A WORD ABOUT COVID 2021/22

Despite the challenging time with COVID-19 EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA) remains committed to the education, safety, and development of our international student-footballers worldwide. As of March 8, 2021, we are back open! We are accepting registrations NOW for our academic year (2021/22) football & education academies and also our very popular 22-week EduKick Manchester Football Academy Course (available throughout the year).

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EDUKICK UK PRO TRAIL SHOWCASE EVENTS

The EduKick UK (Manchester) Pro Football Trial Showcase camp is an intensive 6-week football training course that includes professional club/scout exposure through a one-day professional football trial showcase event, where you will have the chance to train and play an official match in front of the UK & European pro club officials, scouts, and representatives in attendance.

Our next pro trial showcase is set for the third week of March 2021! The six-week course is from March 14 until April 24, 2021.

Duration

6 Weeks

Location

Manchester, England

Dates

March – April

Age

16+

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EduKick Pro Trial Showcase – Attending Pro European Clubs

The previous EduKick Manchester PRO TRIAL SHOWCASE EVENT had PROFESSIONAL EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CLUB SCOUTS FROM: Manchester United, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Cheadle Town, IFK Göterborg, Örebro sporting Club, Eskilstuna FC, Degerförs I f, PSV Eindoven, Herrevein FC, Grönongen FC, Monaco, OGC Nice, Norwich City, Curzon Ashton, Fleetwood Town, Oldham Athletic, Macclesfield Town, Manchester Central FC. JOIN US IN March to train daily, prepare, then attend the Pro Trial Showcase in October, 2021!

Daily Training & Competitive Games

Training sessions are focused and tailored by UEFA Qualified Coaches to develop each player individually and all players collectively as a team, technically and tactically targeting competitive fixtures. In the initial weeks of a program, players will be tested and given feedback on areas for improvement. These tests will be repeated with targets set for each player on a regular basis.

Players will be involved in football-specific fitness work to improve stamina, strength and core stability, which are vital attributes in the professional game. Players will learn about their own responsibilities in play, along with the team-work shape and different systems of play.

Games will be against Professional Academies and scheduled based upon the EduKick MANCHESTER squad’s ability level to allow them to put into practice what they have worked on during the daily training sessions. These games are also an opportunity for our players to showcase their talent to the opponent coaches or watching scouts.

Past examples of teams played against are Preston North End, Accrington Stanley, Bury FC, Manchester United Foundation team, Manchester City Shadow squad, Curzon Ashton, Barrow FC, Altringham FC, along with many colleges and visiting touring teams in the Manchester area.

What If I Get Chosen?

Any player whose details are requested by a pro or semi-professional club will be invited to a trial. You will be contacted as soon as possible by a member of our team. We will not share your personal details with anyone without first gaining express permission from the player (if over 18) or a parent for those under 18.

Should you be selected for a club trial then the club will contact you once your details have been shared, to arrange the details of your visit. In some cases, clubs may ask us to liaise with you in order to arrange such a visit.

What Happens At A Club Trial?

A club trial can take many different formats and will vary from club to club. Some clubs will invite players to train with their youth academy. This allows them to observe how a player measures up against those players who have already been signed.

Some clubs have “shadow squads” or “development squads” which run alongside their academy cohort. These squads may act as feeders into the main academy squad. So players may be invited to these sessions, too.

In summary, a club trial gives a player a more extended opportunity to showcase their skill directly to a club’s coaching personnel, on their premises to see if the opinion of the scout concurs with that of the club.

Some clubs track players during the season that they have spotted at a Showcase event. If they feel a player is worth watching, but haven’t got any suitable vacancies or feel that the player is currently not at a high enough level, they may send regional scouts to watch them in a competitive match-play situation. Should such a trial be requested, we would inform the player and/or his parents or guardians.

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Talent Exposure

Working with the Professional Football Association (PFA)we are involved in regular sessions where coaches and players from clubs use our players to coach and learn more about the game. These sessions are a great opportunity for our players to not only attend some of the best training facilities in the world, but to get seen, coached, and to interact with some of the top coaches and players in the UK.

In recent seasons our players have been lucky enough to be coached by Michael Carrick current England & Manchester United star, ex Newcastle & Blackburn player Darren Peacock, ex Blackpool & Leicester player Gary Taylor-Fletcher and ex QPR, West Ham, Manchester City and England international star Trevor Sinclair as well as ex-players Nicky Hunt, Danny Pugh, Paul Rahubka, Freddy Kanuoteand Michael Raynes.

Football Training

Players live, train daily, and compete in weekly matches. Players train daily from 2-6 weeks prior to the pro trial event.

Talent Showcase

Guest coaching sessions with professional football clubs/coaches in the northwest giving you an opportunity to showcase your talent.

Accommodation

Host family accommodation is provided for ages 16 & 17, but is optional for those age 18 and above.

Education

Daily Football Education classes or Strength & Conditioning Gym Sessions.

Ground Transport

Private bus transportation between EduKick’s Manchester school and the football training facility.

Air Transport

Airport transfers on arrival & departure at the start and end of the course.

24 Hour Helpline

Our 24-hour on-call helpline will always be available if assistance is needed.

Technical Assessment

Team meetings with are held to ensure the best learning experience with reports & feedback.

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers from the world of Football & Sport will be teaching depending upon their availability.

Insurance

Student insurance is NOT provided for the duration of their 6 week stay, players must secure their own Travel/Health insurance.

Player Prep

Players will receive an online player profile/CV
 and a full training kit.

Trial Events

Attend one professional football trial event, with UK pro club officials, scouts and representatives in attendance

Full Gym

Access to a fully equipped gym 7 days a week.

Support

Welfare support and guidance will be given if needed.

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Payment & Registration

Register by fully completing, signing and returning via email the EduKick Registration Form, FOOTBALL Booking Form, and a copy of your passport photo page.

On the registration form, select: Manchester, England Dates: TBA – $5,990 USD *EduKick Manchester 6 Week Pro Trial Showcase Program (16+).

  • Manchester, England (March 7 – April 17, 2021– Fee: $5,990 USD + $200 USD application fee = $6,190.00 USD total amount due
  • ATTEND A ONE-DAY PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL TRIAL EVENT (OFFICIAL MATCH) is set for the third week of March, 2021 with UK & European pro club officials, scouts and representatives in attendance
  • Register by fully completing, signing and returning via email (scan) attached 2020/21 Registration FormFOOTBALL Booking Form & a copy of passport photo page
  • On 2020_21 Registration Form attached, SELECT: □ Manchester, England Dates: TBA – $5,990 USD *EduKick Manchester 6 WEEK PRO TRIAL PROGRAM (16+)
  • Payment must be made in full via bank wire transfer – $6,190.00 USD total amount due.
  • Payment must be made in full via BANK WIRE TRANSFER (see attached EduKick Bank information) – $6,190.00 USD amount due
  • VISA documents provided by our UK accredited school after payment is made. If VISA is refused player receives FULL REFUND minus a $500 USD processing fee.
  • International players arrive to MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT on Sunday, March 7th.  Airport transfer is included in tuition fee.
  • Academy football training begins on Monday, March 8th, 2021. Players must depart the course no later than Saturday, April 17th, 2021.

Visa documents will be provided by our UK accredited school after payment is made in full. If the visa is refused, the player receives a FULL REFUND minus a $500 USD processing fee.

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