August 26th, 2022 — WorldStrides Sports, the nation’s largest and most trusted provider of educational sports travel and experiences, announced it is partnering with Ohio Soccer Association to deliver international soccer tours for their Olympic Development Teams.
Next year, teams will have the opportunity to travel to Manchester, England from March 31st – April 8th, 2023. Players can expect to play high level sides while visiting professional stadiums and fixtures. The players, ages 13 to 18, will also tour the nearby cities and learn from WorldStrides’ expert guides.
“OSA is very excited about the opportunity this will provide our ODP Players. World Strides is an Industry leader in providing educational sports travel and will provide our players with a fantastic international travel experience” said Bill Glaze, Ohio Soccer Association, Chief Technical Officer
“WorldStrides Sports is absolutely thrilled to offer Ohio Soccer Association’s Olympic Development Teams the opportunity to travel abroad in 2023 and beyond,” said Eric McAleer, Senior Vice President of WorldStrides Sports.
“WorldStrides Sports is a longtime believer in the value international travel has on the development of players both on and off the field, and this opportunity to develop programs for so many different types of athletes is an incredible opportunity to expand our mission.”
Ohio Soccer Association families will have the opportunity to learn more about this partnership and the opportunities for their players during a webinar which be held on Sunday, September 18thth at 8:00PM est. More details to follow with an official invite.
ABOUT Ohio Soccer Association
Ohio Soccer Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing soccer in the State of Ohio. Their singular goal is to support, inspire, and grow soccer by unlocking the potential within every community. They support clubs, leagues, teams, coaches, referees, parents, and players with resources, expertise, and programs that make it easier for young people to get involved and stay in the game.
ABOUT WorldStrides Sports:
Founded in 1967, WorldStrides 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 worldstrides.com.