Oakville, Ontario, Canada, February 23, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- In a difficult economy, high boarding school expenses are taking their toll on families. The 2009 launch of EduKick international soccer boarding schools offers an affordable alternative, combining high-level soccer training with unique cultural experiences for soccer players.
"It's not usual to see boarding school tuition range from $40,000 to $50,000 per year," said Joey Bilotta, co-founder of EduKick international soccer boarding schools. "For parents facing a difficult economy, that's a huge expense."
EduKick prices for full-year academic and soccer training programs in England, Italy, France, Spain, and Mexico range from $20,000 to $38,000.
Evan Tomasello, 14, found EduKick while looking for soccer camps in Italy.
"Evan originally wanted to go to a summer camp," said Karen Tomasello, Evan's mother. "But after looking into the program he felt the year round school and training was what he truly wanted."
Karen was very skeptical about sending her son overseas at such a young age, but she was impressed with the dedication to safety at EduKick's international soccer boarding schools.
"The entire experience went beyond our expectations," said Karen. "The communication was fabulous. I could email a question to Mr. Bilotta and get an immediate response.
"The supervision over the younger boys was outstanding; we had to fax approval for anything out of the ordinary."
When Evan returned after a year of training at EduKick's Italian soccer boarding schools, Evan's mother noticed the changes immediately.
"Not only did he receive exceptional training, but had the cultural experience of a lifetime," Karen said. "He came back speaking fluent Italian and has shined as a soccer player since.
"I would highly recommend the program to any young person who is serious about soccer. These guys really care about the kids in the program and want them to succeed.
"The support system since has been great. We requested college recommendations from Mr. Bilotta, and received them within just a few days."
Take a virtual tour of EduKick international soccer boarding schools at EduKick.com.
About EduKick, Inc.:
EduKick's international soccer boarding schools provide 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.