International trips provide high-level training and play that benefits every player and coach. STX Youth Soccer 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 include training sessions, match play against top academy teams, stadium tours and attendance at professional matches. Players also mingle with their opponents at pregame and postgame socials, try new foods, see new sights and bond with their teammates.
International trips are open to players that have been selected for the ODP Training Pool for that year’s cycle. 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.
Through our partnership with WorldStrides Excel, we have visited Dortmund, Germany & London/Manchester, England (2022), Paris, France & Barcelona, Spain (2019), London, England & Scotland (2018) and Costa Rica (2017) previously on friendly tours. South Texas teams played a series of friendly games against local teams while sightseeing and seeing professional matches. The experience is truly unforgettable. Building on our amazing experiences, STX will expand its international travel opportunities safely in 2023.
For 2022-23 Boys & Girls ODP players born between 2006 and 2008
For 2022-23 Boys & Girls ODP players born between 2009 and 2010
For 2022-23 Boys & Girls ODP players born between 2011 and 2012
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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