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25 ASA Players Head To Brazil

International Soccer and Futsal Experience

25 ASA Players Head To Brazil

Summer 2015

     

ASA players, hosted by GOL BRASIL, will embark on an 11 day/12 night journey to the soccer hotbed of Brazil to compete in an international Futsal tournaments, visit the CBF headquarters and play academy level soccer games at the countries most famous club, Flamengo, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.

These ASA players aged 14-17 will be in Brazil from July 23-August 4th. ASA and it's technical staff offers this special opportunity to select players. Younger players can look forward to this and other annual international program offerings as they progress to our older ASA age groups.

The Background

In December 2014, the ASA staff traveled to Brazil to develop relationships with Brazilian futsal and outdoor soccer clubs on a tour hosted by Aoxy Experiences Executive Director, Pedro Paiva.  The ASA technical staff developed a close relationship with Pedro from their time working together at D.C. United while he was obtaining his MBA at Kogod’s school of business.  GOL BRASIL Tour is the official exchange program of AOXY Experiencias. ASA and AOXY developed a partnership to offer selected Alexandria players an elite soccer/futsal experience along with first class exposure to the vibrant Brazilian culture including amazing food, unrivaled beaches, unforgettable mountain hike views and special soccer specific access to professional team training sessions and game experiences.

Trip highlights
  • International Futsal Tournament in Belo Horizonte vs. Brazilian Futsal Clubs

  • Soccer tournament against Cruzeiro and the Kazakhstan National Team.

  • Train and play at La Gavea with and against the Flamengo youth academy teams. La Gavea is the training grounds of Flamengo and the Dutch national team during the world cup and home to the USA olympic team for Rio 2016.

  • Take in Pro Brazil games in Rio and Belo

  • Play street Futsal and beach Soccer

  • Participate in outreach event in local community

  • Visit Rio beaches, Cristo, Sugarloaf and CBF headquarters

ASA Staff at Cruzeiro  -  ASA Staff at Flamengo Training Grounds  -  Beach Soccer near Rio​ de Janeiro

  

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