Soccer is rapidly changing in every aspect of the sport. In order for our coaches to keep up with the latest training methods to ultimately create a better training environment for our players, we launched a program in 2010 that allows a group of our coaches to travel to Europe each year to observe training and matches of the most successful clubs around the world. Our coaches have visited the youth academies such as Ajax in the Netherlands, Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, Manchester United in England.
The 2014 trip will include Barcelona Youth Academy and Espanyol in Spain as well as a first team match between Barcelona and Almeria. We also have a similar program for our players in which they will visit and train at the successful youth academy clubs around the world. These two significant programs have contributed to the success of our players at the collegiate and professional levels.