Category Archives: Student-Players

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.

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

USA Soccer Academy: Made for Champions

Ready for a Soccer Student Challenge?

Living, playing and studying in the USA is an enourmous opportunity as well as a challenge. If you are ages 16-19 and have a passion to drive yourself to the highest level – then EduKick USA is for you.

If you come here, and you work as hard as we ask you to work – you will be transformed…

Soccer, Academics, and Culture at USA Gateway

Are you ready to take your soccer training to the next level? If so, you should consider an EduKick Soccer and Education Academy. Here you can continue your education while furthering your soccer training and getting to experience intercultural relationships with other student-players from around the world!

Learn more about EduKick USA Gateway Prep Soccer & Education Academy in this video – made just for players like you who are ready to take that next step toward becoming the best student and athlete they can be.

Need more information? Fill out the form below!

Joey Bilotta FTW

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Joey Bilotta For The Win

If you’ve ever studied and trained at an EduKick Academy, then you know Joey Bilotta. Joey has spent most of his life inspiring young soccer players to excellence.

He works harder than most people on the planet to encourage, motivate and involve them in classes, sessions, and training that prepares them – not just for the soccer arena – but for life.

The Goal of EduKick Academies

As soccer, or football, is a world sport, it’s his goal, and the goal of all EduKick venues, to offer these young players a better sense of what the world is like. And while academics and soccer training are the main studies at each campus, the overall experience offered by EduKick International Football Association (EIFA) provides the opportunity for each student to develop intercultural competence.

Joey firmly believes that learning to understand, communicate with, and play alongside players and coaches from other countries and cultures gives these students an edge over most other players.

What Student Success Looks Like

With that edge comes a better awareness of who they are – individually – and what their place is in the international world of soccer. While some, like Duncan McCormick and David Somma, have gone on to professional careers, others have chosen to coach, teach, and work in the administrative side of the soccer world.

Whatever their place, these student-players – alumni of EduKick Academies – continue to develop in the sport they love so much.

And a good deal of this deeply embedded sense of purpose is owed to our own Joey Bilotta.

Thanks, Joey!

EU Residents: Scholarship Special!

EU FLAGAre you are a resident of one of the European Union member countries?

Do you hold a passport of one of the member countries?

Contact us now to find out if you are eligible to receive one of a limited number of scholarships recently made available!

This offer is only valid until the end of August. Contact us now for more information!

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Who is EduKick?

EduKick is the FIRST and the BEST. The ORIGINAL and most experienced Football (Soccer) & Education Boarding School company now in its 14th year of providing the soccer experience of a lifetime.

First started back in 2001, EduKick now has over a decade of experience operating safe, secure and nurturing academic year soccer & education schools to international student-footballers from across the globe.

With nearly 800 videos posted on YOUTUBE of our eight Soccer Academy locations around the world, it’s there for everyone to click and witness for themselves.

At EduKick, football is our life!

EduKick Soccer Academies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please contact us today!

Spanish Soccer Academy: EduKick Students Enjoy Madrid

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Daily Routines

Everyday at Madrid students wake up at dawn in the university dorm rooms and prepare for the day of training ahead. After a simple Spanish breakfast, they begin daily language lessons and usual academics.

A workout in the gym follows with a specialized fitness training routine for each student-athlete. By then, it’s time for lunch in Madrid – the heartiest meal of the day here – introducing the student-players to many new foods and old favorites like tortillas.

Soccer practices and games take place during the afternoon, and in the evenings, a traditionally light Spanish dinner. Students often call home during this time as well as work on studies and spend time with new friends in the game room.
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Language and Culture

At EduKick Madrid, everyone works hard through training, practice, and academics. When it’s time to take a break, EduKick Madrid does the best “field trips” ever. The students-athletes get to enjoy a tour of the best Spain has to offer.

Register here for EduKick Madrid!


Sight-seeing and cultural day trips to famous Spanish sites, football stadium tours, and attending professional football matches become memories for everyone in attendance. One favorite day trip includes crossing the lush mountains of Guadaramma on their way to Segovia.

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Another favorite is the trip to the Roman aqueducts or the 300-year-old fountains in the gardens of Alcazar castle.

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Student-athletes learn to appreciate something new in each of these adventures and have a wonderful time bonding with their teammates.

For more information contact EduKick International at 866.338.5425 or internationally at 001.905.469-5661.

Crazy Soccer Boots!

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Sometimes, the best way to show your skills is with some crazy bright boots. The student-players at EduKick Manchester have taken up the challenge to make the most intriguing appearance on the field from their feet up.

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Okay, so bright yellow is cool, but take a look at the artistic design on these green ones. We think foot work takes on a whole new look when your feet are decked out like this. Check them out! Which do you like the best?

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And for the final, and our fave boots of the day, look at these shark motif foot covers. Ready to join EduKick and become the master of your footy skills?

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