United Soccer Academy International (USAI) tours and programs are customized to fit the needs and desires of each specific team. No one tour or program is exactly the same and options are unlimited. USAI takes great pride in providing the very best program to fit each team's requests, needs, and budget.
Tours can be coordinated for any period throughout the year and tailored to specific countries in Europe, South American, or Asia. From club teams to high school programs to ODP and college teams, USAI has three decades of experience in customizing team tours which can include tournament competition, friendly matches, matches vs high level youth professional clubs, training sessions and clinics with professional coaches and clubs. Off the pitch, United Soccer Academy can arrange for memorable cultural experiences from sightseeing to attending professional matches.
Design Your Own Tour: Europe? South America? Asia? Where do you want your program to go? United Soccer Academy will customize a tour with you to meet your desired specification. Call our office at 1-800-656-5499 or send us an email and USAI will get started on yours.
Clinics: United Soccer Academy has been building relationships with programs and coaches overseas for over 28 years. The foundation is there to arrange clinics and training with coaches from European Federations, such as the DBU (Danish Football Association), DFB (German Football Association), RFEF (Spanish Football Federation), or FIGC (Italian Football Federation) and with top clubs such as FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Manchester United, Glasgow Rangers, Arsenal FC, FC Nordsjælland, Sao Paulo FC, and Santos FC - just to name a few. These clinics are an excellent way to begin a tour and serve as fantastic warm-ups prior to tournament participation.
Homestay Programs: United Soccer Academy can arrange homestay programs with European teams of the same age and gender of their American counterparts. Experience a different culture first hand through a 2-3 day program with a European soccer family. Along with local sightseeing excursions, one to two friendly matches will be arranged with your host club.
Sightseeing: Along with a professionally coordinated and organized soccer program USAI also organizes sightseeing and cultural activities that fit within the goals and needs of specific teams. Activities like guided sightseeing excursions to historic sights and team outings to professional matches are quite often the off-field highlights of the tour and a great way to break up the training and enhance the experience.
Pricing: Tour prices for 2018-19 tours are guaranteed in US Dollars upon the receipt of the team’s deposits. There are no exchange rate supplements.
Tour Management & Assistance: All United Soccer Academy programs and tours include and are managed with well experienced and professional tour managers and coordinators. Whether in Europe, South America, or Asia teams will have an experienced USAI tour manager and/or coordinator to provide assistance at each destination and throughout the tour.
Travel Permits: United Soccer Academy will assist team coaches and managers with obtaining the necessary paperwork from USYS and US Soccer sometimes necessary to register for tournaments overseas.
Accommodations: Teams and clubs traveling overseas from the United States have several options in terms lodging and one thing nearly 30 years of experience has taught USAI is that you can never overestimate the importance of a good night's rest. Accomodation arrangements can be suited to your budget ranging from three and four star hotels to dormitories at professional training centers to university accommodations, youth hostels and when applicable host families.
Meals: Another key component to a successful tour is meal package that is arranged on tour. Based on the team and club traveling, goals and needs, and budget United Soccer Academy coordinated meals accordingly. Most tours are half board (breakfast and dinner) and, depending on desires and budgets, dining options often range from the hotels to local restaurants to cookouts or catering at a team’s clubhouses.
Ground Transportation: Transportation within Europe, South America, and overseas is usually by private motor coach, your team's mobile club house. There are some exceptions, most commonly while at major youth tournaments where transportation (both public and private) is provided for all teams. USAI tours offer the added ease and convenience of making the travel to and from airports via private motor coach. Some tours may also include cruises and ferries when traveling between destinations.
Airline Logistics: United Soccer Academy works directly with the group departments of major airlines and airline consolidators to offer the best possible airfares on all flights whether domestic or international. United Soccer Academy’s ability to provide experienced assistance with the airline logistics and ticketing provides teams traveling with a first rate service.
Coaches and Team Managers: For every 15 full paying participants (players, coaches, boosters) one (1) free place for the coach or team manager is included in the tour price.
Service: At United Soccer Academy we take the utmost care with every stage of your travel, accommodation and soccer program. USAI service and care begins at the initial inquiry and continues at every step of the tour planning, pre-trip communication and administration of your tour. It even extends through to our post tour follow-up and each step remains as important as the previous and the next. United Soccer Academy is committed to providing the very best in international travel and competition for youth clubs, ODP teams, college teams, professional and national teams.