Manor, Texas — WorldStrides Excel, the nation’s largest and most trusted sports travel provider, announced it is partnering with South Texas Youth Soccer Association to deliver international soccer tours for their Olympic Development Program (ODP) players and member organizations.
The South Texas Youth Soccer Association is an affiliate of the United States Youth Soccer. It is comprised of 27 member associations to provide a wide variety of structured youth soccer programs for youth ages four to nineteen. The partnership will open up an opportunity to experience the thrill of international travel to even more members of the organization.
“We are very excited to announce this partnership with WorldStrides Excel,” said Jennifer Davis, Executive Director of South Texas Youth Soccer Association. “Last year, South Texas Youth Soccer Association traveled on its first ever international soccer tours to Costa Rica. We were thoroughly impressed by the service that Excel provided.”
“WorldStrides Excel is looking forward to build on our relationship with South Texas,” said Eric McAleer, Vice President of WorldStrides Excel Programs. “We strongly believe in the life-long benefits on international travel for young adults both on and off the soccer field. We look forward to 2018’s trips and further travel opportunities for years to come!”
2018 will offer new travel opportunities for South Texas ODP players, sending teams to Scotland, England and back to Costa Rica during Spring Break. Teams headed to the UK can expect to play top academy sides while visiting professional stadiums and fixtures. South Texas players headed back to Costa Rica will enjoy a friendly tour consisting of competitive games, training sessions, community service and sightseeing.
WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., is the largest educational student travel company in the United States. The company was founded in 1967 to provide middle school travel programs to Washington, D.C., and has grown to provide educational programs for more than 425,000 students annually. The WorldStrides Excel division 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. For more information on WorldStrides Excel Programs, visit www.worldstrides.com/excel.