EduKick USA – GPA Soccer & Education Academy:
Enjoy "the US Education & Culture Soccer Experience of a Lifetime" in Illinois with EduKick USA! EduKick USA is proud to partner with Gateway Preparatory Sports Academy to bring you the unique EduKick USA – GPA Soccer & Education Academy. We provide an academic-year soccer / football program for teenage boys and girls of ages 16-19 from around the world in Glen Carbon, Madison County IL (less than 30 minutes north-east of St. Louis, Missouri). These talented youth soccer players attend high school at Gateway Preparatory School, receive daily soccer training from professional coaches, and live in a student residence or with an American host family.
EduKick USA believes that living, studying and training in Madison County, in south-west Illinois is an invaluable life experience that a soccer 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.
Our professional staff are fully committed to the overall education of each individual through our soccer development and the secondary / high school education received at Gateway Preparatory School in Glen Carbon IL.
Living, playing soccer and studying in Illinois as a teenager or young adult represents a great challenge for both the participant and the educators. Courage, effort and character is required from the participants to succeed.
From the EduKick USA staff, it demands creativity, professional guidance, supervision, mentorship and expertise in order to provide the required level of care and service to our young academy players.
For High School Teens (boys & girls ages 16-19)
- Soccer training 5 days per week
- Weekly core fitness training
- Competitive matches against college and club soccer teams in the area
- Education in a leading High School
- Accommodation in a supervised Student Residence or with a local American host family
EduKick Soccer Academy participants attend Gateway Preparatory Academy main campus from 9.30am – 1.30pm each weekday to focus on their academic pathway. A wide variety of courses are available, including:
- Language Arts
- Physical Education
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Language
- World Religion
- Advanced Placement Classes
EduKick Soccer Academy participants have two accommodation options:
Supervised Student Residence:
Students are accommodated in our supervised residence dormitory facility in Granite City, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis MO. 50 students can be accommodated at our residence at any given time. Residence features include:
- 6x oversize dormitory rooms (each room sleeps 8 students)
- Full-size kitchen
- 6x bathrooms
- TV room
- Lounge/games room
Accommodation with a Local Host Family:
All EduKick host families are carefully selected and experienced with long term international student care. We appreciate each individual has different interests and requirements so it is our goal to match student with an appropriate host family.
Safety & 24 hour care is our highest priority. In addition to the Host Families, EduKick USA has a full-time dedicated Student Health & Welfare Officer to mentor, guide & supervise participating EduKick USA players on a daily basis (as needed).
EduKick USA has strong professional partnerships with many American Universities and soccer clubs throughout America, from grass roots to the professional level.
The EduKick USA Resident Soccer Academy is extremely progressive, combining quality soccer training and competitive matches.
Players begin the course in late August with pre-season at their assigned high school (Gateway Preparatory School) and continue playing soccer throughout the school year.
Each week, the EduKick USA players receive 4-5 coaching sessions by either their high school soccer coach or local licensed coaches.
These sessions are held every day after school at our state-of-the-art training facilities, and will expose the students to one of the highest levels of soccer coaching available in America.
Supplemental Strength & Conditioning gym & beach sessions, coupled with EduKick USA Soccer 101 lectures, rounds out the overall soccer education provided to our academy participants.
"It was a well rounded experience including all the components you promised. Thanks so much and regards to all the coaches and teachers. Jess said it is a real family!"
”This is wonderful trip. Shayne is getting as good soccer coaching and playing as we have seen anywhere. Shayne has fit in well with the boys on the soccer team and is having a great time.”
"Stevie is playing for the school soccer team and a premier team this year so the EduKick training worked. Thanks!”
"My perception of EduKick is a very positive one, as a parent I was rather satisfied with Joey's constant reassurances and organizational skills. I'd give EduKick 9 out of 10...overall they deserve very high marks for their efforts and the results they achieved."
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|Address: Gateway Preparatory School, Glen Carbon, Madison County, Illinois , USA|
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