Academy : The best football school made in France



In partnership with AS Cannes, FC Antibes, AS Fontonne, ES Cannet-Rocheville, FC Mougins, RC Grasse, US Mandelieu, and other selected football clubs, the Academy is the gateway to high-level football. Its ambition is to have every passionate player realize his dream to get as close as possible to professional football.

As a stimulating and performing football structure, the Academy reveals the potential, the skills and weaknesses of each player, and prepares individual programmes accordingly. Thanks to a highly qualified staff, trained and accustomed to detect young talents, and to a personalized performance monitoring, the players can learn, explore each and every skill, improve their abilities and get a better game.  The Academy sport and educational programme is focused on human behaviour in terms of body and mind harmonious development in every day practice. The daily programme is: pro football training in the morning, and gym workshop for physical preparation, French class, e-study from 2pm to 4.30pm (after lunch and rest), football training with the club in the evening, and matches at the weekends. 
Close to Ligue 1 teams  OGC Nice, AS Monaco and Olympique Marseille, the Academy offers to meet the professional players of those famous clubs, as well as FIFA agents and scouts. Visits of training centres are also part of the programme.  "A very instructive experience ! " 

Life at Antibes Training and Performance Centre

creps Antibes  Entrainement terrain Antibes  restaurant en self au Creps

Accommodation, meals and facilities

The Michel Hidalgo International Football Academy is located in Antibes. The players are accommodated in the training centre (CREPS), 5 mn walk from Antibes city centre. Our football training field is right there, together with the very modern and well equipped gym, and outdoor sports venues. 

With almost 100 bedrooms, our academicians can choose to stay in a single or a twin room. The rooms are modern and equipped with toilet and shower. Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) served as self-service in the 200-seat restaurant. Classrooms, meeting rooms, TV foyer, library, laundry with washing machines and dryers, housekeeping ... The centre is perfectly secured with access codes.


When a prescription or a visit is needed, the doctor will visit the student at his own expense. It is a must to subscribe to a private insurance such as April, Axa or other, which can cover up to 100% medical, hospital and surgery expenses.


On arrival, the student is welcomed at Nice International Airport and driven to Antibes by our local coordinator or manager. All transports that are made necessary (airport transfers, late trainings, friendly games, Christmas holidays) are organised and covered by the Academy

Week programme at the Hidalgo Academy

weekly planning

tous au ptit café  The next programme is from 14 August 2023 to 25 May 2024.

Football, education, learning French, an experience of a lifetime!