Paris Saint-Germain Academy is the youth system of Paris Saint-Germain. The Camp des Loges in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, serves as the home facility for the capital club's youth sides, which play their home matches at the Stade Georges Lefèvre. Since the founding of the academy in 1974, a number of graduates have gone on to sign professional contracts with PSG or other clubs. Recognized by the French Football Federation as one of the best in the country, the PSG Academy received Category 1 and Class A rating in recent seasons as it meets all the standards demanded by the Direction Technique Nationale.
The objective of the PSG Academy is to produce elite football players while offering them an adapted and complete scholarly education. Thanks to a series of partnerships with clubs in the Île-de-France region, the academy regularly accepts promising new footballing talents at the Camp des Loges. The PSG Academy have won three Championnat National U19, two Challenge du Meilleur Club de Jeunes, one Coupe Gambardella, one Championnat National U17, one Championnat National des Cadets U16 and one CFA (Group A).
The PSG Academy recruit its young players on the advice of recruiters and the educators work to offer the young apprentices the chance to integrate the PSG universe in close proximity to the professional players. There are five kind of player contracts in the academy (elite, trainees, apprentices, aspiring and amateur) for a total of 60 players divided into three training squads (CFA, U19 and U17) in five age categories (15 to 19 years). 33 players live at CFA Omnisports and 26 players live in or around Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The students education is assured by CFA Omnisports. The students benefit from their apprentice status that allows them to train as elite level athletes while also preparing their immediate, but also post-competition future. Thierry Morin, a former PSG professional from 1975 to 1986, is the director of CFA Omnisports. The youngsters train and play on both grass and artificial pitches at the Stade Georges Lefèvre in the Camp des Loges.
French teams are limited to four players without EU citizenship. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country. Also, players from the ACP countries—countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement—are not counted against non-EU quotas due to the Kolpak ruling.