ODP International Trips


International trips provide high-level training and play that benefits every player and coach. STYSA offers ODP teams the chance to travel to international destinations and engage in a level of competition not found in the U.S. and learn how to compete against different styles 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. International trips are open to players that have been selected in the ODP Training pool for that year’s cycle.


To learn more about previous international trips visit our Past International Trips page.



South Texas 2020 International Opportunities - Registration Coming Soon!

Through our partnership with WorldStrides Excel, we have visited Costa Rica (2017), London (2018), Scotland (2018), Barcelona (2019) and Paris (2019) previously on friendly tours. In Costa Rica and Europe, our South Texas teams played a series of friendly games against local teams while sightseeing and doing community service. The experience was truly unforgettable. Building on our amazing experience, STYSA will expand its international travel opportunities in 2020 to – Dortmund, Germany and London-Manchester.


Tours to Dortmund, Germany will be from Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Tours to London-Manchester will be from Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 22, 2020.  


Benefits to International Travel



STX ODP 2020 International trip to DORTMUND - Registration Coming Soon!

For 2019 Boys ODP players born between 2003 and 2009

Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 22, 2020

2003-2009 BOYS --> Dortmund, Germany Overview Itinerary


Coming Soon: 

Webinar hosted by WorldStrides about the Dortmund trip!

Registration instructions, payment schedule, and financial assistance information


STX ODP 2020 International trip to LONDON-MANCHESTER

For 2019 Girls ODP players born between 2003 and 2009

Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 22, 2020

2003-2009 GIRLS --> London-Manchester Overview Itinerary


Coming Soon:

Webinar hosted by WorldStrides about the London-Manchester trip!

Registration instructions, payment schedule, and financial assistance information


*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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