FC Lorient Tryouts

Football Club Lorient-Bretagne Sud commonly referred to FC Lorient or simply Lorient is a French association football club based in Lorient, Brittany, France. The club competes in Ligue 1, the top flight of French football.

FC Lorient Youth Development System

FC Lorient THE TRAINING CENTER

In order to feed the workforce of its professional team and to perpetuate it at the highest level of French football, FC Lorient has made its Training Center a real long-term work project.

The Lorient training model is above all an educational model since it is a question of ensuring a harmonious development and of striving towards the development of each one.

The game identity advocated and transmitted for many years is based on notions of sharing, cooperation and open-mindedness. It is a concept of community life. Recruitment and strong educational orientation are fully in line with this approach.

To grow the man, the student and the footballer. This is the mission that FC Lorient applies today.

FC Lorient SCHOOL

The presence of the Ecole des Merlus at the Espace FCL makes it possible to reconcile a normal education up to Bac + 2 and an intense sporting practice linked to the requirements of the high level.

The programs of the National Education are respected in their entirety. A stable teaching team concerned with the well-being and success of the players, individualizing its teaching, is at the disposal of the students.

The goal is to obtain a balance between the major wish of the young person, which is the preparation for the profession of footballer, and our concern to prevent his future by the acquisition of diplomas. It is premature, at the age of our residents, to overly privilege football over schooling. Their schedules take into account training and are modified during selections and sports meetings.

The Merlus School offers the best conditions to the players of the Training Center to carry out their double project: to succeed in their school career , personal and their sports career.

Excellent academic results

The school results of recent years prove that the educational follow-up of young people is of good quality. The work done daily by the teaching team pays off. Indeed, 100% of young people who have gone through school have obtained their diploma and 100% of young people from BTS as well. The almost personalized follow-up of studies and the special attention given by the teachers are decisive elements in the success of young people from Lorient.

Within the FCL Space

In the immediate vicinity of the training site and the school, the FC Lorient accommodation center is located in the heart of the Espace FCL . It welcomes young high-level athletes in the best possible conditions, some of whom, far from their families, share their common passion for football.

FC Lorient THE PRE-TRAINING

The players

The pre-training brings together players from 11 to 15 years old, during college education. Since 2011, the 4th and 3rd pre-training has benefited from the ELITE label, awarded by the French Football Federation.

FC Lorient Schooling

Students are educated either:

  • at St Joseph-Lasalle college. The school allows students to be released every day (with some exceptions) at 3.20 p.m.
  • at the Jean Paul 2 college in Ploemeur. The school allows students to be released every day (with some exceptions) at 3:40 p.m.

This allows players to achieve a normal education (all lessons are compulsory) by combining it with quality training. The day ends at 6.15 p.m.

Pedagogical principles

  • Live moments of competition without consequence. Anxiety should not be part of everyday life for FCL youth. The competition must remain a moment during which the young person learns to play, with others, partners and opponents.
  • Decompartmentalization of categories. Promote exchange between young people of different ages, during training and matches.

Goals

  • Support young players in their practice towards their best level
  • Organize the practice of young players so that football remains a game
  • Make players aware of integration into the second cycle sports section or the training center, through appropriate training

FC Lorient SCHOOL OF SOCCER

The football school brings together players from 6 to 10 years old, during primary schooling. Since 2016, the football school has joined the Kerlir site and therefore trains at Espace FCL.

Pedagogical principles

  • Live moments of competition without consequence. Anxiety should not be part of everyday life for FCL youth. The competition must remain a moment during which the young person learns to play, with others, partners and opponents.
  • Decompartmentalization of categories. Promote exchange between young people of different ages, during training and matches.

Goals

  • Support young players in their practice towards their best level
  • Organize the practice of young players so that football remains a game
  • Make players aware of integration into the college sports section

TAX LEARNING

FC Lorient works daily, through its training center, to prepare young people for high competition while particularly encouraging the academic component.

For this, it has equipped itself with specific facilities, and very high level trainers and educators allowing us to obtain academic results well above the average.

Each year, companies are required to pay the compulsory apprenticeship tax and we need you! It is possible to support the FCL in its quest for excellence by paying this tax for its benefit.

Anxious to continue our training policy for the profession of high level athlete and the transmission of our values , we would like, thanks to your contribution, to improve our working conditions in order to continue to put our students in the best possible conditions.

We thank you in advance for your invaluable support.

FCL’S ARMADA

What is the armada?

The FC Lorient armada was founded in 2009, and has more than 212 partner clubs, or more than 38,200 licensees. FC Lorient is proud to maintain a privileged link with amateur football.

The armada is a socio-educational program that allows more than 12,000 young Breton footballers to share the values ​​of FC Lorient, through its events and exchanges between the amateur and professional world.

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FC Lorient History

Prior to 1998, when the club made its debut in Ligue 1 for the 1998–99 season, Lorient had a national history that was not very distinguished. Before that, Lorient had functioned for the better part of its existence as an amateur club. The greatest accomplishment in Lorient’s history came in 2002, when the team won the Coupe de France by defeating Bastia 1-0 in the championship game of the tournament.

Lorient has never been crowned champions of Ligue 1, however they did take home the title of Championnat National back in 1995. At the regional level, the club has been victorious five times in the Brittany Division d’Honneur competition and six times in the Coupe de Bretagne.

Most notably, Lorient has been a stepping stone club for a number of current international players, including Laurent Koscielny, André-Pierre Gignac, Micha’l Ciani, Kevin Gameiro, Karim Ziani, Bakari Koné, Matteo Guendouzi, and Seydou Keita, among others. Yoann Gourcuff, the son of former French international Christian Gourcuff, began his career at the club before going on to Derby Breton rivals Rennes. Yoann Gourcuff is a French international.

Stadium

In the city of Lorient in France, there is a stadium known as the Stade du Moustoir. At the moment, football matches take up the most of its time, and FC Lorient calls it their home stadium. With the new south stand, the capacity of the stadium has been increased to 16,392 seats.


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