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Paris Saint-Germain’s professional training expertise brought to you in the United States.
The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro, located at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA Campus in Florida, features the first and only Paris Saint-Germain Academy Residency program in the world. The Academy Pro is a stepping stone for elite soccer players, whether they choose to pursue their soccer career at the professional or collegiate level.
Focused on building a bright future for all student-athletes, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency combines Paris Saint-Germain’s world-class training methodology with a leading college preparatory curriculum at North Broward Preparatory School. The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency is designed for elite, high-potential and experienced U13-U19 players. Open to boys and girls born between 2002 and 2008, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro is an all-inclusive 10-month program running from mid-August to the end of May.
Unlike any other residency program available, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro is the only academy that allows players to not compromise.
Players don’t have to compromise an excellent academic preparation when they decide to pursue their dreams of playing soccer at the highest level. This fully pro experience gives players the opportunity to be immersed in the expertise of a Paris Saint-Germain training center, following the world-class Paris Saint-Germain training methodology, paired with an outstanding college preparatory curriculum, in the Sunshine State (Florida).
The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro is the only program that includes an exclusive trip to France to further immerse players in French training and competition.
Moreover, it is the only soccer residency program run by a European club with its own stadium in the U.S.: the Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA Campus, a state of the art campus located in the Sunshine State (Florida), with top-of-the-line equipment and amenities focused on elite performance.
Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro’s holistic approach to develop student-athletes is unmatched. By striving for excellence and taking full advantage of the Paris Saint-Germain methodology, each player matures a competitive advantage to build a successful future, on and off the field.
Players reach their full potential through Paris Saint-Germain’s world-renowned training methodology. They receive a strong academic preparation and curriculum by a school that has provided thousands of students with an exemplary educational experience for more than 50 years, where 100% of graduates go on to be accepted by their top-choice university. Furthermore, student-athletes build attractive and unique profiles that are sought-after by college coaches.
By excelling on the field and in the classroom, student-athletes are prepared and equipped with the necessary tools to kick start their careers, with individualized advice and mentorship from a soccer advisor, as well as they receive individual guidance from college advisors.
Being part of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy network allows players to benefit from exclusive exposure opportunities.
The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro provides student-athletes with a unique developmental pathway including soccer exposure opportunities with Paris Saint-Germain, including visits from the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Technical Directors from Paris and the opportunity for the most talented players to be invited to the Paris Saint-Germain youth teams in Paris for training and competitions and live exclusive experiences with the club.
By leveraging the Paris Saint-Germain and International Center of European Football networks, student-athletes are also exposed to other professional soccer organizations (professional teams in the US and in Europe) as well as collegiate opportunities, as they are academically prepared to enter their first-choice college or university and are provided with a solid foundation on the field that will help them stand out and be recognized by college coaches.
The state-of-the-art Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA Campus and Headquarters hosts the first official Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency and is home to Paris Saint-Germain in the U.S. It is located just north of Miami, Florida, in the Fort Lauderdale area.
The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro is a partnership between Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA and the International Center of European Football (ICEF), Europe’s official football institution designed for international players.
ICEF is a pro soccer academy, located in the Greater Geneva area, in Evian, France, provides professional training and preparation required to play at the highest levels of football in the world. Following a unique European methodology, ICEF aims to foster and expertly develop high-potential soccer players with a clearly-defined goal: to kickstart or mature their professional football careers.
Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro is a partnership between Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA and ICEF, the International Center of European Football, Europe’s official football institution designed for international players.
ICEF contributes to the success of Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro, with:
- Expertise in managing residency programs: ICEF is the only privately owned pro training center in Europe that quickly became a reference for operating youth residency programs. Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro benefits from the ICEF expertise and know-how for effectively and successfully operating and managing elite year-round programs following European standards.
- Access to the pro world: Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro student-athletes benefit from ICEF’s global network that opens doors to professional clubs worldwide.
TRAINING PROGRAM & COMPETITION
The technical program implemented at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro follows the best-in-class Paris Saint-Germain training methodology, focused on shaping intelligent players. The programs are designed to meet age-specific objectives, leading to an excellence understanding of the game, including key learnings.
All training sessions reproduce game situations to prepare student-athletes for real-game scenarios to analyze and find solutions as part of an active learning process.
By following the same training methodology and philosophy as the professional youth academy in Paris, and adapting the level of play to its players, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro builds smart, physically prepared, and mentally strong players capable of succeeding both on and off the field.
- All-encompassing training program with 5 practices per week plus elite weekend competition
- Multi-disciplinary dedicated staff provides a fully professional environment (Coaching Staff, Medical Staff, Mental Preparation Staff, Game Analysis Staff, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Management)
- Participation in an exclusive trip to Paris for training and competition
- Individualized advice and mentorship from a soccer advisor, as well as individual guidance from college advisors
Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA sets high standards when choosing and training their technical coaching staff. All Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA coaches have been trained by the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Technical Staff in Paris and hold the highest UEFA coaching licenses.
Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro comprises of coaches with a solid background (minimum 10 years of experience) in youth development supported by a multi-disciplinary staff to provide a fully professional environment (Coaching, Sport Science, Fitness, Game Analysis, Medical, Management, etc.).
By leveraging the networks shared by Paris Saint-Germain and the International Center of European Football (ICEF), every student-athlete is offered exclusive exposure opportunities with access to the highest level of competition in Europe and the U.S., as well as the collegiate level.
As part of the exclusive Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency, student-athletes will participate in an international trip to France to be fully immersed in European soccer culture and be exposed to valuable opportunities with Paris Saint-Germain.
As well, various times throughout the year, student-athletes will receive visits from the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Technical Directors from the Paris Saint-Germain Headquarters in Paris, that come to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each player and support their progress.
By enrolling at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro, you receive the best environment to be able to become a professional soccer player. However, you are not guaranteed to become a professional football player and we do not make any promises to be signed, placed, or receive a pro contract.
The Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency training and competition programs have been carefully curated and designed to best identify and accelerate the development of elite youth players. They participate in league games, international scrimmages, and highly competitive local, national, and international tournaments. Players are offered a full pathway from youth to the professional environments with participation in the country’s most elite competitions.
Student-athletes will need to meet the academic requirements from North Broward Prep, offering a curriculum based on college preparation. During the admissions process, student-athletes will take part in an interview (in English) with the Admissions Manager to discuss their profiles. North Broward Prep, as well as the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro expect well-rounded individuals who are capable of succeeding both on and off the field.
Student-athletes from the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro will take part in all activities as North Broward Prep students. A strong characteristic of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro is the unique opportunity to be part of an international community and being able to learn and engage with students coming from more than 30 countries.
BOARDING & SCHOOL LIFE
Student-athletes board at the North Broward Preparatory campus, located in Coconut Creek, between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. They live in the International village dormitories, with two students per bedroom. Each dormitory is complete with its own kitchen, common area, study area, and Wi-Fi, among other amenities.
North Broward Preparatory School is a college-style campus with facilities and amenities spanning 21 buildings across nearly 80 acres. Student-athletes live in the International Village dormitories in shared double rooms, just steps away from their classrooms. The North Broward Preparatory School’s dedicated and experienced Residential Life team cares for the everyday life of boarding students and strives to create a safe and nurturing environment, and to provide students with everything they need to succeed academically and socially.
A proprietary shuttle transports our student-athletes to and from the Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA Campus, a drive of around 20 minutes.
All student-athletes are provided a safe and secure experience. Boarding facilities are supervised by experienced, adult staff members who live in-residence and are available to support the social and emotional well-being of the students at any time of day. Professional security systems are also used to ensure students stay safe at all hours of the day. Students also have access to an on-site medical clinic, registered nurses, school counselors, and outside physicians to address any health concern. Additionally, parents are always able to reach a member of our staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Parents and family are allowed to visit their children at any time as long as it does not interfere with academic, training or competition schedules. They must advise the administration prior to their arrival on campus. However, parents are not allowed in areas specifically designed for student-athletes.
Student-athletes go on an international trip to France. Besides this trip, a two-week winter break is observed during December and January.
An average day for a student-athlete will feature a professional regimen combined with a rigorous educational experience to build a successful future. A typical day may look like:
6:45 am – Wake up
7 am – Breakfast
8:25 – 11:45 am – Academics
11:45 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30 pm – 2 pm – Academics
2 – 2:30 pm – Snack
2:30 pm – Departure to the Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA Campus
3 – 6 pm – Training
6:30 pm – Return to North Broward Preparatory School
7:15 pm – Homework / Study or tutoring sessions
8 pm – Down time / Evening activities and team building
10:30 pm – Curfew
English and French will primarily be used in classes and on the field, promoting fluency in both languages. Student-athletes will also be exposed to an array of languages that are spoken at school and on the field by an international community, preparing players for careers in the U.S. and abroad. Moreover, they will enjoy a variety of sport, academic, cultural and personal learning experiences immersed in an international community, with players and students coming from all over the world.
Student-athletes must meet the academic requirements to attend North Broward Preparatory School. Additionally, and during the admissions process, student-athletes will take part in an interview (in English) with the Admissions Manager to discuss their academic profile.
We strongly encourage players to take part in the full package, including boarding, soccer and academics to fully experience the professional atmosphere as part of a team. However, we offer the flexibility to customize your experience based on your specific needs with three different options: Full Residency program, Day school and Soccer Academy, Soccer Academy program only. Learn more about the different Academy PRO program here.
Yes, North Broward Preparatory School offers a large range of activities for leisure and learning that our student-athletes will take advantage of such as cultural events, kayaking, canoeing, Orlando Theme Parks, Everglades etc.
All of the weekend activities are included. Activities are offered to students every weekend and planned with students interests in mind. North Broward Prep offer great opportunities for residents to bond and build lifelong friendships. Students also have time allotted for quiet study and homework for the week ahead.
TRYOUTS & ADMISSIONS
Attendance to a tryout camp is required to be considered for admission in the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro. All student-athletes will be professionally assessed by PSG Academy USA’s Technical Staff as part of the selection process to enroll in the 10-Month residency program.
You will begin the day of your tryout session at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA Campus in Florida to be assessed by our professional Technical Staff and will then visit North Broward Preparatory School for a presentation and introduction to the academic programs and admissions processes, with a tour of the campus to see the academic, boarding and recreation areas.
The Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA Technical Team will first make their selection of top players, based on their soccer skills.
You will be notified via email or phone of your admission decision within one week of your tryout date.
Upon acceptance, players may choose between the three program options offered (Full Residency program, Day School and Academy program, Soccer Academy program).
In order to begin the enrollment process, families are required to submit the first payment to reserve the student-athlete’s spot for their desired program.
Eligible student-athletes who decide to follow their academic program at North Broward Preparatory School will then undergo a review of their application by the Admission Committee at the School.
Upon acceptance, student-athletes may begin their enrollment process to the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency with support from Enrollment Advisors.
We encourage all players to come with their parents so that they can fully experience what we have to offer to student-athletes. As well, parents should be present to attend the meeting at North Broward Prep. Being present will also allow them to ask questions and get valuable information from the coaches and staff at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Residency, as well as the school administrators at North Broward Prep.