Conditions of registration with the Academy

Year-long programme
Dates: From 1 September 2019 to 21 December 2019, and from 5 January 2020 to 13 April 2020 (30 weeks)
Price: 19 990 € per person (supp single room 2500 €)

Year-long programme (including the period of the film festival)
Dates: From 1 September 2019 to 21 December 2019, and from 5 January 2020 to 25 May 2020 (36 weeks)
Price: 23 990 € per person (supp single room 3400 €)

Second semester 
Dates: From 5 January 2020 to 25 May 2020 (20 weeks)
Price: 15 990 € per person (supp single room 2000 €)


The cost of the programme at the Michel Hidalgo International Football Academy includes :

1/ Full board :

Accommodation at Cannes International Campus in twin rooms. Our players are under the supervision of Andréas Schweitzer, in charge of any issue related to accommodation, catering, schedules and behaviour inside the Campus.

All 3 meals are served at the campus restaurant as buffets of starters and sweets, and a hot dish served at the table. Brunch on week-ends. A special arrangement (from 9 to 10.30pm) for dinner in the foyer in the case of late trainings.

2/ Football :

Registration and club member card at AS Cannes or other club affiliated to FFF according to the level of the player. 3 football trainings minimum per week, and championship game on Saturdays or Sundays if the player is selected. Medical certificate delivered by our referent doctor after medical visit. 

2 to 3 additional training sessions weekly conducted by our qualified staff for specific technical work. Participation of former international football players and coaches.

2 to 3 sessions managed by the technical director of the Academy and trainer. Workshops based on physical development.

Trials in professional clubs, usually at the end of the year's programme (or earlier) depending on the player's level 

Free access at Fitlane gym 7 days a week, for the duration of the programme. 

Sports clothing (jersey, shorts, socks, sweat shirt) of the academy, and full equipment of the club.

3/ Transport :

Greeting at Nice airport and transfer on arrival day, departure and Christmas holidays.

Bus pass to be used in all public transport in the city of Cannes, Cannes La Bocca and Cannet Rocheville. 

Transport for the matches away provided by the club.

4/ Management :

Presence of a manager to follow up with the academicians. Available at any moment, including week-ends, to assist the players, watch their games and make sure they are well and they progress. He coordinates with the director of the academy and the staff on campus. 

5/ Assistance :

Insurance covering the Responsibility of every member of the Academy

Letter of invitation signed by our president Michel Hidalgo for visa delivery, sent to the Embassador or the Consul of the country from where the player is proceding.


Supplement (quotation on request) :

For non-French speakers : French classes by highly qualified teachers. 2 to 3 hours daily from Monday to Friday. Beginner to intermediate levels.

For French speakers, 1/ English class 3 times a week. 2/ Registration at a public or private school at short distance from the academy. 3/ Or e-school with Cours Pi and their pedagogical staff every day, based on the official school curriculum.

Registration and terms of payment

The next programme is starting on the 1st September 2019 (or 5 January 2020). The deadline for registration is end of May 2019, as time is needed for visa delivery if necessary. The terms of payment are 50% at registration, the balance before 20 September (or 20 January).

As soon as the Academy receives the deposit, the letters of invitation and accommodation certificate are sent to the family and to the French Embassy. If the visa is not granted, 10% of the deposit is not returned.