is owned and operated by Joseph W. Bilotta
currently resides in Toronto, ON.
Bilotta (shown at right while in New York meeting with A.C. Perugia club officials) created EduKick based on the philosophy that exposure to foreign language, culture and international soccer training abroad would accelerate personal growth in young people.
(pictured here with his
family) was still a teenager, something happened that would change his life forever.
was selected to play on a team from Northern California that went to Germany (then called West Germany) to play a series of matches against German youth teams.
The teenage soccer player had the experience of his
life and have credited that trip with being instrumental in his
development as a youth.
"It completely changed the way I looked at the world and myself," said Bilotta
, who would go on to learn Spanish and Italian as an adult.
"I can easily trace my interest in languages back to that trip I took as a kid.
I remember feeling a sense of confidence upon returning home, I new that I was wiser and it made me feel special."
Officials & Staff Professional Background
EduKick President & Founder, Joey Bilotta (seen here addressing the EduKick Spain 2004 Class), played Division 1 college soccer at St. Mary's College of California (graduating in Psychology, 1986) and then went on to play professionally in Spain and in the U.S. (in the former American Professional Soccer League, A.P.S.L.) during his twenties.
began playing soccer at age six, thanks to the Austrian father of his
best neighborhood friend; now 47 years old, Bilotta
continues to play top-level amateur soccer (Over-30) with Oakville MCM SC
in Ontario, Canada.
(at right) continued to be very involved in the game after retiring from pro ball in 1991.
In fact, during the U.S. hosted 1994 World Cup, Bilotta was hired to be the official World Cup "spokesperson" for the California State Lottery.
In that capacity, he
appeared throughout the state in special events promoting the U.S. World Cup and youth soccer.
professional playing career ended, Bilotta
(pictured here promoting the US hosted 1994 World Cup for the California State Lottery)
attention to professions in youth program management.
worked as a "Youth Market Director" for the American Heart Association
and also as an "Assistant Director" of an Anti-Tobacco non-profit that operated throughout three counties in Central California.
Bilotta also worked in education, both as a teacher and as a high school counselor (3 years at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, CA).
is a U.S.S.F. licensed soccer coach, certified bilingual educator (DELE Spanish Proficiency Certificate - issued by the Spanish Embassy
in Canada via Salamanca University
, Espa|a), and a seasoned youth soccer camp program specialist.
Mr. Bilotta (pictured at right while at the EduKick Spain "Elite" camp facility, "Ciudad del Futbol" in Madrid) has considerable experienced in the field of youth travel programs.
Prior to opening EduKick, Inc., Bilotta started Bilotta Co., a company that took Canadian youth to Spain for a language and culture summer course.
Previous to that position, Mr. Bilotta worked as an assistant to Professor Jorge Santana (email for reference) Head of Spanish Department, University of California atSacramento, in a summer cultural exchange program course abroad in Madrid.
Whether as a program manager, teacher, counselor, coach or campdirector, Bilotta has over 27 years of professional experience working with young people in education and/or soccer related programs.
EduKick V.P., Joey Bilotta (center), prior to an American Professional Soccer league (APSL) match in 1990.
Having played for several years in England at the semi-professional level Jon continues to play competitive soccer in Canada (alongside EduKick's Joey Bilotta
on Oakville MCM) while also pursuing a successful youth coaching career.
Based in Toronto, Canada & Chicago, Illinois, EduKick Inc
.'s (EIFA) world famous international football boarding schools were founded in 2001 by ex-professional American footballer Joey Bilotta
to provide international soccer players football and education academy courses worldwide.