Excellence in soccer, academic and language training now available to new student-athletes.
The EduKick International Soccer Academy in Madrid, Spain, once again welcomes interest in their summer, fall and year-long programs. This year, they’ve opened their doors to even more students from around the globe.
“Our current EduKick Spain family includes young players from around the globe who share a passion for football,” said Joey Bilotta, president of EduKick International. “Our player base is always so diverse, and we look forward to seeing what new countries will be represented this year.”
These young athletes range in age from 13-22 and come for more than just the great soccer training they get from the professional coaches at EduKick.
The international academy offers a learning environment where players not only work on developing their football talent under expert guidance, but also have the opportunity to complete their high school education, learn a new language and experience the culture in a city known for “Spanish football.”
One thing EduKick Madrid makes clear is that education is vital to the complete development of each student. The daily schedule is full of learning and activity.
The student-athletes start the day with football training. Four times a week players make the short walking distance to the training facilities to learn from Football Director, DR. Javier Mallo who puts the players through a strength and conditioning program. Afterward, Head Coach Javier Martin focuses on developing the essential technical and tactical skills required for top-level play.
“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital,” Nacho Mallo, EduKick Madrid director, says regarding the intense practice regimen.
Evenings allow time for the players to join local football teams for their training sessions, giving them the opportunity to train and compete among Spanish football players 2-3 times per week.
In addition, each player receives a personal strength and conditioning fitness plan that compliments the training sessions, along with access to a fully-equipped gym, indoor swimming pool and spa.
Weekends are reserved for games where they may have the opportunity to play in the Madrid Municipality League or the Madrid Federated league based upon eligibility.
Edukick Spain offers two main studying options. Particpants who wish to continue their High School academics can enter our affiliate Spanish private school Colegio Alameda. An intensive Spanish language course at the highly-rated International House Madrid language institute is also available to all students.
Madrid offers a great range of opportunities for players to discover. Art museums like “El Prado” or “Reina Sofia” (home of Picasso´s “El Guernica”), Royal Palaces and wonderful gardens, shopping avenues, markets, busy squares and above all, lots of football.
Each player who joins the Edukick Spain Year Long Program receives a professional football attendance pack where they get to watch live professional football.
This season players have already seen a home league game of the current Spanish League winner and Champions League finalist At. Madrid at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Particpants have also visited Valdebebas, Real Madrid training facilities, a home league game of Real Madrid Castilla (coached by Zinedine Zidane), a home La Liga game of Rayo Vallecano against Sevilla and the great Madrid derby at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Real Madrid vs. At. Madrid.
“We’re proud that all of our student-players are able to get the feeling of professional football that Madrid represents so well,” EduKick’s president and CEO explains. “It’s part of what makes EduKick Madrid the football and academic experience of a lifetime.”
For more information contact EduKick International at 866.338.5425 or internationally at 001.905.469-5661.
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