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Olympic Development Program (ODP) Tours
As soccer experts with first-hand knowledge of the needs of an ODP soccer program, we are confident we provide the best possible program. Your ODP team will have the opportunity to play against some of Europe’s top youth academies including Glasgow Celtic, Everton, Sheffield United, Espanyol and many more.
Experience the Culture
See countrysides so picturesque that you will never think of green the same way again, view societies that have stood the test of time and people that have maintained a sense of culture throughout history. What we offer at WorldStrides Excel Programs is an adventure in soccer and an opportunity to build friendships that will last a lifetime.
See the Pros
The game is faster, the players more impassioned, and the excitement contagious.
We take great pride in organizing playing experiences that are remembered for a lifetime! We match a team’s level of ability to international sides.
All lodging and food is assured to meet WorldStrides Excel Programs’ rigorous standard of excellence.
Flights and Transport
All flights are arranged on scheduled routes with carefully selected airline partners. When you arrive at your destination airport, all ground transfers will be undertaken by high quality and experienced bus operators.
The tour will be managed by a staff member of WorldStrides Excel Programs. Teams are met on arrival by a local tour coordinator who assists the group throughout your entire tour.
The Best Contacts
We have developed quality relationships with the individual soccer specialists in each country. This is critical to our guarantee to include highly personalized arrangements in each of our soccer tours. Our excellent reputation for reliability and integrity has ensured that these relationships are maintained and strengthened from year to year, greatly benefiting our clients.
Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our past participants had to say:
“Just want to drop you a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed the London trip. Our tour manager was an outstanding guide who showed us the heart of the city and kept us organized and on schedule for training and matches. I had a blast with everyone! Thank you Excel Sports for a memorable experience. You guys run a top-notch program!”
–Michele Rodriguez-Smith, Coach, Maryland Girls ODP, England
“Perfect end to a great program. I can’t believe it has been five years already. Over this time I’ve met a lot of great parents who have made a lot of sacrifices for their kids to be in the ODP program. We’ve put countless miles on our cars and stood outside in all kinds of weather for practice and games and I would do it all over again. We’ve all watched these little boys grow up to be fine young men. I’ll never forget the great time I had in Scotland.”
–Frank Maniscalco, ODP Boys, Scotland
“Simply outstanding. The entire experience. From pre-trip planning, Excel Sports did a fantastic job covering all the details, to the trip itself – was truly exceptional.”
–Rich Ruiz, Board member, Maryland ODP, Spain
“My overall experience was fantastic; the trip certainly exceeded all my expectations. The location, the people, the day trips, Celtic Park, the football we played, fish and chips…do I need to say more. Scotland is brilliant!!”
–Gary Ross, Coach, Eastern Pennsylvania ODP, Scotland