West Virginia Soccer Association ODP International Travel
West Virginia Soccer Association is pleased to announce a new partnership with WorldStrides Excel to send our ODP teams to Europe for a once-in-a-lifetime international experience.
About WorldStrides Excel
Since 1998, WorldStrides Excel has specialized in creating international soccer programs across the globe for club, ODP, and collegiate players. We have chosen WorldStrides Excel as our partner for international travel because of their stellar reputation, safety record, industry leading insurance and liability coverage, and complete operational and logistic support. WorldStrides Excel’s mission is to bring people from North America to different countries to participate in the world’s greatest game while breaking down barriers of language, culture, and geography. Recent teams that have traveled with WorldStrides Excel include the University of Maryland, University of Virginia, EPYSA, MSYSA and many others. Click Here to read more about WorldStrides Excel.
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International Soccer Travel
An opportunity to travel and play abroad is an excellent chance for soccer players to train for a bigger stage, compete against new competition, bond as a team, and learn about a culture different from their own. For ODP teams, typically composed of players who want to continue their soccer careers for as long as possible, gaining an international playing experience is increasingly becoming an important milestone in their individual development.
West Virginia Soccer Association aims to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels. WVSA offers ODP teams the chance to travel internationally and play soccer. Through travel to Europe, players engage in a level of competition not found in the U.S. as well as learn a different style of play. All tours will include training sessions, match play against top academy teams, stadium tours, and attendance at professional matches. Players also mingle with their opponents at pre-game and post-game socials, try new foods, see new sights and bond with their teammates.
All tours to Scotland will take place from Saturday, March 31, 2018 – Sunday, April 8, 2018. Don’t let this opportunity to broaden your player’s horizon slip by! Click the itineraries below for a breakdown of the upcoming tours.
2018 tour details are as follows:
2002/3 Boys – Scotland
2002/3 Girls – Scotland
*ODP players are not required to travel internationally. Participation is strictly optional and no player will be penalized if they do not take the tour. All international tour costs are the same for players and chaperones.
Click Here to register your player for an international soccer tour.
Visit your team’s My Tour page for continued tour updates after registration.
Your pre-tour webinar will be held in March 2018.
Here are some testimonials from current WorldStrides Excel partners:
“Working with WorldStrides Excel has been a pleasure for me and our state association. From the preplanning, actual tour adventures and post debriefings, I have always felt that our relationship with WorldStrides Excel has been an awesome experience in every facet of world travel. I'm always excited for the kids traveling to the European destinations and coming back with a lifetime of soccer memories.” – Mark Cantor, President, MSYSA
“I had an amazing experience, and feel like we had the perfect mix of soccer and taking in the sites and culture that Scotland has to offer. We had two guides that we're passionate about the country and encouraged the players and adults to make the most out of the tour. The games were competitive and allowed our boys to see firsthand how the international game is played. Even if they don't realize it right away, this tour was a great learning experience for all of our boys.” – Marcus Barr, EPYSA
"Our tour was spectacular from start to finish. The opportunity to train, play, and experience Barcelona is something that will not soon be forgotten. The cultural influences we encountered will be lasting and the memories will last a lifetime." – Mark Biagi, AYSA
“Absolutely phenomenal trip - surpassed all my expectations.” – Denise Churchill, STYSA
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