EduKick believes that living, studying and training in a foreign country is an invaluable experience that a player will never forget and the benefits of such an experience will be embedded positively into that individual for the rest of his or her life. 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 and language immersion programs. 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 in order 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 that service and more. 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 our academies all football training sessions, academic and language classes and social activities are conducted in the foreign language to maximize the youth's window of opportunity to acquire proficiency in the new language.
Currently, EduKick hosts 8 Soccer & Education Academies on three continents and continues to grow on a global scale each year.
EduKick programs attract a diverse mix of students from all around the world. Students represent a wide variety of nations from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. This international mix of students allows for a rich cultural exchange and makes the respective country's language the common language of communication. The soccer training and cultural excursions are also conducted in the foreign language to add to the language immersion experience. Year-Long' boarding schools (High School & University options) are available for boys and girls aged 13-24 years of age (depending on the academy location).
Current Academy locations:
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
EduKick Academies offer both High School & Language immersion programs. These unique programs coincide with the regular academic year, beginning in September and ending in mid-June of the following year. Half-Year program begins in January and ends in June.
EduKick programs expose players to high-level technical soccer training that is designed to be intense, educational and progressive…but also fun. Players attend 2-3 hours of structured, professionally run training sessions daily (Monday – Friday).
EduKick soccer training sessions give specific attention to conditioning and fitness but the main priority is on individual ball skill and technical development/enhancement. EduKick's worldwide programs are affiliated with professional soccer clubs, coaches, schools and academies. Our technical coaching staff are seasoned FIFA (Federation International Futbol Association) licensed coaches and often former professional players. EduKick coaching staff understands participants attend the programs to learn and become better players. Our coaches are committed to providing quality and enthusiastic technical expertise to ensure that our participants develop as soccer players.