Eastern Pennsylvania ODP Teams Return from Europe
The Eastern Pennsylvania ODP teams traveled to Europe over Spring Break 2014 for some top quality soccer matchups and an enriching cultural experience. The 1999 Boys travelled to Barcelona, Spain; the 1999 Girls to Amsterdam, Holland; the 2001 Boys to Stirling, Scotland; and the 2001 Girls to London, England. The 1999 Boys enjoyed a week of top quality soccer and got the chance to attend the FC Barcelona vs. Athletic Club Bilbao game. They also toured Camp Nou Stadium, home to FC Barcelona and saw the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished temple. The 1999 Girls enjoyed a week of top quality soccer and visited the Anne Frank House and Ajax Stadium. The 2001 Boys sent 2 teams and played eight games against Glasgow Celtic Academy, Glasgow Rangers Academy, Partick Thistle FC, Dumbarton FC, Alloa Athletic, Queens Park FC and Hamilton Accies. They also attended the Stenhousemuir vs. Rangers FC game and toured Edinburgh Castle and Celtic Stadium. Lastly, the 2001 Girls team played four games against teams like Charlton Athletic LFC, and Tottenham Hotspur Ladies. They also attended a professional game, West Ham vs. Crystal Palace FC, and visited the Tower of London.
Eastern Pennsylvania ODP 2015 International Tour Information
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 Sunday, March 29th – Monday, April 6th, 2015. All of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer sponsored international trips are designed and administered by Excel International Sports.
Destinations for 2015 are as follows:
U13 Girls – London
U13 Boys – Scotland
U15 Girls – Holland
U15 Boys – Spain
U16 Girls – Germany
U16 Boys - Germany
About Excel International Sports
: "Excel International Sports has been leading soccer teams from the United States on International trips for 14 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 14 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.