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The ICEF is the ideal environment for elite international players to go beyond their highest potential. By learning and applying the European methodology of football, as well as access to state-of-the-art training facilities, student-residents are prepared to have successful football careers anywhere in the world.

Embark on a 1-week experience in full immersion at the world’s leading pro football academy. This tryout option seamlessly integrates players into the culture of a European club. During the week, the ICEF technical team will assess and determine each player’s abilities and eligibility for the 10-month Pro Residency program.

A unique opportunity for elite-level players to discover professional football routines. At the end of the week, you will receive a comprehensive report detailing your performance and future career possibilities in Europe.

Book your 1-week
Pro Residency EXPERIENCE Now

(From September 1st through June 30th)*



per week

Reserved for Elite level players
(Selection upon video)

In-Person Tryout for the 10-Month Pro Residency Program

The 1-week Pro Residency Experience is from Monday to Friday. Available at your disposal.

* The 1-week Pro Residency Experience is not offered during those periods: February 4th – February 20th and April 8th to April 24th 2023.

** The experience has a cost of €1,250, non refundable.

A 360 view of the Professional Football Academy

Practice the fundamentals of the European methodology and be a part of the international group of student-athletes signed to the 10-month program. Benefit from multiple sessions with UEFA licensed coaches, interact with players from across the world, and access state-of-the art facilities on campus.

Upon reserving your 1-week booking, you will:

  • Stay 4 nights on campus (Room and board)
  • Have breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner prepared on Campus
  • Participate in 10 hours of on-field training sessions
  • Have an individual meeting with the ICEF Technical Director assessing your eligibility for the ICEF 10-month program
  • Receive a Personal Data and Development Card summarizing performances throughout the week
  • Have daily access to the fully equipped gym and physical therapy (cold baths available for players 15 and older)
  • Attend the ICEF study periods in full immersion
  • Enjoy leisure activities on campus
  • Receive 1 full Nike ICEF uniform kit (jersey + shorts + socks)

Application Process

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Register online for an ICEF tryout.

ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

Tryout Session

Attend one of the tryout sessions listed and receive professional assessment.

ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

Admission decision

Student-athletes will undergo a review of their application by the Admission Committee, and within 5 days, will receive their decision.

ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe


Upon acceptance, student-athletes may begin their enrollment process to the International Center of European Football, with support from Enrollment Advisors.

1-week bookings for ‘Inside the Pro Residency Experience’s are available all season long, from Monday to Friday. After confirming your booking, a member of the recruitment team will contact you to finalize your itinerary and confirm the dates.