International Travel


Syracuse Development Academy is pleased to announce that we are offering our teams the chance to travel internationally to Maya Riviera & Costa Rica in 2018.

SDA aims to provide high level-training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels. This is why we are teaming up with WorldStrides Excel to plan our international trip. The tour will include training sessions, match play against top academy teams, stadium tours, and attendance at professional matches. Playing against top teams in Europe, will benefit and enhance player’s development. The memories players make will stay with them forever– bonding with each other in a new country, meeting and socializing with opponents before and after games, touring new sites, tasting local cuisine, and more.

Traveling internationally as a team is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, and one that you do not want to miss out on. Details for our 2017 trip are as follows:

BOYS  – July 28th – August 3rd, 2018 – Maya Riviera 


GIRLS – July 28th – August 3rd, 2018 – Costa Rica



About WorldStrides Excel

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, Maryland ODP, Eastern Pennsylvania ODP, and many others. 

Check out WorldStrides Excel’s ODP highlight and testimonials video below:

ODP Highlight Video

Testimonials Video


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