Our Partners - WorldStrides Excel Programs International Soccer Tours

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WorldStrides Excel Programs is dedicated to delivering the best international sports tour experience possible. If you would like to learn more about how WorldStrides Excel Programs can help you plan an international sports tour, please feel free to contact us at any time by filling out the form below or contacting us via email (excel@worldstrides.com) or phone (410-489-2287).

Our partners include state and regional soccer organizations, along with travel companies and associations that support our mission of providing world-class soccer tours to our clients. Read on to learn about these important members of the WorldStrides Excel family.

DC Stoddert Soccer

DC Stoddert Soccer

DC Stoddert Soccer is a non-profit organization offering varying levels of soccer education and competition. Our mission is to provide a positive, fun, and developmentally appropriate soccer experience and to promote a love of soccer for youth in the Washington, DC area.


DMV Soccer

DMV Soccer is run independently by George Murphy who has served as an assistant soccer coach in the youth game, as well as a freelance journalist covering the US Men’s National Team and American players in Europe dating back to 2007. George has also played soccer for the past 30 years and is passionate about using his platform to grow the sport.

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) exists to promote, foster and perpetuate the game of soccer on the youth level in the territory designated as Eastern Pennsylvania and foster the mental, physical and emotional growth of the eastern Pennsylvania youth through the sport of soccer.

Kentucky Youth Soccer Association

Kentucky Youth Soccer Association is a Kentucky non-profit devoted to promoting youth soccer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky Youth Soccer was created to unite all youth soccer programs through the Commonwealth by affiliation and self-government to enhance youth development through state programs. Kentucky Youth Soccer offers programs for ages and abilities.

Loudoun Soccer Club

Loudoun Soccer

Serving youth soccer players and parents throughout Northern Virginia since 1978, Loudoun Soccer is Virginia’s largest soccer program with over 15,000 soccer registrations annually, nearly 2,000 coaches, over 30 soccer-related programs, and countless community outreach programs.

Maryland State Youth Soccer Association

Maryland State Youth Soccer Association

Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) is the primary advocate for youth soccer in Maryland. As a non-profit educational organization, MSYSA is dedicated to cultivating and inspiring players, coaches, and affiliates at all levels to maximize their potential and enjoyment in the sport of soccer.

Maryland United FC

Maryland United Football Club

Maryland United FC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the more committed soccer players by providing the highest level of education and instruction available. Maryland United FC strives to develop confident players who have not only reached their full athletic potential but are also prepared to become active and productive members of the community.

McLean Youth Soccer

McLean Youth Soccer

McLean Youth Soccer develops youth through the sport of soccer by providing quality coaching, a high caliber environment and a commitment to best practices. We impart life lessons through soccer.

North Carolina FC Soccer

North Carolina Football Club Youth

North Carolina FC Youth, a non-profit youth soccer organization, is the product of a collaboration between Capital Area Soccer League, Triangle Futbol Club Alliance, and North Carolina Football Club. NCFC Youth’s mission is to provide positive, high quality soccer opportunities at all levels of play for youth and their families and to serve as a valuable community partner.

Pennsylvania West State Soccer Association

Pennsylvania West State Soccer Association

Pennsylvania West State Soccer Association (PA West Soccer) has a current membership of over 130 youth clubs and eight adult leagues with 45,000 youth players, 2,500 amateur adult players, 7,000 active coaches, 2,100 referees and thousands of volunteers involved across the western half of the state of Pennsylvania.

Potomac Soccer Association

Potomac Soccer Association

Potomac Soccer is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) club formed in 1980. We exist to provide our players with opportunities to develop their talents in the sport through an enjoyable, challenging, and rewarding soccer environment. Through the commitment and dedication of talented, experienced, and enthusiastic coaches, the club serves as a platform for all of its players to learn beyond the field, and to promote good sportsmanship, cooperation, and teamwork. It is our belief that our players, through participating in competitive soccer, learn important values, habits, and principles that come from their commitment to excelling in the sport, and thus provide them with a foundation for developing not only as soccer players, but as people.


We provide opportunities for all of our players, regardless of ability, skill level, or financial capacity, ethnicity, or gender to join our teams and participate in the sport. We make efforts to have teams and programs available that will enable our players to play at levels that will challenge them to perform, compete, and excel. We value the opportunity to teach and develop our players, and are committed to helping those who are in financial need to be a part of our program. We serve and support our coaches with opportunities to continue to enhance and develop their knowledge and expertise.

Soccer Management Company

Soccer Management Company

Soccer Management Company began in June of 2013 with a single tournament, and has quickly grown to over 40 events around the country. SMC currently hosts events in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. SMC is a complete tournament service provider, and handles all aspects of event management including marketing, administration, on-site management, and web hosting. Through its extensive network of clients and contacts, SMC builds lasting relationships with coaches, teams and organizations to provide high quality events and tournament experiences.


WorldStrides Excel sponsored two elite tournaments provided by Soccer Management Company in 2018:


Battle on the Bay, May 26 – 27, 2018 (Delaware)

Sarasota Cup, April 27 – 29, 2018 (Florida)

South Texas Youth Soccer Association

South Texas Youth Soccer Association

South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA) provides a wide variety of structured youth soccer programs, both competition and education, and support services that promote skill development, wellness, sportsmanship and fun.

VSA Virginia Soccer Association

Virginia Soccer Association

Virginia Soccer Association (VSA) has served the youth of Western Prince William County since 1977. Our players are boys and girls from the ages of 3 to 18 who live in Haymarket, Gainesville, Catharpin, Bristow, and neighboring communities in Virginia. The VSA organizes a recreation/instructional league during the Spring and Fall seasons and sponsors travel/select teams to travel leagues in Northern Virginia.

West Virginia Soccer Association

West Virginia Soccer Association

West Virginia Soccer Association (WVSA) strives to give each and every player in the state an opportunity to participate in the statewide ODP program. WVSA has an equally important goal to provide exceptional training and competitive opportunities for its players.


WorldStrides Excel Programs is a member of Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) which is a leading technology solutions company providing the US based travel industry with world-class products, accreditation services, process and financials management tools, and powerful data analytics. ARC settles financial ticket transactions between airlines and travel agencies and the travel management companies that sell their products to the United States.


WorldStrides Excel Programs is a member of American Society of Travel Agents, the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. The mission of ASTA is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. All ASTA members pledge to conduct their business activities in a manner that promotes the idea of integrity in travel and agree to act in accordance with the ASA Code of Ethics.


WorldStrides Excel Programs is a member of the International Air Transport Association. IATA’s mission is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and to provide cost-effective products, services and educational programs. Our membership in IATA benefits our clients in many ways. IATA’s vast network enables us to offer you hundreds of travel options.



WorldStrides Excel Programs is a member of the National Tour Association. The National Tour Association is the premier association for travel professionals who have a keen interest in the packaged travel sector of the industry. The association, which is made up of nearly 4,000 members, brings together those who package travel – group as well as individual trips – with suppliers and destinations who represent the various components of a trip. Although based in North America, the membership spans the globe.