Soccer (or football) is the most popular sport on the planet, and there is no better way to get your children to stay active than by getting them on a soccer team with a group of friends. When your soccer team is ready to take on the best of the best, it’s time to take your talents overseas and challenge some real competition.
International youth soccer tournaments provide both the kids and adults involved in your club with the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful places in the world, all while enjoying the game you love. There are great companies that offer the best sports tours in the world, setting up your board, travel, and all other accommodations so all you have to do is have fun and play hard. Here are three of the many incredible places that your team can travel to for youth soccer tournaments:
Spain. You can’t walk through the streets of Madrid without seeing hoards of young children juggling a soccer ball, perfecting their skills. Spain won the FIFA World Cup in 2010, and the sport is more popular there than anywhere else. If you plan your international soccer trip just right, your team could be present for a host of amazing Spanish cultural experiences, including the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.
Italy. While you may already know that their food is amazing, the only thing they care about more is their soccer. Italy is one of the most successful soccer nations on the planet, boasting four World Cup victories (1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006). The culture in Italy is unlike anywhere else in the world, and your team of kids will never forget riding in gondolas through Venice, or exploring ancient ruins in Rome when they’re not playing the game they love. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience that your entire team will never forget.
Costa Rica. While soccer may be extremely popular in Europe, there is no group of people more passionate about their soccer than South Americans, specifically Costa Ricans. In fact, there are towns of less than 200 people in Costa Rica and Guatemala that have fully-functional soccer fields. They just need their soccer fix at all times, regardless of their economic situation. The competition there is intense, and you’ll never find a more sincere group of people than Costa Ricans.
These are just a few of the magnificent destinations that you can go to for youth soccer tournaments when you invest in international soccer tours. It is an experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life, and an opportunity to bond with your team that is unrivaled. Interested in learning more? Get in touch!