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ODP International Trip



Kentucky Youth Soccer Association International Travel 


Kentucky Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with WorldStrides Excel to send our ODP teams to Germany for a once-in-a-lifetime international experience.


Spring 2019 ODP International Trip - Germany

2019 tour details are as follows:




2002 ODP Boys

Borussia Dortmund


2002 ODP Girls

Borussia Dortmund


2003 ODP Boys

Borussia Dortmund


2003 ODP Girls

Borussia Dortmund


Parents/family members

Cultural Tour - Germany



*ODP players are not required to travel internationally. Participation is strictly optional and no player will be penalized if they do not take the tour. All international tour costs are the same for players and chaperones.


Informational Webinar

An informational webinar will be held on June 21, 2018 7:00 PM ET for parents to provide all information and answer questions about international travel.

Please register for the webinar at: 


Ensure to include your first and last name and email.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For additional information regarding international soccer travel with WorldStrides Excel visit excelsoccertours.com.


Click Here to register your player for an international soccer tour.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding international travel contact WorldStrides Excel via email or phone at odp.excelsports@worldstrides.org or 410-489-2287.

2018-2019 Training Calendar (2002-2003 Age Groups ONLY)

ODP Pool Calendar 02-03 Age groups

*Click on image to expand (Calendar is subject to change)

About WorldStrides

Since 1998, WorldStrides Excel has specialized in creating international soccer programs across the globe for club, ODP, and collegiate players. We have chosen WorldStrides Excel as our partner for international travel because of their stellar reputation, safety record, industry leading insurance and liability coverage, and complete operational and logistic support. WorldStrides Excel’s mission is to bring people from North America to different countries to participate in the world’s greatest game while breaking down barriers of language, culture, and geography. Recent teams that have traveled with WorldStrides Excel include the University of Maryland, University of Virginia, EPYSA, MSYSA and many others. Click Here to read more about WorldStrides Excel.

International Soccer Travel

WorldStrides Excel, the nation’s largest and most trusted sports travel provider is pleased to announce its expanded partnership with Kentucky Youth Soccer Association to provide a pro club experience to Germany for the 2002 and 2003 ODP boys and girls teams.

Following a successful England pro club experience to Liverpool FC in 2018, Kentucky Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) will be taking its 2002 and 2003 ODP boys and girls teams to immerse themselves in with one of the world’s most noteworthy professional club, Borussia Dortmund. The trip to Germany will provide each team with the exclusive opportunity to live and train at the professional clubs’ facilities, attend academy seminars, watch a pro club academy training session, and compete against three local teams. The pro club experience at Borussia Dortmund will introduce the teams to a greater passion for soccer by gaining a fully-immersive, behind-the-scenes perspective into how an elite professional club operates.

For Kentucky Youth Soccer Association’s ODP teams, traveling to Germany will also feature the opportunity to take a sightseeing tour of the host city, visit the home stadium of their professional club, and attend a professional match. The tour will provide each participant with the opportunity to see a new worldview of soccer culture and witness the facilities, stadiums, and pitches that have become the settings that have produced some of the world’s most decorated athletes.

“Traveling to a foreign country will give the teams the experience of playing for a professional club in addition to being a great cultural experience," said Adrian Parrish, Technical Director, Kentucky Youth Soccer Association.

“WorldStrides Excel Sports is so excited to provide our newest soccer tour option for the 2002 and 2003 boys and girls ODP teams from Kentucky Youth Soccer Association. Immersing the teams into Borussia Dortmund’s culture will show the players the amount of passion and dedication it takes to reach the highest level of soccer,” said Eric McAleer, Senior Vice President & General Manager, WorldStrides Excel Sports.  

All tours will take place from Wednesday, March 27 – Thursday, April 4, 2019. Don’t let this opportunity to broaden your player’s horizon slip by! Click the itineraries below for a breakdown of the upcoming tours.

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