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EU Residents: Scholarship Special!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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SOCCER TIPS: Avoiding Dehydration

Drinking enough fluid should be a priority for every player and coach. Water keeps you cool from the inside out, increases blood flow to the muscles and brain, boosts stamina, bolsters focus and gives you the edge others may lack.
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Even slight dehydration (-2%) can lead to significantly poor performance. Greater loss causes damage in the form of heat exhaustion

#1 Mental Focus
Adequate water intake thins the blood to keep your brain well supplied with the oxygen it needs to process information quickly. Without it, you will find yourself lacking the ability to think quickly on the field.
Dehydration symptoms: Muddled thinking and slow mental response.

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#2 Muscle Strength
Taking in enough fluid allows for quicker muscle reactions and strength. Blood contains the nutrients your muscles crave. Adequate hydration sends blood flow where you need it most – your legs.
Dehydration symptoms: Headache and achy, sore legs that begin to tire easily.

#3 Overall stamina
Keeping a player hydrated before the game begins and especially during halftime can prevent poor performance in the second half of a game when others may be dropping off from exertion and slight dehydration.
Dehydration symptoms: Sudden exhaustion, feeling warmer than normal, dark or cloudy urine, sweating less than normal.

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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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Manchester’s Michael Carrick Coaches EduKick Students!

Our players are being coached by some of the best current and ex-football players and coaches in the pro-soccer world.

EduKick welcomes Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick to our team of guest coaches!
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After linking with the Professional Football Association recently, EduKick Manchester has become an integral part of their Coach Education Program.

This program provides a quick and accessible way for these soccer professionals to get coaching experience, by offering them smart, capable students on whom to practice their coaching skills.

All the Edukick players, so long as they are fit and keep up their scores academically, will have the opportunity to meet and be coached by Michael Carrick, the England Star.

“What a great experience for the boys,” says Mick Brennan, director of Edukick Manchestere. “I bet most of their friends and family back home will be looking on with jealously at the chance these boys have to come, not only to one of the world’s best facilities, but be coached by a world class star.”

Our EduKick Manchester team will travel to the Carrington facilities, the training home of Manchester United Football Club, on a weekly basis so Michael can spend time instructing them.

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During the first session last week, Michael and Merick, the head of Education at Manchester United, taught the EduKick players in two sessions. Michael was fantastic with the team, giving tips even after the session and just enjoying conversing with them.

“Hopefully, they can all take some real experience and knowledge from this, along with some great memories too. A massive ‘Thank You’ to Michael and all the team at the PFA for letting them have this chance. And well done to all the lads who were magnificent today here at Carrington. We look forward to the coming weeks,” offers Brennan.

It’s a credit to the student-players’ attitudes, effort and commitment that they were selected by the PFA and Michael to take part in this exciting program.

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EduKick Madrid-More Training Fun!

These guys are having fun training to be the best soccer players they can be. And the coolest part is getting to work with people from around the world!

Learning a new language really helps take the experience to a new level as they work hard at their education both on and off the field.

Anytime you want more information, just fill out the form below. We’ll tell you all about how awesome living at an EduKick Academy can be.

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Pro-Soccer Players Were EduKick Grads

EduKick Alumni Turned Pros

Ever wondered what EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA) alumni are up to? So were we. Take a moment to look at all the fantastic soccer players around the world who started at an EduKick Academy.

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David Somma is an alumnus of EduKick Madrid Football Academy. At the moment he is a free agent in the United States working hard on his game through a professional physical conditioning program.

While he was in England, he made a big impact, soon becoming a regular first team squad member of the English Championship club Leeds United FC. Having been born in South Africa, Somma made his full international debut with the South African Men’s National Team in a game opposing the United States team.

Next up in our lines of successful alumni is Eric Behrens, the German goalkeeper who displayed his talented goalkeeping while attending EduKick Manchester Football Academy in 2013 at age 16.

Eric now shows off his hard work and excellent skills for the English Championship side, Derby County F.C.

EduKick Manchester Academy is where he caught the attention of coaches at Manchester City Youth Academy. After training with Manchester City for a while, he then attended a trial with Aston Villa. In the end, Eric was offered a professional contract with Derby County FC after a very successful trial.

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Miguel Hamutenya from Namibia, Africa is another EduKick alumi who is now playing professionally. In his case, the Norwegian 2nd division club Strommen FC has recently re-signed a deal to keep him on for one more year.

Directly after EduKick, Miguel signed a professional contract with Bnei Sakhnin of the Israel Premier League. After one successful season there, he then signed a contract subject to a successful work permit application with Glasgow Rangers of the Scottish premier division. Since the work permit was turned down he had to discontinue with the Scottish Champions at the time.

He has now landed in Norway where he has established himself as a key member of Strommen FC.

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EduKick England alum Sam Zimmermann is currently representing his native Lichtenstein National U21.

Through EduKick Manchester’s awesome connections, he was able to obtain a trial with English Championship professional team Peterborough FC. They asked him to return for a another trial during their pre-season training, but Sam returned home to Switzerland in order to complete his education, signing instead with FC Emmenbrücke for a time.

Once again performing high above the rest, Sam moved on to the Swiss 3rd division professional club SC Kriens representing their U21 squad. Sam is now with the Lichtenstein national squad at a training camp.

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Matt Sanner, an American from Indiana, USA is an EduKick Alumni who is currently playing professionally for BK Bodens FC of the Swedish 2nd division.

Matt and fellow alumnus Conti Kolokotronis attended EduKick Madrid Elite Camp together, and both have turned pro! (See Conti’s blurb below.)

After attending the intense Elite Camp, Matt completed his Ivy League education at Princeton University and played center forward. Attacking Midfield for the prestigious school.

American, Constantine Kolokotronis from Sacramento, California is an EduKick Madrid alumnus. He now plays professionally in the Greek 2nd Division for Vyzas Megaron F.C.

Kolokotronis is a Greek-American, and signed his first professional contract, in August 2013, after initially attending the EduKick Madrid Elite Camp, in the summer of 2010 and EduKick Madrid Academy Program, in 2011.

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“It really is wonderful to see so many of our alumni fulfilling their potential and achieving their football dreams. We are very proud to have played a part in their football development. We are also very happy that our professional trial programs can provide our aspiring young professional footballers with genuine exposure opportunities to the professional level of the game.” – EduKick G.M. Jon Morgan

Another EduKick England alumnus, Nazar Kmit from Ukraine, is playing professionally in the Ukraine 2nd Division for FC Skala.

Nazar earned a trial at Preston North End, of the English Football League 1st Division, while at EduKick England and continued working towards his dream of playing soccer/football professionally once he returned home.

After completing a successful trial at FC Skala, Nazar has moved from their youth team level to being a vital player on their senior squad.

“We had two goals coming into this program: find a safe, hospitable, loving, professional environment that would allow a young kid to learn and experience the ins and outs of becoming a professional football player. Secondly, to secure some reputable relationships with UK teams and professionals that we could leverage for the 2014 season that would trend us down the path of scholarship football in a professional football setting. In my opinion, I think both of those goals exceeded our expectations and I owe it to you guys (EduKick) for helping us find our way over this last year.” – Sean Bredin, father of EduKick player Quinn Bredin, of Canada

After attending EduKick Madrid for three seasons (2010-2013), Japanese student Yuya Matsumoto worked his way onto the highest level Junior academy team of third division Spanish club AD Colmenar.

Yuya has now signed his first professional football contract and represents FK Jezero in the Montenegrin 2nd Division.

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