2023 NSA EUROTOUR (July)

Mission:  Use soccer to provide opportunities for personal development and life lessons through impactful cultural exchange. NSA International soccer tours help foster new friendships and create life long memories while providing high level soccer training.
JOIN NSA International Tours and enjoy the time of your life !
High level players will be selected to join the NSA 31st annual  EUROTOUR
Girls born 2009 – 2012 with 2 girls born 2008 
Boys born 2010 – 2012 with 1 boy born 2009 
Please send your (Player-Profile .docx   //  Player-Profile.pdf ) to nsaguru@gmail.com to proceed
NSA EUROTOUR is your opportunity to participate in the world’s largest tournaments, visit Scandinavia, have an experience of a life time and add distinct qualifications to your College application resume.
International tours are super fun and enable you to compete and experience players’ abilities from other countries. This could spark your desire to work to become the best you can be.
The 2023 EUROTOUR  (subject to change) :
    • July 15 2023 (Sat) meet in Gothenburg, Sweden
    • July 16 – 23 (Sun – Sat) compete in Gothia Cup, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • July 23 – 29 (Sun – Sat) compete in Dana Cup, Hjorring, Denmark
    • July 29 Sat , depart Hjorring Denmark
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Week 1:   Gothia Cup, Largest in the world, over 1700 teams from 80 nations !

Week 2:  Dana Cup, Largest tournament in Denmark, over 1000 teams from 45 nations


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

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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.

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!

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Different  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 number  of soccer clubs/teams in this country who actually travel internationally 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 and their families to International Competition since 1992. During these years, NSA has gained a reputation of High Quality, Well Organized , Family Oriented, on and off the field.

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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 80 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.

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Family & Supporters:
Arrangements will 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.

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Safety for all participants is our top priority.
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.
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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.

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Player Selection: Players are selected to join the NSA EUROTOUR teams based on
1. the players ability, motivation, passion for the game and desire to learn
2. whether the NSA staff feels that the player can benefit from the NSA method of teaching.
3. players having supportive parents who share the NSA philosophy of youth development and are willing to abide by the NSA guidelines
  • ECNL, Development Academy and Premier level players may be accepted  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 🙂
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 to go on tour.
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Cost per player: $4645- (subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances)

2+ weeks cost: $4250- (cross Atlantic flight not included) ; sightseeing,  tournament provided lodging and meals, intense training, land / ferry transportation, coaches, chaperones, compete in major international tournaments, cultural exchange and lots of fun.
Uniform package : $395-
Participants arrange for their own cross Atlantic travel to meet the group in Gothenburg, Sweden and depart Hjorring, Denmark.

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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.

Cost per Supporter  $4400- (subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances)

2+ weeks includes first class hotels (double occupancy), breakfasts, land / ferry transportation.
Single occupancy costs $5800-.
Supporters’ itinerary may be different then the players. Costs adjustments will be made.
Participants arrange for their own cross Atlantic travel to meet the group in Gothenburg, Sweden and depart Hjorring, Denmark.

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Coaches and Chaperones are hired to attend to Players needs. Ratio of adults to players will be approximately 1: 5. 
NOT INCLUDED: Cross Atlantic flight, Meals not provided by the tournaments; Amusement parks, additional sightseeing opportunities, other events and Players’ spending money.
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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.

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NSA References
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.
Eric Quan  came from Hawaii in 2022 with family of 5 , two daughters born 2009 and 2010  plus a 7 year old supporter in 2022;   eric_quan@yahoo.com
Sushil Gautam came  from Texas in 2022 with family of 4;  two daughters born 2011 and 2012 ;  sgchhetri@yahoo.com
Kolby Kettler   came  from Texas in 2016 nd 2018. Daughter  born 2001 committed to Rice University upon return from Eurotour 2016, during her high school freshman year;  KPK@vitol.com
Janine Hardwick, came from Southern California in 2018 ; daughter  born 2003;  jrhardwick5@gmail.com
Patty Sabey    came from Northern California  in 2017, 2018;  family of 6 (1 boy and 1 girl player) ;  shihppy@gmail.com
Lisa Chen  came from Southern California in 2016;  2 daughters born 2003, 2005 ; lisa.chen.sd@gmail.com
James Lawrie   came in 2013 with son Evan, became coach for NSA EUROTOUR; jamie@jamesyounglawrie.com
Liz Dubuc (South Lake Tahoe) came on tour in 2011; Played in College then pro in Hungary;  lilylikessoccer@hotmail.com
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Francisca Johnson (Davis CA) came with son Christopher came on tour in 2012. Entire family came on tour in 2013, daughter Alex came in 2014; johnsonfrancisca@sbcglobal.net
Drs Arnie & Norma Rugama (Fresno, CA) – Family of 5 came on tour in 2012, “Norma Solis” osanomas@comcast.net
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