Welcome to EduKick Canada Football Development & Language Immersion Programs!
EduKick Canada programs are a complete package of international travel, Canadian cultural exposure, English language study & immersion, academic study and professional football training.
EduKick is proud to offer High School for Elite Athletes to ensure that participating players have "the English language & culture football experience of a lifetime!"
EduKick believes that living, studying and training in a foreign country is an invaluable experience that a player will never forget and the benefits of such an experience will be embedded positively into that individual for the rest of his or her life.
EduKick staff is keenly aware of the challenges that our Academy
presents to our players so are fully committed to the overall education of each
individual through our football development and language immersion program.
Living, playing football and studying in Canada as a teenager or young adult
represents an enormous challenge for both the participant and the educators.
From the participant courage, effort and character is required to succeed.
From the staff, it demands professional guidance, supervision, mentorship and
expertise in order to provide the required level of service to our young
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA),
and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the
Golden Horseshoe, which is home to over 8.1 million residents—approximately 25%
of Canada's population. Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international reflecting its role as
an important destination for immigrants to Canada.
Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada. Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendly attitude to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.
Residents of Toronto are called Torontonians.
A typical day in the life of an EduKick Canada player:
- Check-in & registration
- Strength & conditioning training (1 hour)
- High School classes (2 hours)
- Football training session - 2 hour session
- High School classes (2 hours)
- Free time/study time
EDUKICK CAMPUS RESIDENCE
Preparation is the most important aspect for any student interested to continue their education at Canadian or USA University or colleges. EduKick Canada provides a complete education information package that ensures students are fully prepared and at the end of their course they will have:
- Created a Player Profile
- Identified 4-6 Universities that offer the students desired course of study
- Created an Introduction letter and resume
- Written the SAT pre test
- Researched available scholarships
- Students will Know what questions to ask University Head Coaches
- Created a time frame for school visits and explore costs involved with a full University program
- Understood the University/college application process
Goals of the course:
- To improve the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspect of every player's game.
- To develop a culture of excellence, quality, hard work and a competitive atmosphere in order to compete at a high level in all competitions.
- To move players towards achieving their soccer goals ie. US Scholarships and/or Professional Trials in Europe
- There will be 5 evaluation periods (7-8 weeks each) in which the players will be evaluated on their performance.
- Training will be 4 days a week, Monday –Thursday. Included in this week will be speed and endurance as well as strength and agility work that will be done to develop the physical aspect of the athlete.
- There will be physical testing at the end of every evaluation period, before evaluations are given out.
- Physical Testing includes: 300 Yard Shuttle Run (Tests for endurance and recovery time after strenuous activity), 40 Yard Sprint (Tests for speed), "T" Test (Tests for agility), Push Ups and Sit Ups in 1 Minute (Tests for strength and muscle endurance)
- 36 training weeks for the school year
Starting September 7th – Ending June 9th
- Block 1: Sept. 7 – Oct. 28
- Block 2: Nov. 1 – Dec.16
- Holiday: Dec.20 – Jan. 3
- Block 3: Jan. 3 – Feb. 10
- Block 4: Feb. 14 – Apr. 14 (March Break, Mar. 14 – 25)
- Block 5: Apr. 18 – June 9
- Week 1 to 4 – Ball Manipulation and full body technical work, Functional Fitness
- Baseline Fitness Testing – Sept. 21
- Must gain comfort on the ball and become technically sound
- Constant focus on details during this period to establish solid technical foundation.
- In school tryouts for tournament play
- Initial Player Goal Setting meetings
- September 13th – 16th (Academic and Athletic goals for the month, semester, year)
- Week 5 to 8 – Sand training and 2 weeks Futsal (Footwork/ball work)
- Mid Term Evaluations (follow up meetings on goals end of month)
- Functional Fitness
- Focus on power, balance and agility with and without the ball
- Week 9 to 12 – Ball striking, Finishing and Small-sided games
- Develop competitiveness in players through a variety of competitions both
team and individual.
- Week 13 to 15 – Focus will be on increasing fitness levels and greater game influence
- Final Evaluations
- Fitness Testing - Dec. 8 and 9
- Intensify the games to play a quicker style of play
- Review of first semester and achievement of goals and re-evaluation of goals. Players grade themselves on their own work towards their goals.
- Week 16 to 19 – Futsal (Technique) and Functional Fitness/ Full Field Games
- Regain fitness levels, Open the field and maintain high pace of play
- Focus on Energy Levels of Training sessions (High Energy + Intense Focus =
High Quality) Exam break in indoor league
- Week 20 to 25 – Sand Training, Full Games
- Mid Term Evaluations (follow-up on goals)
- Fitness Testing – Feb. 7 and 8
- Focus on agility and change of pace (increase/decrease)
- Week 26 to 31 – Skill Games and General Fitness
- Competitions could be technical, game related
- March Break - no indoor league games
- York University Men's and Women's Tournaments in March
- End of Indoor League 1st week in April
- Week 32 to 37 – Fitness Testing, Games
- Final Evaluations
- Fitness Test – June 1 and 2
- Futsal, Beach Soccer, Mini Games, 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 Tournaments
- Set Pieces, Penalty Shootouts, Ball striking Contests…
- Final review of goals. Players give themselves final grade on their own work to achieve goals.
Lee Merricks - Managing Director
Manchester United 2006-2010 Coach Co-ordinator Lee coached in Australia and Singapore, as well as across UK Courses, Player Development, Club Development and Residential Courses.
Also has worked on Many Corporate days representing a Global brand worked with 1st Team players during training days and Nike Premier Cup in 2008,2009 at Carrington Manchester United's training ground.
Mossley FC Assistant Manager (Unibond Div1).
1st Team Manager:
Leigh Genesis 1st Team Manager (Unibond Premier Div)
1st Team Coach:
Ashton Athletic First Team Coach (North West Counties Div 1)
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