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

« 10 MONTHS IN AN ELITE SPORTS EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT »

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
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