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EduKick Success Story: Jesse Vogel at 1904 FC, San Diego

Student-Athlete Hits Pro!

Every now and then a former student will reach out and give us an update on their football career. So when Jesse Vogel sent us an update, we cheered his success!

Jesse just signed his first professional contract with 1904 FC San Diego. True to our student culture, Jesse focused on becoming the best possible athlete and student he could be. And with help from our consistent coaching, hands-on skills training, and high level academic program, his hard work has resulted in achievement.

Here’s what Jesse had to say:

“I just signed my first pro contract with 1904 FC in San Diego! I went to their open tryouts in the beginning of August and made the preseason squad out of 250 players. After two weeks of preseason, I made the final roster of 20 players. Just wanted to say thank you for everything. Cheers and best regards, Jesse.”

From our Founder

“We are all proud of Jesse and his accomplishment signing a pro contract. He spent several years with us at our EduKick Spain Academy venue and he totally deserves what’s happening to him now!” Edukick President, Joey Bilotta

Follow the Path

Jesse’s story inspires each of us to work toward our goals with intention and energy each and every day. Are you ready to begin a path of focused hard work that just might lead you toward success?

Have a real conversation with our Founder and President, Joey Bilotta: WhatsApp: +1-289-242-1143.

Manchester Academy Student Spotted at Football Showcase by Crewe Alexandra

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Kasper is a promising young footballer enrolled in EduKick Manchester Football Academy. He attended the Manchester Pro Football Trial Showcase event last term, where he was spotted by League 2 club Crewe Alexandra.

As a result of his performance, he secured a 7 week trial with them. This afforded him the incredible opportunity to travel and train with Crewe Alexandra twice a week.

“It was really high-level football. I really enjoyed it because, I’d never had that kind of experience before.” said Kasper.

The Next Football Showcase

Never one to rest on his laurels, Kasper impressed scouts again at the next football showcase. He was invited to trial with TNS, a full-time professional football club in the Welsh Premier League.

“The coaching on the programme is really good,” said Kasper. “They talk to players individually. I think that’s really important.”

The next Football Academy Showcase event is in Manchester on Wednesday 17 April.


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Reach out to EduKick Founder Joseph Bilotta at: 
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 338-5425
SKYPE: edukicksoccer
WhatsApp: +1-289-242-1143

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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.

England

  • 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.
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Spain

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  • 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.

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EduKick Manchester Director’s Interview

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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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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!

EU Residents: Scholarship Special!

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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!

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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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Spanish Soccer Academy: EduKick Students Enjoy Madrid

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Daily Routines

Everyday at Madrid students wake up at dawn in the university dorm rooms and prepare for the day of training ahead. After a simple Spanish breakfast, they begin daily language lessons and usual academics.
A workout in the gym follows with a specialized fitness training routine for each student-athlete. By then, it’s time for lunch in Madrid – the heartiest meal of the day here – introducing the student-players to many new foods and old favorites like tortillas.
Soccer practices and games take place during the afternoon, and in the evenings, 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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Language and Culture

At EduKick Madrid, everyone works hard through training, practice, and academics. When it’s time to take a break, EduKick Madrid does the best “field trips” ever. The students-athletes get to enjoy a tour of the best Spain has to offer.

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Sight-seeing and cultural day trips to famous Spanish sites, football stadium tours, and attending professional football matches become memories for everyone in attendance. One favorite day trip includes crossing the lush mountains of Guadaramma on their way to Segovia.
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Another favorite is the trip to the Roman aqueducts or the 300-year-old fountains in the gardens of Alcazar castle.
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Student-athletes learn to appreciate something new in each of these adventures and have a wonderful time bonding with their teammates.
For more information contact EduKick International at 866.338.5425 or internationally at 001.905.469-5661.
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Crazy Soccer Boots!

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Sometimes, the best way to show your skills is with some crazy bright boots. The student-players at EduKick Manchester have taken up the challenge to make the most intriguing appearance on the field from their feet up.
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Okay, so bright yellow is cool, but take a look at the artistic design on these green ones. We think foot work takes on a whole new look when your feet are decked out like this. Check them out! Which do you like the best?
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And for the final, and our fave boots of the day, look at these shark motif foot covers. Ready to join EduKick and become the master of your footy skills?

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EduKick Students Meet League Founders

Soccer ClubsEdukick Manchester coaches, staff and student-players are delighted to form a new partnership with Accrington Stanley FC.
Through friend of EduKick International, Dave Bailey, Edukick Manchester has formed a great link to the professional football club, allowing Edukick Manchester student-players to get a fantastic view into the world of English football.
Accrington Stanley FC is one of the founding members of the football league!
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In fact, Accrington Stanley, one of only 12 clubs to form the football league, in 1888, has had a tough time throughout history. After a dramatic reformation of the club, in 1968, they established themselves firmly in English football.
From there they started to move up through the local non-league setup to the national non-league setup.
Then, in 2005, they won promotion back into the football league where they have been ever since. Now known as ‘The club that will never die’ Accrington Stanley is a traditional and local football club, but now with grand and glorious ideas to progress in football.
Accrington Stanley coaches will be delivering guest sessions to the Edukick Manchester players. Student-players will also have the opportunity for visits to the ground to watch the first team games, fantastic guest speakers from the club, and even more possibilities for those who show potential to train and trial with the club.
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Throughout the season, Edukick Manchester will play the Accrington Stanley Academy teams too, which is a great opportunity for Head of Recruitment Dave Bailey to watch the Edukick players first hand.
Edukick & Accrington Stanley had their first success in the partnership, with Lawrence Hanna of Edukick Manchester being invited to Accrington to train with the Academy and showcase to the coaches what he can do. Hopefully later this month, Lawrence will spend time at Accrington to try to kick start his football career.

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