France group in Cannes
Session #1 campers have all returned home safely after completing three-week programs in Italy, France, England, and Spain. Session #2 EduKick campers are currently training and studying daily in Europe.
2006 EduKick European Soccer & Language Camps Update
Youth soccer players from around the world (ages 11-20) came together for the first three weeks of July in countries across Europe attending EduKick soccer & language camps. The players came from over 30 countries across the planet….connected by their love and passion for the “beautiful game” and learning languages. EduKick is very proud of these courageous players….most of whom came across seas as individuals to attend EduKick but all of whom left the program with many new and dear soccer friends. It’s been a great season so far…here’s a short 2006 camp update:
In France, players attended the EduKick venue in beautiful Cannes, within French Riviera. The group trained daily under licensed and experienced pro coaches, attended daily French lessons, and had excursions to Monaco and the French Riviera beaches!
Italy group in Perugia
In Italy, players enjoyed a two-tier camp experience. The first week was spent in Abruzzo and the following two weeks in Perugia (Umbria region)! After Italian class every morning, players trained under the technical director of Ascoli Soccer Academy (Italian Serie A club) for 2-3 hours per day. The excursions at EduKick Italy were visiting Sienna and Rome!
Girls team in Madrid
In Spain, EduKick’s most popular venue, players from around the world met in Madrid…studied Spanish and trained daily under the guidance of the Aragones brothers (the family of Luis Aragones, coach of Spain). In Madrid the players actually scrimmaged a Real Madrid youth team and played another match against a visiting youth team form Mexico! Madrid in July was very busy for EduKick….with 52 players in the session #1 regular camp and another 23 players in the Elite camp at the famous training grounds….Ciudad del Futbol”.
“EduKick England” - English Language & Culture Football/Soccer Training Camp operated in conjunction with BWFC Football in the Community and hosted by English Premiership Professional Football Club...Bolton Wanderers FC!
Players from over 10 countries attended this most unique English language study soccer development program at the “Reebok” stadium in Bolton. The campers attended two hours of English classes daily in the “executive suites” inside the Reebok stadium and then afterwards, trained for three hours plus daily under the direction of the Bolton Wanderers in Community coaching staff. The cultural excursions in England brought the EduKick campers to Manchester to visit Old Trafford and to Liverpool to tour Anfield stadium! The players resembled the “United Nations” with 10 plus nationalities represented at EduKick England this year.
Presently there are two (2) EduKick programs still running in Spain. Session #2 regular camp and Session #2 Elite camp (reserved for players that qualify)! Summer camp registration is now closed but EduKick is still open for registration for year-long boarding schools and ask also about our “monthly” custom courses in Spain! Players can attend any month September through June on a “monthly” custom course….joining in with the players attending the “year-long” soccer course.
Two other notes of significance are that EduKick will offer in Spain, Italy and England ½ year boarding school options for 2007. Players deciding on this option would arrive January 8, 2007 and continue until June 20, 2007. Full-time EduKick boarders begin the program September 15-24, 2006 and complete the course approximately June 20, 2007 also. Secondly, look out for EduKick’s Spring Training option this year in México! Players can register for one-week (7 days) soccer training & Spanish language courses anytime from March through June. EduKick expects good numbers during traditional” “spring break” weeks but the emphasis on this custom course is individual development so players are encouraged to participate any week (or weeks) that are convenient for them! Check the website soon for further details or call EduKick today to inquire.
Make sure to view other training options:
International Soccer Camps
Soccer Boarding Schools and Monthly Programs
Custom Team Tours
EduKick Year-Long Soccer Boarding Schools in Spain, Italy & England
(2006/07 Registration deadline is August 15, 2006)
EduKick Boarding School registration for the academic year 2006/07, beginning September 15 and finishing approximately June 20, 2007, is still open and accepting applicants until August 15, 2006. Interested parties are encouraged to contact EduKick immediately to begin the registration process as the student VISA required for this study abroad program could take some to time to aquire (for non-European Union member students).
In England, the "Year-Long" English immersion soccer boarding school program is available for boys and girls from 16-18 years old and is a qualify only program. Players are enrolled in our affiliated English school and train daily under the guidance of the English Premiership Football Club, Blackburn Rovers FC's technical coaching staff. Also available (for both minors and University age players) are one, two & three month "custom" soccer development options. See more information on the Blackburn Rovers programs and the Bolton Wanderers summer program here.
In Italy, the "Year-Long" Italian Immersion High School Soccer Boarding School Program is only available for boys only from 15-18 years old. Players are enrolled in our affiliated Italian High School, Convitto Nazionale, Principe di Napoli and train daily under the guidance of the Ascoli Calcio / Italian Football Academy (IFA) technical coaching staff. For players from 18-23, EduKick provides a "University" option in Italy at the University of Perugia for Foreigners. Also available (for both minors and University age players) in Italy are one, two & three month "custom" soccer development options. See more information on Italy programs here
In Spain, all EduKick programs are overseen & directed by Poli & Anselmo Aragones (professional soccer coaches and the grown nephews of Luis Aragones, coach of Spain's 2006 World Cup squad! Sr. Anselmo Vicioso-Aragonés coaches and conducts workshops for athletes, sports associations, coaches, and parents on mental, emotional, educational, and developmental needs of athletes. This summer Anselmo will be working with the Spanish National Team in the FIFA WORLD CUP (read an article in Spanish here) in Germany as the team's mental coach. Our High School Spanish Immersion Soccer Boarding School outside Madrid welcomes both boys and girls from 14-18 years old. In 2006/07, EduKick will also be offering a University option for players 18-23 years old at the University of Madrid, where students study Spanish language & literature exclusively and then train daily under the guidance of the Aragones brothers and their professional staff. See more information on Spain programs here
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|World Cup Report
Italy claimed a fourth world title in a penalty shoot-out victory over France after the two sides finished a goal apiece following extra-time in Berlin's Olympic Stadium.
Italy won in a shoot-out 5-3 to add to the titles won in 1934, 1938 and 1982 and banish the bitter memories of a defeat on penalties to Brazil in the 1994 final in Pasadena.
Italy now hold the most World Cup titles following 2002 winners Brazil who have five titles.
Read more about World Cup info...www.FIFAworldcup.com
1. Each player with a ball, emphasis on striking the ball at the hairline. Players self-head ball back to hands as they jog across field and back. Stop at each line (sideline to sideline) to stretch.
2. Pairs with one ball. Moving across width of field, player running backwards tosses ball to oncoming player, who alternates heading to tosser's feet and hands.
3. Pairs with one ball. Tosser on end of grid (15-20 yards long); header attacks ball for either defensive or attacking headers as he or she moves forward or backward to play ball.
4. Players with one ball each, head juggling to self. Add movement to a line and back while working in pairs. Make relay race - return to starting point if lose control of ball.
5. Pairs juggling. Hit ball twice and return to teammate; 3x, 4x, 5x and work numbers back to one touch.
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