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Blaze a path to become a pro.

Many U19 players have the talent and the dreams but the exposure and contacts aren’t there. This experience is to offer that exposure to create a path to professional soccer.

Get a chance to live your professional soccer dream!

Tours FC x BA Immersion
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Tours, France

Tours is a city in central France about one hour South of Paris via high-speed train. Tours is one of the larger cities in the Loire region of France, and today is a university town. The population is about 140,000 people. It is known as the birthplace of Balzac, as well as being popular for the old-town filled with half-timber houses, and Gothic architecture.

Tours Football Club

Tours Football Club is located in the city of Tours with the home stadium of Stade de la Vallée du Cher. Tours FC became a club in 1919. And from 1997 to 2001 Coach BA played for Tours FC. A large component of this partnership is due to that relationship that Coach BA made during his time on the team. This is a partnership to create a way for BA students to take steps to becoming a pro.


The steps to make a soccer pro life happen.

1. California tryouts

4-6 players will be selected.

This opportunity for exposure, for athletes, is due to Coach BA’s relationship with the Tours FC. Expect to be sent through scrimmages and drills to examine your abilities.

2. France tryouts

Those chosen at the California tryouts will head to France for 14 days, May 10th-24th for a training tryout with the Tours FC team.

You will arrive May 10th and be picked up and transported to the Academy. 

3. One year in France

If you are selected for the Tours FC roster, we will notify you as soon as possible, so you can begin making arrangements for your time abroad.

We hope to break down the barriers for you to achieve your dreams!

FAQ for the 14 day France Tryout

You will fly to France May 10, 2024, and will be picked up at the airport to be transported to the Soccer Academy.

You will practice Monday-Friday every afternoon for around 2 hrs per session.

Soccer clothes, soccer shoes, running shoes and personal belongings.

Food is not included. There are a few restaurants within a 10 min walk where you can eat. You also have access to a kitchen where you can cook your own food, and a grocery store is near by.

You will sleep at the Tours FC Academy. This is a facility similar to a boarding school or dormitories with single or double rooms. There are common areas to hang out and a gym area.

No. For personal activities, there is local transportation.

Contact Coach Ba via email

1 Year in France

If you get selected

Congratulations on this exciting opportunity!
It is time to make your dreams come true. You will start the year with the club in August of 2024 and finish in June of 2025. This chance will have you living life like a pro, training 4-6 times a week for 2 hours a session, and playing games on the weekend.
This immersion includes learning French 3-4 times a week at a French school.

A pro Soccer career can be yours

The main goal of the BA Immersion program is to develop and expose youth players to a professional soccer career.



DATE: June 10th-14th


WHERE: Heritage Park, Irvine

Choose to take part in full or partial camp. Level up your soccer skills: 

  • Dribbling
  • Ball-Control
  • Shooting
  • Defense
  • Positioning
  • Fitness