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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.

“I have always felt that our relationship with WorldStrides Excel has been an awesome experience in every facet of world travel. I’m always excited for the kids traveling to European destinations and coming back with a lifetime of memories.” – Mark Cantor, President, Maryland State Youth Soccer Association

Bend FC Timbers  

Bend FC Timbers is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides a fun and exceptional soccer program structured to meet every player’s individual ability, potential and interest. Our mission is simple; help players discover greatness that instills a passion for life. We are the largest youth soccer organization in Central Oregon and are proud to be partners with the Portland Timbers.

Bethesda Soccer Club 

Bethesda Soccer Club started as three teams in 1979, competing as the Bethesda Boys Club. Today, we have some 40 boys’ and girls’ teams from ages U-8 through U-19 that compete in various leagues in Maryland and Region I. The club is located in Montgomery County, Maryland, just northwest of Washington, D.C. 

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.

Empire United Soccer Academy

Empire United is a not-for-profit (501c3) organization.  All player tuitions cover actual costs to run the program with a net zero revenue each year. Financial assistance is available for families with demonstrated need.   Our professional coaching and operations staff are hired for their technical and administrative expertise and are required to complete NYS risk management and background checks.  Each of our coaches holds or pursues the USSF coaching license commensurate with the age/level they aspire to coach.

Everton America CT 

Everton America CT aims to replicate the tradition, success, quality and esteem of our younger parent club by providing the very highest standards of soccer coaching here in the US. We currently provide tuition to boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18, competing at a state, regional and national level with our premier teams.

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.

Missouri Youth Soccer 

Missouri Youth Soccer Association is dedicated to promote, foster and perpetuate the game of soccer in the state of Missouri. Missouri Youth Soccer Association is the state affiliate and member of U.S. Soccer and U.S. Youth Soccer.  The Missouri Youth Soccer Association is responsible for implementing our affiliate’s programs, policies, and services for the state of Missouri.  Members of Missouri Youth Soccer Association automatically become members of U.S. Soccer and U.S. Youth 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.

Player Progression Academy

Player Progression Academy

Player Progression Academy is a premier youth sports academy in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. PPA offers athletic programs for players of ages 2 – 18 with a focus on helping each player achieve athletic excellence, build a dynamic social network, and learn to apply the principles of sport into healthy lifestyle habits that can be carried through life.

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.


Soccersource360 is a professional organization dedicated to providing soccer education at its best for your child. Thousands of children throughout Maryland have enjoyed the unforgettable experience our program achieves for each camper.


Our unique philosophy creates a learning environment that is enjoyable and stress free, encouraging each child to fulfill their true potential. Our goal is to develop natural abilities, improve techniques, and create skillful and sportsmanlike soccer players which will enable each child to enjoy soccer to its fullest. Our weekly sessions are open to boys and girls, ages five to fifteen, and include programs for all levels of experience from novice to all-star.

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.

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.

Tennessee Soccer Club

Tennessee Soccer Club is excited to announce a new club mission that focuses on “Developing Excellence” across its membership and in the community. This new commitment focuses on the main stakeholders of the club: the players, the coaches, the member families and the communities in which TSC operates.

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 Florida Flames

West Florida Flames has become one of the largest youth soccer organizations in the state of Florida and in the Southeastern United States.  It boasts over 12,000 MEMBERS and 5,000 PLAYERS across the Tampa Bay area. Offering Recreational, Competitive, and Adult soccer programs. West Florida Flames is dedicated to providing a positive and rewarding soccer experience for players of all ages and abilities. No matter what your soccer ability is, West Florida Flames has a place for you – from the beginner to national level competitive players.

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.

Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC 

Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC is a non-profit (501(c)3) North Carolina Corporation organized to promote and administer the operation of youth soccer for every age group and skill level.  Included in the programming is a recreational division, a juniors division, a classic soccer division, and an outreach division. Wilmington Hammerheads FC is run by a Board of Directors and is a member of U.S. Youth Soccer North Carolina / North Carolina Youth Soccer Association and the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). Wilmington Hammerheads FC is made up of Professional and Volunteer Coaches, Parents and a volunteer Board of Directors.


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.