EduKick Opens Registrations for International Soccer and Education Academies Abroad

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EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA) opens registration window for 2014 HALF-YEAR Soccer and Education Academy courses in Spain, England, France, Italy, Mexico, USA and Brazil.

EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA) announced this week that they are accepting registrations for their unique half year soccer and education academy boarding schools that begin in January 2014.

EduKick International Football Academies are intensive football training and language immersion or academic programs, typically designed for students aged 13 to 23 years of age. EduKick's You Tube account allows interested parties to view hundreds of EduKick academy videos.

The programs combine daily professional football training and daytime structured language classes, High School academics or sports science courses taught by highly qualified coaches and teachers with evening cultural activities and weekend trips to popular tourist attractions and historical destinations.

EduKick players live in the selected country and are totally immersed in its language and culture. In their academies scattered around the planet, all football training sessions, academic and language classes and social activities are conducted in the foreign language to maximize the youth's opportunity to acquire proficiency in the new language and his or her overall cultural experience abroad.

EduKick provides academic year football academy boarding schools in SPAIN, ENGLAND, FRANCE, ITALY, BRAZIL, MEXICO and USA with full-time educational options (ESL, EFL, BTEC Sports Science, Foreign Language Study, IGCSE and A-Level, and USA 8-12 Online Distance Learning).

Young soccer enthusiasts from around the world assembled in early September at EduKick venues for the academic year courses in each international venue. Now EduKick is opening registration for players worldwide to apply to attend their HALF YEAR courses which begin in January 2014 and ending five months later in May 2014.

EduKick, established in 2001 and a leader in soccer and education academies, recently published a document outlining ten (10) things that make them unique as a soccer and education provider:

1.     They are the first and most experienced privately established Football (Soccer) and Education Academies Company since 2001.

2.     Institutional motto “Football is Education” explains it all. Teach character building using football as the vehicle to teach invaluable life lessons.

3.    Parental communication and reporting is a key feature of participant’s success. Parents are constantly updated on their son or daughter’s development and progress with reports, newsletters, blog stories, social media, video and photos.

4.     Safety and supervision is EduKick's highest priority. A dedicated full-time Welfare Officer is available to support participant’s needs, care and attention 24 hours a day for the duration of their course.

5.     Exposure to professional clubs: Integrity is very important to EduKick so they do not promise trials with professional clubs in exchange for simply registering for one of our programs. Program venues and staff are strategically selected to provide each participant with the exposure needed for them to hopefully obtain a trial with a club. Professional club scouts and youth coaches are often present at EduKick Academy matches, as they have unique alignments and affiliations with professional clubs in each of their international academies and in some venues all participants are prepared for and entered into well-respected and ethically minded national soccer scouting open trial events approved by EduKick.

6.     All programs follow a highly structured football training syllabus identical to professional club youth academies. The programs are delivered by highly qualified UEFA professional football coaches with many years of experience working with youth soccer players.

7.     Participants are prepared for the demands of twenty first century education in a flexible curriculum that allows daily football training and study to function together. As well as language immersion study courses, EduKick venues offer British system GCSE & A-Level study, USA Grade 9-12 High School study and BTEC Diplomas in Sports performance.

8.     Intercultural competence (ICC) is a key element in selecting EduKick venues. Participants take away a lot more than just football development and education. They educate participants to have empathy and an understanding of the behavior's and thinking of the people of their host country and are encouraged to become part of the local community and to immerse themselves in the local language and culture.

9.    EduKick provides a full package of services for its academy players, including accommodation; food, local transport, medical insurance, training and leisure gear, full-time academics, daily football training, competitive matches, welfare, supervision, mentorship, regular communication and reporting to parents, and airport pick up/drop off.

10.    Mentorship is a key to successful development on and off the pitch so careful consideration is given when selecting EduKick staff. Staff are excellent role models sharing their experiences and building relationships with participants based upon trust and act as great sounding boards.

Interested parties should contact EduKick at the contact information provided in this release to inquire about the January 2014 HALF YEAR soccer and education courses available worldwide.

Spanish speakers can access EduKick's new Spanish language website en Español.

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