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MSILancer7
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Youth Friendship Games

Post by MSILancer7 » 15 Dec 2008, 21:56

Hey guys,

I recently got this letter from the people to people sports ambassador program inviting me to the Youth Friendship Games in Holland sometime during July. It also said that i would train with professional dutch coaches, compete against athletes from around the world and represent the United states at the opening ceremonies. I will probably go to the informational meeting to see whats up, but i was just wondering if anyone else here had heard about this or been in this program before. It sounds pretty legit and it seems like it would be a good thing for my development as a player, but im just not sure about it.

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Post by arsenalfc08 » 15 Dec 2008, 22:09

I'd never heard of it but I'd go to the meeting. See what it is about, how much you have to pay,etc.

The website says you can stay at the camp site,youth hostel,school (the whole team stays in a classroom) or tourist hotel. I'm assuming you will have to pay for your accomidations including air fare.

http://www.yfgholland.com/default.asp?ID=93

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Post by IggTron7 » 16 Dec 2008, 01:49

one of the kids at m school played in the friendship games this sumer. it is a great cultural experience and you get to connect with kids around the country, but as far as soccer goes, i do not know if it is worth your money. There is better soccer to be played stateside during the summer in my opinion. I'm sure it will be a great experince but for several thousand dollars, it may not be worth your money soccer-wise.
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Post by MSILancer7 » 16 Dec 2008, 03:26

I just signed up for the informational meeting on January 11th and ill go get some more information then. Thanks for the advice.

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Post by INTER1908 » 16 Dec 2008, 06:24

IggTron7 wrote:one of the kids at m school played in the friendship games this sumer. it is a great cultural experience and you get to connect with kids around the country, but as far as soccer goes, i do not know if it is worth your money. There is better soccer to be played stateside during the summer in my opinion. I'm sure it will be a great experince but for several thousand dollars, it may not be worth your money soccer-wise.
What kind of better soccer are you talking about? Like tourneys or camps or what?
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Post by IggTron7 » 20 Dec 2008, 01:11

The RPL, National League, Developmental Academy all would fall into this category.

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Post by flyhigh19 » 20 Dec 2008, 05:40

Yeah, I got this letter too recently, but I am not going to do it. I just don't think it is worth the money.

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Post by arsenalfc08 » 20 Dec 2008, 14:32

Personally, I wouldn't do it. When you factor in air fare,meals,living accomidations,t-shirts/other souvienors,it's likely to get very expensive.

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Post by barcahooligan » 20 Dec 2008, 14:50

my friend got the same thing to go to Holland 2 years ago, he didnt go and i dont blame him, it'll get pretty expensive
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Post by MSILancer7 » 20 Dec 2008, 21:03

Yeah well im going to the meeting just to get more details about it but if it costs a lot then i wont be going.

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Post by MSILancer7 » 27 Jan 2009, 23:55

I went to the meeting like two weeks ago and it costs $6000 dollars and im not going to do it. Thanks for the advice.

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