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 visit our Past International Trips page.
South Texas 2019 International Opportunities - Register today!
Following our successful 2017 and 2018 friendly tours in Costa Rica, Scotland and England, South Texas Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with WorldStrides Excel! In Costa Rica and the UK, our South Texas teams played a series of friendly games against local teams (including 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 in 2019 to – Barcelona, Spain and return to Costa Rica.
Tours to Barcelona, Spain will be from Sunday, March 10 – Monday, March 18, 2019.
Tours to Costa Rica will be from Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 15, 2019.
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Don’t let this opportunity slip by!
STX ODP 2019 International trip to BARCELONA - Register today!
For 2018 ODP players born between 2001 and 2004
Sunday, March 10 - Monday, March 18, 2019
2001-2004 BOYS --> Barcelona, Spain Overview Itinerary
2001-2004 GIRLS --> Barcelona, Spain Overview Itinerary
Want to learn more?
Download the webinar WorldStrides hosted!
Click HERE for registration instructions, payment schedule, and financial assistance!!
REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN
For 2018 ODP players born between 2005 and 2007
Saturday June 8 - Sunday, June 15, 2019
2005-2007 BOYS --> Costa Rica Overview Itinerary
2005-2007 GIRLS --> Costa Rica Overview Itinerary
Want to learn more?
WorldStrides is hosting an information webinar on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00pm CST
Click here to register for Costa Rica trip information webinar hosted by WorldStrides
*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 - WorldStrides 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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