Since 2001, EduKick have been the leader in study abroad, football travel programs. Our Academies provide professional football training combined with quality foreign language instruction or academic program and chaperoned cultural excursions in order to maximize a young player's experience abroad.
EduKick programs are based on the philosophy that exposure to foreign language, culture and professional football training abroad will accelerate personal and athletic growth in young people.
Our programs provide a very unique experienc, a complete package of football training and language lessons or academic program that have a lasting and positive influence on the participating young player.
EduKick is committed to delivering the highest level of instruction, in a secure, safe, and nurturing environments.
International Football Academies are intensive football Training and Language Immersion or academic programs, typically designed for students aged 10 to 24.
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 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.
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).
We require that potential particpants should have a number of years experience playing year round for a Club or School team. Telephone interviews of potential players are conducted if possible where players can be quickly qualified or players can send their Football resume by email or fax.
EduKick welcomes beginners into its International Academies but recommends if possible they prepare before arrival by taking basic conversational language classes while at home or purchase self study materials. It will help you to adjust tremendously to your new environment if you learn just a little!
No all High School study is conducted in the native tongue of the host country. It can be overwhelming at first but those students with good study habits can overcome the initial frustration of trying to study while learning a language and obtain good results at the end of the year.
EduKick provides initial additional language support and tutorials to each student in the early part of the program where necessary.
There are many factors involved in deciding if a student visa is required. Each country has it's own set of rules for accepting visitors/students. Please contact us by telephone or email and using our many years of experience we will provide you with advise regarding visa requirements depending on the specific country and Academy you would like to join.
At the point of registration EduKick cannot and does not promise anyone trials or professional contracts. The minimum guarantee is that you will develop you technical skills and tactical knowledge of the game which will make a significant difference when or you return home at the end of your course. The nature of our programs and the close relationships we have in the professional game means that each year a number of our players receive the opportunity to train or trial with a professional club. Players who develop and show potential at the discretion of our professional staff are selected to take part in trials/training with pro clubs.
EduKick England is the primary Academy that accommodates players in local English Host Families. All of our hosts are carefully selected by our welfare officer and have police background checks/screening conducted and are very experienced dealing with young people through their employment (social workers, teachers, nurses, etc.).
Each Academy course is priced differently based upon slightly different services provided in each location. The average price of a Year Long Academy program is $36,000 USD. Please refer to each individual Country page to see individual course pricing.
All fees are required prior to attending the Academy. Upon registration a 15 percent tuition fee deposit and $200 USD registration fee is required. 90 days prior to arrival a 60% payment is required and final payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.
You can register online at our website or by downloading, printing, completing and returning the registration form to us by fax or email. The preferred method of payment is by bank wire transfer (no admin fees) but we do accept credit card payments (subject to 3 percent admin fee)
A. In some (not all) of our Academy programs we place players onto local teams. When players first arrive they are evaluated by our coaching staff over a period of 2/3 weeks and then they are taken to try out with local teams and if accepted become part of the local team squad for evening training session 2/3 times each week and matches on the weekend. Players will continue to train with EduKick coaching staff 2/3 times each week.
Each country has different age requirements based upon the immigration laws of the host country. Below is an approximate minimum age requirement guide by Academy but if interested to join please call or email to confirm.