**ODP players are not required to travel internationally. Participation is strictly optional and no player will be penalized if they do not take the trip. All international trip costs are the same for players and chaperones. There are also no scholarships/financial aid available for this trip.
For any questions about these trips, please contact Eric McAleer.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association’s ODP program aims to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels. This is why Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer offers ODP teams the chance to travel internationally and play soccer. The level of play and the level of coaching in Europe are second to none! 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. Not only will the international tour enhance your player’s soccer skills but the experience also enhances their cultural experience. Players mingle with their opponents at post-game and pre-game socials, try new foods, see new sights and bond with their teammates. Don’t let this opportunity to broaden your player’s horizon slip by. All trips will take place Wednesday, March 23rd – Thursday, March 31st, 2016. All of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer sponsored international trips are designed and administered by Excel International Sports.
Destinations for 2016 are as follows:
2003 Girls – London
2003 Boys – Scotland (Also open to '02 Boys)
2001 Girls – Holland (Also open to '02 Girls)
2001 Boys – Spain
1999/2000 Girls – Italy
1999/2000 Boys - Italy
About Excel International Sports: "Excel International Sports has been leading soccer teams from the United States on International trips for 17 years. Because of our experience, our knowledge and our network, we are one of the top companies in our industry. Excel International Sports’ 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. As world travelers, we make it our goal to enhance your cultural and sports awareness. Excel International Sports has been taking ODP teams to Europe for 15 years; we know how to customize this trip to the needs of an ODP team. Recent teams that have traveled with us are University of Maryland, Loyola College, UMBC, Salisbury University, Gettysburg College, Lynchburg College, Frostburg State University, Good Counsel High School, Loyola High School, Iowa ODP, Maryland ODP and Maryland DDP." More information about us and our tours can be found at www.EuroSoccerTours.net.