lyon select


olympique lyonnais select training program

train with one of the world’s most famous women soccer clubs!

This Olympique Lyonnais Select training program is invitation only. The top adidas clubs nationwide have the opportunity to nominate one female player in either the ‘01 or ‘02 age group for the Lyon Select Program. Players must be nominated by a premier adidas club and must submit a soccer resume and SoccerScout profile for consideration. Nominees are selected based on qualification and positional needs. The training will take place from August 12 – 20, 2017 in Lyon, France, and only the best 32 soccer players will be admitted. The 2017 program will feature two squads composed of 16 players each. All players selected will receive training kits, uniforms and footwear.

In conjunction with adidas America and generation adidas international, the landed package will be provided at no cost to the players. As a premier aspect of the generation adidas platform, the top adidas clubs nationwide have the exclusive opportunity to nominate players for the Lyon Select and other Select programs.

Selected players will be given an opportunity to play in competitive friendly games against the Olympique Lyonnais Academy, while also training and receiving professional coaching at the legendary club. During their stay, players will also visit the renowned Parc Olympique Lyonnais and attend an official Division 1 Feminine game or a French Ligue 1 game (if available, subject to additional cost). Selected players will also sightsee in one of France’s most important cities, Lyon.

Having won 14 Division 1 Feminine titles (including 10 consecutive), eight Coupe de France titles, and three Women’s Champions League titles. Olympique Lyonnais is one of the most successful clubs in women’s soccer, both nationally and internationally

This program includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation at 3* sup hotel in Lyon
  • Full board for players and coaches (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Bed and breakfast for Supporters (breakfast included)
  • 2 prearranged competitive matches vs. French teams
  • 5 training sessions at Olympique Lyonnais training complex
  • Tour Olympique Lyonnais stadium, Museum, and training complex
  • Sightseeing
  • Charter buses (motor coach) are reserved for all necessary transfers while in Europe
  • Bilingual supervisor to be with team 24/7
  • Comprehensive medical and cancellation insurance
  • adidas promo product
  • Leisure time activities


Packing List


Day 1:

  • Depart USA for Lyon, France.

Day 2:

  • Arrive in Lyon. Check into hotel to rest and relax after long flight.
  • Light training session with your own coaches.
  • Attend Ligue 1 match (optional and additional cost).

Day 3:

  • Training session #1 with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coach.
  • Training session #2 with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coach.

Day 4: 

  • Training session #3 with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coach.
  • Competitive friendly game #1 and #2.

Day 5:

  • Tours of Lyon (Vieux Lyon, Lyon Cathedral /Jean Baptiste, Basilica de Fourviere, Roman Ruins / Theatre Romain).

Day 6:

  • Training session #4 with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coach.
  • Competitive friendly game #3 and #4.

Day 7:

  • Training session #5 with Olympique Lyonnais Academy coach.
  • Sightseeing Lyon: Shopping / Centre of Town, Parc de Tete d’Or, Parc OL / Stadium).

Day 8:

  • Attend a professional first team training session (subject to head coaches discretion).
  • Attend Ligue 1 match (optional and additional cost).

Day 9:

  • Depart Lyon, France for USA.

Important Information regarding your Itinerary:

This schedule is not the final one yet and it is subject to change due to technical or organizational reasons. The final itinerary will be published prior to departure so please check back for changes and updates. The final version will be posted around one month prior to your departure date.

Parents and Supporters:
All parents and siblings are welcome to join the team. During the program activities they have the choice of joining the players’ itinerary or having the freedom to explore the various cities they are visiting.

Packing List


A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.


Having the girls meeting the Real Madrid players was an unforgettable experience for them. Also training and staying at the top class facilities of the City of Futbol gave us the opportunity to really prepare for the season

Matt Yelton Head Coach -Lee University Women

On behalf of our son Hernan (Nanu) we would like to express our gratitude to you, because you went above and beyond when hurricane Irene caused the cancelation of the flights, keeping our kids from coming back home on time.

Laura Romer and Pablo Gelaf Parents