26th International Tour July 2018

JOIN NSA International Tours and enjoy the time of your life !

2018 EUROTOUR announcement (download flyer)
NSA International Soccer Tour for College Bound Players (download flyer)

Dana Cup 2018 brochure

The NSA 26th annual international tour will consist of

  1. The College Bound Player group: enables participants to gain valuable experiences in meeting, sharing and performing with new teammates, experiences that will help them adjust quickly to their College career in addition to creating lifelong memories in beautiful Scandinavia.  Players (girls born 2000 , 2001, 2002, 2003) who have already committed to College or have the potential to play in college will be considered.   

    2. The Aspiring Player group: provides an excellent learning and growing experience for girls and boys born 2003 – 2008. Players return from the tour much more confident and often become leaders in their local teams.

Please send your player profile to nsaguru@gmail.com to proceed

 

Process for selecting players:

1. Review player profile and/or observe player during tryout session.

2. If player is qualified, review reference(s).

3. Video Interview (Facetime or Skype).

4. Suitable players/families will be notified of their acceptance.

The NSA EuroTour mission:

 Use soccer to provide opportunities for personal development and life lessons through impactful cultural exchange. This process helps foster new friendships and create life long memories while providing high level soccer training.

 

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Most Prestigious Youth soccer Tournament in the world. Over 1700 teams from 75 nations

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Over 1050 teams from 45 nations, the best soccer tournament in Denmark

Over 1100 teams from 45 nations, the best soccer tournament in Denmark

 Four essential qualities of an NSA EUROTOUR player

1. Passion to play at a high level

2. Desire to Learn

3. Maturity to travel

4. Family support

We are selecting players for the 26th Annual International Tours in 2018.

The TOUR (subject to changes) :

  • July 9 2018 (Monday) Depart Gateway City (Seattle or JFK)
  • July 10 (Tuesday) Iceland sightseeing tour
  • July 11-15 Intense Training 
  • July 16 – 21 (Mon – Sat) compete in Gothia Cup, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • July 22 –28 (Sun – Sat) compete in Dana Cup, Hjorring, Denmark
  • July 28 Sat night . Copenhagen (stay in hotel)
  • July 29 Sunday return to USA.

 

NSA’s focus is on Youth Development

Since 1992, NSA has selected, trained and led over 2500 players and supporters on tour to compete in major International tournaments in Scandinavia, South America and the United States. To the credit of NSA players, coaches and administrators, after training and learning the NSA STYLE, the philosophy and the NSA Way, players have consistently stepped up to the competition, as evidence by the many championships they have won and the numerous memorable moments they have shared.

For EUROTOUR 2018 NSA is selecting dedicated players to compete in two major International Tournaments and experience the time of their lives. If selected, you may participate in one or both events.  Gothia Cup/ Dana Cup — July 2018.  Gain International Competition Experience

About Scandinavia: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland are beautiful countries. Encourage your children to do some research about these countries. The weather in summer is pleasant (similar to San Francisco). You will not need heavy jackets. Most people in Scandinavia speak several languages including English. Local players love to make friends with teenagers from the NSA. The ice cream is great!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Ceremony Gothia Cup 

 

International Tour Coaches

Frederick Hsu USSF “A” Licensed
Augustin Rodriguez USSF “A” Licensed
Stig Henriksen – UEFA B License – Norway
Jim Smyth – New York
Elizabeth Serra-Hsu – California

James Lawrie – Northern Oregon
and other NSA staff


There are several types of Soccer Travel
1. You belong to a club team that plays together regularly. The club team organizes a trip, contract with a travel agency to make the travel arrangements. There are only a very small percentage of soccer clubs/teams in this country who actually travel on a regular basis.

2. Players join organizations like the National Soccer Academy Inc. who select, train and compete in International Tournaments. There are only a handful of academies in the U.S. providing high Quality training and tour experiences consistently.

3. Players join “soccer tours” organized by tour companies & travel agencies who assemble players of similar ages and enter them as teams. These players normally meet for the first time at airports. While their sightseeing experience may be adequate, these teams normally do not compete well at the level of competition demanded by International Tournaments.

NSA has been leading young players to International Competition since 1992. During these years, NSA has gained a reputation of High Quality, on and off the field.


Benefits of joining NSA EUROTOURs :

Players will be trained by USSF “A” licensed coaches; visit Scandinavia, compete internationally; make new friends; be exposed to a mini-Olympics atmosphere. (Gothia Cup had 1750 teams from 70 nations); experience beautiful Scandinavian,  amusement parks,  museums and tourist attractions. This is an excellent growing experience for teenagers.

Training: Players receive TOP QUALITY training from professional youth coaches.

NSA is not a travel agency that simply assembles players to travel. The successful NSA style will be taught to prepare NSA players to meet the challenges from international competition. An intense training camp will be held prior to competition. NSA teams are well prepared and travel as a “tight family” to compete in major tournaments. Past results speaks for the excellent soccer experience.

 

Supervision: Scandinavia is well known for being safe and the tournaments are extremely well organized. In addition, NSA will provide qualified adults (approx.1:5 ratio) to coach and supervise the players.

Sightseeing & fun: Scandinavia is beautiful. In between tough competition, players will have opportunities to go on city tours, visit museums, amusement parks, water parks, beaches, canals, castles, churches, open air markets and other sights.

You will visit Iceland, Sweden and Denmark


NSA staff are professional youth coaches:

Headed by Fred Hsu, USSF “A” Licensed coach, NSA staff coaches are all Nationally Licensed. They draw vast experience from being former Professional, Semi-pro & Collegiate players; University and High School Coaches, ODP State & District Coaches, Coaches of youth & adult teams, boys and girls teams. They have led many successful Soccer Tours.

References from parents & players who have traveled with NSA are available upon request.

Family & Supporters:

Arrangements may be made for family and friends who wish to join the NSA supporter group. The Supporter Group travel together with the players but will stay in hotels close to the team’s lodging. Supporters may have a different itinerary than the players to better suit their work schedule.

Please contact Fred – nsaguru@gmail.com to make arrangements.

 


 

Player Selection: Players are selected to join the NSA EUROTOUR teams based on

the players ability, motivation, passion for the game and desire to learn

  • whether the NSA staff feels that the player can benefit from the NSA method of teaching.
  • players having supportive parents who share the NSA philosophy of youth development and are willing to abide by the NSA guidelines
  • Players ARE NOT selected simply because they are financially able to join NSA tour. Unlike some other organizations, NSA is NOT a travel agency who brings everyone who can afford it on tour..
  • ECNL, Development Academy and Premier level players may be accepted occasionally upon review of their soccer bio and references from their coaches/trainers
  • Coaches Recommendations:  We strongly encourage coaches/trainers of ECNL, Development Academy, Premier, Select , Classic teams and other higher level teams to recommend dedicated players whom you think could benefit from the NSA EUROTOUR experiences. They will come back to you better players.

The normal process:
1. players come to training and want to be part of the experience
2. We take notes and mark down those whom we believe can benefit from NSA
3. Parents show that they are supportive
4, We send invitations.
5. family decides
6. blink and we are in Scandinavia… again 🙂


Coaches:

NSA has a limited number of Regional Scouts positions available. Regional Scouts will arrange for tryout sessions and work together with the NSA staff coaches to select players. Some NSA Regional Scouts may be selected to be EUROTOUR team coaches and their trip may be paid for.

Chaperones:
NSA has a limited number of Chaperone positions available. Chaperones are hired to attend to the players during the tour.


Cost :(subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances)

$5950 – includes: cross Atlantic Flight, Iceland sightseeing tour, tournament provided lodging and meals, intense training, coaches, chaperones, compete in major international tournaments, cultural exchange, travel together for  ~3 weeks.

Uniform package $350-

Supporters are welcome. NSA will make all the arrangements necessary for supporters so it is seamless with the group.

Supporters will travel with the group and stay in hotels with convenient access to visit the players.

Supporters itinerary may be different then the players. Contact NSA for costs.

Coaches and Chaperones are hired to attend to Players needs. Ratio of adults to players will be approximately 1: 5

NOT INCLUDED: Your flight to the Gateway city; Meals not provided by the tournaments; Amusement parks, additional sightseeing opportunities, other events and Players’ spending money.

For comparison, on a per day basis, the NSA EUROTOUR costs less than most major College Soccer Camps and provides a superior experience and unique benefits for serious players, much beyond any soccer camp can offer.

Players: Consider yourself extremely lucky if you get to experience the NSA EUROTOUR

a) you have to want to get the experience
b) you have to be selected
c) your parents have to be supportive
d) NSA has to do the organizing and training
e) Travel to Scandinavia needs to stay safe.

 

 

 

NSA References (get info directly from past participants):

Over 2500 participants have traveled with NSA on International tours since 1992. Following are some of the recent participants who will gladly share their experiences with you. Please feel free to email them and set some time to chat and ask questions.

Diana Erwin trulitesigns1@gmail.com came in 2017 with 1 daughter

Lisa Chen trulitesigns1@gmail.com  came in 2016 with 2 daughters

Patty Sabey  shihppy@gmail.com  came in 2017, family of 6 (1 boy and 1 girl player)

James Lawrie  jamie@jamesyounglawrie.com  came in 2013 with son Evan, became coach for NSA EUROTOUR

Liz Dubuc (South Lake Tahoe) “Elizabeth Dubuc” lizzybright3@att.net – daughter Lily came on tour in 2011
Message from Elizabeth Dubuc
Elizabeth Dubuc 2

Francisca Johnson (Davis CA) “Francisca Johnson” johnsonfrancisca@sbcglobal.net – son Christopher came on tour in 2012. Entire family came on tour in 2013, daughter Alex came in 2014

Drs Arnie & Norma Rugama (Fresno, CA) – Family of 5 came on tour in 2012, “Norma Solis” osanomas@comcast.net

 


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