How does this work?
Team Stay Sports brings interested US soccer teams to the Gothia Cup every year. Trips are open to girls and boys teams ages U-14 to U-19. The ideal age groups are players in U-15 and U-16 level. Your travel teams can be a combination of one club, combination of clubs or an All Star team, you put together. Parents are of course welcome to be part of this amazing lifetime experience.
Each Team Stay Sports tour is typically a 15 day trip based around The Gothia Cup, the largest youth soccer tournament in the world. Each customized trip can include 2-3 days in Stockholm, Sweden, 4 days homestaying with a youth soccer club in Malmo, Sweden, and a host of other activities suited to your teams interests.
The Gothia Cup Tournament takes 7 days of your trip, players are housed as a team in a school. Players travel as a group (with their chaperons) via bus to the games, practices, and other activities. Family members, parents, and your tour leader(s) stay at hotels in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Contact Team Stay Sports and we will work with you to develop an itinerary that works for your team.
Who can go?
Who leads the tour?
When do the trips take place?
How far in advance are trips planned?
How do Homestays work?
Where do players homestay?
How long do players homestay?
Are homestays always available?
How many soccer games are played?
The Gothia Cup tournament is a minimum of 4 soccer games. Tours that visit Stockholm or other locations add 2-3 more friendly games.
What is the competition level?
What other soccer events are possible?
- Friendly games with local soccer clubs is a staple addition to every trip.
- Players often do sessions with Swedish trainers.
- When available we always try to see a pro soccer game in Malmo
Trust and Safety
Safety and Trust?
We teach all players the “rules” of safe travel while abroad as a part of TeamStay Sports and frequently reinforce this teaching before and during the trip. All players are required to sign a code of conduct which again reinforces and encourages safe behaviors so everyone can have a great time.
Players are never “let loose” into any city we visit. Everyone is sorted into groups so that safety is ensured. We know these cities well and will explain everything important before and during the trip.
Code of Conduct
Once you deposit money with TSS you do not receive a refund.
Exceptions are a death in the family or an inability to play or travel. Examples would be an ACL tear, broken leg, health issues that prevent travel. Refunds would vary depending on when you cancel. Cancellation policy on exceptions per person:
- Cancellation in the first 120 days after teams 1st deposit, $500 will be lost.
- Cancellation 300-251 days prior to trip departure, $800 will be lost.
- Cancellation 250-160 days prior to trip departure $1000 will be lost.
- Cancellation 159-95 days prior to trip departure $1200 will be lost.
- Cancellation 94-60 days prior to trip departure $1600 will be lost.
- Cancellation 59-0 days prior to departure 100% money deposited lost.
In the 59-0 window TSS will request money back from suppliers but there are no guarantees the suppliers will grant the request. We try to be very thoughtful when difficult issues come up and will do all we can to get money back if possible.