The Hobart College soccer team is headed to Germany, Holland and Belgium from Aug. 4-14. The team will spend their time abroad site seeing, training and playing against European club teams.
“In my time here at Hobart, this will be the program’s fourth trip abroad, and the value of this experience is immeasurable, from the team building and soccer development to the educational and cultural experience,” said Head Coach Shawn Griffin.
The Statesmen will play a total of five matches against top level European youth teams in Kamen and Dortmund, Germany as well as Amsterdam and Zedelgem, Belgium. The team will also train with professional European soccer coaches. In addition to the focus on skill development and team building, the Statesmen will also be site seeing and learning about the culture of the countries they are visiting. Plans include touring professional soccer stadiums and historic sites in each country and even a Rhine River boat cruise.
“The trip abroad experience comes up every Alumni Weekend from the players who went on these trips stating that it was just one of the many great highlights they experienced in their time here at Hobart,” added Griffin.
Check back to hwsathletics.com in the coming weeks for more coverage of the Statesmen soccer team’s trip abroad.