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EduKick Manchester Plays Great Game Against Liverpool FC Foundation!

This September, EduKick Manchester played a tough game against Liverpool FC Foundation.

As the game kicked off, Liverpool took the lead, using an aggressive play to take possession of the ball for the first 10 minutes. But EduKick wasn’t going to be outdone so easily. As soon as they found their flow, they took control of the ball and played a passing game, playing from the back end and maintaining possession.

The game remained at an impasse, and by half time, neither side had scored.

As the second half started, EduKick kept their momentum going. However, they started to miss goals and opportunities as the game progressed. Liverpool grabbed at the chance and scored, pulling ahead 0-1.

At the end of the game, despite the EduKick team’s hard work, Liverpool came out ahead with a final score of 0-2.

“[It was] a disappointing result, we just need to have more confidence in that final third to get our shots off and have a go [sic],” said EduKick Manchester head coach Nigel Keogh. “We dominated that game and kept the ball well…If we’d have taken our chances, then we wouldn’t have been in that position. All in all pleased with the effort and performance. They were trying to do the right things, some of the play was great, and we just need to make it pay in that final third; lots to work on for the next game and plenty of positives.”

 

Ellesmere Academy Gets a Visit From Richie Wellens!

The players at Ellesmere EduKick Manchester Academy received a nice surprise earlier this September when Richie Wellens, the former Manchester United and Leicester city star, came to visit.

Wellens’ appearance was both entertaining and informative for the boys at the academy. These potential football stars got the chance to ask Richie Wellens their burning questions during a Q&A session with him.

The students received another surprise when they got to practice with Wellens on the field during their training session. Wellens personally coached them during the field session of his visit, helping the students refine their abilities and techniques.

Wellens currently resides as the first team coach at league two-side Oldham Athletic, which makes him a superb choice for helping these students reach their full potential!

“It’s always great to have these guest sessions at our academy, but especially having Richie involved is fantastic!” said EduKick Manchester Director Mick Brennan. “Richie works a lot with our players in Manchester, and has a great understanding of our ethos in the academy and brings genuine energy and great advice to the sessions he does. The players at Ellesmere would have been able to take a lot for the afternoon with him, and hopefully we can get him along again soon to see their progress. A massive thanks to Richie for the session and talking with the players.”

EduKick Players Showcase Their Ability

Success for the Edukick Manchester Soccer Academy!

The first Edukick Manchester independent showcase event on Friday, August 25th, 2017, was a smashing success. All players registered with the program, along with some invited players from a local non-league side, got to show their ability to scouts and representatives from clubs around the northwest.

The afternoon kicked off with a guest session from Leicester City player Richie Wellens. Richie, an English former professional footballer who primarily played as a central midfielder, is currently a first-team coach at Oldham Athletic. He has been to the international academy on a number of occasions for guest coaching sessions.

However, Friday, Wellens personally prepared players for the up and coming showcase event and shared with them his experiences breaking into the professional game. His ability to relay the game from every aspect provided a great enrichment for the players.

After the guest session from Richie, the Edukick boys were put into a showcase game under the watchful eye of one of the Oldham Athletic academy head coaches, Professional Football Scouts Association (PFSA) representation, Adam – one of the Manchester City Academy coaches and the Radcliffe Borough head coach.

In a very competitive game, the players showed great ability, impressing the on-looking representatives with some real success.

The PFSA has requested the details of one of our players, hoping to take him to some of the semi-professional and lower league clubs in the northwest for trials.

Oldham Athletic has offered for four of our players to be invited into the Academy during September in order to: train with the teams, see what a club training environment is like, test their ability against players who have been signed by a professional club and enable the boys to sample first-hand what level they need in order to compete.

Overall the showcase event was a great success for the Edukick Manchester Academy, enabling players to have an opportunity to demonstrate their ability and giving five players the opportunity to progress on to further trials or training!

Follow the news and Facebook updates in the coming weeks to see more about those who are taking these opportunities.

Want to join us for the next Manchester showcase in October? Email us now to book!

Top UK Trials Could Find the Next Football Star

Could you be the next International Football Star?

Attending our Academy football trials course for players 16+ is one way to find out!

At EduKick, we offer the footy chance-of-a-lifetime through our EduKick Manchester Football Academy for international footballers age 16+.

EduKick Manchester Football Academy offers trials and exposure opportunities to pro clubs. Recently, at our Football Trials event, EduKick had scouts confirmed from at least 12 pro-English clubs. This is an outstanding opportunity for soccer players working to advance in the game and seeking exposure opportunities.

As part of EduKick’s Manchester 22-week Football & Education course, we provide 1-day pro trial events in front of scouts & coaches from professional & semi-professional clubs at least 3 times during the duration of the program.

Trials consist of technical and tactical displays, as well as live matches where student-footballers can showcase their skills in front of guest coaches and professional scouts.

Throughout our 22 week academy course, we offer:

  • Honest analysis of ability and training program by professionals.
  • Continued revisions of expectations and goals. Only a small percentage make the pros. Find out what you need to reach the next step in your development.
  • Adjustments in minimal gains: nutrition and diet, sleep, exercise are an important part of your training. We never miss an opportunity to push you to be the best you can be.
  • Video footage provided for use in making individual promotional/scouting clips.
  • International challenge to play outside your comfort zone with styles from around the world.
  • Professional coaching. Get a variety of perspectives from an assortment of professionals and guest coaches.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to trial, compete and demonstrate your soccer skills for professional English scouts.

Special pricing for players 16+ that register in August.

Call, email or SKYPE us today!

International: 1-905-469-5661
North America: 1-866-EDUKICK
Skype: edukicksoccer

England Football Academy Student Review

Interview with Edukick Manchester’s Victor Kasiga

“The training is really high intensity. We have four practices and a game each week,” EduKick student Victor Kasiga says. “The coaches are really patient and take their time between sessions if you are having a problem with the language. They are really good about that.”

“You learn a great deal about fitness, nutrition, and sports methods in relation to football,” he adds.

Our Passion

At EduKick, we strive to provide the best possible training, exposure, and football experience available.

In recent seasons, our players have been lucky enough to be coached by current England & Manchester United star Michael Carrick, ex-Newcastle & Blackburn player Darren Peacock, and ex-Blackpool & Leicester player Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

Manchester City and England international star Trevor Sinclair has also coached, as well as ex-players Nicky Hunt, Danny Pugh, Paul Rahubka, Freddy Kanuote, and Michael Raynes.

Our 22 week Manchester sessions will include:

  • Daily football training with UEFA qualified coaches (Monday – Friday) minimum 2 hours per session
  • Regular competitive friendly games against a variety of levels of opponent from local colleges to professional academies
  • Guest coaching sessions with professional football clubs/coaches in the northwest giving you an opportunity to showcase your talent
  • Entry into the UK football trials in Manchester twice per 22 week course
  • Regular talent exposure through our link with the Professional Football Association (PFA)

Download your academy guide today!

Reserve your spot now!

Upcoming Course Info:

EduKick Manchester Fall Semester Residential Football & Academics (16+)
Manchester, England (July 17 – December 15, 2017)
Tuition Fee: $29,990 USD plus $200 USD registration fee

Have questions? Call 866.338.5425 or internationally at 001.905.469-5661.

Booking a Youth Football/Soccer Tour: What to Expect

Attention soccer coaches and footballers! Looking for the European football tour of a lifetime? With over a decade of experience running top football tours and training, our specialists would like to open up a whole new world of possibilities for your team. EduKick offers Football (Soccer) Team Tours and Training Camps in Madrid, Spain.

Are you ready for a sneak peek inside your next SOCCER TEAM TOUR? We’ve got your complete guide to professional soccer/football tours and travel in Madrid, Spain!

Football/Soccer Educational Tour Opportunities

Booking the best youth soccer tour means choosing the best company.

EduKick has been serving soccer teams since 2001. On an EduKick Team Tour, all football services are provided including, soccer training with Spanish coaches, competitive matches against local Spanish sides, attending a REAL MADRID or ATLETICO MADRID pro match, three meals daily, hotel accommodation, bilingual group leader, excursions, social activities and all ground transport. VISA support also provided when needed.

Jumping into the culture for a true European tour encounter should include learning football from European coaches and learning the language from certified instructors. There is nothing more inspiring than walking the stadium where your heroes play, or better still, watching them play live!

Team Tours: What to Look For

Team tour and training packages for your team should include competitive youth teams.. EduKick also welcomes ADULT amateur or professional squads.

All-inclusive services are a must. Do the football services provided include: daily soccer training with a Spanish coach, competitive matches against local Spanish sides, attendance of a REAL MADRID or ATLETICO MADRID pro match?

Are all three meals provided each day? Is the apartment or hotel accommodation included, and do they provide a quality stay?

Make certain you have a bilingual group leader, all-ground transport, and visa support. Paying attention to the little details now will result in a rewarding experience for your team.

Football/Soccer Tours: Experience the Culture

Planning your football/soccer tour means including a great travel experience. There are many historical and cultural things to experience: great food, amazing people, and beautiful locations you will want to see.

Make certain the tour you are looking for includes quality lodging and transportation. So much to do and so little time… you will need at least a week to take it all in.

Knowing someone is there to guide you from the moment you step off the plane until you come back home is essential. Adult chaperones and bilingual tour guides should be always on point and accessible.

Confidence in a safe experience means freedom to enjoy your European soccer encounter.

What Can You Expect, Cost-wise?

>$1,299 USD per child participant (based upon minimum of 20)
>1 FREE adult place for every 10 children registered
>$600 USD for each additional accompanying adult chaperone

Attitude Is Essential for Your Soccer Tour

Top specialists in booking youth soccer tours will tell you they’re looking for students with the right attitude, discipline, and drive to be the best.

Football/soccer tours are for players who show heart by being on time, working hard in academics, and show good sportsmanship.

Pack a great attitude and work ethic to receive the absolute best value for your experience. The ideal student football/soccer tour is about expanding horizons that will open doors for the rest of your life.

The European Youth Football Tour experience of a lifetime is waiting for you!

Football (Soccer) Tour Example Package

EduKick’s 2017 Spain Football Tour offers:

Logistics:
> 8 Days / 7 Nights accommodation at NH Barajas 3*Hotel (double room occupancy) http://www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-madrid-barajas-airport Location: Alameda de Osuna
>Seven (7) Dinners, Seven (7) breakfasts & Seven (7) lunches
>$1,299 USD per child participant (based upon minimum of 20)
>1x FREE adult place for every 10 children registered
>$600 USD for each additional accompanying adult chaperone
>Airport pick-up/drop off
>Local transportation to/from the hotel to all program activities.
>EduKick representative/guide for all program activities
>Bilingual tour guide

Football Training:
> Six (6) coaching sessions by Professional FIFA certified EduKick Madrid Coaches at 2 hours per session.
>Two (2) friendly matches against local Madrid club teams
>Real Madrid stadium tour OR Atletico Madrid Stadium tour
>Madrid or Real Madrid La Liga match excursion (subject to availability)
>Attend a professional match (optional)
>Diploma/Certificate of attendance

Cultural Experience:
>2 full-day guided cultural excursions to historical and cultural sites including:
>Full day excursion to Warner Amusement park
>Guided half-day city tour of Madrid
>Daily language instruction by accredited native instructors (optional)

Contact us for a custom team or group tour proposal. Inquire at info@edukick.com or call direct at: 1- 905-469-5661. Get your Madrid Team Tours guide here:
Get your Madrid Team Tours Guide