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EduKick is the FIRST and the BEST. The ORIGINAL and most experienced Soccer & Education Boarding School company now in its 16th year of providing the soccer experience of a lifetime. First started back in 2001, EduKick now has over a decade and a half of experience operating safe, secure and nurturing academic year soccer schools to international student-footballers from across the globe. With nearly 900 videos posted on YOU TUBE of our eight Soccer Academy locations around the world, it's there for everyone to click and witness for themselves...EduKick, where FOOTBALL IS OUR LIFE!
Training and studying abroad in an EduKick international soccer boarding school equips young student-players for life’s challenges in a way no other experience can. Not only will they be prepared for a competitive international soccer environment, they will learn a deep appreciation for a new language and culture as well. By participating in an EduKick Soccer Boarding School Program, a player distinguishes himself from his peers as a soccer player by committing to a year-long soccer development training course abroad. Players learn that the world is much bigger than their neighborhood and they begin to consider their potential within this "bigger" world!
Start Preparation Now.
Start preparations as soon as possible. The registration deadline is June 1 but ideally families should register their soccer player at least six (6) months before school starts in September (to provide ample time to secure the Student Visa). This is
truly an exciting opportunity, and there are many things to think about, so give yourself as much time as possible. EduKick is accepting "Year-Long" Soccer Boarding School Registrations now!
The required Student Visa allows your child to live in the host country for the duration of the EduKick Soccer School Program. This process can take a few months to complete, and requires a valid passport. Once you have registered for this course, EduKick will guide you through the process for securing a visa from your host country. If a player has a European Union passport the process for registering is even simpler!
EduKick guides all participating student and their families through the process of enrolling with the affiliated European High School or University.
Supervision | Student Athlete Safety.
Close supervision is a critical aspect of international student travel. EduKick provides bilingual directors for each group to assure twenty-four-hour guidance for the participating players. EduKick staff regularly accompanies year-long soccer boarding school students for the first week of the program to help them settle in to their new environment. Soccer School students move as a "Team" at all times and are not allowed to leave or do activities on their own.
Professional Soccer Trainings:
EduKick Soccer Schools prepare our students for the competitive environment of international soccer. Students train two to three days of the week as part of a team and two to three days with internationally renowned EduKick coaches. We keep our coach/teacher to athlete ratio low to assure proper attention to your child’s soccer instruction.
Participating players receive two (2) Technical Soccer Reports and a 6-8 minute EduKick Personal DVD VIDEO showcasing the player's skills and outlining their participation in the soccer boarding school course. EduKick advocates for all its clients to reach the next level in their soccer dreams. The
technical reports, DVD Video, and "recommendation letters" (provided upon request) from technical coaching staff overseas and from EduKick, Inc. front office are meant to aid players in promoting themselves and building their Soccer Résumé.
EduKick Soccer Boarding Schools Players are scouted principally on observation during specific oriented soccer course activities, including: open training sessions, matches or tournaments. For players who have a high ability of play, pre-engagements (professional soccer trials) may be set with some affiliated professional clubs. In these cases, EduKick Inc., though it's partner football/soccer
organizations abroad, will follow-up and make arrangements on behalf of the player (upon receiving permission from the family of any youth player). Professional soccer trials are not a service that is guaranteed or included in the tuition fee for the Soccer Boarding School Programs. Only a
select few players will be considered for any professional trials at the program's conclusion.
EduKick focuses on Key Aspects of Skill Development:
- Strength and Conditioning Plus
- Technical Precision
- Tactical Development
- Sport Psychology Coaching
"Keeping in touch" with the student athletes.
International phone cards are a great way for your child to keep in touch with you. They are readily available, easy to use, and allow you to monitor your spending. Email access is provided at all EduKick venues. Soccer school students are also allowed to come back home for two scheduled vacations (Easter and Christmas).
Academics are a major focus of our programs, and comprise a large part of our student’s daily lives. Classes are structured similarly to the US, by subject and hour, with regular evaluations. Class attendance is mandatory, and parents receive an attendance record and progress report at Christmas break, and at the end of the program.
In all High School boarding school programs offered by EduKick the students cannot leave the school building during the day.
Learning The Languages.
Attending an academic program taught totally in the foreign language presents a great challenge for students. We encourage our students to study as hard as they train to achieve the best overall results. They will greatly progress with their language and social acquisition through the duration of this unique nine-month program abroad.
While EduKick does provide bilingual monitors, teachers and coaches, they still encourage the players to try to speak in the local language as much as possible. This maximizes the benefits of the language immersion element of the EduKick "year-long" program.
Living abroad allows our students to experience the rich culture and customs of another country. Not only will the player experience the day-to-day life of their home city, but EduKick offers periodic cultural excursions as well. No other soccer boarding school offers the deep cultural immersion that the EduKick program delivers. The confidence and knowledge our students acquire through our international soccer schools will last a lifetime.
EduKick welcomes interested and qualifying players to register today...and attend an EduKick Soccer Boarding School Abroad for the Language & Culture Soccer Experience of a Lifetime!
Established international football icons such as France National Team Coach Michel Hidalgo, Spain National Team Coach Luis Aragones, Belgian's champions Anderlecht, Standard Liege, and Dutch National Team player Arie Haan, Brazil's
Belo Horizonte's Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Perugia, Italy's Bruno
Redolfi, Barclay's English Premier League's Manchester Football Club, England National Team, AC Milan, Real Madrid player, and MLS champions LA Galaxy's Beckham, or Colombia Assistant National Team Coach Leonel Alvarez all support EIFA's "Football and Education" philosophy. EIFA - EduKick International Football Academies.
About EduKick Inc.
EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA)
The Leader in International Residential Football & Education Academies
Our Mission: To operate the world's leading international soccer/football and education academy boarding schools; building strong business relationships in a vibrant, creative and ethical international football environment. To teach, inspire and create the best technical footballers possible and create international students with inter-cultural competence (ICC) enabling them to compete in the modern competitive world.
Based in Toronto, Canada, EduKick Inc.'s (EIFA) world famous international football boarding schools were founded in 2001 by ex-professional American footballer Joey Bilotta to provide international soccer players football and education academy courses worldwide.
EduKick's website features a wide selection of top-of-the-line academic year (year-long) international football academies, month long football courses, professional club soccer trial program, and residential soccer camps with training provided by world-class football coaches, and teams from around the world. You want to be the best? Then you have to train with the best. EduKick has been the best for 10 years and running! There's one simple reason we have the best international football academies and residential soccer camps on the planet: