Soccer Development & Education (Secondary & ESL)
Welcome to EduKick Germany
EduKick is proud to partner with UEFA A License German Coach, Eskandar Zamani in providing international footballers "the German language & culture football experience of a lifetime!" EduKick previously worked with Coach Zamani several years back (2003-2006) doing summer soccer camps in Germany. EduKick founder, Joseph Bilotta and Coach Zamani remained in touch over the years and have reunited to open the latest EduKick International Football Academy venue, EduKick Germany!
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. The EduKick Germany Football Academy is for competitive international players (boys or girls) from 16-24 years of age that are interested in living abroad in Germany from one to three months (or more) studyingGerman language and training daily under the direction of an experienced, young and enthusiastic UEFA licensed professional German coach.
EduKick Germany staff, led by Mr. Zamani are keenly aware of the challenges that our academy presents to our players and are fully committed to the overall football, linguistic and cultural education of each individual through our football development and language immersion program in Germany. Living, playing soccer and studying inGermany as a teenager or young adult represents an enormous challenge for both the participant and the educators. From the participant's; courage, effort and character is required to succeed. From the EduKick Germanystaff, it demands creativity, professional guidance, supervision, mentorship and expertise in order to provide the required level of service to our young players while abroad with us at EduKick Germany.
EduKick Germany Location
Hennef, Germany: Hennef (Sieg)
Hennef, Germany is a lovely town of roughly 50,000 inhabitants in the Rhein-Sieg district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the river Sieg, approximately 4 miles south-east of Siegburg and 9 miles east of Bonn. Hennef is home to FC Hennef 05, a lower division professional German football club with which our technical football director, Mr. Zamani is closely associated and able to insert EduKickGermany participants for additional training sessions and trial opportunities.
A typical day in the life of an EduKick Hennef Germany player:
Each morning, the players attend the High School courses at names affiliated educational institution, Preparatory School and each afternoon, the players meet again for the technical soccer training sessions at Hennef's well-maintained soccer facilities.
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German Language Study
EduKick Germany players study German language three times weekly (2.5-3 hours per class) with a private accredited German language teacher at the Sportschule Hennef complex where are players are accommodated. “German Soccer Language” classes will also be held once per week.
Classes will be a relaxed atmosphere where students are made to feel comfortable. The teaching methods focus on the entire class as a group, but individual students will get plenty of one-on-one attention from the private teacher, based on their skill levels, which will ultimately accelerate their learning curve.
Students put their new skills to practical use during training sessions and organized social activities and excursions that are offered regularly at EduKick Germany. With the combination of assigned homework, class work and the overall EduKick Germany language immersion experience, the participating players will adapt to the language and culture quicker than ever thought possible.
At the end of the program, EduKick Germany academy players will have improved their German speaking skills considerably, but more importantly have also built the foundation for continued learning of the German language and culture.
Online High School Study (Distance Learning)
We recommend international students who still require High School academic credit back home to consider continuing their studies with an accredited online school from their own country.
An average online course requires approximately 60 – 70 hours of self-study. The EduKick Germany program quite comfortably provides 1O – 15 hours of free time per week that can be utilised for self-study. We recommend students who take this option look to study no more than 4 online subjects during a 9 month academic year program in Germany or just one (1) class online if on the three month course.
All EduKick Germany academy players are accommodated at the famous Germany Wold Cup 2006 host facilities,Sportschule Hennef. The EduKick Germany football academy participants will be accommodated, train and study in one central location, a soccer player`s dream facility, Sportschule Hennef. The Sportschule Hennef is the ultimate place to live for any aspiring young footballer with its modern and clean dormitories, restaurant, snack bar, immaculate natural & artificial turf pitches; gym with artificial turf, large modern, gym complex, outdoor swimming pool and beach facility area.
- 3 natural grass pitches
- 2 artificial turf pitches (outdoor)
- Soccer Arena (artificial turf)
- Gym with artificial turf
*NOTE: The Sportschule Hennef has 24/7 staff & dorm administrators on campus but this course is an independent football & education course in that our EduKick Germany staff does not reside at the Sportschule nor does it supervise participating players overnight. However, our EduKick Germany academy players are expected to adhere to the rules and regulations of this course, including in-room curfews. For this reason at EduKick Germany, only responsible and dedicated footballers 16+ need apply.
Soccer Coaching (Technical & Tactical)
Each week the EduKick Germany academy players will receive 6-8 training sessions from our Technical Director (between both morning and afternoon sessions). These sessions will be focused on improving individual technique as well as looking at team shape, movement, set plays, defending and attacking and phase of play using examples from review of the professional matches and football theory lectures by the technical football director. Soccer tactics and theory are taught in the classroom in the classroom once a week to build each player’s tactical knowledge and strength. Players will be outfitted with EduKick Germany football academy gear for training sessions.
Fitness Training/Speed, Agility, Quickness
Each week the students will be put through their paces in fitness sessions also. These sessions will vary from endurance, strength, conditioning and technical movements associated with the game. All players are expected to use these sessions to improve fitness for the game. The sessions will include footwork and developing quick-feet with and without the ball, co-ordination and awareness, anaerobic speed burst movements of the game and general aerobic fitness. During these sessions students will be taught the safe practices of training to assist in injury prevention.
Only possible for long-term academy players: After the initial 4 – 6 week evaluation phase participants will be placed upon local club teams appropriate to their age and ability level. Participants will play competitive matches with their local team.
Hennef is also home to 5th Division German Football Club, FC HENNEF 05. The EduKick Germany Head Technical Football Director, Eskandar Zamani, has a very good relationship with Hennef O5 and EduKick Germany academy players will have the opportunity to train there alongside German players their age. Additionally, EduKick Germany has established links with professional and semi-professional clubs at all different levels of the German game.
It is possible (but not guaranteed) that EduKick Germany participants who display the correct level of play and have the talent will be provided the opportunity to train or have trials with established German professional clubs including; Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, FC Schalke 04, Borussia M'Gladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt, Mainz 05, Fortuna Düsseldorf and VFL Bochum.
Staff – EduKick Germany Soccer Staff
Eskandar Zamani, EduKick Germany Technical Football Director and Course General Manager
2013-present - EduKick Germany, Technical Football Director & Course General Manager
1998 –present - Independent football trainer
1997 DFB football trainer C licence
2010 DFB football trainer B licence
2012 DFB football trainer A licence
08/1992 – 08/1995 Hennef Secondary School
Associations and occupations
07/2011 onwards 1. FC Niederkassel, Sport director for youth and seniors
07/2011 onwards 1. FC Niederkassel, Seniors’ coach, regional league
07/2010 – 06/2011 SC 07 Bad Neuenahr, Goalkeeper coach, 1st Ladies’ National League
07/2010 – 12/2011 1. FC Spich, U16 Coach
01/2010 – 06/2010 SC West Köln, U16 Coach, regional league
07/2008 – 12/2009 SSV Bergneustadt, U17 (U19 from summer), Middle Rhine league
07/2008 – 12/2011 SV R.-W. Kriegsdorf, Seniors’ coach, county league A
06/2007 – 06/2011 Hennef Youth Football School, U8/U9 Sport teacher and U14 Coach, advanced group/promotion to regional league
07/2006 – 06/2008 SV Lohmar, Coach, D juniors, advanced group
07/2004 – 06/2008 TUS 05 Oberpleis, A+B Youth coach, advanced group
07/2004 – 06/2008 TuS Oberlar, Seniors’ coach, county league A+B
07/2004 – 06/2005 IKV Eitorf, Seniors’ coach, county league A
06/2001 – 06/2006 Co-founder, Concept designer and Sport director of Jugendfußballschule Hennef e.V. (Hennef Youth Football School)
06/2000 – 06/2004 SV Allner-Bödingen, Seniors’ Coach, county league B
07/1996 – 06/2002 SV Allner-Bödingen, Coach for D, C and B juniors
04/1992 – 06/1996 TuRa Hennef (FC Hennef 05)
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