soccer

Football Academy in Manchester (14 Week; football only)

England, Brook House, 64 - 72 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BQ
amateur professional
16-25 years
About the program

EduKick Football Academy program in Manchester, England is a 14-week course designed for males only aged 16 years old and above who want to focus on football (soccer) development. This program does not include academic education (school classes)

The program provides exposure opportunities and soccer education which allows participants to measure their level of play and understand what it takes to become a professional player in the UK. During the 14 weeks of the soccer academy & pro training sessions, participants will train daily under the guidance of EduKick Manchester UEFA qualified staff and participate in regular competitive matches.

Host family or independent student residence accommodation is part of our complete package of service that ensures the welfare, safety, and security of each participant.

The facilities include:

  • Full-size rubber crumb pile 3G pitch with floodlighting.
  • Grass pitch (not full size)
  • Fully equipped gym ( Sports Direct Fitness )
  • Classroom for game and player analysis on the large white board
  • Indoor sports hall

Match Play

The squad competes weekly when possible against other local sides, football academies, traveling teams and professional sides. These competitive fixtures give the players an opportunity to showcase their talent to the coaches and visiting scouts/club coaches and to put into practice the skills from the training sessions.
Throughout the time of the soccer academy, we offer a variety of excursions and opportunities depending on your time of stay, all participants on the program can have the option to sign up for these events. Events include: trips to professional football clubs for coaching sessions, UK football trial days, guest speakers at the school site in Manchester, watching live games in the northwest of England.

EduKick Social Programme

There’s always something to do after school. Our Social Programme is an excellent chance to practice the English that you learn.

Every week, different afternoon and evening activities are organized for you in Manchester. Regular activities include visits to museums, city tours, afternoon tea, karaoke, international food parties, pub nights, cinema evenings, concerts and more. This will give you the opportunity to meet friends, practice your English and see more of England. Throughout the year we also have visits every Saturday to places like Liverpool, Chester, York, Blackpool and the Lake District

Daily football training with UEFA qualified coaches (Monday – Friday) minimum of 2 hours per session

Pro training sessions are focused and tailored to develop each player both individually and all players collectively as a team technically and tactically targeting competitive fixtures. In the initial weeks of a program, players will be tested and given feedback on areas for improvement. These tests will be repeated with targets set for each player on a regular basis. Players will be involved in football-specific fitness work to improve stamina, strength and core stability which are vitally required attributes in the professional game. Players will learn about their own responsibilities during team training sessions and different systems of play. Players may experience different positions and coaches will try to find the optimum position and role in the games for players.

Regular competitive friendly games against a variety of levels of opponent from local colleges to professional academies

Games will be scheduled based upon the EduKick soccer academy squad’s ability level to allow them to put into practice what they have worked on during the daily training sessions. In addition to the regular weekly matches throughout the season, we will schedule ‘target’ fixtures where we will play against academies or youth teams from the professional clubs. Past examples of fixtures played are against Preston North End, Accrington Stanley, Bury FC, Manchester United Foundation team, Manchester City Shadow squad, Curzon Ashton, Barrow FC, Altringham FC along with many colleges and visiting touring teams in the Manchester area.

Guest coaching & football training with professional football clubs/coaches in the northwest giving you an opportunity to showcase your talent

During the program, we invite ex-professional players, current club coaches and highly experienced coaches from the UK to our training ground to conduct training sessions. These are a great opportunity not only to showcase a player’s talent to the pros but to see first-hand how the professional club coaches work and what they expect. Previous guest coaches include coaches from Blackburn Rovers, Burnley FC, ex-players from Preston, Manchester City and Manchester United along with current players and coaches from a variety of clubs on the PFA sessions. During the 2014/2015 season, the players were coached by Manchester United star Michael Carrick.

Entry into the UK football trials in Manchester

You will be able to showcase your talent in front of invited scouts from clubs at all levels of the football structure in the UK and playing alongside some top quality players in the trials. This is a real target for all players to get noticed. At UK football trials on average, they have 12 – 15 different club scouts in attendance, all looking for players. When attending through us players also have the advantage of more information going to the scouts and the UK football trial placement officer. We submit player’s information with notes on their progress throughout their time with us and previous achievements sometimes with links to their own player profile on our website. This information is provided to all scouts in attendance. Attending the football trials twice gives our participants an initial opportunity to test out the trials and familiarise themselves with the environment and nature of the event then use the knowledge and feedback gained to build, prepare and focus on the second session. In recent history, we have had EduKick players selected at the events for further football club trials with Crewe Alexandra FC, Bury FC, Accrington Stanley FC, Everton FC, and Witton Albion.

This 14 Week soccer camp includes:

- Daily football training with UEFA qualified coaches (Monday – Friday) - a minimum of 2 hours per session;
- Regular competitive friendly games against a variety of levels of opponent from local colleges to professional academies (1 game per week minimum). In past we played with с Preston North End, Accrington Stanley, Bury FC, Manchester United Foundation team, Manchester City Shadow squad, Curzon Ashton, Barrow FC, Altringham FC;
- Guest coaching & pro football training sessions with professional football clubs/coaches in the northwest giving you an opportunity to showcase your talent (minimum 3 per 22-week program);
- Entry into the EduKick Manchester trial showcase events;
- Guest speakers from the world of football & Sport;
- Regular talent exposure through our link with the Professional Football Association (dependent upon availability);
- Team excursions – trip to watch professional matches (Man Utd, Man City, etc.…) and/or U19/21 professional club matches, squad dinners at local restaurants (minimum 4 per 22-week program);
- Weekly team meeting with match analysis or training analysis
- Online player profile/CV
- Full training & Leisure kit package for your program, including training tops, shorts and socks, training and leisure tracksuits, hoodies and polo shirts and winter jackets and wet tops
- Visa support letters subject to requirements and acceptance
- Airport Transfers on Arrival & Departure at the start and end of the course
- Private return bus transportation between EduKick Manchester school and training facility
- Student insurance for the duration of your stay
- Host family Accommodation – Mandatory for 16 & 17-year-olds optional for those aged 18 and above
Independent student residence accommodation – Optional for those aged 18 and above
- Breakfast & Evening meal – HOST FAMILY OPTION ONLY
- Access to a fully equipped Gym 7 days a week
- Welfare support and guidance
- 24 hour on call helpline

NOT INCLUDED IN COURSE FEES:
•       Local travel – return transport between the accommodation of your choice and EduKick Manchester School site. Manchester has an excellent public rail, bus and tram network. The main transport hub is a 5-minute walk from our School site.
•       Lunch (if you choose host family accommodation you receive Breakfast and evening meal)
•       Breakfast, Lunch & evening meal (if you are 18 and choose Independent student living)
•       Academic education (studying)


Cost and duration of the program:
The football academy starts 30 August 2020 - ends 12 December 2020
Costs - 12 490 USD per program/term, plus 200 USD as a compulsory application fee.
Deposit - 15%

Compulsory registration fee - 200 USD (non refundable)

Transfer from Manchester (Liverpool) international Airport to the Academy (or accommodation) is free of charge.
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