(Click here for the Trip Details - 7/7/13)
Coaches, Team managers and parents:
It has been decided that after our hugely successful trip to Barcelona, Spain in 2011, we are going to do it again!
The goal is to have two girls’ teams and two boys’ teams go this time. The teams will be made up of mixed ages: Boys U11-14 and Boys U15-18 and Girls U13-15 and Girls U16-18.
For anyone who came two years ago, the hotel will be different and we are planning a few new things to do. We are also shooting for two luxury buses so we are flexible to take two separate directions on each occasion to mix it up. It will allow for more free time as well.
We have planned a 9-day trip so that after the first full travel day, we still will have 8 days left to enjoy. We need to keep in mind that this will be a "SOCCER TRIP" so we have 4 friendly matches planned against local teams from the Catalonian Area. There will be 2 professional training sessions performed by local coaches of the area, as well as one session by our own coaches. There will also be a minimum of one professional match and possibly two. The plan is to go see Barcelona play and maybe also RCD Espanyol. We will leave Tampa on a Friday and arrive in Spain on Saturday which will allow us to see a game on Saturday night or Sunday. We will also have another chance the following weekend before we leave to go home.
The trip will cost approximately $2300 per person. The price will be confirmed once we have official numbers in August. This includes everything: flight, accommodations, very good meals (several local dishes served in a buffet style), drinks at meals, all soccer facilities and games and referee fees, all transportation, all tours, one ticket to a professional match (additional $ if we are able to do a second match) and trust me that this experience truly is PRICELESS. Ask anyone who went on the last trip; I will assure you they will tell you how great an experience it was.
It will take place during one of the weeks in March 2014 and dates will be confirmed in the coming months (by July for sure) as we are waiting for official State Cup dates as well as some other things.
Also, click here to access the POWER POINT PRESENTATION (in PDF form) on the club website.
Click here for Barcelona Trip Final Information Details.
Coach Marco Ferrin (Tampa Chargers)