Costa Rica Teen Soccer Camp & Intercultural Exchange
January & July 2021
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.

Meet your Tico Coach

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

Registration opening end of 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

Itinerary Preview

  • 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.

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