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The international stage provides high-level training and play that benefits every player and coach. From matches and training facilities to skill-building to learning new tactical approaches, everything about soccer in Europe is on a different level. The memories players bring home stay with them forever – bonding with each other in a new country, meeting and socializing with opponents before and after games, touring new sites, tasting local cuisine, and more – building character, inspiring goals for the future and instilling a global perspective about life and sports. This is why Arizona Soccer Association offers ODP teams the chance to travel internationally


Highlights from our 2016 Spring Break Trip to Barcelona, Spain

Teaming up with WorldStrides Excel, Arizona Boys and Girls ODP teams spent their 2016 Spring Break in Barcelona, Spain for top quality soccer matchups and an enriching cultural experience! The teams played matches against Sant Celoni, EF Viladecavalls, CE Llinars, Penya Lloret, and UE Centelles. They also enjoyed a stadium tour of Camp Nou - home of the world famous FC Barcelona - took in the local culture with guided walking tours, visited the unfinished Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s amazing unfinished temple, the gothic cathedral, Picasso museum, the historic gothic quarter and much more! If you want to experience a trip just like this travel with WorldStrides Excel in 2017! 

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To learn more about this fantastic trip, please contact WorldStrides Excel at 410-489-2287 or

ODP Players are not required to travel internationally.  Participating is strictly optional and no player will be penalized if they do not make the trip.  All International trip costs are the same for players and chaperones.


Excel International Sports

Excel International Sports has been leading soccer teams from the United States on International trips since 1998.  Because of our experience, our knowledge and our network, we are one of the top companies in our industry.  Excel International Sports' 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. As world travelers, we make it our our goal to enhance your cultural and sports awareness.  Excel International Sports has been taking ODP teams to Europe for over 15 years; we know how to customize a trip to suit the needs of ODP teams.
Recent teams that have traveled with our company include the University of Maryland, University of Virginia, William & Mary College, George Washington University, Loyola College, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Salisbury University, Gettysburg College, Lynchburg College, Frostburg State University, Good Counsel High School, Loyola High School, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer ODP, Maryland Youth Soccer ODP and many others.  
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