Welcome to the 2020 CSA Soccer Tour webpage. Here you will find all the information you will need for your soccer tour. You can download the itinerary using the link on the left and also book your place online. As the tour prgresses, we will be adding lots of useful information. Please feel free to call us on 781-210-7896 if you have any questions regarding your tour. We look forward to having you as our guests in England.
Charlotte Soccer Academy
2020 Tour of England
CHARLOTTE SOCCER ACADEMY
Tour of England April 2020
Saturday April 11th to Sunday April 19th
CSA Boys and Girls Representative Teams
Dear players, parents and supporters,
Welcome to the Charlotte Soccer Academy of England in the spring of 2020. We will once again be working with XL Sports Tours to provide an exceptional international tour for our players to one of the greatest soccer nations in the world! In 2020 we will be offering players across all age groups with the chance to play against top international opposition as we form CSA representative teams who will be coached by our elite staff. This opportunity is open to every level of player within the club and we will form teams based around those who register and ensure we provide age and developmentally appropriate opposition.
The purpose of this email is to give you a little further information about the proposed schedule of the tour and how you can check out even more information on XL Sports Tours who have been taking USA teams overseas since 2001. These tours are unique, educational and with a massive emphasis on enjoyment of the entire experience rather than just soccer. The players will be placed in a professional soccer environment, playing at least 3 games against top international competition and training with professional academy coaches at their private facilities.
During the tour we will be staying in top ranked hotels in London and the North West of England and even staying at St. George’s Park the home to England’s National Teams. Not only will we train there and play on the same fields the national team use but we will also stay in the same hotel as the national players! During the tour we will also see at least TWO LIVE GAMES FROM THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE AND CHAMPIONSHIP! There may even be the option of adding more live games once the fixture schedule is announced for the European Cup competitions which provide a mid-week game. We In addition to the live games and training we will also go behind the scenes of the Etihad Stadium home to current EPL Champions Manchester City.
In addition to the soccer there will be sightseeing at some of the best landmarks in the country including Chester’s famous walled city, Conway Castle and of course all the famous sights of the capital city London! During our tour we will also be staying in top rated hotels with XL Sports Tour staff and guides with us the entire time and our own luxury motor coach.
WHAT DO I DO NOW?
To get more information go to then choose the “MY TOUR” tab at the top right and when you click on CSA Tour of England 2020 you will be asked for the password which again is csa20 in lower case. You can book your place on the trip using your credit card or by mailing in a check to:
XL Sports Tours, 825 Courtland Street, Orlando, FL 32804
WHAT ARE THE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS?
Typically players will share rooms together and any accompanying members of the group will automatically be placed together (same sex only). If you have a preferred roommate, you can specify this at registration. If you did not do this at the point of registration, please email with your request. Most hotels in England do not as a rule allow more than 2 or 3 people in a room and the price of the tour is based on a per head amount so there is no discount for having more people in a room.
WHAT IS THE COST OF MY TOUR AND WHAT WILL IT INCLUDE?
The cost of the program will be $2,149 per person based on 40 travelers. Please note the cost does not include your international flight but does include the following;
3 friendly matches against hand selected English Academy opposition
Guest sessions from top level F.A. coaches at academy facilities
Stay and train at St. George’s Park the training center & home to England’s national teams
All accommodation in top quality 4 star hotels in London and the North West of England
Fantastic tickets to TWO top live games from the English Premier League and the English Championship. We have the option of adding even more live games including tickets to Champions league and Europa League once fixtures are confirmed.
All scheduled sightseeing including river cruise in London, tour of Chester, Conway Castle, and the Etihad Stadium home to Manchester City.
2 Meals per day, breakfast and dinner.
All training equipment provided, no need to bring balls, cones or bibs with you
LIVE Customer service and your own Tour Coordinator in the US to handle any questions and requests
Additional separate sightseeing trips and cultural events for parents can be included. We realize some parents may want to spend time away from the soccer field and see some more of England. Parents have option to tour Chester or even visit Liverpool.
Participate in the XL Travel Fundraising program; cover the entire cost of your tour!
All internal transportation via luxury motor coach that remains with the group at all hotel accommodation meaning no waiting for your bus to arrive!
Group flight options through XL Sports Tours or use own air miles, we have the best access to the best prices in the business!
Fully escorted 24 hours a day by an XL Travel Director and staff
XL account executive to take care of planning and maintenance.
WHAT ARE THE DEADLINES FOR PAYMENTS?
To break down the cost of the tour we offer travelers the opportunity to pay through installments with the following timelines:
Initial payment to secure tour place ($100): on or before October 11th 2019
Second payment ($500): November 11th, 2019
Third payment ($500): December 11th, 2019
Current balance (includes flight base if applicable): February 11th, 2020
Group Flights Balance: Subject to airline contract
DOES XL SOCCER TOURS OFFER ANY FUNDRAISING PROGRAMS?
Yes we do. We offer a fantastic fundraising program involving a raffle prize draw for one of our “Soccer Fanatic Weekends”. There is an additional document online with details of this program. Once you have paid your first $500 payment simply email us at to request your first book of 25 raffle tickets and we will then send them out to your home address so you can immediately start raising money for the next installment payment. As you pay the remaining balance we will continue to send out tickets as you request them.
WHAT ARE THE FLIGHT PROGRAM OPTIONS?:
At the time of registration you will be given two options:
CSA Tour of England 2020 with flight – package includes everything on the itinerary plus the group flight. This flight will be for the first day of the tour and return on the last day of the tour. We are not able to make changes to the contracted start & end dates for individuals so we encourage you to review the Ground Only option if you are considering extending or shortening your stay. If you register for the CSA Tour of England 2020 with flight package you will see a fee of $1,000 added to your total invoice when you register. This is an installment towards the flight costs. Once we have confirmed exact pricing with the airlines we will update your final balance accordingly.
CSA Tour of England 2020 no Flight – package includes everything on the itinerary without flight. This gives you the option to book your own air transportation. This is recommended if you would like to book using air miles, deviate from the group travel dates or routing, or upgrade your flight.
When you register we will usually still be in the process of negotiating the best flight contract for your group and the final price will be unconfirmed at that stage, so a $1,000 installment is included in the initial package price. If you sign up for the package with the group flight you will receive the exact flight cost as soon as it is confirmed by the airline and there will then be a limited period of time for you to switch to Ground Only if preferred. After this time we will place a deposit payment on the flights and any changes thereafter may incur a charge.
If you are booking a ground package, please ensure you land before the team so that you can meet the group in their arrival terminal and join the tour from there. If you arrive later than the team you are responsible for arranging transport to meet up with the group yourself. Please make sure you check all flight numbers and times for your flight as airlines may change your itinerary and it is your responsibility to ensure you connect with the group at the international location.
Please make sure you register for the correct package. If you are unsure which package to choose or if you have any questions, please email
WHAT IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED MORE INFORMATION?
The XL Sports Tours website has a lot of information which you will find very useful for your trip including details on booking policies and travel insurance. The website is full of useful details so that you can save time by simply looking online but if you cannot find the information you require please call them on 877-286-3809 and the XL staff will be glad to assist you.
Some of the things you will find on the website:
Quotes and recommendations from previous travelers
Photos from previous trips
Information on other XL Travel products such as our “Soccer Fanatic Weekends”
Addresses of our various global offices
Downloadable booking forms
Booking and Insurance Policies
Information on travel insurance
Online guide to traveling abroad with XL Travel, including information on currency, packing and watching live games!
We look forward to having you as our international guests.
The XL Sports Tours Team
877-286-3809 (USA Office)
011-44-203-004-8332 (UK Office)