(PRWEB) May 6, 2006
EduKick European Soccer Boarding Schools & Soccer Soccer Camps are the ultimate in study abroad, soccer travel programs. EduKick soccer schools provide professional soccer training combined with quality foreign language instruction and chaperoned cultural excursions in order to maximize the young player's experience abroad. EduKick is an international soccer academy that provides high level language and soccer instruction...in secure, safe, and nurturing environments.
EduKick European Soccer Schools and Summer Soccer Camps include:
Professional Euopean Soccer Training:
Players attend 2-3 hour training sessions daily. EduKick is affiliated with professional European soccer clubs, coaches, schools and academies. Foreign coaches are FIFA (Federation International Futbol Association) licensed and some are former professional players. EduKick youth are exposed to high-level international soccer training that is designed to be intense but fun and educational. Scrimmages are organized daily and when possible "friendly matches" are arranged between EduKick youth and their foreign peers. EduKick arranges for professional players to make special appearances and to speak with the EduKick youth when possible. The daily soccer training is conducted in the native language so that the opportunity for EduKick youth to learn through immersion is maximized.
Language Immersion Program:
EduKick players will attend 2 hours of language instruction each day. Classes are held "onsite" at our affilated Hotel conference rooms in the host city. The language curriculum concentrates on conversational skill-building and situational learning. The academic language element of the EduKick experience is not limited to the classroom...the real language lesson will be the experience of living in a foreign country, eating, drinking, sleeping, and playing in the chosen country's culture.
The afternoon soccer training sessions will also be conducted in the native language. Although bilingual coaches are being used, the focus of the entire trip is language immersion, therefore, the native language will be used whenever possible.
In the program, it is the time abroad, being independent and away from family that brings about individual growth. Most EduKick youth will not have traveled abroad before, while others will have traveled but only with their parents. And, of course, some will be seasoned travelers. Those of us who have traveled out of our native country understand that the experience somehow gives us a broader outlook on life. Time spent in environments abroad enlightens us, and inspires us to try other new things (like learning new languages). This is especially true for teenagers. The experience of flying alone to JFK Airport in New York City to meet the rest of the EduKick Team will be a bit of a culture shock in itself. Landing in a foreign country for the first time is an amazing thing, inherently exciting, especially when your arrival to the foreign city is as part of a team.
The experience of living and playing in another culture is dramatic. EduKick believes that exposing young people to foreign cultures will accelerate personal growth and inspire them to reach their full potential. Players live the day-to-day experience of the foreign culture; from the language spoken and style of soccer, to foods they eat, music they listen to, and programs they watch on TV. At EduKick camp players have each of their six senses on high alert continually; everything will be new and exciting, like nothing they have ever seen before.
EduKick is associated with international partners, both in language and soccer, who understand the EduKick philosophy and who are established, qualified professionals with extensive experience in education and youth programs. EduKick is committed to providing the highest level of cultural, language, and soccer education and service possible to make this time abroad an unforgettable experience for the participating youth. In the end, the relationships that the EduKick youth create with their foreign friends and their fellow EduKick team members from around the world, will be the most rewarding and educational aspect of their trip.
Learn more by visiting http://www.edukick.com