Far Post International Trips

International Trips Intro

Far Post has nearly 20 years of experience leading it's teams on international trips to help supplement their players' soccer development. These trips are far more than cookie cutter sightseeing tours. They are total immersion soccer experiences that the club has worked hard to create specifically for our club.

The U14 Trip to Holland has long been a part of the Far Post education and one which players look forward to from the second they join. We've sent our U18's to England in the past to show them what it takes to play at the next level as they reach the end of their playing time with us.

These trips are only open to Far Post players and a select few parent chaperones.

Please find more details on both of these trips below.

*2020 Dates: April 17-26*

Holland Trip - U14 Boys & Girls

Holland Trip Details

Far Post has been sending players and teams to Holland since it's founding as a soccer club back in 1996. Over this time, we have developed tremendous partnerships with the KNVB Dutch National coaching staff, the Ajax and PSV Eindhoven professional teams and youth academies, and with various other youth clubs in Holland.


Far Post wears Orange for a reason.

Far Post’s image and founding principles are based on the Dutch vision of soccer, known as 'Total Football'. This free-flowing, attacking brand of soccer revolutionized the game and the way people thought of it. In essence, positions became far less rigid while skill and creativity flourished. Players were encouraged to take risks and express themselves: something that we ask of our players every day. Far Post truly has an identity and image associated with the Dutch system and has created a Dutch Legacy here in Vermont. 

The Dutch theories and systems are a major part of our curriculum and how we develop our players. Many of our coaches have been on this trip and use the language and tactics in their training sessions as well. Our connection goes much deeper than an annual trip, a style of play, or the color orange. We have history and personal relationships that tie our club with the country.

This is an unforgettable experience and one that our players talk about for the rest of their lives.


Benefits

  • The trip exposes players to professional KNVB coaching staff members and the Dutch vision of soccer.
  • International play: our pllayers are able to play 4 matches against Dutch teams and socialize with the players afterward.
  • Exposure to some of the best youth academies in the world – Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven.
  • The opportunity to watch professional soccer teams in training and matches.
  • Fantastic team bonding experience.
  • An excellent “pre-season” training tool for the outdoor season.
  • Players come back with a new appreciation for the game.
  • Players come back with a greater commitment to the game.
  • Players are given a tremendous international “living” experience.
  • Players receive a cultural education component that adds to the value of this experience.

2019 Itinerary

Please view the 2019 itinerary and extra resources below. The structure of this will not change much from year to year so it gives you a very good idea of what the 2020 trip will look like too.

The cost for the trip is $3,600. This includes flight, all meals, accomodations, and transportation. It does not take into account fundraising done by the group (roughly $800-1000).