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Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Introducing EduKick USA!

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Registration is now open for our EduKick USA PIA Soccer Boarding School, which starts now!

Erie, PA. USA October 26, 2018

EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA) announces new partnership with Pennsylvania International Academy (PIA) and Mercyhurst Preparatory School to open US based Soccer Boarding School in Erie, Pennsylvania, one of the United States most attractive cities on the east coast which is nestled along the American southern shores of Lake Erie.

EduKick and Pennsylvania International Academy (PIA) have combined strengths in soccer and education to offer "EduKick USA - PIA Soccer Boarding School," an English language academic year soccer academy located in the Pennsylvanian hotbed of soccer...Erie, Pennsylvania.

Beginning this September, EduKick will offer their newest venue, EduKick USA - PIA Soccer Boarding School to international student-soccer players worldwide. EduKick has well established soccer schools in Europe (Spain, Italy, France and England) and also Mexico, Brazil and Canada but the Erie, Pennsylvania campus will be the first ever on United States soil.

The new EduKick USA campus will be located on the Pennsylvania International Academy grounds known as Family First Sports Park. It’s an immaculate sprawling estate with 19 outdoor full-size natural grass soccer pitches, an indoor Fieldhouse that includes 2 regulation size turf soccer fields, an athletic club, dining hall, cafeteria, games rooms and a state of the art fitness centre. EduKick USA players will be housed in dormitory style lodging with 24/7 adult supervision by PIA staff.

The soccer curriculum includes training five day per week Monday through Friday under the direction EduKick USA Technical Director, Sam Tojaga, a highly experienced, licensed youth soccer coach with an impressive track record of exposing his soccer players to US Colleges and Universities.

Erie Admirals Soccer Club will also insert EduKick players onto their youth squads depending on the age and level of the player. With the Admirals, the visiting international student-players will train an additional twice per week in the evening and play a weekend match. To round out the soccer development experience, players will also undergo a rigorous core fitness training program overseen by their "Performance Training Specialist", Afrim Latifi, BS.

The education at EduKick USA will be provided by one of the top high schools in America, founded in 1926, Mercyhurst Preparatory School. Mercyhurst boast a 100% university placement and is recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.

EduKick Owner and Founder, Joey Bilotta said, "EduKick International Football Academies is pleased to offer students worldwide the opportunity to study and train daily in the US with our partners at PIA and Mercyhurst Prep. This is a fantastic opportunity for international players to continue their soccer development and education in the US and also to begin their US College or University soccer program search."

Interested partied should contact EduKick to inquire about enrollment.

EduKick Mission: To operate the world's leading international soccer/football and education academy boarding schools; building strong business relationships in a vibrant, creative and ethical international football environment. To teach, inspire and create the best technical footballers possible and create international students with inter-cultural competence (ICC) enabling them to compete in the modern competitive world.


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Register For Manchester Football Academy Now

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Registration is now open for our 22-week course at EduKick Manchester, which starts in January!

Joining a world-class university will propel you toward greatness and an excellent education. In addition, EduKick Manchester's football course offers the following benefits:

  • Daily English football training with UEFA-qualified trainers
  • Talent exposure through EduKick's ties with the Professional Football Association
  • Guest fooball appearances and speakers from around the world
  • Inclusion into EduKick's pro football trials showcase in Manchester
  • And much more!

With all this training, you can maintain an advantage on your pro football dreams without missing a single beat of your education. It's an opportunity that's too good to pass up.


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EduKick Manchester Performs Well Against Liverpool FC Foundation

Manchester academy news by J. Bilotta

This September, EduKick Manchester played a tough game against Liverpool FC Foundation.

As the game kicked off, Liverpool took the lead, using an aggressive play to take possession of the ball for the first 10 minutes. But EduKick wasn't going to be outdone so easily. As soon as they found their flow, they took control of the ball and played a passing game, playing from the back end and maintaining possession.

The game remained at an impasse, and by half time, neither side had scored. As the second half started, EduKick kept their momentum going. However, they started to miss goals and opportunities as the game progressed. Liverpool grabbed at the chance and scored, pulling ahead 0-1.

At the end of the game, despite the EduKick team's hard work, Liverpool came out ahead with a final score of 0-2.

"[It was] a disappointing result, we just need to have more confidence in that final third to get our shots off and have a go [sic]," said EduKick Manchester head coach Nigel Keogh. "We dominated that game and kept the ball well...If we'd have taken our chances, then we wouldn't have been in that position. All in all pleased with the effort and performance. They were trying to do the right things, some of the play was great, and we just need to make it pay in that final third; lots to work on for the next game and plenty of positives."


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Ellesmere Academy Gets A Visit From Richie Wellens!

The players at Ellesmere EduKick Manchester Academy received a nice surprise earlier this September when Richie Wellens, the former Manchester United and Leicester city star, came to visit.

Wellens' appearance was both entertaining and informative for the boys at the academy. These potential football stars got the chance to ask Richie Wellens their burning questions during a Q&A session with him.

The students received another surprise when they got to practice with Wellens on the field during their training session. Wellens personally coached them during the field session of his visit, helping the students refine their abilities and techniques.

Wellens currently resides as the first team coach at league two-side Oldham Athletic, which makes him a superb choice for helping these students reach their full potential!

"It's always great to have these guest sessions at our academy, but especially having Richie involved is fantastic!" said EduKick Manchester Director Mick Brennan. "Richie works a lot with our players in Manchester, and has a great understanding of our ethos in the academy and brings genuine energy and great advice to the sessions he does. The players at Ellesmere would have been able to take a lot for the afternoon with him, and hopefully we can get him along again soon to see their progress. A massive thanks to Richie for the session and talking with the players."

England Professional Football Trials

Nov. 08, 2018 Manchester academy news by J. Bilotta

Ready To Take Your Soccer Playing To The Next Level?

Complete EduKick Football Academy’s 14-week training course and you’ll have the opportunity to experience the trials held from September 10 – December 14. But there are even more ways to get noticed – like our football showcase in October!

Our venues give each of our student-players access to superior technical and athletic instructors, an excellent training regimen, and visibility among the better clubs.


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France Wins the World 2018 World Cup in Russia

July 15, 2018 Manchester academy news by J. Bilotta

World Cup Final France Beats Croatia

2018 World Cup Final

In a stunning World Cup Final, France beat Croatia 4-2, giving them a victory they have been fighting for since 2006.

Generally, France has dominated the other teams during their World Cup games, but this game was different. Croatia came out swinging and maintained control over France for the first half of the game.

However, France regained their lost footing and took back control of the field during the second half.


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An Incredible Victory For France!

July 15, 2018 Manchester academy news by J. Bilotta

2018 World Cup Final

This win has given France the morale boost they've really needed since their defeat in 2006 and has given us some new football stars to keep an eye on. For example, 19-year-old forward Kylian Mbappé put on an amazing performance, tying as the second-highest goalscorer in the tournament and ultimately receiving the Best Young Player Award.

Mbappé became the youngest French player to score at a World Cup and is the second teenager ever to score in a World Cup Final, an honor he shares with the famous Brazilian footballer Pelé.

Even the torrential rain in Russia couldn't put a damper on the young French team's enthusiasm as they celebrated their victory.

This win isn't only important to France, but also to many ambitious young players who have the skills in their sport that could make them truly great. France's win will inspire a new generation of players that could one day come to greatness.

Our venues give each of our student-players access to superior technical and athletic instructors, an excellent training regimen, and visibility among the better clubs.


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World Cup Final France Beats Croatia