The Michel Hidalgo International Football Academy is ideally situated near Ligue 1 teams OGC Nice, AS Monaco, and Olympique Marseilles.
Our students reside at the Antibes Training Centre dedicated to high-level sportsmen and women, French or foreign, in a dynamic, high-performance environment where all venues are secured and on-site.
Visit the centre: https://www.creps-paca.fr/360/antibes
Our daily schedule consists of professional football training in the morning and gym sessions for physical preparation, French classes, and e-study after lunch and rest. Evening football training with the club and weekend matches complete the programme.
We aim to help each passionate player come as close as possible to a professional football career. In collaboration with football clubs such as OGC Nice, FC Antibes, AS Fontonne, ES Cannet-Rocheville, FC Mougins, RC Grasse, CDJ Antibes, AS Cannes, and more, the Academy serves as the ultimate platform for aspiring footballers to reach their full potential.
The Academy provides opportunities for students to interact with professional players from these renowned clubs and FIFA agents and scouts. Visits to training centers are also incorporated into the programme, offering invaluable learning experiences.
The Academy staff identifies each player’s strengths and weaknesses while crafting tailored programmes to enhance individual growth. Our expert staff is skilled in scouting young talent and providing personalized performance monitoring to help players learn, develop their skills, and elevate their game. The Academy’s sports and educational programme emphasizes a holistic approach to human development, focusing on the harmony of body and mind through daily practice.
Upon arrival, students are greeted at Nice International Airport and transported to Antibes by our local coordinator or manager. The Academy organizes and covers all necessary transportation, including airport transfers in case of late training sessions, for friendly matches and Christmas holiday travel.
Should a student require a doctor’s visit or prescription, the doctor’s fees will be the student’s responsibility. Obtaining private insurance such as April, Axa, or similar is mandatory, which can cover up to 100% of medical, hospital, and surgery expenses.
Since 2008, the Academy has hosted 56 different nationalities.
Boys proceeding from: South Africa, Algeria, Germany, England, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrein, Belgium, Benin, Bermudas, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Congo, Ivory Coast, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Kirgisztan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauricius Island, Mexico, Monaco, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Switzerland, Togo, Trinidad and Tobaggo, Tunisia, Uganda, USA, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe, New Caledonia (F) and Tahiti (F).