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2002 Boys (U13) - Scotland 2015
2002 Girls (U13) - London, England 2015
2000 Boys (U15) - Spain 2015
2000 Girls (U15) - Holland 2015
1998 Boys (U17) - Italy, 2015
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Maryland State ODP teams return from Europe

Maryland State ODP Teams Return from Europe 

The Maryland State ODP teams traveled to Europe over Spring Break 2014 for some top quality soccer matchups and an enriching cultural experience. The 1997 Boys travelled to Barcelona, Spain; the 1999 Boys to Manchester, England; the 2001 Boys to Stirling, Scotland; the 1999 Girls to Amsterdam, Holland; and the 2001 Girls to London, England.  The 1997 Boys enjoyed a week of top quality soccer and got the chance to attend the FC Barcelona vs. Bilbao game. They also toured Camp Nou Stadium, home to FC Barcelona and saw the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished temple. The 1999 Boys played against Oldham Athletic, Wrexham FC, Farsley Celtic FC and Curzon Ashton and got the chance to see Everton FC vs. Manchester United at Goodison Park.  The 2001 Boys played games against Glasgow Celtic Academy, Partick Thistle FC, Alloa Athletic and Stirling Albion. They also Edinburgh Castle, the William Wallace Monument and Celtic Stadium.  The 1999 Girls enjoyed a guest coaching session with a former Netherlands Professional Women’s player and toured Ajax Stadium and the Anne Frank House.  Lastly, two 2001 Girls teams travelled and played four games each against teams like Crystal Palace Ladies FC, Swindon Town FC, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies, and Reading FC. They also attended a professional game, West Ham  United vs. Crystal Palace FC and visited the Tower of London and Windsor Castle.

 Click here to watch interviews with the ODP players that traveled to Scotland in 2013

 
2015 Maryland State ODP International Trips
Tentative dates and destinations

2015 Maryland State ODP International Trips

 

The Maryland State Youth Soccer Association’s ODP program aims to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels.  This is why MSYSA offers ODP teams the chance to travel internationally and play soccer.  The level of play and the level of coaching in Europe are second to none!  Through travel to Europe, players engage in a level of competition not found in the U.S. as well as learn a different style of play.  Not only will an international tour enhance your player’s soccer skills but their cultural experience.  Players mingle with their opponents at post-game and pre-game socials, try new foods, see new sights and bond with their teammates.  Don’t let this opportunity to broaden your player’s horizon slip by.  All trips will take place Sunday, April 5, 2015 - Monday, April 13, 2015. All MSYSA sponsored international trips are designed and administered by Excel International Sports.  Destinations for 2015 are as follows:

 

Tentative dates and destinations

2002 Boys – Stirling, Scotland

2000 Boys – Barcelona, Spain

1998 Boys – Italy

2002 Girls – London, England

2000 Girls – Amsterdam, Holland

 

**ODP players are not required to travel internationally. Participation is strictly optional and no player will be penalized if they do not take the trip. All international trip costs are the same for players and chaperones.

 

 

 http://www.msysa.org/imgs/odp/International%20Trips/excel%20logo%20web.jpgAbout Excel International Sports: "Excel International Sports has been leading soccer teams from the United States on International trips for 16 years.  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 goal to enhance your cultural and sports awareness. Excel International Sports has been taking the ODP teams to Europe for 15 years; we know how to customize this trip to the needs of an ODP team. Recent teams that have traveled with us are University of Maryland, Loyola College, UMBC, Salisbury University, Gettysburg College, Lynchburg College, Frostburg State University, Good Counsel High School, Loyola High School, Iowa ODP, Maryland ODP and Maryland DDP." More information about us and our tours can be found at www.eurosoccertours.net.  For more updates like us on Facebook “Excel International Sports” or follow us on Twitter “ExcelIntlSports”.


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