The international stage provides high-level training and play that benefits every player and coach. STYSA offers ODP teams the chance to travel internationally and play soccer. Through travel to international destinations, 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.
To learn more about previous international trips and read some player testimonials visit our Past International Trips page.
Announcing South Texas 2018 International Opportunities!
Following our successful 2017 friendly tours in Costa Rica, South Texas Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with WorldStrides Excel! In Costa Rica, the teams played a series of friendly games against local teams and the Under 17 Costa Rican National Team while sightseeing and doing community service. The experience was truly unforgettable. Building on our amazing experience, STYSA will expand its international travel partnership to three countries in 2018 – Costa Rica, Scotland and England.
Tours to England and Scotland will take place from Saturday, March 10 – Sunday, March 18, 2018. While tours to Costa Rica will take place from Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 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.
South Texas 2018 tour details are as follows:
Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018
Saturday, March 10 – Sunday, March 18, 2018
*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.
Travel Provider - World Strides Excel
Since 1998, WorldStrides Excel has specialized in creating international soccer programs across the globe for club, ODP, and collegiate players. We are partnering with WorldStrides Excel 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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