Dear Next Gen Player,

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Congratulations!  We are delighted that you have been selected to participate in the Next Gen International Select Squad trip to England April 1st – 8th 2018. We believe this International Developmental Experience will present all players with an excellent opportunity to match their ability and professionalism by training and playing against Professional Youth Academies.

 Next Gen are taking Select Squads in age groups - 2003/2004 , 2005/2006 , 2007/2008 and as part of the experience, players will:

·   Play matches in the North of England , Midlands & London against Premiership and Championship club academies.
·   Stay and train at the England National Team Training Headquarters at St. Georges Park
·   Attend live Premier League and/or Championship matches
·   Tour Old Trafford stadium - home of the mighty Manchester Utd.
·   Sightseeing cultural tour around London

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Program Schedule*

 

Sunday             April 1 – Depart Newark

Monday            April 2 – Arrive Manchester Airport 7:40 am
                         Attend Pro-game Preston v Derby
                         Check – in Bolton Whites Hotel      

Tuesday           April 3 – Light training session
                         Game #1 v TBD
                         Attend Pro-game Live game Bolton v Birmingham

Wednesday     April 4 – Tactical workshop
                         Game #2 v TBD

Thursday          April 5 – Travel to St Georges Park
                         Game # 3 v TBD
                         Recovery session

Friday               April 6 – Travel to Madjeski Hotel, Reading
                         Game # 4 v Reading
                         Evaluation and Feedback

Saturday          April 7 - Game #5 v Canada Group
                         Attend Live EPL Game

Sunday            April 8 – Stadium Tour Wembley
                        Sightseeing Tour London
                         Depart Heathrow 6:00pm

* Itinerary is for guidance only at this time, and maybe subject to some minor change                                                
                                            

We will provide you with specific details for flight arrangements, drop off and pick up times once we have a clear understanding of where players are traveling from, as we will try to make it as convenient as possible for you. 

Accommodations

To further enhance the experience for the players, we will be staying at hotels located at Professional Soccer Stadiums and at The England National Team Headquarters. We will forward to parents the name, address and telephone number of our hotel prior to the trip.

Staff

Our Next Gen delegation will include Next Gen Development Directors and special guest international coaches.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided.

Parental Contact

In order to better develop the self-responsibility and maturity of the players, this trip will be for players only. Parents are welcome to travel to watch the matches but must secure separate ground/air transport as well as separate lodging.  This is done because we are working to better prepare players for potential future U.S. National Team Programs and Professional Club travel.

Players are permitted to travel with cell phones and will be asked to contact parents on a regular basis once we land in England and continually until arriving back in the U.S.

Contact Information (Emergencies only)

In the event of a family emergency, parents are welcome to call the following emergency contacts:

Jeff Bookman:  914-406-6335

Tony Williams : 484 252 3779

*Finances

The cost will be $3,550 per player, which includes flights *(from NJ/NY airports), all accommodations (4&5 star hotels), all meals, all transportation, training sessions, games, and stadium tours.

Please note, only match tickets & spending money are not included in this tour cost.  Players will only need limited spending money for personal  light snacks and drinks during sightseeing events, plus any souvenirs. We will let families know the cost of match tickets as soon as we have the schedule finalized. Travel/Medical Insurance is the responsibility of each family.

*  Final costs may vary for players selected from States that do not border or are in close proximity to NJ & NY airports. We will provide specific details for
   flight arrangements, drop off and pick up times.  We are trying to make it as convenient as possible for our families while holding true to our core values.

* Please refer to FAQ for players traveling from other States

*Payment Schedule (if Needed)

Immediate Deposit = $895; Non Refundable deposit; To be paid immediately

December 15th 2017 = $895

January 15th 2018 = $895

February 15th 2018 = $865

Payments can be made via Credit Card or Check, which should be made out to Next Gen USA and mailed to Next Gen USA, 112 Bentley Drive, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054

 * A revised final balance with an adjustment for flight costs may be issued to those traveling from outside the NY/NJ Region
* Please refer to FAQ on late payment charges and full-payment prior to travel

Passports

In order to travel all players must have their own passport. If you already have a passport please check its expiration date. If you do not currently have a passport please start this process immediately.

Information and Parents Meeting

Please RSVP and Register for the tour by clicking on the red button below, then proceed and complete the 2-step Registration and Payment section. Please note Registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by the Deposit:

Please refer to our "Frequently Asked Questions" page to help answer any queries you may have about the tour: http://www.nextgenusa.org/selectsquadfaq 

We will be also be holding a Parents webinar as we get closer to departure date. 

Meanwhile, if you have any other questions that you can't find on the FAQ page please contact

Tour information:      Jeff Bookman - jeff@nextgenusa.org 

Flights:                     Tony Williams - tony@nextgenusa.org

 

Kind Regards,

Jeff

Jeff Bookman

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR


UK 2018 BOYS April 1st-8th Tour REgistration
2-Step process

IMPORTANT:  When entering the player's name,  please verify the spelling of the name is exactly as it appears on their passport.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS:  To enter UK, a valid passport is required.  Please verify your child's passport expiration date, it must be valid at least 6 months after the end of this tour.

VISA:  Waived for U.S. citizen tourists entering UK.  Citizens of non-US countries may require a UK visa before traveling and must show proof on arrival into the UK.

STEP 1: SUBMIT PLAYER INFORMATION

Step 2: Pay DEPOSIT

You will need to "Submit" the PLAYER FORM above first before proceeding to pay the deposit below. 

Once you have completed and submitted the player form, please proceed to submit your deposit for the 2018 UK Boys Select Squad.  Initial deposit of $895 is required upon registration to reserve your spot.