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Soccer Academy Successes Hit A Record!


At EduKick Manchester, our goal is to build each student-athlete to be the best player – and human being – they can be. It’s no surprise then, when we have a season of successes like this one!

Since the season started, EduKick Manchester has seen thirteen players rise to the top through hard work, great coaching and intense training.

This is an EduKick Manchester record! Student-players have headed to trials with professional clubs, signed with semi-professional teams for reserves (as well as first teams!) and more.

Our academy has worked even harder this season to promote our student-athletes through small training sessions with former professional footballers like Frank Sinclair, Jon Macken and Richie Wellens (Manager at Oldham), and hosting Professional Football Association sessions to introduce our students to current players and coaches from professional clubs in the area.

This season, we’ve also taken them to two showcase events in Manchester – where they rub elbows with scouts and representatives from clubs on the lookout for up-and-coming players and fresh talent.

Want to know the names of these talented young men?

  • Benjamin Hjun Woong Seol – Signed for Radcliffe Borough under the management of our own Jon Macken and Frank Sinclair, making appearances in the first team for the side.
  • Will Brookshaw – Selected from the showcase event in October by League One, side Crewe Alexandra.
  • Fedor Dubrovin – Spotted by League One, side Blackpool FC at the October showcase event and has been shortlisted by their recruitment team for further observation.
  • Kasper Graf – Selected from the showcase event in October by League One, side Crewe Alexandra and has been attending for over a month now, awaiting a final decision on if they will offer a contract.
  • Chris Rumisek – Selected by semi-professional side Maine Rd for training and signed to play for their first team following the head coach watch one of the academy fixtures.
  • Clement Fullington – Selected by semi-professional side Maine Rd for training and signed to play for their first team following the head coach watch one of the academy fixtures.
  • Jaime Quinones – Selected by semi-professional side Maine Rd for training a following the head coach watch one of the academy fixtures.
  • Will Mullock – Represented Shropshire County representative team following the academy coaches recommendation.
  • Zac Lennox – Represented Shropshire County representative team following the academy coaches recommendation.
  • Sudesh Marner – Invited to train with League One side Oldham Athletic following the August showcase event in Manchester.
  • Buhle Buka – Invited to train with League One side Oldham Athletic following the August showcase event in Manchester.
  • Benjamin Hjun Woong Seol – Invited to train with League One side Oldham Athletic following the August showcase event in Manchester.
  • Kingsley Okagu – Invited to train with League One side Oldham Athletic following the August showcase event in Manchester.

These success stories are ramping up for EduKick Manchester, and we’re looking forward to even more opportunities being presented to our student-players here.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Soccer Success

If you’re looking for a high-quality soccer academy that will get you into the absolute best condition of your life, then EduKick Manchester is the only option that will provide you with the education and football experience of a lifetime.

Accommodations

Wondering where you’ll be staying? No worries! During the 22-week course, we offer home stay or student dormitory options. Stay with a host family, or enjoy dorm life with other EduKick student athletes!

Academics

Looking to finish high school while you continue your soccer training? With the US Online Distance Learning system, you can complete grades 8th through 12th in the comfort of your own student residence during your stay with us!



Here, at the EduKick Manchester Soccer Academy, we accept student players 16 years of age and up. We offer them the chance of a lifetime with our two 22-week courses:

  • June – December
  • January – June

Pro-Trials

In addition to EduKick’s Manchester UK’s 22-week course, there is a trial event that allows you to showcase your technical and tactical abilities. Here, professional players and scouts witness your skill on the field – opening up your career to a new world of professional opportunities.

Offered through the 22-week course is:

  • Daily football training with UEFA qualified coaches
  • Regular and competitive games against opponents ranging from local colleges all the way to professional academies
  • Access to a completely equipped gym, open 7 days a week
  • An individual and unique training session, along with a daily morning strength and conditioning session
  • Reports and feedback on your progress every six weeks
  • A unique online player profile/CV
  • A full training & leisure package for your program, which includes everything you need, from hoodies and jackets to shorts and socks
  • …and so much more!

For Cody, EduKick was a truly amazing experience! He met other boys from all over the world and made lasting friendships. The soccer training and facilities were excellent. The boys received daily training from a professional coach and from that he learned so much in terms of soccer skills and how to develop as a better player.

~ Patti d’Entremont, Mother of Cody d’Entremont (aged 17 – Canada)


In my opinion, I think both of those goals exceeded our expectations and I owe it to you guys for helping us find our way over this last year. I want to personally thank you for giving me the confidence that you always had Quinn’s best interests in mind.

You gave me total peace of mind that he was always in a safe environment where he was surrounded by well-intentioned adults who allowed Quinn to mature at his own pace. Much success for the 2013-14 season and I look forward to chatting with you more in the near future.

~ Sean Bredin, Father of Quinn Bredin (aged 15 – Canada)


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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.”

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

 

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.

Watch player and training videos!

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.”

Watch player and training videos!

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.

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.