International Soccer Tours Play Soccer and See the World at the Same Time
American kids love sports, like their parents. It is thought that three out of five children in the United States play sports outside of school. Inside school, the figures are just as impressive. More than 7.7 million high school students played on a school sports team in 2013. Of them, nearly 284,000 boys and 209,000 girls played soccer. Though those are a lot of high school players, they are just a drop in the bucket compared to the more than 25 million children who play soccer (or “football” as it is known outside of the U.S.) in the world. Needless to say, there is no shortage of soccer players in this country as well as outside of it.
Some teams and coaches in the U.S. are so passionate about soccer that they’re willing to take it to the next level. International soccer tours are wonderful ways to show young and aspiring soccer players the world around them as they pursue the sport they love. Several countries have programs, tours, and tournaments for young players. Soccer tours can be arranged on nearly every continent and on all corners of the world.
For example, the San Marino Cup in July will host a tournament for both boy and girl soccer teams under 19. For one week, young soccer players can stay in gorgeous San Marino, the oldest independent republic in Europe. Situated near the beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Sea, San Marino is known for its rich historical heritage and opulent surroundings. From July 5th-10th, young soccer players can compete against teams from around the world, getting to meet new people and make new connections in the process. When they’re not playing soccer, they can explore San Marino and the nearby Italian cities of Florence, Verona, Venice, and Rome.
Of course, Italy soccer tours are just one of the various options teams have to choose from. No matter what, though, soccer travel tours present to young children an opportunity of a lifetime. For more information about international soccer tours, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.