Oakville, Ontario (PRWEB) December 7, 2007
With technology changing the way people work, play and even job hunt, soccer players applying to universities or professional clubs need to modernize their self-promotion efforts. To that end, EduKick, Inc, a soccer boarding school exchange program, has introduced soccer video résumés to its repertoire to help students promote themselves in the soccer world.
"University and professional teams are inundated with calls and résumés from players wanting to get noticed," said EduKick Vice President Joey Bilotta. "The key is to produce a packet of information for the coach or decision maker, including a high-level video highlight summary and a professionally designed soccer video résumé. You need something that will grab their attention and distinguish one player from the rest."
Soccer video résumés provide an opportunity for coaches to see players in action; even if they haven't been able to come watch them play in person. Players should still submit a traditional soccer résumé, which includes information like teams played for, those teams' standings, and individual statistics like scores, assists, points and shut-outs.
A soccer video résumé adds to that by giving soccer players their own personal highlight reel, which can help grab the attention of coaches, scouts and agents.
"We hear all the time how important self-promotion is when you're looking for a job," Bilotta said. "For our players, soccer is their job. We have the means to help them document their accomplishments on the field in a professional DVD highlight reel, which they can then use to help them stand out from their peers."
For the past five years, EduKick has been giving high school and university soccer players a unique opportunity to attend soccer board schools around the world. EduKick's soccer exchange programs take students to countries as diverse as Mexico, Italy, China and England. Some EduKick players even get the opportunity to participate in professional soccer trials.
"With EduKick, you get an experience unlike any other: training abroad in a professional soccer school environment," said Bilotta. "And now our players don't just have to tell coaches or professional teams about it. They can actually show them with video what they did with EduKick and how they played while abroad with us in our soccer school."
For more information about EduKick's soccer exchange boarding schools and soccer video résumés, visit them on the Web at http://www.edukick.com
To see EduKick's Soccer video résumé web page, click here: http://edukick.com/soccervideoresumes.asp?cat=146
About EduKick, Inc.:
EduKick's mission is to provide intensive soccer development training programs and academic soccer boarding schools that also teach youngsters about cultural diversity and foreign languages. As professionals, soccer fanatics and fathers, Joseph Bilotta and Corey Zimmerman wanted to create programs that maximized the EduKick youth's time abroad; instilling a sense of independence and pride through experiencing international travel, structured language study, cultural excursions, and daily professional soccer training.
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