October 12th, 2022 — WorldStrides Sports, the nation’s largest and most trusted provider of educational sports travel and experiences, announced it is partnering with Oklahoma Soccer Association to deliver international soccer tours for their members and Olympic Development Teams.
Next year, teams will have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica from July 28 – August 4, 2023. Players can expect to play high level sides while visiting professional stadiums and experiencing the true culture of the country. The players, ages 12 to 18, will also tour the nearby cities and learn from WorldStrides’ expert guides.
“WorldStrides is a thoroughly organized organization understand the unique space of international travel like no other organization out there. Every aspect of my dealings with their staff have been professional and brilliant. I cannot wait to give our Oklahoma ODP players an experience they’ll never forget.”
“WorldStrides” has been scoring hattricks with international travel for close to 25 years – ODP players are going to have an awesome experience! Thanks again, for all the hard work by the entire staff at WorldStrides for striving to make our Oklahoma ODP adventure one that blended great soccer for the players as well as an incredible experience of the Costa Rica culture” – Oklahoma ODP, Adam”
“WorldStrides Sports is absolutely thrilled to offer Oklahoma Soccer Association’s members and 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.”
Oklahoma 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 25th at 7:30pm CST. More details to follow with an official invite.
ABOUT Oklahoma Soccer Association
Oklahoma Soccer Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing soccer in the State of Oklahoma. 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.