2019 San Marino Cup for WSA | Wilton Soccer Association
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Dear Wilton Soccer Families,

 

In the summer of 2019 we will be forming boys and girls teams to travel to Italy to participate in an International tournament called the San Marino Cup. This past summer’s tour marked our 18th year at the tournament.

 

The 2019 event will be 10 nights 12 days in Italy that will take us to Lake Como, Florence, Verona, Venice, and San Marino. The dates of the event are July 4th through 15th. Players will be busy training and playing a high level of soccer, and along with their supporters enjoy the food and history the country has to offer.

 

We have designed the tour to the 2019 San Marino Cup to accomplish several objectives:

1.      Have our boys and girls experience the most appropriate level of competition possible that Italy has to offer while challenging our players to allow them to grow. 

2.      Create competitive teams. Our summer selection teams are poised to compete at the international level.

3.      Allow travelers to experience not only international soccer, but also the rich history, fashion, foods and flavors of Italy. The tour is designed to appeal to both players as well as their supporters. 

4.      Create a family experience that is so unique and special that you will never forget it.

5.      Organize teams early to capture the best value on flights, secure great hotels, and run fundraisers to help defray the cost. 

 

Trip particulars:

Coaching Staff:  Jim Lewicki and other club coaches.  

Dates:  July 4th through 15th.

Daily Schedule:  See the attached sample itinerary from the 2018 Italy San Marino Cup. This is included as an example and will be updated for 2019 program, but will give you a good feel of the experience.

Who Is Invited:  2007 and older both boys and girls. We will be selecting quality players and forming smaller rosters to ensure that everyone receives significant play time.  Family members and other supporters are encouraged to attend!  We have found that having supporters along adds to the fun and excitement, and we have a special schedule specifically for supporters when the players are training.

Player Commitment Deadline:  September 1st. Please reach out to Jim Lewicki to express your interest by September 1st.  If you have questions or need extra time contact 

How will the teams be formed: Directors will review player responses to make the final team determinations. 

Registering:  Upon selection we will send a link to register the player and any supporters who will be accompanying them on the trip.  There will be a deadline for registration to confirm the roster position. 

Land cost per person:  The final cost will be determined based on enrollment, the exchange rate, and inclusions, but will not exceed $2,395 for players and $2,145 for supporters per person in double and/or triple accommodations.  This includes most meals, full time private bus, dedicated bi-lingual guide, excursions, tournament entry, etc. See attached inclusions page for details.

Flight bookings and prices:  We have flights held for the team and supporters. Space will be limited, so flights should be booked upon declaration of the team.  Travel on the team flight is not required, however the team flight will be the start and end point for the tour.  Travel on an itinerary that does not coincide with the team flight may require a deviation.  Travelers will be fully responsible for their own flight arrangements and the costs of flights and any deviations.

Fundraiser:  Players will have the opportunity to finance most, if not their entire trip through fundraising. See attached inclusions page for details regarding this unique opportunity.  

Extra Training:  The coaches will endeavor to create opportunities to prepare the team by scheduling training and other events, both prior to departure date, and upon arrival overseas.

See Below links for further information:

 https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/2093/Bravo & Wilton & Rush SMC 2019 day by day.pdf

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/2093/Bravo presentation SMC 2019.pdf

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/2093/Bravo Sports Tours 2019 Free Fundraiser.pdf

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/2093/Italy SMC July 2019 Inclusions Page v062618.pdf

We hope that you will join us on this trip of a lifetime! 

 Yours in soccer,

John-Christopher Salvatore

Wilton Coaching Director