MASS YOUTH SOCCER
OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
One of the numerous benefits of participation in the Mass Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program is the opportunity for foreign travel. Each year Mass ODP organizes a trip abroad to give our players a chance to experience the game of soccer on an international level. Players and many of their parents have traveled to Portugal and Spain in recent years and learn first hand the level of passion Europeans have for the "beautiful game". Our trips usually take place during February school break. It is our goal to blend training, competitions, touring, learning and relaxation in every trip abroad.
ODP RETURNS TO PORTUGAL IN 2012
Once again the Massachsuetts Olympic Development Program will travel to Portugal during Winter School Vacation week for a week of international competition, training, touring and fun. All players who are participating in Mass ODP from U13 through U17 are encouraged to go. The trip departs on Friday, February 17th and returns Friday, February 24th. This year both the Boys and Girls teams will be traveling to the beautiful Algarve Region of southern Portugal. For more information contact
Portugal Pro Soccer
Dracut, MA 01826
In 2011, Mass ODP Boys traveled to Portugal. They played Academy teams from both Sporting Clube de Portugal and Sport Lisboa s Benfica in Lisbon. They also toured Lisbon and the central Portugal town of Anadia in the middle of wine country. The boys trained and played on some of the finest soccer facilities in Europe and enjoyed the excitement of international competition. They also went sightseeing and touring at each destination. The highlight was The University of Coimbra. Founded in 1290 by King Dinis, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world.
For more on the 2011 Trip to Portugal, access the team journal by CLICKING HERE.
MASS ODP BOYS AT SPORTING CLUBE DE PORTUGAL