the top-of-the-line facilities to daily training sessions with experienced UEFA certified coaches, the international group of players are immersed in the environment of a professional team in Europe. Moreover, they also have access to multi-disciplinary specialists. Players go through learning about mental strength training, sports science, nutrition, physiotherapy, and invisible training. Having an education in all the above daily gives the U.S. players a unique perspective of an elite player.
From the U.S. to Europe, the conditions provided by the International Center of European Football equip players to succeed and give them the tools and challenges necessary to have impactful careers at the European professional level.
Enrollment now open for the 2023-2024 season for players born between 2001 and 2011.
For more information: https://europe.theicef.com/tryouts/