ODP International Trips 2019
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is excited to announce its 11th year of international travel with WorldStrides Excel! What started as a single tour to Scotland has become an annual partnership seeing six teams traveling and competing annually. In 2019, we will offer tours to Scotland, England, Spain and Italy where the teams will compete against academy competition, tour stadiums and visit pro games. Each year we have created lifelong memories in Europe; 2019 will surely do the same.
Pre-Trip Informational Meeting
Date: March 26
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Freedom Hall, Upper Merion Township (175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406)
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer aims to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels. Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer 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 will take place from April 14th to 22nd. Don’t let this opportunity to broaden your player’s horizon slip by! Additional details can be found below.
WorldStrides Promotional Video
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Foreign Travel Policy
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Trip Guidelines & Code of Conduct
International Trip Testimonials
“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
“The trip was a fantastic opportunity for the young girls. They were able to compete in international play and learn more about the game. Each day was well-planned and full of activities. I believe this trip would be beneficial to any young player looking to learn more about soccer and have a cultural experience.” – Teresa Rynier
“My overall experience was fantastic; the trip certainly exceeded all my expectations. The location, the people, the day trips, Celtic Park, the soccer we played, fish and chips…do I need to say more? Scotland is brilliant!” – Gary Ross
Destinations for 2019 are as follows (Itineraries linked):
London, England - 2002-03 Boys
Northern Italy - 2002-03 Girls
Barcelona, Spain - 2004-05 Boys
Barcelona, Spain - 2004-05 Girls
London, England - 2006 Girls
Scotland - 2006 Boys
*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.
Any questions please call World Strides Excel Sports at 410 489 2287, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out some pictures from last year's trips below!