North Carolina Football Club Youth Partners with WorldStrides Excel for International Soccer Tours | WorldStrides

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Raleigh, North Carolina — June 15, 2017 — WorldStrides Excel, the nation’s largest and most trusted sports travel provider, is pleased to announce it is partnering with North Carolina Football Club Youth (NCFC Youth) to deliver international soccer tours for their players.

NCFC Youth is the product of a collaboration between Capital Area Soccer League, Triangle Futbol Club Alliance, and North Carolina Football Club. Nearly 14,000 youth players will be part of NCFC Youth during its inaugural Fall 2017 season. With its connection to North Carolina Football Club, which is home to the professional teams North Carolina FC and NC Courage, and the combined resources of staff and expertise, NCFC Youth is a trailblazer of youth soccer development that can offer the best youth soccer experiences and player development opportunities at all levels of play.

“NCFC Youth is excited to provide international travel experiences for our players through WorldStrides Excel”, said Gary Buete, CEO of NCFC Youth. “Our staff is confident that these trips will be beneficial for teams both on and off the field. WorldStrides has a long track record of developing challenging opportunities for players of all abilities looking to compete abroad, and we look forward to showcasing our talent around the world.”

This partnership will send teams of all levels on international soccer tours to amazing destinations throughout Europe and the Americas. The tours will provide NCFC Youth players, coaches, and their families a unique and exciting experience both on and off the field. The tours will include training sessions, friendly matches against top teams from the country of destination, attending a professional match, stadium tours and numerous sightseeing and team building opportunities.

“We are very excited to partner with NCFC Youth,” said Eric McAleer, Vice President of WorldStrides Excel Programs. “Players of all ages and skill levels will have the unique opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of international travel while learning firsthand the differences between domestic and international soccer competition.”


About WorldStrides

WorldStrides Excel Programs is the leader in international tours for U.S. soccer teams and is a specialist in meeting the unique requirements of international team travel at the recreational, travel, ODP, and collegiate team level. Founded in 1998 by Eric McAleer, a former European professional soccer player, Excel International Sports was acquired by WorldStrides in 2015. For more information on WorldStrides Excel Programs, visit

About North Carolina FC Youth

North Carolina FC Youth, a 501c3 non-profit youth soccer organization, is the product of a collaboration between Capital Area Soccer League, Triangle Futbol Club Alliance, and North Carolina Football Club. NCFC Youth’s mission is to provide positive, high quality soccer opportunities at all levels of play for youth and their families and to serve as a valuable community partner. The youth club’s inaugural season will take place during the Fall 2017, when nearly 14,000 youth players (ages 3-18) take the fields. To learn more about NCFC Youth, visit

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