Sports programme

21st century Football is more competitive than ever! Individuals are stronger and better prepared than they were years ago. To be able to keep on meeting with this requirement, a 4 points approach was thought over: technical, tactical, physical and mental. Respecting those 4 points is fundamental for personal achievement.To neglect one of them would prevent the player from reaching full development.

Football trainings

entrainement avec Christian LopezEvery Academy member is getting a player‘s licence at AS Cannes, or at one of the other partner clubs like USCBO or ES Cannet Rocheville.
Choosing the club depends on the player’s experience, his level of play and his scope for progress.
A club usually schedules 3 to 4 training sessions per week, lasting 1:30 to 2:00 hours. Trainings are between 5 and 9 pm, from Monday to Friday.

The Academy coaches manage 2 to 3 additional football trainings every week on AS Cannes pitches. Based on technical issues and work with the ball, they are conducted in small groups of maximum 5 players.

Physical sessions

The technical director takes over 2 to 3 training workshops every week, which usually take place at the gym. He proposes specific and personal exercices, adapted to each player.
Some sessions may be dedicated to physical condition improvement through tests and evaluation.
While giving advice and following progress, he pays a large attention to the psychological state of mind and risks of injury.

All academicians receive a member card from a gym partner, Fitlane, which gives 7/7 free access during the whole programme. They are encouraged to repeat the exercices of a former session conducted by the trainer.

Monday to Friday

8 am - 8.30 am


9 - 12 am

9.30 am - 11.30 am

For non-French speakers : French classes on Campus

Football training 3 to 5 times a week and gym 2 times a week

12 pm


1 pm - 2.30 pm


2 - 3 pm

3 pm - 5 pm

For non-French speakers : football practice 3 to 5 times a week and gym 2 times a week

E-class with Cours Pi, supervised by a teacher

6 pm - 8 pm

Football practice with the club 3 or 4 times a week

Between 7 and 9.30 pm


8 pm - 10.30 pm

Free social work and/or homework

Lectures and tactical analyses

Once a month, our academicians are gathered to collect information and discuss subjects like tactical options, behaviour on the field, food for sports people. They may as well analyse a video of a football game of a Pro team as well as one of their own past matches. 

Official games

Games are played on Saturdays for U15 and U17, and on Sundays for U19 and senior teams. The players get the chance to participate in the French Championships, whether at local, district, or national level depending on their status and position in the team.

Friendly games

All players participate in friendly games, usually at the end of each term, against high level teams like OGC Nice, Olympique Marseille or other local teams like Antibes, Mougins, St Raphael, etc

Pro games

Cannes is located near 3 major Ligue 1 teams: OGC Nice (25 km), AS Monaco (60km) and OM Marseille (150 km). The Academy manager invites all academicians to attend 2 or 3 official Pro games during the season.

Download the Academy book. It gives detailed information about living and training at Michel Hidalgo Academy.