Welcome to EduKick Canada
PEAC 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 partner with PEAC High School for Elite Athletes to ensure that participating players have “the English language & culture football experience of a lifetime!”
EduKick and PEAC 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 and PEAC 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 players.
Program Location -Toronto, Canada
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
PEAC CAMPUS RESIDENCE
The PEAC campus residence facility is located on the second floor of the “Hanger” in Downsview park one floor above the High School.
The PEAC residence has eleven double occupancy rooms, and seven single bedrooms. Room assignments and preferences can be requested, but will not always be granted as health issues and personal circumstances will take priority and students will be allocated accordingly. The residence provides the students with access to wireless internet, a kitchenette area, bathrooms and showers, laundry, a common space, and a quiet work/ study space. Each room has a bed, desk, lamp, and closet space.
Although students will study and have the opportunity to complete homework assignments/ study for tests in their rooms, we also recommend that they spend some time working in the separate study area, to get some quality work done, and to separate their sleeping space from their work space.
Below we have provided a floor plan of the residence.
An on-site resident advisor provides mentoring, supervision and security. Participants are responsible to get themselves to and from School on a daily basis. At the end of the school day, there is opportunity to stay at the school for extra help, participate in recreational sports, and workout with peers. Some residents might choose to use their free time before dinner to catch up on work, relax in their rooms or common area, or study.
Following dinner time at the residence there will be time for the students to catch up on work, or participate in the evening events. Some of these events will include movies, games, recreational sport etc. After evening activities, students will have the opportunity to relax with friends or read at their leisure until lights out at 11:00pm. At that time, students must get a good nights rest and prepare for the following school day. Helping student-athletes establish a routine is crucial for their independence and growth.
PEAC OFF CAMPUS RESIDENCE
PEAC have a number of properties off campus that provide accommodation for a maximum of five students per property. Each property will have its own live in resident supervisor who provides mentoring, supervision and security.
Note: PEAC places participants into the Campus residence facility upon registration until all 28 spaces available are taken at which point PEAC then begins to allocate participants to off campus accommodation. Spaces are allocated as soon as registration is completed and deposit fee payments are received.
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 Schedule
- 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) Training Blocks:
- 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.
Neil Doctorow – PEAC Managing Director
Neil Doctorow was raised in a household of academics; mother and father are both Ed.D (doctorate in education) and have worked in universities all over North America including York University, University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education, and Nova Southeastern University, as well as for the Ontario Ministry of Education.
With such strong academic influences Neil pursued a university education in both Kinesiology and Education. Neil played elite level rugby, and representative of soccer, hockey, downhill ski racing, and competitive snowboarding. As a student-athlete Neil faced challenges in time management, rigid teaching staff and curriculum and large classes resulting in a learning environment that was not engaging or individualized.
After Neil graduated with a specialized honors degree in Kinesiology, and a Bachelor of Education, Neil taught primary/junior physical education and core (math, science, language arts) subjects. Neil went on to work in training the medical community working for Vernova Inc. and conducted functional ability evaluation report analysis all over North America.
Finally, Neil went back into teaching secondary school with an additional qualification in senior biology. That is where the idea of PEAC was born. Neil was uninspired by the general discontent and rigidity the school system demonstrated for elite athletes who had commitments in sport outside of their regular day. Absenteeism, delays in handing in work and other symptoms of the busy athlete, would often result in poor grades, not because they could not perform at an academic level, rather they were not being accommodated as student-athletes. As a result, Neil pooled his knowledge in sport and education, consulted with his parents and other experts in education and sport, and developed PEAC School For Elite Athletes.
As the Director of PEAC Neil’s responsibilities are to ensure that he meets with all student-athletes who apply to PEAC to make sure that they have the drive, dedication and commitment to both school and sport to become a successful PEAC graduate. In addition, Neil’s role is to manage the general operations of the school and ensure that all of the directors, administrators and school and athletic staff are working harmoniously with the policies, procedures and culture at PEAC.
Parents know that Neil is available to address any questions or concerns and to be available at all times to the parents of PEAC’s international students. Neil is the very proud father of Jaxon and Adelaide Doctorow and husband of his lovely wife, Tara-Lee Doctorow. He enjoys his own family very much and has always had a passion for working with kids. He is thrilled to have kids of his own, to enjoy, to educate and watch them grow up. He considers PEAC a strong part of his family and every student at PEAC is given a place in his family as though they are his own.
Technical Football/Soccer Consultant: EduKick Canada
PEAC Technical Soccer Consultant, Mr. Phil Ionadi is a former professional soccer player with Montreal Impact, Brampton Hitmen, Toronto Thunder Hawks and is currently the Oakville Soccer Club Academy Youth Director and U18 Coach. Phil also acts as Director of Operations and GM for the Brampton Lions FC of the Canadian Soccer League. He is responsible for overseeing and advising on all aspects related to our player’s technical soccer development while enrolled in the course.
Head Coach: EduKick Canada
PEAC Head Coach, Dominic Willock obtained his bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Harford where he was a 2 time NCAA Tournament participant, 2 time All Conference and ALL Region selection and captained the team during his senior year leading the team to the Conference Championship title. Dominic has worked as a personal trainer as well as a staff coach in both US and Canadian community clubs before taking up the position of Head Soccer coach within the PEAC organization in 2008. Dominic is responsible for the day to day training sessions, continual development and evaluation of the participants.
Dates & Tuition
DATES & TUTION FEE
EduKick Canada International Football Academies Programs Dates
- PEAC Academic Year Soccer “High School” & “ESL” Option (09/08/11 – 06/20/12)
- PEAC Academic Year Soccer “High School” ONLY Option (09/08/11 – 06/20/12)
EduKick Canada International Football Academies Program Tuitions
- PEAC Academic Year Soccer “High School” & “ESL” Option – $41,990 USD
- PEAC Academic Year Soccer “High School” ONLY Option – $36,990 USD
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