Stade de Reims Tryouts & Club Guide: History, Stadium, Players, and More!
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Stade de Reims, commonly referred to as Stade Reims or simply Reims, is a French professional football club based in Reims in Grand-Est. The club competes in Ligue 1, the top flight of French football.
Reims Youth Development System
A strategic pillar of the club, the Stade de Reims training center aims to support young players in their development to ultimately sustain the professional group. He has set himself the goal of relying on a true identity in the game embodied by a selection of young, intelligent, technical players whose state of mind corresponds to the values conveyed by the club.
- 334 licensees
- Divided into 26 teams
- Boys: 10 Football School teams, 4 Pre-training (U13 and U15), 4 Training and Post-training (U17 R2, U17 National, U18 Regional and National 2).
- Girls: 3 Football School teams, U13 district, U15 district, U19 Nationals, D1 women.
- 40 qualified educators and 40 leaders.
Beyond the jersey, it is the Reims style of play that must be recognizable on the field, within the men’s teams but also those of the women’s section. The objective is to build, step by step, a player as complete as possible and able to evolve in the first team.
Each level is adapted to the age and development of the young player:
- The football school is based on awakening, the pleasure of living and playing together.
- The pre-training emphasizes the development of motor and technical skills. This is a pivotal period in the progression of young Reims who move from 8 to 11 football on the pitch. It is also at the end of this cycle, at age 15, that the selection to join the training center is made.
- The training center allows players to take on a new dimension. Thanks to national competition supports in U17, U19 and National 2, they are faced with high level and have optimal conditions to progress and try to open the door to the professional world.
In its training policy, the Stade de Reims also wishes to be the spearhead of the Champagne formation by integrating and training a large number of local players (in 2014-15, 50% of the workforce of the French U19 champions came from of the region).
Reims Academy Training Center
At the Stade de Reims, the school component occupies an equally important place as football. The club are aware of the difficulty of building a professional football career and entry to the training center is not a guarantee of a contract. This is why having a school baggage is essential. The role of the club is then to support young players and help them jointly carry out studies and sports development up to the baccalaureate and beyond. Reims policy is therefore to allow the players of the training center to socialize with young people of their age while benefiting from a schedule adapted to the training schedule.
- 24h of lessons per week
- 1 private high school
- Remedial and support courses
- Permanent link between the school and the club
- Private transport between the school and the training center
- 1 doctor
- 2 physiotherapists
- 3 physical trainers
- 7 educators
One objective: to place the players in the best conditions for academic success first and then sporting success.
The Reims young guard is open from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday, a day during which the Stade de Reims offers an entire day devoted to football. To date, 25 interns live and train at the Raymond Kopa life center.
Reims Female Academy
At the start of the 2014-15 season, the Stade de Reims, as part of its club project, decided to relaunch a women’s section. From then on, the club nourished the secret ambition to find the highest national level and reconnect with its glorious female past. The first team, then in DH, managed to climb to the second division at the end of the season then to D1F in 2019. Since then, the section has continued to grow and there are now 114 licensees who have joined the ranks of stadians, from the Football School to the D1F.
Reims Academy Recruitment
Would you like to apply to wear the red and white jersey of Stade de Reims? Here you will find all the information relating to the recruitment of the different teams, whether it is the football school, training or women.
Reims Soccer School Recruitment
Applications are now open. We invite you to fill out the form available by clicking here if you wish to register your child for the open days organized soon.
Pre-training, Training Center and Post-Training:
This section concerns all categories ranging from U13s to professionals through the Pro 2 group. No detection is organized and the club does not accept applications.
Applications for the high school sports section are open! Find all the information in the application file accessible by clicking here. Note that two days of testing will then be organized (Wednesday April 21 and May 05 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
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After winning six Ligue 1 championships, two Coupe de France trophies, and five Trophée des champions trophies, Reims has established themselves as one of the most successful clubs in the history of French football. In the years 1956 and 1959, the club came in second place in the European Cup competition. Additionally, in 1953 and 1977, the club was victorious in the Coppa delle Alpi and the Latin Cup, respectively. The club has also been successful on the international level.
However, since since the 1980s, Reims has had a hard time regaining the prominence it formerly held. After being demoted from the first division after the 1978–1979 campaign, the club spent the better part of the next three decades bouncing between Ligue 2 and the Championnat National. They were relegated to Ligue 2 in 2016, however they were promoted again to the top flight in 2018 after having won promotion back to Ligue 1 in 2012.
Not just because of its domestic and European triumphs, but also because of its charity toward the France national team throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Reims has historically been regarded as a famous club among French football circles. This is owing to both its local and European achievements.
The first Golden Generation of French football was largely due to the efforts of the club Reims. Notable members of the French national team such as Roger Marche, Raymond Kopa, Just Fontaine, Jean Vincent, Robert Jonquet, Armand Penverne, Dominique Colonna, and Roger Piantoni all played for Reims during the national team’s run to the semi-finals at the 1958 FIFA World Cup. Reims was largely responsible for the first Golden Generation of French football.
In the French city of Reims is located a multi-purpose stadium known as the Stade Auguste-Delaune. The majority of its time is spent hosting football games, including those played at the home field of Stade Reims. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup was held at a number of different sites, including the stadium. It was the site of five group matches and one match in the round of 16.
Stade Auguste-Delaune has a seating capacity of around 21,000.