History

2009 – 2010: « Le Club » starts with a group of 7 players from the LFIGP (Lycée Français International Georges Pompidou) in a school around Safa park area.

2010- 2011: Le Club enlarges to more categories, organizing football training mostly for the French community.

2011- 2012: Le Club keeps growing and reaches 100 players.

2012-2014: The Academy regroups approximately 300 members who are mostly French expats kids, French speakers but other nationalities are starting to join. The kids are training once/twice per week and are participating to leagues and tournaments throughout Dubaï. In 2014, the LFIGP represented by Frederic Deswart wins the French School World Cup in Brazil.

2014-2016: Le Club changes his name to “Le Club France” and becomes the reference academy of the French community in Dubaï. LCF starts to garter more and more kids from other nationalities.

2016: LCF does a 1-year partnership with the Paris Saint-Germain club. PSG academy under LCF reaches more than 500 kids lead by around 15 coaches. At the end of the year, Seif Taha joins AS Monaco (France).

2017: LCF builds the parents team. U11’s team goes to “Mini Mondial” tournament where they play against the best professional club in Europe (Manchester City, FC Porto, FC Chelsea, Inter Milan, Benfica, Liverpool, …).

2018: Kader Tounsi, the previous Head Coach of the last two year becomes the manager of Le Club France.

Philosophy and Values

Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is the model that LCF will follow. LTAD describes the things athletes need to be doing at specific ages and stages. A clear path to a better sport, greater health, and higher achievement.

Our values are a guide for the education of your children by the football.

Learning – Competition – Fun

Each session you do with LCF, we will:

  • Make you curious. To be a better player, you should understand well how the football works.
  • Make you competitive. Each fun game, exercise, friendly or competition match you do, you must push your limit to succeed.
  • Make you happy. The most important for us is always to get fun when you play football.

“Beyond the quality and talent, there are two important things: the concept of the group and the state of mind.” D. Deschamps.

Coaches

Training Program

SOCCER FOR HEALTH & GRASSROOTS GROWTH

RESUME
At any age, regardless of his level of ability, player may decide to play soccer as a purely recreational sport so they can continue to enjoy the game and maintain lifelong wellness.

OBJECTIVE
be active

SKILLS

  • Physical – Follow appropriate guidelines in the areas of endurance, strength and flexibility training to remain active or play competitive.
  • Technical – Learn new skills, or use and maintain skills already acquired.
  • Tactical – Basic tactics are sufficient to enjoy the game at a recreational level. More advanced are required for competitive level.
  • Mental – Focus on having fun, in addition to stress release and fitness discipline.

BUILDING THE WORLD CUP PLAYER

RESUME
The majority, if not all, of the player’s physical, technical, tactical, and psychological qualities are now fully established.

OBJECTIVE
The focus of training has shifted to optimization of performance.

SKILLS

  • Physical – Individual fitness program for maintenance, periodization is critical.
  • Technical – Further development of advanced techniques and skills; refinement of general skills and individual positional skills; game-related technical repetition under pressure.
  • Tactical – High degree of decision making, leadership and game analysis skills; ability to adjust game plan and adapt playing strategies to suit changing demands.
  • Mental – Increased concentration and responsibility, leadership, discipline, accountability, goal setting, self confidence, self motivation.

DEVELOPING THE INTERNATIONAL PLAYER

RESUME
Fulfillment of each player’s potential depends on their own efforts, the support of teammates, and the guidance of the coach. Player is exposed to quality playing and training environments which improve his mental, physical, tactical and technical capabilities to his limit.

OBJECTIVE
Player must have a sound understanding of soccer principles and concepts, and they should show emotional stability when confronted with pressure situations.

SKILLS

  • Physical – Further develop flexibility, correct warm-up and cool-down, agility, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, strength, core strength and stability, balance, nutrition and proper diet, prevention and care of injuries, importance of rest and recovery.
  • Technical – Refinement of core skills and position specific-skills; continued development of advanced techniques and skills.
  • Tactical – Decision-making tactical awareness, game appreciation, game analysis, match coaching, productivity, competitive proficiency.
  • Mental – Increased player concentration, responsibility, discipline, accountability, goal setting, self-confidence, self- motivation, will to win, mental toughness, competitive mentality in practice and games.

IDENTIFYING THE ELITE PLAYER

RESUME
At this stage, elite soccer groups express interest in recruiting talented youth players. Care must be taken to recognize and protect the long-term interests of each player. The demands of skill training as well as training loads increases, thus provoking improvement in mental toughness, concentration and diligence.

OBJECTIVE
The objective is to develop knowledge of tactics within the game to improve the learning process.

SKILLS

  • Physical – Flexibility, disciplined warm-up and cool-down, agility, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, strength, core strength and stability, balance, nutrition and proper diet, prevention and care of injuries, importance of rest/recovery.
  • Technical – Introduction of advanced techniques to those who are capable; technical acquisition in a more complex environment and position-specific skills.
  • Tactical – Teamwork: development of tasks per unit (defensive, midfield or forward unit) and positional awareness through small-sided games and competitive matches.
  • Mental – Pre-competition routine, introduction to mental preparation, goal setting, coping with winning and losing.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF LEARNING

RESUME
The effect of the role-model is very important at this stage. Children begin to identify with famous players and successful teams, and they want to learn imaginative skills. Skill demonstration is very important, and the players learn best by “doing.”

OBJECTIVE
The objective is to teach basic principles of play and establish a training ethic and discipline.

SKILLS

  • Physical – This is an optimal window for trainability of speed, flexibility and skills.
  • Technical – Building a greater repertoire of soccer related movements; technical skills are developed in training and within the context of basic soccer games.
  • Tactical – Developing environment awareness and encouraging decision making: simple combinations, marking and running into space.
  • Mental – Golden age of learning; intrinsic motivation is developed by the Fun and Enjoyment that foster desire to play; imagination, creativity, increased demands, discipline.

FUN WITH THE BALL

RESUME
At this stage, the individual development of players is paramount.

OBJECTIVE
The objective is to create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “freedom and pleasure”.

SKILLS

  • Physical – Develop agility, balance, coordination and speed, as well as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching.
  • Technical – Movement exercises/games designed to promote a feel for the ball.
  • Tactical – Small children are egocentric – playing the ball is the most important objective.
  • Mental – Basic awareness of environment to build game intelligence and decision making.

FIRST KICKS

RESUME
Soccer contributes to the well-being of children by engaging them in the sport while teaching them basic movements.

OBJECTIVE
The objective is to get moving and to keep active.

SKILLS

  • Physical – Provide the environment for learning proper fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching.
  • Technical – The player and the ball: Running with the ball, dribbling, controlling, kicking and shooting.
  • Mental – Fun, fascination, and passion for play.