National Academy - French speaking high school students, from 15 to 18 years old.


Allowing dedicated young footballers, within the French school system, to step up their personal progression whilst maintaining the importance of their educational background.
Offering a dual training project to young football players with recognised potential.
To evolve within the demanding conditions of a professional training centre.

“Spending 23 years as the manager of the FC Metz training Centre has led me to believe that: many young players, aged 15, are close to joining a training centre. Their potential needs to be developed, they need to keep on improving, framed by hard work and the expectations of a demanding professional club environment. This thought led me to this unique experience of a performance centre, placed mid-way between classic sports studies and an elite training academy, leading to both an ambitious sporting project and a successful scholarship.'

Denis Schaeffer - FC Metz International Football Academy Manager

Living Environment

Full Management

  • Full board at Louis Vincent High School in Metz, partner of our project
  • Refurbished accomodation, 500m away from the FC Metz training academy
  • Admission only for French speaking players already within the French educational system

  • Educational Pillar

  • Schooling with tailored timetable
  • Year 11 – 12 - 13 – Scientific, literary, Economics & Management sections.
  • Homework assistance
  • Individual schooling follow up
  • Multi-disciplinary educational committee

  • Sporting Pillar

    Long-term objectives

  • Acquiring the necessary discipline and working habits
  • Developing elite technical & motor skills
  • Developing athletic potential
  • Understanding the different aspects of the game
  • Capitalising on individual qualities in a team project
  • Weekly programme

  • 5 training sessions per week
  • Indoor training sessions during the winter season
  • Personalised athletic development programme
  • Weekly elite level match
  • Video analysis
  • Individualised follow-up

  • Monthly individual interview
  • Athletic tests
  • Medical follow-up
  • Daily physio care
  • Match schedule

  • Professional clubs from the French “Grand Est” region
  • National teams and elite clubs from Luxembourg
  • Belgian professional clubs 
  • German clubs located near the border 
  • Regional elite amateur clubs
  • Access
  • Applications can be submitted from April 1st to June 15th
  • Sporting selection tests
  • Analysis of school records
  • Individual interview
  • Commitment for a full school year (10 months)
  • Renewal dependent on results and performance
  • Join FC Metz International