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EduKick – The Premiere Soccer and Education Academy

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EduKick continues to train up young people to become the best and the brightest in the world of soccer. Each student is benefited, not only by the experienced coaches, but by the accountability and education so important to the EduKick way of life.

Opportunities for professional club exposure is available to every young person who attends an EduKick academy. Venues in Manchester, England, as well as Madrid, Spain, have produced many players now playing professionally.

If you know a young person with potential to play soccer on a higher level, or if you are a soccer student who wants to train full time while continuing your academic education, click here to find more information about the EduKick way of training!

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EduKick Alumni Carlos Acuna Plays for Trujillanos FC U20

Bx_PXYYIYAAeoIxEduKick Alumni Carlos Acuna, from Venezuela, is part of the Trujillanos FC U20 squad! Trujillanos FC are a professional club paying at the highest level in Venezuela the Primera División. Carlos attended the EduKick Manchester UK Academy Year long program during the 2013/14 academic year leaving shortly before the end to participate in trials with Trujillanos FC.

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Is soccer your dream?

At EduKick, we specialize in making you the best soccer player you can be. At the same time, we keep your education in mind as we continue your academics in our year-long academy.

At EduKick Manchester, all our student-players work together as a team to develop every aspect of their own game as well as inter-cultural communication that will get them far in the global game of soccer.

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Experience the language, football, and inter-cultural experience of a lifetime!

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How EduKick Soccer Training Works

If you’ve ever wanted to get professional soccer training, EduKick is the way to go. Our international academies have proven again and again to turn out well-educated and exceptionally trained young men and women who love the sport.

Watch a couple of student-players from EduKick Madrid enjoy prepping for a game.

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Study Abroad With EduKick International

If you are a competitive soccer player who has always wanted to study abroad, EduKick International is the place for you!

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Since 2001, we have been providing academic year soccer/football academy boarding schools in Spain, England, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, USA and Mexico.

Typically designed for students aged 13 to 23 years of age, the programs combine daily professional soccer training and structured language classes, High School academics or sports science courses taught by highly qualified coaches and teachers.

Excellence in Education

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Our 2014/15 Academic Year Programs are about more than just learning the game. They also include full-time educational options like ESL, EFL, BTEC Sports Science, Foreign Language Study, IGCSE and A-Level, and USA 8-12 Online Distance Learning.

Cultural Experiences

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And at EduKick, we compliment the student-player’s experience of studying abroad with cultural experiences. Many evenings, the students and teachers go out to enjoy cultural activities and sometimes weekend trips to local tourist attractions and historical destinations.

EduKick’s You Tube Channel allows interested parents and students to view hundreds of EduKick academy videos before making the decision to join our teams across the globe.

Foreign Language Immersion

All EduKick participants are totally immersed in the language and culture of the country their school is located in.

All football training sessions, academic and language classes and social activities are conducted in that country’s language to immerse the students in the new language and enhance his or her overall cultural experience abroad.

Interested soccer players and parents should contact EduKick soon (see form below) to initiate the Student Visa application process…courses begin in September! – EduKick President, Joey Bilotta

Our two most popular academies are EduKick Madrid (Spain) and EduKick Manchester (England). These football academies regularly register 20-30 international soccer players for each year for our academic year programs.

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The fantastic development that comes from so many student-players is the intercultural exchange and appreciation that happens between aspiring soccer players from so many countries.

In Manchester, this last year, we accepted 28 players from a total of 21 different countries. That experience encourages these young players to learn even more to work as a team.

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At EduKick Madrid, in Spain, our students train daily under the EduKick technical Spanish coaches. To further their training they are inserted into a local team, gaining additional training and weekend match play.

This intercultural exchange with Spanish footballers benefits EduKick participants immensely both in their language development and in their football training.

Students from the United States are able to study US Accredited High School Online Distance Learning (in English), and EduKick provides WiFi access in all accommodations to allow student-players the ability to study online in their own languages.

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In England, EduKick is able to obtain Student Visas for all of its students to allow them to legally live and study there for the duration of the course. Educational options EduKick Manchester include, English as a Second Language (ESL/EFL), BTEC Sports Science, IGCSE and A-Level, and USA 8-12 Online Distance Learning.

EduKick Mission:

shutterstock_46543942To 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 and physically fit student-footballers possible and create international students with inter-cultural competence (ICC) enabling them to compete professionally and athletically in the modern competitive world.

Pro-Soccer Players Were EduKick Grads

EduKick Alumni Turned Pros

Ever wondered what EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA) alumni are up to? So were we. Take a moment to look at all the fantastic soccer players around the world who started at an EduKick Academy.

Davide Somma
David Somma is an alumnus of EduKick Madrid Football Academy. At the moment he is a free agent in the United States working hard on his game through a professional physical conditioning program.

While he was in England, he made a big impact, soon becoming a regular first team squad member of the English Championship club Leeds United FC. Having been born in South Africa, Somma made his full international debut with the South African Men’s National Team in a game opposing the United States team.

Next up in our lines of successful alumni is Eric Behrens, the German goalkeeper who displayed his talented goalkeeping while attending EduKick Manchester Football Academy in 2013 at age 16.

Eric now shows off his hard work and excellent skills for the English Championship side, Derby County F.C.

EduKick Manchester Academy is where he caught the attention of coaches at Manchester City Youth Academy. After training with Manchester City for a while, he then attended a trial with Aston Villa. In the end, Eric was offered a professional contract with Derby County FC after a very successful trial.

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Miguel Hamutenya from Namibia, Africa is another EduKick alumi who is now playing professionally. In his case, the Norwegian 2nd division club Strommen FC has recently re-signed a deal to keep him on for one more year.

Directly after EduKick, Miguel signed a professional contract with Bnei Sakhnin of the Israel Premier League. After one successful season there, he then signed a contract subject to a successful work permit application with Glasgow Rangers of the Scottish premier division. Since the work permit was turned down he had to discontinue with the Scottish Champions at the time.

He has now landed in Norway where he has established himself as a key member of Strommen FC.

Sam Zimmerman

EduKick England alum Sam Zimmermann is currently representing his native Lichtenstein National U21.

Through EduKick Manchester’s awesome connections, he was able to obtain a trial with English Championship professional team Peterborough FC. They asked him to return for a another trial during their pre-season training, but Sam returned home to Switzerland in order to complete his education, signing instead with FC Emmenbrücke for a time.

Once again performing high above the rest, Sam moved on to the Swiss 3rd division professional club SC Kriens representing their U21 squad. Sam is now with the Lichtenstein national squad at a training camp.

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Matt Sanner, an American from Indiana, USA is an EduKick Alumni who is currently playing professionally for BK Bodens FC of the Swedish 2nd division.

Matt and fellow alumnus Conti Kolokotronis attended EduKick Madrid Elite Camp together, and both have turned pro! (See Conti’s blurb below.)

After attending the intense Elite Camp, Matt completed his Ivy League education at Princeton University and played center forward. Attacking Midfield for the prestigious school.

American, Constantine Kolokotronis from Sacramento, California is an EduKick Madrid alumnus. He now plays professionally in the Greek 2nd Division for Vyzas Megaron F.C.

Kolokotronis is a Greek-American, and signed his first professional contract, in August 2013, after initially attending the EduKick Madrid Elite Camp, in the summer of 2010 and EduKick Madrid Academy Program, in 2011.

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“It really is wonderful to see so many of our alumni fulfilling their potential and achieving their football dreams. We are very proud to have played a part in their football development. We are also very happy that our professional trial programs can provide our aspiring young professional footballers with genuine exposure opportunities to the professional level of the game.” – EduKick G.M. Jon Morgan

Another EduKick England alumnus, Nazar Kmit from Ukraine, is playing professionally in the Ukraine 2nd Division for FC Skala.

Nazar earned a trial at Preston North End, of the English Football League 1st Division, while at EduKick England and continued working towards his dream of playing soccer/football professionally once he returned home.

After completing a successful trial at FC Skala, Nazar has moved from their youth team level to being a vital player on their senior squad.

“We had two goals coming into this program: find a safe, hospitable, loving, professional environment that would allow a young kid to learn and experience the ins and outs of becoming a professional football player. Secondly, to secure some reputable relationships with UK teams and professionals that we could leverage for the 2014 season that would trend us down the path of scholarship football in a professional football setting. In my opinion, I think both of those goals exceeded our expectations and I owe it to you guys (EduKick) for helping us find our way over this last year.” – Sean Bredin, father of EduKick player Quinn Bredin, of Canada

After attending EduKick Madrid for three seasons (2010-2013), Japanese student Yuya Matsumoto worked his way onto the highest level Junior academy team of third division Spanish club AD Colmenar.

Yuya has now signed his first professional football contract and represents FK Jezero in the Montenegrin 2nd Division.

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Experience the language, football, and cultural experience of a lifetime! Call 866.338.5425. or internationally at 001.905.469-5661