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Spain International Football Academy & Football Boarding School Program
EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA) Madrid, Spain Academy
OVERVIEW

Football Development & Language Immersion Programs
Welcome to EduKick Spain

EduKick is proud to provide participating players with "the Spanish language & culture football experience of a lifetime!" EduKick believe 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 Spain staff are 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 Spain 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 Spain football staff, it demands creativity, professional guidance, supervision, mentorship and expertise in order to provide the required level of service to our young players.

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STUDENT ATHLETE LIFE

Program Location: Alameda de Osuna (Madrid, Spain)

Alameda de Osuna is conveniently located a 5 minute drive from Madrid airport in the district of Barajas on the northeastern outskirts of Madrid. El Capricho Park is considered the jewel of Alameda and considered one of the most beautiful parks in Madrid. Alameda is a quiet residential suburb with excellent access to the centre of Madrid via metro line 5 with two stations El Capricho & Alameda de Osuna one at each end of the borough.

There are 3 medical centres, 10 schools, 4 churches, 5 parks, 6 hotels and 10 sports facilities (golf, tennis, soccer, fitness centre) in the borough as well as numerous bicycle and walking trails.

EduKick accommodations, training facilities, affiliate private High School and fitness centre are all within 5 minutes walk of each other in this very safe neighbourhood.

ACCOMMODATION

All EduKick Spain High School students are taught at our affiliated Spanish Private High School Colegio Alameda.

Participants are accommodated in private apartments located next to the EduKick Madrid training pitch just a short 3 or 4 minute walk from the private High School and fitness centre in Alameda de Osuna.

Each student apartment contains a common living area, 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms. There is one student guide and 4 students (2 double bedrooms with twin beds) per apartment.

Apartment guides are senior EduKick participants aged 20+ who have experienced the EduKick Year Long program for a minimum of 2 years and proved they are responsible. Guides act as role models taking care of minor responsibilities such as wake up calls, ensuring participants are punctual for all program activities and reporting of any issues or concerns to EduKick senior staff members who will take appropriate action and provide necessary assistance.

The school grounds are 30,000 square metres and facilities include:

Meals

  • 200 seat conference hall
  • Science labs
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Music room
  • Technology classroom
  • Art & Craft room
  • Library with computer stations
  • Indoor swimming pool (25x12,5 m)
  • Indoor Gymnasium and sports courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Outdoor artificial turf soccer field with lights
  • School garden and allotment for growing fruit and vegetables

A typical day in the life of an EduKick Spain High School participant:

  • Breakfast check in and registration
  • Early morning training session (twice per week before travelling to High School
  • High School classes at (lunch taken at School)
  • Evening local team training session (3 evenings per week)
  • Dinner
  • Free time


Weekends.

  • Breakfast
  • Local team matches/cultural excursions/social activities
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • Free time


BILINGUAL PROJECT

While the majority of lessons are taught in Spanish Collegio Alameda Department of Modern languages has a special bilingual project to broaden the knowledge of its Spanish students in the English Language in order to achieve the demands of today's global society. Through all phases of the school education (Childhood, Elementary and senior) the goal is to produce fluency in English thus many of the senior students and faculty are excellent English speakers allowing easy integration of our beginner Spanish speakers.

The methodology used in many of the classes is primarily communicative. The class is given in English, and several strategies are employed to prevent the use of Spanish in the activities that are carried out.

STUDENT AGES

Students aged 16 or below are placed into school year study by date of birth (age) rather than Grade. Each Edukick participant will receive a schedule and class descriptions of their school year once registered.

Students aged 16 -18 will be required to submit their current school transcript for review by Collegio Alameda admissions staff who will advise which grade the participant will be allowed to participate in at which stage a list of classes will be issued

Classes for those under 16 years old begin at 8:50 and end at 17:00. Lunch break is 13:55 to 15:20 and during this period participants take the short 3 or 4 minute walk between school and our accommodations to eat lunch prepared by our onsite private cook.

Classes for those aged 16 – 18 start at 7:55 and end at 14:55 so lunch at our accommodations will take place at 15.00 immediately after school.

ACTUAL TIMETABLES

Participants will join school after the 1st academic class at 9:45 a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 days a week to allow them to join EduKick Madrid early morning training sessions. We have an agreement with the school director to decide individually for each participant once we know actual timetable and subjects each participant will take during the first lesson to ensure each participant does not miss important subjects.

NOTE

Note: EduKick Year long program begins approximately 4 weeks prior to the start of the Collegio Alameda school year and during this period in addition to daily soccer training participants will be put through an intensive Spanish Language program to help prepare them for the first day of school 

EduKick encourages participants to begin to increase their Spanish language ability as soon as they have registered for our program. We recommend you try attending Spanish language classes or attempt self-study using language learning books, CD's or online programs.

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FOOTBALL COURSE
Football Coaching (Technical)

The program is split into training modules that are 6 weeks in duration and each module includes fitness, strength & conditioning, technical & tactical instruction. At the end of each 6 week module each participant will receive a progress report. Each participant's progress is monitored individually by EduKick Madrid technical staff who provide progressive individual training plans for each 6 week module based upon the participants previous module performance.

Participants participate in a minimum of 4 Edukick Madrid technical/tactical training sessions on the pitch each week under the guidance of EduKick Madrid Technical Director and his coaching staff. 

The weekly schedule also allows for visits to the fitness centre so that participants can work on their individual strength & conditioning programs under the supervision and guidance of EduKick Madrid technical staff

Local Club Placement:

Placement to a local club team is dependent upon each participant's age, playing level and passport country of issue.

  • Participants aged 18+ regardless of passport country of origin are allowed to apply for a Spanish Federation player license which allows them to sign and play competitive matches in Madrid Federated leagues
  • Participants aged 16 - 18 years of age with EU passports are allowed to apply for a Spanish Federation player license which allows them to sign and play competitive matches in Madrid Federated leagues.
  • Participants aged under 18 who hold international passports (country of origin is outside the EU) are not allowed to apply for a Spanish Federation player license as per FIFA article 19 so cannot play in competitive matches in the Madrid federated leagues.

NOTE: It is important to understand if you are in Category 3 you will still be able to train with a Federated league team should your level be acceptable to the local team coach and you would then be able to play matches in the local municipal league which does not fall under the FIFA Article 19 ruling.

 

Football Coaching (Tactical)

Football Coaching (Technical) - Practice makes perfect with every individual player. Each week the students will be coached not only in the complexities of the game but also the simple elements of the game to ensure individual improvement and performance. Simple repetitive practices that the professionals in the Spanish game take part in and will be introduced to ensure the players are focused on all aspects of the game.

Technical & Competitive Matches

EduKick Madrid FC - Training & Competitive Matches in Local Madrid League. All participants upon registration automatically become members of the EduKick Madrid FC squad who compete weekly in the local SANSE/AlCOBENDAS area league. All participants will train daily with EduKick FC Head Technical Coach Sergio Leon Ballesteros (see staff profiles) and play competitive fixtures each weekend.

The squad will also compete in the prestigious ALCALA CUP Youth tournament that takes place in Madrid during Easter where we have had great success in recent years being champions two of the last four years.

EDUKICK MADRID SEASON FRIENDLIES

Edukick Madrid Season Friendlies. Besides the insertion in local teams, Edukick Madrid will organize during the week and in local holidays friendly games against competitive local academies. There will be a minimum of two friendlies per month. The purpose of these matches is to help establish a pure and authentic Edukick Madrid team feeling. By living together, training together and playing together in these friendly games representing the Edukick Madrid spirit, participants reach a higher level of community and cohesion. The benefits of the team experience are huge, they reach each other further, they help each other more and they respect each other much better. During the last few years we have participated in more than 50 friendlies all around Spain and participants love them. Our major event is the ALCALA CUP Youth tournament that takes place in Madrid during Easter. We have been defending champions for two of the last three seasons.

EARLY EVALUATION

EduKick Madrid technical director and his coaching staff will evaluate each participant during the first few days of the program before deciding which Local clubs will be attended for trials based upon the playing level, age and passport of each participant. 

  • A minimum of 2 local club trials will be provided to each participant
  • Local Club teams train a minimum of 2 evenings per week 
  • EduKick Madrid currently works with the following local Clubs 
  • Alcobendas 04
  • C.D. Canillas
  • Alameda de Osuna E.F.
  • C.D. Chamartin Vergara
  • Chamartín F.C.
  • AAVV Los Cármenes
  • A.D. Villa Rosa
  • Madrid C.F.F. (Female only club)
  • E.F.F.Alcobendas

Invitation to join the Local club team to train or to train & play competitive matches is the sole discretion of the local club team coach. EduKick does not have any influence on the selection.

Participants whose playing level after initial evaluation is deemed to be low will be provided with trial opportunities with 2 local club teams in the lowest level of Madrid football "Tercera Regional" (8th Division).

NOTE: If a participant is not invited to join the "Tercera Regional" club team after the two (2) trials he will be provided with a personal technique development training plan to be carried out during one (1) additional EduKick training session per week. Once the participants level has developed EduKick Madrid staff will once again introduce the participant to local "Tercera Regional" club teams.

 

MADRID FEATURED LEAGUES

MADRID FEDERATED LEAGUES hold pre-season matches until mid – September when the competitive fixtures begin while the MUNICIPLE LEAGUES begin the league season Mid October. EduKick participants who are selected after trial to join local club teams for training or training & competitive matches are allowed to participate in Federated league team pre-season matches regardless of passport country of origin.

The squad will also compete in the prestigious ALCALA CUP Youth tournament that takes place in Madrid during Easter where we have had great success in recent years being champions two of the last four years

ELITE LEVEL MALE PLAYERS

MADRID FEDERATED LEAGUES hold pre-season matches until mid – September when the competitive fixtures begin while the MUNICIPLE LEAGUES begin the league season Mid October. EduKick participants who are selected after trial to join local club teams for training or training & competitive matches are allowed to participate in Federated league team pre-season matches regardless of passport country of origin.

The squad will also compete in the prestigious ALCALA CUP Youth tournament that takes place in Madrid during Easter where we have had great success in recent years being champions two of the last four years.

The squad will also compete in the prestigious ALCALA CUP Youth tournament that takes place in Madrid during Easter where we have had great success in recent years being champions two of the last four years.

ELITE FEMALE PLAYERS

High Level Female participants will have the opportunity to train and be placed with MADRID CFF http://www.madridcff.com/ A club heading for promotion to the highest level of female play in Spain. Madrid CFF also have an affiliation with Real Madrid.

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

As part of the development process it is important for each participant to get to know and understand all levels of “Professional football” in Spain so during the program participants will get to see a:

  • Real Madrid Champions’ League Group match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium
  • Atletico de Madrid La Liga Home game at Estadio Vicente Calderon. 
  • Second division match of either Rayo Vallecano or Real Madrid Castilla 
  • Second division B match of one of the 6 clubs based in Madrid in that division
  • Juvenil: División de Honor (highest U18 category) match of either Real Madrid, Rayo Vallecano or Atletico de Madrid 
  • A professional training session of a Second Division or Second Division B team
  • A Spain National team training session (Subject to availability)
At the beginning and midpoint of the program there will be a keynote lecture delivered to EduKick Madrid participants by a professional football person (coach, player, fitness trainer, agent, etc.)

COOL DOWN SESSIONS

Cool Down Sessions.Following competitive fixtures and high tempo match play activity we believe a thorough cool down session is important to assist in injury prevention. These sessions will involve light training sessions or activities. During these sessions analysis of previous match play and coaching to look at improvement will be incorporated where necessary. 

FITNESS TRAINING/SPEED, AGILITY, QUICKNESS

Fitness Training/Speed, Agility, Quickness. Each week the students will be put through their paces in fitness sessions. These sessions will vary from endurance, strength, conditioning and technical movements associated with the game. All students are expected to use these sessions to improve fitness for the game and to provide ideas along with them being a learning tool for the personal fitness sessions.

The sessions will include footwork and developing quick feet 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.

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EDUKICK SPAIN STAFF
Director Ignacio Mallo Sainz.

After six years working as a staff member for EduKick Madrid, Ignacio Mallo took control of and has continued on directing the First Football and Education Boarding Academy in the world and has improved the EduKick Spain programs. Holder of a B.S. in Psychology and MSc in Sport Psychology Ignacio´s vision for EduKick Spain venue is to create a healthy environment for young players to develop their football talent while receiving an education that will grant players with solid tools to succeed in an adult world.

Ignacio Mallo directs the overall functioning of the academy and remains a constant support for players on a daily basis ensuring their overall well-being.

TECHNICAL FUTBOL DIRECTOR / FITNESS COACH
Technical Director Javier Mallo

Javier Mallo's determination has allowed him to establish a solid football-orientated career, and at 38 years old, he is a prominent football Fitness Coach. Currently working as Fitness Coach for Real Madrid C.F. under 21 players his past experience includes 2 years as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for Manchester City as well as 4 seasons as Fitness Coach for At. Madrid U21 team among others. Holder of PhD in Sports Sciences, MSc in High Performance in Sport, BSc in Physiotherapy and UEFA "A" Coaching Licence, Javier Mallo has also achieved a prolific scientific contribution to Football Training.

Javier Mallo is Football Director for Edukick Spain and designs all football programs. Among his outstanding contributions that benefit the Edukick program is his design of specic Football Strength and Conditioning training plans for players.

HEAD COACH
Head Coach Mr. Javier Martin

Former professional football player, Javier Martin has succesfully managed to continue his football career by becoming a football coach and being able to transmit his football knowledge to young players. Javier Martín holds UEFA "A" coaching licence and has been coaching since 2002. His passion for football took him to co-found At. Chopera-Alcobendas 04, a local football club which now holds 23 football teams and where Javier is Sport Director and coach of two teams.

Javier Martín joined Edukick Spain on 2014 and holds the position of Main Coach. Under the guidance of our Football Director he designs all Edukick Spain training sessions and conducts them on the football field as well.


HEAD GUIDE
Head Guide Siddharth Kushwaha 

GUIDE
Guide Matthew Maybury

GUIDE
Guide Anubhav Singh

GUIDE
Guide Aman Agrawal

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SPAIN Madrid, Spain International Football Programs
  • Madrid Academic Middle-High School Full Year Soccer Academy
    August - June (13 to 16 years old)
    $47,990 USD
  • Madrid Academic Spanish Language Study Full Year Soccer Academy
    August - June (16+)
    $43,990 USD
  • Madrid Academic 1/2-Year Spanish Language Study Soccer Academy
    January - June (16+)
    $27,990 USD
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