Oakville, Canada, August 21, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Soccer players from around the world are applying to train at EduKick's newest venues: yearlong academic soccer boarding schools in Cannes, France and in Bolton, England. Students will train daily under the youth coaching staff for the Bolton Wanderers FC Academy in England and AS Cannes in France.
"This is our first year to send soccer boarding school students to Cannes, France," said Joey Bilotta, vice president of EduKick. "The coaches in France are AS Cannes youth academy coaches from the French professional team. In England, BWFC Academy coaches will train students at the state-of-the-art facilities at Bolton Arena.
"Being associated with Michel Hidalgo, our EduKick France partner in Cannes, and the Bolton Wanderers in England really distinguishes our soccer schools as the top venues for serious players looking to study and train abroad."
EduKick also offers year-round boarding schools in Italy, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.
With the new additions, the core foundation of EduKick hasn't changed. Soccer students enrolling in the academic yearlong international soccer camps will receive the same intense language immersion experience as in previous years. They attend affiliated private high schools or affiliated education institutions in each country.
EduKick soccer school students in Italy also benefit from world-class competition and daily training by the famous Italian coach, Bruno Redolfi, formerly the head of AC Parma and AC Perugia youth sectors. Players in Italy's yearlong program take part “friendly” matches against semi-professional and professional youth teams in April or May of each year.
"We've heard on the grapevine that one of the professional teams is interested in one of our students that tried out this year in Italy," said Bilotta. "It's a great feeling that we can offer these opportunities to our students."
Parents have been thrilled with the education and training provided by EduKick's international soccer camps.
"I was very pleased by not only the comfortable setting offered in the Hotel El Patio, but the kindness and nice people who run this hotel," said Sonya Fernandez from Texas, whose 16-year-old daughter, Alexandra, attended the EduKick Italy camp. "Their food was great and had a nice pool as well! Coach Bruno, the monitor Marianne Sasso, and the campers always had lunch and dinner as a family.
"But the best testimonial was my daughter's smile and not wanting to leave Italy. She became inspired by the art, the language and the passion for soccer... Thanks for everything, EduKick!"
Students that need visas have only a limited time to sign up for EduKick 2008-09 academic yearlong soccer boarding schools. They Must sign up by August 20th in order to get their visas on time. Students that do not need visas because they have an EU passport, however, have until the second week of September to sign up.
Enjoy the soccer adventure of a lifetime. Visit http://www.edukick.com/register to register today.
About EduKick, Inc.:
EduKick's provides intensive soccer development training programs that also teach students about cultural diversity and foreign languages.
As professionals, soccer fanatics and fathers, Joseph Bilotta and Corey Zimmerman wanted to create programs that maximized the youth's time abroad; instilling a sense of independence and pride through experiencing international travel, structured language study, cultural excursions, and daily professional soccer training.
VP of EduKick, Inc.