Category Archives: EduKick Manchester

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!

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)

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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.

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

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Have training questions? Call our professional staff at 866.338.5425, or internationally at 001.905.469-5661.

Manchester December Updates!

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The last week of December was full of great technique training and work. The boys did an amazing job of mastering the new skills.

Training hard.

The beginning of the week brought in the Futsal training, which is a type of ball control. It adds a great advantage on the field by using quick passes in tight areas. The Spanish academy has also had great success with this.

EduKick Manchester v. Liverpool (under 18 squad).

Later on during the week, the team started working on more communication and controlling the ball. Problems with ball possession and misunderstanding around the team have actually cost the Manchester guys four goals at the Liverpool game.

The Man of the Match was Miles Kibukosya.

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Blackburn Rovers v. Huddersfield Town.

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On Saturday the boys headed out to visit Ewood Park to check out the Champion fixture, the result being 1 – 1. It was a great way for the team to see the training and skill involved with playing a good game at the highest caliber.

Up Your Football/Soccer Game Today

Working toward your goal of becoming the best student athlete you can be?
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.

EduKick Manchester Director’s Interview

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.

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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.

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.

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