Category Archives: International Academies

Soccer Academy Successes Hit A Record!

At EduKick Manchester, our goal is to build each student-athlete to be the best player – and human being – they can be. It’s no surprise then, when we have a season of successes like this one!

Since the season started, EduKick Manchester has seen thirteen players rise to the top through hard work, great coaching and intense training.

This is an EduKick Manchester record! Student-players have headed to trials with professional clubs, signed with semi-professional teams for reserves (as well as first teams!) and more.

Our academy has worked even harder this season to promote our student-athletes through small training sessions with former professional footballers like Frank Sinclair, Jon Macken and Richie Wellens (Manager at Oldham), and hosting Professional Football Association sessions to introduce our students to current players and coaches from professional clubs in the area.

This season, we’ve also taken them to two showcase events in Manchester – where they rub elbows with scouts and representatives from clubs on the lookout for up-and-coming players and fresh talent.

Want to know the names of these talented young men?

  • Benjamin Hjun Woong Seol – Signed for Radcliffe Borough under the management of our own Jon Macken and Frank Sinclair, making appearances in the first team for the side.
  • Will Brookshaw – Selected from the showcase event in October by League One, side Crewe Alexandra.
  • Fedor Dubrovin – Spotted by League One, side Blackpool FC at the October showcase event and has been shortlisted by their recruitment team for further observation.
  • Kasper Graf – Selected from the showcase event in October by League One, side Crewe Alexandra and has been attending for over a month now, awaiting a final decision on if they will offer a contract.
  • Chris Rumisek – Selected by semi-professional side Maine Rd for training and signed to play for their first team following the head coach watch one of the academy fixtures.
  • Clement Fullington – Selected by semi-professional side Maine Rd for training and signed to play for their first team following the head coach watch one of the academy fixtures.
  • Jaime Quinones – Selected by semi-professional side Maine Rd for training a following the head coach watch one of the academy fixtures.
  • Will Mullock – Represented Shropshire County representative team following the academy coaches recommendation.
  • Zac Lennox – Represented Shropshire County representative team following the academy coaches recommendation.
  • Sudesh Marner – Invited to train with League One side Oldham Athletic following the August showcase event in Manchester.
  • Buhle Buka – Invited to train with League One side Oldham Athletic following the August showcase event in Manchester.
  • Benjamin Hjun Woong Seol – Invited to train with League One side Oldham Athletic following the August showcase event in Manchester.
  • Kingsley Okagu – Invited to train with League One side Oldham Athletic following the August showcase event in Manchester.

These success stories are ramping up for EduKick Manchester, and we’re looking forward to even more opportunities being presented to our student-players here.

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EduKick Agents Earn Big Commissions

EduKick: The First. The Best.

In 2001, EduKick began with a passion to operate safe, secure and nurturing, academic year, football boarding schools to international, student-players from across the globe.

The original and most experienced football academies is in its 16th year of providing the football & education experience of a lifetime. We’ve done it! Join us.

EduKick Agents Earn Generous Commissions!

Watch EduKick`s official Kenyan representative, George Onditi, made a visit to the EduKick Manchester site to see all the players he has sent to the program. He also wanted an opportunity to sample life at EduKick Manchester.

More info here!

Choose the Best Football/Soccer Academy: England vs. Spain

Looking to find the right soccer/football academy? Congratulations! You’ve found it. EduKick International Football Academies offers two exciting opportunities for great soccer training and a solid academic program. Here are some notes to help you make the best choice.


  • Located in Manchester, England
  • Focus on Fitness and Speed
  • Professional Trials Available
  • Plenty of Academic Options

England Football Academy Training

English football matches are both faster and more physical than soccer games elsewhere in the football-playing world. There are four things that most English coaches ask us about when it comes to players: attitude, athleticism, ability with the football, and commitment.

With English football training, upper body and core strength are key. English players tend to be stronger, so start strength training now for these intense physical matches.

In addition to building your strength, also work on your speed, agility, and endurance. This will prepare you for the fast and furious pace of English football.

Watch player and training videos!



  • Located in Madrid, Spain
  • Focus on Technique and Footwork
  • Individual Coaching
  • Private Gym “Strength and Conditioning” program

Spanish Football Academy Training

For football academies in Spain, precision and speed are a lot more important than power, and training involves team-oriented and tactical skills. It’s important for players to be aware of their surroundings and know where teammates are on the field.

For players considering a Spanish international football academy, one thing is most important: a love of the game. According to Nacho Mallo, the head coordinator at EduKick Madrid, players with a passion for football are the ones who are going to improve the most.

“All that passion they have, they’ll find a way to express it here,” Mallo said. “We care about all the technical things, so it’s a good place for anyone who’s a more technical player. They will enjoy Spanish football.”

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Learning the language

Don’t know English or Spanish? No worries! Language classes are part of the required curriculum here. Both EduKick venues offer excellent student care and supervision. We work hard to guarantee the security and welfare of all our student-players and make sure they get a solid education to boot.

Rock Your Football/Soccer Game Today

Working toward your goal of becoming the best student-athlete you can be? Choose your International Football/Soccer Travel and Training Guide:

Spain Soccer/Football Training Guide

England Soccer/Football Training Guide

EduKick Registration

Have training questions? Call our professional staff at 866.338.5425, or internationally at 001.905.469-5661.

EduKick England: How Do Host Homes Really Work?

Getting excellent soccer training, the best coaching, a specialized fitness plan, and a great education sounds like an easy decision to make. But we know it can be hard to envision yourself really living in another country.

Questions like: Where will I study? What will I eat? What if I want to go out? and many more can cause prospective students to shy away from making the best decision of their lives.

And while it’s true that dedicating to an overseas soccer academy can be a difficult step, a little information can erase that problem. That’s why our directors have put together this video following one of our student-players, JP, through his life living with a host family in England.

Watch the video below to reveal the best chance you have at working to make your dreams a reality. Not only are his accomodations, security and comfort taken into account, his host family shows genuine appreciation for their charge and enjoys the opportunity to support a young athlete in training.

After that, take a moment to listen to our Director of EduKick Manchester, and decide if our soccer academy in Manchester, England, might be right for you.

Find out what living in Manchester is really like.

EduKick Manchester Director’s Interview

Joey Bilotta FTW


Joey Bilotta For The Win

If you’ve ever studied and trained at an EduKick Academy, then you know Joey Bilotta. Joey has spent most of his life inspiring young soccer players to excellence.

He works harder than most people on the planet to encourage, motivate and involve them in classes, sessions, and training that prepares them – not just for the soccer arena – but for life.

The Goal of EduKick Academies

As soccer, or football, is a world sport, it’s his goal, and the goal of all EduKick venues, to offer these young players a better sense of what the world is like. And while academics and soccer training are the main studies at each campus, the overall experience offered by EduKick International Football Association (EIFA) provides the opportunity for each student to develop intercultural competence.

Joey firmly believes that learning to understand, communicate with, and play alongside players and coaches from other countries and cultures gives these students an edge over most other players.

What Student Success Looks Like

With that edge comes a better awareness of who they are – individually – and what their place is in the international world of soccer. While some, like Duncan McCormick and David Somma, have gone on to professional careers, others have chosen to coach, teach, and work in the administrative side of the soccer world.

Whatever their place, these student-players – alumni of EduKick Academies – continue to develop in the sport they love so much.

And a good deal of this deeply embedded sense of purpose is owed to our own Joey Bilotta.

Thanks, Joey!

How Does an EduKick USA Education Work?

You ask. We answer.

Many people have asked us how getting an education through an EduKick academy works. And that’s a great question. So here is a detailed article on exactly what kind of academics we offer.

Gateway Preparatory Academy

GPA Soccer Academy participants attend Gateway Preparatory Academy main campus from 9:30am – 1:30pm each weekday to focus on their academic pathway. Our priority is to ensure that each student-athlete progresses toward a meaningful college degree. The goal that they learn to balance the demands of being both a student and an athlete as they grow and develop.

Student-athletes need to learn ways to budget time and energy as they combine practice and competition with academics. Because of their unique demands, some student-athletes need academic assistance. Tutorial study time is allocated each evening at the residence dormitory.

Core Class Examples

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Business
  • History
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Fine arts
  • Foreign Language
  • World Religion

Advanced Placement Classes

AP (Advanced Placement) classes provide students with additional academic challenges. These courses allow students to explore subject matter at an accelerated level and prepares them to take the AP exam for college credit. Gateway Prep offers several Honors and AP courses.

Education Track Options

There are two education programs offered at Gateway Preparatory Academy: the Honors track or the career concentration track.

Honors Track

This track includes, but is not limited to, the following courses:
Language arts

  • English I, II, III & IV
  • Honors English I, II, III & IV
  • ESL Grammar & Composition
  • ESL Speaking & Listening


  • Algebra I & II
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus I & II
  • AP Caalculus

Social Studies

  • Government
  • United States History
  • World History
  • World Religion


  • Biology
  • Health
  • Anatomy
  • Chemistry & Honors Chemistry
  • Physical Science
  • Physics & Honors Physics


  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Baseball & Softball

Fine Arts

  • Basic, intermediate & advanced art
  • Choir
  • Theatre

Foreign Language

  • French 1, 2 & 3
  • Spanish 1,2 & 3

World Religion

  • World Religions 101


  • Yearbook
  • Seminar
  • Computer Applications

Career Concentration Tracks

There are 3 types of Career Concentration tracks offered. Students who choose one of these tracks will have the same core classes as those who choose the honors track, but in addition will have concentrated training in their chosen track.

Athletic Enhancement Track

The most popular option for EduKick Soccer participants, this track focuses on developing high performing student athletes by providing personal player development, athletic marketing, strength training, career exploration, leadership/character education, sports nutrition education, mental conditioning and time management.

The program also provides:

  • ACT test prep
  • NCAA Clearing house workshops
  • Rigorous college prep course

Bio-Medical Track

This track provides a cutting edge program that gives high school students the opportunity to begin studying for a career in Biomedical Sciences. The courses in this track cover the principles of biomedical science, medical interventions and bio-medical innovations, and is made for any student interested to undertake a career in the medical field

Business Track

This track teaches students to tackle business challenges in the classroom, covering such courses as payroll, income tax, accounting, business procedures, management and consumer law. The array of business classes offered prepares students for a variety of careers teaching them to effectively communicate business principles in the working world.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL classes are provided daily to all international students who will critically read and analyze college level texts. Students in the EFL program will develop effective speaking skills such that they can be understood by classmates, faculty, staff and others for academic and social purposes including conversations, classroom discussions and oral presentations.

Students will demonstrate basic competence in managing the writing process and will produce effective written products including college essays and similar types of academic writing. Students will be able to listen to and understand the main ideas and significant relevant details in various listening contexts.

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EduKick USA New Soccer Videos!

Okay, we get it. You want MORE soccer videos from the new soccer academy in St. Louis, Missouri, right? Well, here is the current EduKick USA Gateway Prep Soccer Academy playlist. So enjoy!

EduKick USA Gateway Prep Soccer Academy

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EU Residents: Scholarship Special!

EU FLAGAre you are a resident of one of the European Union member countries?

Do you hold a passport of one of the member countries?

Contact us now to find out if you are eligible to receive one of a limited number of scholarships recently made available!

This offer is only valid until the end of August. Contact us now for more information!


Who is EduKick?

EduKick is the FIRST and the BEST. The ORIGINAL and most experienced Football (Soccer) & Education Boarding School company now in its 14th year of providing the soccer experience of a lifetime.

First started back in 2001, EduKick now has over a decade of experience operating safe, secure and nurturing academic year soccer & education schools to international student-footballers from across the globe.

With nearly 800 videos posted on YOUTUBE of our eight Soccer Academy locations around the world, it’s there for everyone to click and witness for themselves.

At EduKick, football is our life!

EduKick Soccer Academies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Soccer Academies: Looking To Next Season

Time to start thinking about fall registration.

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Interest in next season’s programs is already in full swing as potential players are requesting information and getting ready for registration.

Good news is, EduKick has begun to accept registrations for 2015/16 Academic Year season!

Your Registration Here

If you’ve been thinking about joining one of our international soccer academies, then now is the time to contact us and get your free information as soon as possible.

The benefits of booking early:

  • Claim your squad number first
  • Meet with and secure your accommodation early
  • Arrange any paperwork for your Visa to avoid any delays
  • Work with the coaches/tutors now to get ahead of the game for next season (current students)
  • And much more!

Fill out the form below for your FREE information.

Soccer Training: What’s Your Plan?

Soccer: It’s not just about the field.

Education is just as integral to being a star as learning footy skills and endurance. That’s why we spend so much time on academics, mental readiness and language training.

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If you’re planning on a career in soccer, you need to consider the importance of the classroom side of learning.

Education: Planning to Succeed

At all our EduKick International Soccer Academies, we encourage you to learn about the people, language and culture around you. After all, soccer is a gobal game, so if you’re comfortable in an international environment, you’re more likely to be on your best game.

Ready to Sign Up? Register Today!

Whether it’s our intense skills training on the pitch or our proven and effective method of language learning, we work with you to have a plan for your career in soccer.

If you want to play, coach or teach, we can help you make that happen. With EduKick Academies, we help you to win – by succeeding in your chosen career path.

Need more information? Fill out the form below, and we’ll be right with you!