Eastern Pennsylvania ODP to Renew International Travel Partnership | WorldStrides Sports Travel

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association will continue to offer its ODP players a chance to compete on the international stage. EPYSA has renewed its partnership with WorldStrides Sports. The destination offerings include the United Kingdom, Spain, and Northern Italy. The international soccer experience will feature friendly matches against local opposition, training sessions with international coaches, a guided stadium tour and the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of a European professional game.

WorldStrides Sports Programs takes teams around the world to challenge new opponents, boost skills, and gain cultural experiences.

“We’ve had a great 15 years teaming up with WorldStrides,” said Eastern PA Director of Soccer Development & Performance Gary Stephenson. “The international trips have added immense value to our ODP program since the start and we’re excited to continue to offer the opportunity to our players for years to come.”

For more information, visit https://www.epysa.org/odp/international-trips/.



Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer 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. The ultimate vision of our Association is to be the best youth sports organization in the country through the provision of services, education, and opportunities to the youth of eastern Pennsylvania. Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer seeks to work with integrity, cooperation, fairness, accountability, professionalism, collaboration, innovation, passion and excellence in all of our actions. Learn more at epysa.org or on Facebook (@EPAYouthSoccer), Instagram (epayouthsoccer), and Twitter (@EPAYouthSoccer).


Founded in 1967, WorldStrides now provides educational travel and experiences to more than 530,000 students and athletes a year. Its sports division, WorldStrides Sports, was founded in 1998 by Eric McAleer, a former Scottish professional soccer player. In addition to international and domestic travel experiences for athletes, WorldStrides offers experiential learning programs in performing arts, language immersion, career exploration, service-learning, and study abroad. Each of these experiences helps students to see beyond the classroom and playing field to see the world – and themselves – in new ways.  For more information on WorldStrides, visit www.worldstrides.com.