EduKick France Football Academy
Welcome to the EduKick France Football Academy!
Our academy welcomes players from all over the world, aged 14 to 24, who wish to experience a one-year cultural, linguistic and football immersion in France.
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EduKick is proud to partner with Hidalgo International Football Academy (HIFA) to ensure that participating players have “the French language & culture football experience of a lifetime!”
EduKick believe that living, studying and training in a foreign country is an invaluable experience that a player will never forget and the benefits of such an experience will be embedded positively into that individual for the rest of his or her life.
Students are accommodated in twin room accommodation at the International College of Cannes. Single rooms are available for a supplemental fee. Each twin room consists of: 2 single beds, 2 x desks, 2 x closest (for clothes storage) and 1 wash basin.
Common showers and toilets are located on each floor of the residence. Bed Linen is provided by the college (washed and changed every 10 days). Students should bring their own bath towels/toiletries and rooms are cleaned daily by College cleaning staff.
Students eat 3 meals each day at the college restaurant. A salad bar and a menu are provided for each meal. On weekends a brunch replaces breakfast and lunch.
Upon arrival on campus, students receive a “Welcoming Folder” containing meal times, first meeting time, a city map of Cannes, the College security rules and leisure time program.
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Call EduKick Founder Joseph Bilotta at:
1 (866) 338-5425
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Year Long, Half Year & Monthly Senior program participants aged 16+ attend French Language classes at the International College of Cannes. The College provides a whole range of French language courses from Elementary to Proficiency level. The faculty is made up of 20 professors holding university teaching degrees who are trained in the latest teaching techniques and share many years of experience teaching French as a foreign language.
The initial morning of academic study is reserved for a placement test to better evaluate the student’s current knowledge of French, choosing a course level that best suits his/her personal needs. There are 15 different levels available and class size is typically between 6-14 students maximum.
Students attend 3 classes per day (45 minutes per class) between 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Year Long, Half Year & Monthly Junior program participants aged 12-15 years old attend the College des Campelieres located in the heart of Cannes. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education and by the French Football Federation, the Sport-Etudes department of College des Campelieres was set up in 2004. The class schedule is adapted to the concept of extra sports hours so as to enable the students to attend special football practices.
Every year, 16 to 18 local French students are granted the possibility to enter the football department at College des Campelieres. The first objective, just like a normal school, is education. EduKick International students are granted automatic acceptance to the football department!
Professional Club Exposure Programme participants receive daily French language classes at the International College of Cannes. The aim of the course is to acquire abilities of communication in daily social exchanges and provide the participants with the basic necessary communication skills required on the soccer field.
Soccer Training & Mentoring Program
The goal of EduKick France is to work with players on every aspect of their training to ensure they develop the physical, technical, tactical and mental foundation required for better performance in football matches. This is accomplished through coaching and training in advanced strength and conditioning techniques, uniquely integrated with mental, nutritional and sports medical principles all enhanced by the environment and high tech facilities.
Year Long, Half Year & Monthly program participants are registered in a local French club. EduKick France has affiliations with many clubs in the Cote D’Azur region with the most prominent relationship with AS Cannes and USCBO for Senior program participants and with Mougins and Le Cannet for the Junior program. Senior program participants train 4 times per week with their local club team and junior program participants train 2-3 times per week with their local club.
As members of the academy all senior program participants receive special treatment, advice and follow-up. Once a week, our EduKick France technical football/soccer coach and trainer organizes an additional training including physical exercises, personal and collective techniques, evaluations and tests, and a personal physical and moral follow-up of our student players.
Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education and by the French Football Federation, the Sport-Etudes department of College des Campelieres was set up in 2004.The academic class schedule is adapted to the concept of extra sports hours so as to enable the students to attend the football practices. Regular classes finish at 2pm 3 times per week on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday to allow the students to attend training sessions 2-5pm in addition to their local club training.
Competitive Club matches are played on weekends which give participants the opportunity to participate in the French championship (league) at district, regional or national level. It is up to the team coach to decide whether the player is selected to play. Participants 17 years old and under, with passport outside the European Community the Article 19 from FIFA reserves the right for the French Football Federation to provide or not a Match License.
For students who do not obtain a football license the program will be exactly the same, except that official matches will not be part of the program and they will participate in Friendly matches organized on a regular basis by the local clubs and EduKick France.
Questions? Interested in signing up?
Reach out to EduKick Founder Joseph Bilotta at:
1 (866) 338-5425