Nîmes Olympique Tryouts

Nîmes Olympique commonly referred to as simply Nîmes is a French association football club based in Nîmes, France. The club competes in Ligue 1, the top flight of French football.

Nîmes Olympique Youth Development System

Nîmes Olympique Training Center

The Nîmes Olympique training center is located at the Domaine de la Bastide in Nîmes. In July 2010, the Nîmes Olympique company acquired the estate in order to develop the training center, a tool for establishing a lasting presence in the world of professional football.

This sumptuous estate is a place of life where all the club members, managers, coaches and players of the first and amateur teams come together.

Training Center Goals

From the detection of potential to talent management….

  • Work as a team to unite the governing bodies around a unique sports project ranging from pre-training to the professional team.
  • The Nîmes Olympique training center allows young people to achieve their goals both in their sporting career and in their academic and social development.
  • The Nîmes Olympique training center works for social integration and equal opportunities for teenagers passionate about sport and football, in particular through the promotion of the internship course
  • General education is given in high schools and private schools in the city (maths, French, economics, English, administrative tasks). Scheduling arrangements allow young people to combine studies and training.
  • At the center also operate Directed Studies (math-homework help) and Supervised Studies in the evening before or (and) after meals.
  • The Private Technical School is thus empowered to collect the Apprenticeship Tax and remains at the disposal of companies.


The attraction of young players and their families to the Nîmes Olympique Training Center stems from three main factors:

The player training plan and openness to the professional sector, The attractiveness of a Club that is part of the heritage of French professional football The overall management offered (medical, sports, logistics, education, professional training)

On average 30% of professional Nîmes Olympique players come from the Nîmes Olympique training center



The Nîmes Olympique training center provides young footballers with infrastructure over 7 hectares, worthy of the biggest clubs:

  • 1 synthetic field
  • 8 lawns
  • 1 tennis-ball court
  • 1 weight room
  • 1 video room

The Nîmes Olympique training center provides young footballers with accommodation and a high-end living center:

  • Comfortable renovated rooms
  • Games rooms, TV and video equipment with internet access
  • Integrated and controlled catering
  • An opening of young people to the world around them through extra-curricular and extra-sporting activities.
  • The Nîmes Olympique training center provides young footballers with the best for success.

Well-known and recognized graduate coaches, assisted by a physical trainer, who convey the brand image of Nîmes Olympique.
An efficient medical staff who works in collaboration with a network of specialists. A responsive administrative team to allow players to benefit from sports, school and social training in the best conditions.


At the time of this writing, there is no further information on how to join the academy teams for Nîmes Olympique. Please click here to stay up-to-date on news posted by the club or come back to this page at a later date while we monitor for any more updates.


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Nîmes Olympique History

Nimes finished in second place in Ligue 2 and earned promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time since the 1992–93 season on May 5, 2018, as a result of their strong performance. Nimes celebrated a successful promotion to Ligue 1 during the 2018–19 campaign, ultimately finishing in ninth place in the league’s standings. The team had a shorter 2019–20 season, but nevertheless managed to finish in 18th place overall and narrowly avoid relegation.


Stade des Costières is a football stadium in Nimes, France. Nimes Olympique plays their home games in this stadium, which first opened its doors in 1989 and has a capacity of 18,364 spectators.

The planned stadium that will be used by Nimes Olympique will have a maximum capacity that may be adjusted anywhere from 13,600 to 15,100 seats. If everything goes according to plan, the new stadium should be ready for the 2024-2025 season to begin hosting games. Please visit this link if you are interested in learning more about the upcoming stadium.