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PSA Rugby Academy, Tignes

The ultimate high performance rugby summer camp returns to the elite Tignes altitude training campus for it’s 5th summer in July 2020, with another action packed, high end player development programme planned.

Our team of international-level rugby coaches, highly trained sports professionals and motivated camp staff look forward to welcoming the best young rugby talent aged 12 to 17 years, male and female, from Europe and beyond. This year’s programme will build on the outstanding platform delivered in 2019, adding further focus to the measuring and development of core skills, physical literacy, core SAQ (strength, agility and quickness) plus the overall development of the athlete and person through a wide range of sports science and personal development based activities.

With the outstanding facilities in the UCPA Tignes and the resort itself especially the Olympic training facilities in Tignespace and Tignes Lagoon, there will be plenty of fun, friendships and fantastic life experiences enjoyed during the course of the 6 and 14 day packages.

Included In The Price


We will provide transfers from and to Lyon (LYS) International Airport on both arrival and departure dates.

  • ARRIVAL FLIGHT : Please ensure flight arrives at LYS between 13:00 – 16:00hrs
  • DEPARTURE FLIGHT : Please ensure flight departs from LYS between 15:00 – 17:00hrs. Unfortunately, flights outside of these times or to/from a different airport will incur an additional cost.

Please check with our sales team, in advance of booking your flights, should you have any queries or wish to enquiry about our accompanied flight options

Accompanied Flights

Due to the rescheduling of the PSA Rugby Academy Tignes programme caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and the resulting impact on booking numbers, as of now (05/06/20), there is now no longer an accompanied flight available from Dublin to Lyon Airport for 11-25th July travel.  This will be reviewed based on any significant increased bookings from Ireland as a result of the updating Irish Government advice regarding travel within the EU region.  Please contact our team on or via Web Chat on this page if you have any queries regarding this area. 


We welcome players from all over the world to our PSA Rugby Academy Tignes programme so delivery is bilingual, via French and English, to ensure the best possible development experience for players of all ages and nationalities.


Our players and staff stay at the high end UCPA Sports Hostel in Tignes, which offers modern, shared accommodation in en suite rooms of four. We always have separate quarters for boys and girls, with players roomed with friends or others of a similar age. If your player has any special requirements or would like to request to share with a friend, we will try to accommodate him or her based on this information being provided as part of or following your booking.

Travel Insurance

PSA Academies is partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide important insurance cover for all players attending the PSA Rugby Academy Tignes. You will receive a full summary of insurance cover after booking, however in advance of this, please note that key benefits include:

  • Cover for over 90 sports and activities included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
  • Cover for cancellation and/or curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness.
  • If a player is taken ill or has an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service.
  • Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary.
  • Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill.
  • Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
  • Endsleigh will help replace passports or visas, if they are lost or stolen.
  • Money stolen, either from a player’s person or while locked away, will be replaced.
  • If a player accidentally injures someone or damages their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability.
  • Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered.

As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited (T/A PSA Academies) complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992

Pastoral Care & Supervision

Our bilingual programme staff are responsible for the pastoral care of all those players in our care and ensure that everyone is sleeping & eating well, engaging with all programme elements, making friends and having a great time. During free time, our players are able to explore the safe Tignes resort in groups, whilst being supervised by our professional staff.

Elite Coaching

Our exceptional coaching team come from a background at the peak of the professional game, bringing a wealth of knowledge in identifying, developing & mentoring elite level players in youth and senior rugby. See the buttons below for more information on our programme content across all high-performance areas.

Player & Personal Development

Our PSA Rugby Academy Tignes high performance programme is player-led, with the players themselves (assisted by their mentors) setting the culture for each week by using their Player Journals to set and track their goals, objectives and work ons from their time in Tignes.

Following the completion of the high-performance Academy programme, each player will receive a detailed Player Development Report, containing test results and development comments across four core skills areas (Pass, Breakdown, Rucking & Tackle) plus physical conditioning. The report also looks at the player development holistically and as such, you will receive a written comment from the player’s group staff mentor, summarising their approach to the C.A.R.D.S. aspect of camp life.


Recovery is critical as part of the PSA Rugby Academy Tignes programme and the world class facilities at 2,100m offer some of the best recovery activities available anywhere in Europe, including;

  • Lake Water Sports – Paddle Board, Kayak, Pedalo
  • The Famous Tignes Water Slide
  • Air Rifle & Archery
  • Crazy Golf
  • Crazy Air Bag
  • Group activities delivered by UCPA

STC Player Pack

Each player will receive an online credit towards purchasing PSA branded sports gear and merchandise

World Class Training Facilities


Top Class Grass Pitch Of 105m X 65m With Modern Drainage System
A state-of-the-art challenge pro synthetic pitch of 70m x 50m


900m² Athletics Zone
Athletics Sprint And Hurdles Track
Free-Weights Training
1600m² Sports Area
Tignes Lagoon – 6 Swimming Pools& leisure facilities


UCPA Sports Hostel, Tignes – high end shared accommodation with sizeable self service dining area, recreation lounge areas and a dedicated team meeting room

GPS Units

Full use of GPS training units, via partners STATSports, to help measure training workloads, recover time and speeds

Specialist Areas Covered

Our Packages

6 Day Non-Residential Package
Sun 12th – Fri 17th July 2020 ( 12-17yrs – Boys & Girls) – Prices from: €399.00 / £360.00Sun 19th – Fri 24th July 2020 ( 12-17yrs – Boys & Girls) – Prices from: €399.00 / £360.00

14 Night Residential ‘Rugby Only’ Package
Sat 11th – Sat 25th July 2020
( 12-17yrs – Boys & Girls) – Prices from: €1,900.00 / £1,725.00


Minis = M (10-11yrs), Int = Intermediate (12-14yrs), Adv = Advanced (15-17), B = Boys, G = Girls

*excludes flights, spending money or additional requirements outside of the standard package. A deposit of 40% of the price is payable on booking, with the balance to be paid a min. 60 days Full booking Ts&Cs apply.

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2020 PSA Rugby Academy Tignes Leaflet (pdf)