The EduKick Football Academy courses are a complete package of academic study abroad, professional football/soccer training, and language & culture immersion unlike any other. First started back in 2001, EduKick now has two decades of experience operating safe, secure, and nurturing academic year football academies (soccer schools) to international student-footballers from across the globe.
We’d like to offer you (your son or daughter) the opportunity to attend one of our football and education academies in any of our exciting destinations around the world, Spain, England, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Montenegro, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, and the USA! The academic year (10 month) football academy courses are intended for competitive players 12 years to 26 years of age. We also offer academic half year, semester, and 4-week options. Team & Group Soccer Tours are available in selected EduKick venues, and the Pro Football Trial Showcase combines are for competitive players only that pre-qualify by submitting the required football CV video package or attend an EduKick four (4) week academy course first for talent evaluation.
Academic options in our football and education academies include the International Baccalaureate (IB), English as a Second Language (ESL), BTEC, International Foundation Program (IFP), Foreign Language Studies, British system GCSE and A-Levels, and in each of our venues EduKick facilitates independent “Online Distance Learning” by providing high-quality INTERNET WIFI access.
EduKick believes that living, studying, training, and playing football in a foreign country is an invaluable experience that a footballer will cherish forever, and the benefits of such an experience will be embedded positively into that individual for the rest of his or her life. At the end of the academic year or short-term course, we hope and expect our EduKick academy players to begin to develop a keen sense of Inter-Cultural Competence (ICC), which is the ability for one to come to understand and appreciate a culture other than their own. And possibly most valuable for the participating EduKick student-players, is their opportunity to attain some level of foreign language linguistic competence, in the new language they are studying and being immersed in.
EduKick staff, keenly aware of the challenges that our soccer boarding school academies presents to our players, are fully committed to our players’ overall education through our soccer development academic courses. Living, playing soccer, and studying in a different country as a teenager or young adult represents an enormous challenge for both the participant and the educators. From the participant courage, effort and character are required to succeed.
From the EduKick staff, it demands professional guidance, supervision, mentorship, and expertise to provide the required level of service needed for our players to succeed and benefit invaluably from their experience abroad with us. At EduKick, we aim to deliver on that service and create an atmosphere across all our academy venues conducive to learning, developing, growing, and maturing as a person and as a soccer player.
It is very important that participating students and their parent’s expectations for the program match exactly that which we are capable and confident of offering. That is why we have prepared this EduKick General Course Manual to give you a general overview of our EduKick International Football (Soccer) Academies.
EduKick wants to reassure all student-players and parents of our 100% commitment to our player’s football development, education and above all, their overall well-being while attending our academy programs. We are committed to providing the service outlined in this document to the best of our ability and we hope that you (or your child) will join us soon at one of our EduKick “International Football & Education Academies” venues around the world. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.