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  • Ritchie Semple

Benefits of a Football Tour or Tournament in Europe

Soccer Tours Abroad – Who Benefits?

There is undoubtedly no substitute for a real-life soccer experience in the wider world. Soccer Tours abroad provide a great opportunity for young players to gain such experiences and face a range of challenges that can contribute significantly to their personal and social development. The key benefits include improved physical skills, health and fitness, personal knowledge, social and emotional development and the opportunity to set and achieve personal goals all in a foreign environment.

Players will also improve interpersonal skills such as leadership, team work, trust, respect, self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience. Rising to new challenges and living alongside their peers helps players to become more adaptable and confident which is critical to so many areas of personal development.

Whilst on a Soccer Tour abroad, immersing yourselves in foreign culture can be a life changing experience for the players, coaches and family members, by making time to sightsee, whether that is visiting a famous stadium, museum or famous landmark, that you may have only ever seen on the TV, can be fantastic learning opportunity. Also, as a parent, watching your child interacting with the local people and trying traditional food is a social opportunity that should not be passed up.

A Soccer Tour abroad does not just benefit the players, the coaches also get to experience a different soccer culture and observe their players being coached by professional foreign coaches with different styles, methodologies, training models and general approach to sessions. Also, watching professional games and playing matches against foreign opposition with a different approach, tactics and systems can be a great learning curve for each individual player, the team as a whole and the coaches.

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