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July 3 - 13, 2020
Teen Soccer Camp & Intercultural Exchange
Middle & High School Soccer Players: Join Go Tico! this summer alongside Costa Rica's U16 regional championship coach and local student soccer players 10-day soccer and intercultural experience in the North Central Valley of this awesome country!  Go Tico! and one Madison coach will bring together Middle & High School students ages 13 - 16 from the states to engage in 4 days of soccer training alongside Tico peers, as well as regional tourism excursions, before engaging in an amicable weekend one-day tournament at the conclusion of the trip.

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Meet your coaches

Madison: Kristin Treichel is a youth soccer coach and nursing student who was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Carrying on the family tradition of playing soccer, Kristin has been playing since she could walk. She has played competitively throughout the years including four years of varsity soccer for Shorewood High School, where she earned defensive player of the year two years in a row.  She also played as a central midfielder for Lakeshore FC and Mequon Soccer Club where she helped her team win the Wisconsin State Division Championship. After playing club and intramural throughout college, Kristin then went on to play with the Madison 56ers WPSL U24 semi-pro team for a summer.  She has turned her interest to coaching and injury prevention due to her own history of injuries but continues to play competitively with Madison United. She has coached with the Regent Soccer Club since 2014, leading her teams to several tournament championships. She has also provided individual lessons for players looking to work on their foot skills and fitness. Aside from soccer, Kristin has a passion for healthcare and travel, and recently spent a year living in Spain, gaining conversational proficiency in Spanish. This opportunity combines everything that she loves - soccer, Spanish, culture, traveling, outdoor exploration, and youth development - and she is extremely excited to make this experience the best it can possibly be for all involved.
Costa Rica: Oscar Viquez is resident of La Flor de Rio Cuarto, Costa Rica, a small community two hours north of San Jose.  Oscar began playing soccer as soon as he could run, meeting friends for games after school in the plaza starting in elementary school.  Oscar has many years of coaching experience, most recently working with the local U16 boys team to win the National Championship.  When not on the soccer field, Oscar runs a transportation service for local school students. Oscar is the proud father of one high-school age son.

Pricing & Registration

Camp fee: $2,900

Register by May 15, 2020

Fee includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Madison, Wisconsin to San Jose, Costa Rica & exit taxes

  • All meals and lodging

  • All tourism entrance and activity fees

  • All in-country transportation

  • Four days of soccer training & scrimmage plus full-day tournament

  • Full coordination and hosting by Go Tico! staff and Madison-area coach

Additional requirements: travel insurance and minimal spending money

  • Day 1 

    • Depart Madison, Wisconsin to San Jose, Costa Rica

    • Visit La Paz waterfall 

    • Arrive at Thermal Waters & Accommodations

  • Day 2

    • Rest & Relax

    • Travel to & Explore Biological Reserve, including guided night hike

  • Day 3 - 7

    • Morning soccer training with Tico youth players

    • Afternoon tourism, including wildlife rescue, butterfly garden, waterfall hikes, and swimming

    • Evening intercultural activities

  • Day 8

    • Regional tourism to National Park or volcano

  • Day 9

    • Soccer tournament with local teams

    • Closing potluck with community members

  • Day 10

    • Pack up & depart for San Jose, Costa Rica

    • Arrive back to Madison, Wisconsin

Additional Details

  • A mandatory, pre-trip meeting will be scheduled in May for all participants and coordinators

  • For more information, please contact Sara at goticocostarica@gmail.com.