EduKick Professional Soccer Training
Soccer in the 21st century is more competitive than ever. Individuals from all over the world are stronger, and better trained than they were in the past. To continue to meet these competitive demands requires an integrated training approach in four areas of performance: technical, tactical, physical, and mental.
These four areas serve as the foundation for personal achievement.This is accomplished through coaching and training in advanced strength and conditioning techniques, uniquely integrated with mental, nutritional and sports medical principles.
World-class soccer coaching
All EduKick coaches are FIFA-licensed. Many of them have long been professional coaches, while some are former professional players themselves. EduKick players are learning only from the best. Programming is provided in either an individual or small group format. The coach/teacher to athlete ratio is kept purposely low to assure optimal instruction.
Meet our coaches:
• France: Michelle Hidalgo, former French national team coach and European cup winner.
• Mexico: Armando Cosilion, EduKick Vallarta soccer schools director, director of Codefut Futbol Schools.
• Italy: Bruno Redolfi, EduKick Italia technical football director for Insegnare Calcio, assistant coach Modena FC, and former technical director of youth sectors squads for AC Perugia, AC Parma, and the Italian Soccer Federation.
• Spain: Anselmo and Poli Aragones, professional coaches and the nephews of Luis Aragones, the head coach for the Spanish National World Cup Team.
• England: Mick Brennan, the former senior community office for the Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
Soccer training is daily, intensive, and encompasses both individual and team training. EduKick players can expect to spend two to three hours every day out on the pitch. Players regularly test their skills in friendly matches against local youth clubs.
Daily practices focus on key aspects of soccer development:
Players are scouted principally on observation during specific oriented course activities: open training sessions, matches or tournaments. For players who have a high ability of play, pre-engagements trials may be set with a professional club.
EduKick Success Stories
Many EduKick players have gone on to successful soccer careers. Some have signed contracts with major professional teams. Others have been invited to compete in professional trials.
Davide Somma attended EduKick’s international soccer school in Madrid in 2004, where EduKick directors immediately noticed his talent. Thanks to EduKick, Davide was able to secure professional trials with C.D. Logroñes, a northern-based Spanish club, and AC Perugia, a famous Italian club. In February 2009, Davide signed with the San Jose Earthquakes, a professional team in the United States.
Mason Hampel had already attended one EduKick international soccer school in Madrid when he signed up to go to their newest boarding school in Cannes, France, in 2008. It was during a site visit that he was offered the chance to try out for the AS Cannes U18 squad, and he made the team. Now the 17-year-old is playing on the French youth squad while he attends EduKick’s international boarding school in Cannes for the 2008-09 year.
As a rule, EduKick players have an edge over their peers, thanks to intensive training and competition against peers from around the world.
Dyan & Steve Thais, Australia
I would like to express to you and the staff in Madrid, how happy my husband and I were with the Madrid EduKick program.
Jye has had the most wonderful six months of his life.
This program has given him the opportunity to experience and embrace another culture while playing a sport he has loved from a very early age — under the professional guidance of coaches I believe to be perfect mentors for young youth of today.
Jye has established truly great friendships with the other boys; friendships he will have forever regardless of the geographic distance between them.
My husband and I took a trip to Madrid in May to see our son. We could see that Jye was very happy with his life in Madrid and had settled in very well, and he was being cared for by the Madrid staff.
In many ways it was sad that Jye’s time in Madrid was coming to an end, as he had formed close bonds with everybody there.
Thank you all kindly for a wonderful program.”