The USA enjoys enduring popularity as a sports tour destination for schools and teams. American football and basketball are the big favourites, but sports such as netball, lacrosse, football and rugby are also very well represented. You will find an enthusiastic welcome, strong opposition at all levels and superb facilities. Canada is equally sport-mad and a fantastic location for rugby tours especially.
Sporta Tours focus on several key locations within the United States, including California, Florida and New York. With sport playing an integral role in American culture, the opportunity to watch a big sports event can be an inspiring experience too. Further downtime options vary according to your chosen location, but can extend from time at the beach, to shopping, sightseeing and amusement parks.
- Great weather and hospitality
- Excellent standard of sports facilities
- High quality hotels and airlines
- Strong local opposition to suit varying abilities
- Outstanding sightseeing and downtime activities
- The possibility to combine tours with major sporting events
Our comprehensive American itineraries are designed to ensure your group gets the most from its time here. We incorporate training and coaching sessions with fixtures against local opposition via colleges and clubs. It’s often possible to build in a tournament experience too, as our friends at Caterham School enjoyed in Florida – find out more about their participation in the South Florida Netball Tournament by watching the video here. Sports available in North America are as follows:
All of our tours are tailor-made to meet the requirements of each school and club, and will vary depending on sport. However, to give you an idea of how a sports tour to North America could look, here’s a sample itinerary for a lacrosse and netball tour the USA:
Day 1 – Arrive in Olando and check-in to your vacation home style accommodation. Welcome dinner at TGI Friday’s.
Day 2 – Morning training session at the park taken by a guest coach from a local lacrosse team. Head to an NBA match in the evening to witness the spectacle of professional basketball.
Day 3 – Enjoy a free morning to take in Disney Springs, go shopping, or relax by the pool. Afternoon lacrosse matches against a local college then head out to a local restaurant for dinner.
Day 4 – Transfer to South Florida and enjoy an alligator show on an airboat. Check-in to your new accommodation before a training session with a guest coach from Netball America taking the session.
Day 5 – Depart for a full day of netball by taking part in a Florida Netball Association Tournament, with teams from all over the United States taking part. Transfer back to Orlando in the evening and check-in to your accommodation.
Day 6 – Lacrosse training session at a local university, followed by a campus tour. Free time in the afternoon to relax.
Day 7 – Lacrosse matches vs a local academy.
Day 8 – Visit Universal Studios and Island of Adventure for the day to celebrate the end of the tour.
Day 9 – Check out of your accommodation and transfer to the airport for your flight home.