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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.

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EduKick Manchester Director’s Interview

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Congratulations to EduKick's own Javi Mallo of Real Madrid!

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Congratulations Coach Mallo!

All of us at EduKick International want to offer a huge congratulations to REAL MADRID 1st team Assistant Coach, Javi Mallo, on helping Real lift the Champions League trophy for the 11th time!

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Real Madrid overcame on penalties when they eventually beat out Atlético Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final for the second time in three seasons.

“Cristiano Ronaldo, who had a quiet match by his high standards, scored the decisive spot kick after Juanfran had hit the base of the post with the eighth attempt of the shoot-out. Substitute Yannick Carrasco’s 79th-minute equaliser cancelled out a first-half strike by Sergio Ramos, whose own – last-gasp – leveller against the Rojiblancos had forced extra time in Lisbon two years ago.” – UEFA.com

Javi and his brother Nacho Mallo are both Directors of EduKick Madrid, Spain programs, and we’re happy to have them. This is the excellent coaching we offer at all our venues!

This is an exciting time for our Madrid Academy!

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Final Madrid

Ready to join us at EduKick Madrid?

2016 Madrid Summer Soccer Camp

Want to kick up your soccer game?

EduKick is the first and the best in soccer academies. And our Summer Soccer Camp in Madrid, Spain, will help you gain a competitive advantage over other players. At EduKick, we give our student-players the best possible coaches, accomodations, routines, instruction and training.
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What to Expect

Morning

Wake up to a Spanish breakfast and excellent, morning soccer training. After that, spend some time learning the Spanish language with a group of great guys from all around the world.

Afternoon

Take a lunch break – the heartiest meal of the day here – and welcome delicious new dishes like paella and old favorites like tortillas. Afterward you can plunge into the fantastic swimming pool and then maybe do some study before your final Spanish class.

Evening

Soccer training takes place again in the evenings, before a traditionally light Spanish dinner. Students often call home during this time as well as work on studies and spend time with new friends in the game room.
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Workouts, Training, and Much More

Every student-player receives a specialized fitness training routine along with gym workouts in a state-of-the art facility, and our staff rank among the best in the world. We know that every student has unique gifts and talents, and it’s our goal to discover how they can fit into the world of soccer.
That’s why we train more than the body for soccer skills. Our camps build each player up in Spanish language training, soccer skills, physical fitness, interpersonal and international communications, and personal growth.

Tentative 2016 Spain Summer Camp Guidelines:

  • Monday: Typical day
  • Tuesday: Match day. (+ ½ typical day)
  • Wednesday: Typical day
  • Thursday: Match day + Madrid visit (Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid) stadium tour/ Walking Tour of Madrid)
  • Friday: Typical day
  • Saturday: Full day Cultural Excursion: (Segovia, Monasterio de El Escorial, Toledo or alike)
  • Sunday: Leisure excursion: (Amusement park, water park, paintball or alike)

Typical day activities are:

  • 8:00 Wakeup call
  • 8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 11:00 Morning Edukick Spain training
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Spanish Class
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 – 16:00 Recovery time in apartment
  • 16:00 – 18:00 Swimming Pool, Groceries, activity
  • 18:30 – 20:30 Evening Edukick Spain Training
  • 21:00 Dinner
  • 23:30 Lights out

Dates:

  • Sunday June 26th: Participants Airport Reception
  • Monday June 27th: Start of all activities of Summer Camp
  • Monday June 27th to Friday July 15th: Summer camp
  • Friday July 15th: Last day of Summer camp
  • Saturday July 16th: Airport drop-off

We know you have questions, and we’re always here to answer them as quickly as possible. Feel free to call us anytime at 866.338.5425 or internationally at 001.905.469-5661. Or fill out the form below for more information through email!
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Manchester Academy Update

Many things have been happening at EduKick Manchester

At least three coaching sessions and another game have happened in a week. Wednesday had a home game with Hopwood Hall, and the players are excited to play even more.
Here are some recent pictures from our guys.

Want to join them?

Find out more about EduKick Manchester!

Manchester Soccer Academy Gains Attention

EIFA at Manchester

Soccer players (or football players, as they say overseas) ages 14-24 have a place they can go to learn and achieve their goals. It’s called EduKick International Football Association, and one of our best venues is in Manchester, England. Want to know more? Read on, watch the video below, then sign up for even more information!

Daily Coaching Sessions

Each day the student-players participate in daily coaching sessions where they are trained to be outstanding footballers in every aspect of their game. Not only that, but the individualized counsel they receive encourages them in their unique abilities. These times offer students the chance to try out a variety of surfaces and pitches to keep them aware and confident on any playing ground.

Fitness Suite

Access to a gym is a requirement for all athletes, and for EduKick Academy students, that means an entire suite of equipment, machines, personalized workout plans and one-on-one guidance. Our gym facility takes fitness seriously and is fully-equipped to provide a workout for every training requirement.

Professional Trials

Our student-players are all given opportunities and trials with professional clubs. In fact, each month we have a different pro-club come in and do a guest session where they can show the players what is expected of them and put them through their paces to get an idea of where the players stand. Because of these fantastic opportunities, every training session and guest session is gearing them up for a trial.

“I have travelled half way around the world from Australia to pursue my passion of playing football. I researched many academy’s in the UK and decided EduKick Manchester would be the most suitable academy for me, with their awesome training programmes and commitment to their students.
I arrived in January 2016, I am using this wonderful experience and opportunity to become the best footballer I can be with the intent of becoming a Professional footballer.”
Jarryd Poletto
19-year-old EduKick Manchester Academy Player

Academic Direction

As each player seeks a different track in life, we encourage them to follow the best academic course for that purpose. Full-time academic training includes courses like ESL, EFL, BTEC Sports Science, IGCSE, A-Level, and USA 8-12 Online Distance Learning, providing a wide variety of options for them to choose from in order to best prepare them for the future.
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Classroom Soccer Training Sessions

Soccer excellence doesn’t begin and end on the pitch. We make it a point to teach progresssions and more cognitive concepts in a classroom where they can study the mental side of the game. Guest speakers are brought in monthly to encourage, inspire, educate and guide the players on to be the best in their personal lives and game.

Manchester: Football City

Football in Manchester is the sport of choice for its inhabitants. This culture of football greatness pervades the city, our academy and our student-players and coaches. To be here, is to love the game, and it makes us that much better as a football academy.

Ready to sign up, or get more information? Fill out the form below!

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USA Soccer Academy: Made for Champions

Ready for a Soccer Student Challenge?

Living, playing and studying in the USA is an enourmous opportunity as well as a challenge. If you are ages 16-19 and have a passion to drive yourself to the highest level – then EduKick USA is for you.

If you come here, and you work as hard as we ask you to work – you will be transformed…

Soccer, Academics, and Culture at USA Gateway

Are you ready to take your soccer training to the next level? If so, you should consider an EduKick Soccer and Education Academy. Here you can continue your education while furthering your soccer training and getting to experience intercultural relationships with other student-players from around the world!
Learn more about EduKick USA Gateway Prep Soccer & Education Academy in this video – made just for players like you who are ready to take that next step toward becoming the best student and athlete they can be.
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Need more information? Fill out the form below!

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Joey Bilotta FTW

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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 a US Soccer Academy Work?

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You ask. We answer.

While all EduKick venues vary in their academic plans, our USA academy, Gateway Preparatory Sports Academy, partners with EduKick USA to offer soccer students the new GPA Soccer & Education Academy. This new venue is able to combine academics, excellent soccer coaching and the inter-cultural experience unique to all EduKick academies.

What are the facilities like?

As a private school, GPA has a main campus, a fantastic sports-centered facility and student living quarters. The goal of the academy is to create an environment in which student-players are challenged individually to be their unique best.
The sports complex provides an elite training program, allowing each athlete to strengthen and develop their tactical awareness and technical knowledge of the game in a challenging environment.

Is Combining Academics with Soccer Training a Challenge for the Student?

While this format of education/training brings with it more stringent requirements of students, the staff of EduKick USA and GPA always available to help the participants through the challenges. Out staff are well-chosen to be fully committed to the overall education of each individual through both their academic achievement and soccer training.
Living, playing soccer and studying in USA as a teenager or young adult represents an enormous challenge for both the participant and the educators. That’s why the EduKick USA/GPA staff are chosen for their ability to guide, mentor and provide a high level of care and service to our young academy participants.

Does all this take place in a single location?

Not entirely. While the new USA academy is located in Glen Carbon, Illinois, well-known as one of the best places to live in the US, our system is encompasses several locations. Our system is highly organized and unified to offer only the best, and student-players are transported by private bus to each of those destinations.
· Academics: Gateway Preparatory, Main Campus
· Residence & Onsite Gym: Gateway Sports Academy
· Strength & Conditioning: Accelerate fitness
· Soccer Coaching Sessions: Edwardsville High School
· Soccer Matches: Southern Illinois University

Where do academics fit in?

Education through any EduKick venue will be the finest an international academy has to offer. Here is more information on EduKick academics in the USA. In general, we offer all the courses normally offered by your local high school, with options for advanced placement, business and sports tracks. Some of the courses offered are as follows:
· Language Arts
· Mathematics
· Business
· History
· Science
· Physical Education
· Fine arts
· Foreign Language
· World Religion

What does something like this cost?

For a full academic year running between August and June, the cost is as follows. The reason for the variation in price is due to the cost of acquiring passports, visas, transportation and other paperwork.
$40,990 USD (International Students)
$34,990 USD (Domestic USA Students)
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Super Discount Ends December 15: Madrid 1/2 Year Academy

$4,000 OFF REGISTRATION

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Special Offer Ends December 15!

Have you been waiting for the Madrid Half-Year Program? Now’s your chance to get in!

  • Term: January – May 2016
  • Program Cost: $27,990
  • New Discount: $ 4,000
  • Total Cost: $23,990

Sign up here to guarantee your place today!
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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

Mathematics

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

Social Studies

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

Science

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

Sports

  • 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

Electives

  • 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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