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USA PREPARATION TRAINING
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University scholarship in the USA

A Line Of Excellence

The gateway to the US is part of the Academy's DNA. Each student is prepared for university integration in the USA. Every effort is made to maximize the chances of success.

Balance sheet & objectives

- Evaluation of the profile / Interview with the parents / definition of the project
- Implementation of ambitious tennis objectives allowing the access to the U.S. universities with a scholarship
- Privileged relationship with the specialized placement agent present every month at the academy
- Implementation of a personalized placement strategy

English

- Intensive English language learning and intensive preparation for the TOEFL & SAT entrance exams from the second grade.
- Assistance with registration for TOEFL and SAT exams (compulsory exams).

Application Form

- Optimisation of the school file from the 3rd year
- Opening of the registration file at the end of the 1st year
- Preparation of the application file
- Preparation of the school file
- Production and video editing of the tennis sequence - Distribution to the University coaches.

Research & negotiation

- Research of universities in coherence with the project and the student's wishes
- Coaching, briefing and accompaniment of the candidate for the selection telephone interviews with the American coaches
- Negotiation of the amount of the scholarship according to the criteria communicated
- Assistance with registration on the different platforms: NCAA, NAIA...

Finalization of the file and departure to the US

- Registration procedures with the chosen university
- Finalization of the academic file after obtaining the Bac
- Assistance in obtaining a student visa, advice in travel arrangements
- Pre-departure advice and organization of your arrival in the USA.

Academic follow-up

- Accompaniment during the 4 years of schooling
- Follow-up of the candidate in the USA / school guidance counsellor / coach relationship

A team of American college tennis players after a championship win

An exceptional life experience

The U.S. adventure is first and foremost an extraordinary life experience, lived on a university campus in total immersion, for 4 (Bachelor's) or 5 years (Master's). It is also the integration of a university tennis team in which the training level can in some cases be close to the professionals’, and the possibility of financing part or all of the studies' tuition fees through tennis. Refer to (table Equivalence Ranking / Scholarships).
The high-profile enthusiasts will have the unique opportunity to participate in university championships and professional tournaments (ATP/WTA), while following a high quality student curriculum.

THE U.S. ACADEMIC SYSTEM

A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY

As most players aspire to cross the borders of their own countries and pursue a university curriculum in the USA, The French Touch Academy provides this exceptional opportunity with ease as all our graduates are confidently geared with all the skills and academia needed to fit in and flourish in our partner US universities.

Becoming bilingual and acquiring essential values in the professional world

The assurance of a solid and reputable university background that is highly recognised around the world and very sought after by recruiters combined with a complete mastering of the English language, as well as the acquisition of 'the American fighting spirit' are essential assets to possess in today’s professional world.

Admission requirements :

- Achieving High School
- Minimum requirements at the mandatory TOEFL & SAT exams
- A sufficient tennis level allowing to integrate a strong tennis team

BEING PIONEER IN THE U.S COLLEGE PLACEMENT SYSTEMES

BEING PIONEER IN THE U.S COLLEGE PLACEMENT SYSTEMES

BEING PIONEER IN THE U.S COLLEGE PLACEMENT SYSTEMES

BEING PIONEER IN THE U.S COLLEGE PLACEMENT SYSTEMES

BEING PIONEER IN THE U.S COLLEGE PLACEMENT SYSTEMES

BEING PIONEER IN THE U.S COLLEGE PLACEMENT SYSTEMES

investment specialists in the USA
Why French touch academy

the pioneers of university placement in the USA

+1000
athletes placed
+ 800
universities in our network

Charles Auffray and his team were the pioneers of university placement in the USA.

Since 1998, more than 1,000 athletes, all sports combined, have been placed by our specialists who have built a network of more than 800 universities in all American sports divisions: NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA.

french touch academy & elite athletes tennis

join forces

Anxious to offer the best to its students, French Touch Academy has decided to work hand in hand with the Elite Athlete agency, leader in university placement in the USA since 2010.
We work closely together on unique projects. The individualization of the training offered at the academy combined with the meticulous preparation of each file by Elite Athletes Tennis (from the objective to its realization) allows us to achieve ambitious results for each student.

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At the head of the first union of European employment agencies in the USA, Elite Athletes Tennis benefits from the influence of The Alliance to support and ensure a unique follow-up of the players it represents. The agency maintains a privileged relationship with the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).

A team of American college tennis players after a championship win
PREP COLLEGE USA

to the French

The university year at La French allows students to leverage training through intensive tournaments that are aimed at candidates who want to improve their tennis as well as level up their English language, to be the most competitive in today’s professional environment.

With nearly 25 tournaments played between the months of September and June coupled with preparations for university entrance exams (TOEFL / SAT), this program allows to provide players with all the chances and opportunities needed to succeed in his/her very entrance to an American university

Sports programmes

- 32 hours of training per week
- A minimum of 20 tournaments played per year
- Customised sports programming and medical follow-up

School programmes

- University curriculum BTS or equivalent 1st year university study online
- Physical supervision by our tutors
- Specific English training at the rate of 4h/week
- University grades validated and transferred to university in the USA

scholarships

Getting a scholarship

We negotiate the scholarship process for you, directly with the university's admission team. The American university system enables athletes to obtain a scholarship to represent the sports team. The number of available scholarships varies depending on the sport and divisions. 

In tennis, the number of scholarships offered per team in Division 1 is 5 for men and 8 for girls. The percentage amount awarded also varies according to the level of the player and the university.

What is the percentage amount awarded for the scholarship?

More information is available once you download the table above which represents the correspondence between the level of tennis and the percentage amount of the scholarship awarded.

Tennis player in a match during the American university chamionnat
BUILD YOUR PROJECT

DETECTION DAYS

Are you interested in the USA project and would like to test your suitability as a candidate for the start? join our detection day at the French Touch Academy, let's explore your athletic and academic profile.
On the program:
- Individual interview with the USA placement manager
- Tennis tests on the court: one hour of training/testing with a coach
- English test in the presence of an English teacher
- General debriefing with a French Touch Academy manager: general assessment of the athlete's US project with the player's family on the athletic & academic level.

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