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Team travel 2016


In 1986 we started Winning Mood. At first to organized soccer camps throughout the United States and shortly after we started with soccer tours to Europe and from Europe to the States.

Why did we name our company Winning Mood and what do we divine to be Winning Mood in soccer or in any other sport? In our soccer tours we want teams to experience other soccer cultures, club environments and European passion for soccer. We like to see the growth as a team to get in the so-called Winning Mood. Everything we do is focused on this result.

“We have enjoyed our tours with Winning Mood for many tours in a row, being the best experience for all players who joined one of the trips. The combination of excellent accommodation, good matches, great cultural experience and unique hospitality made us use (Winning Mood) for every overseas tour”, says Toby Bares. Toby Bares, former men’s soccer coach of the University of Wisconsin, is among the all-time leaders in all divisions of the NCAA and a Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Famer. Toby can be contacted for his reference.

Everyone can organize a tour to a certain hotel, visit a museum and play a friendly against a local opponent. What we offer is a different experience. Teams stay and train at top Olympic national sport centers, where the pro athletes train, get a training session by a professional coach from AJAX, Feyenoord or PSV, play a friendly against the U21 or U19 of Schalke ‘04, visit a home game of FC Barcelona and have a local tour guide that makes sure coaches only need to focus on everything on the field.

In the past 30 years we have organized tours for college, high school, club and professional youth and adult teams throughout many European countries. Together with our experience as UEFA A and B instructors at the Royal Dutch Soccer Association (KNVB), UEFA Pro and A coaches, our years of experience in organizing soccer camps throughout the USA and Canada and our cooperation with the best partner companies in al major European countries we know how to organize tours for any level college team.

Foreign tours give colleges the opportunity to recruit young foreign players firsthand. Our partnership with Ethos College recruiting helps you during this recruitment process.

Besides soccer we also offer tours for all other NCAA sports to all major European countries.

Feel free to contact us with your ideas of your dream tour and we send you a FREE tailor made program.


The Netherlands (commonly known as Holland) is a small and densely populated country. Well known for AJAX and its many youth soccer academies.
You will have the time of your life playing soccer in Holland, visit Amsterdam with his historic inner city and world renowned museums. And do not forget the country side with tulips (when in season) and wind mills.


Amsterdam Arena AJAX


Germany Country of the World Champion 2016 and for many years ranked number one in the world. Club soccer is also one of the best in Europe with Bayern Munich as THE representative of the country. History more than enough, not only from World War II but also Berlin is a must seen city famous because of the Wall between East and West Germany and now the beautiful capital of Germany.


Allianz Arena

United Kingdom

United Kingdom is soccer country number 1 in the world. It all stated here. Famous is the atmosphere in the stadiums before, during and after the game. You need to visit one of the old stadiums or the brand new ones like Wembley or Arsenal's stadium .
History more than enough in the country of Shakespeare. London with the Big Ben and the palace of queen Elizabeth should also be a part of your trip if the UK is your choice for making your trip to.


Emirates stadium


Spain has always been in the top 10 soccer nations of the world and is well known for 2 top clubs: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Both teams are always in the final 4 of the European Championship. Spain is a real tourist country so accommodations are top notch.
Many historic sites can be visited e.g. the Gaudi park and church in Barcelona.


Camp Nou


Italy is THE country to visit, if you want to combine sightseeing with playing soccer. Visit Rome and the Vatican, the catholic seat of the world, where the Pope prays with the people at St. Peter’s Square once a week. Milan is the soccer city of Italy with the two rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan playing in the same stadium. Everyone should experience the Italian life style at least once in a life time.




If you say France you say Paris with the Eifel tower, the Notre Dame and the beautiful Gaudi church and Parc. Paris also is the town of Paris Saint Germain one of the best clubs in the world.
France is not only Paris but also the Alps, the Pyrenees? And the famous Cote d' Azur are all regions to been seen. Soccer accommodations are all over the country and excellent opponents too to play against.




Portugal is known for his artistic and beautiful cities like Lisbon and Estoril. Soccer is the number one sport in this country. The Portuguese youth teams are always successful in big tournaments but also Portuguese coaches and players are in the top of the world (Mourinho/Louis Figo/Christiano Ronaldo). SC Porto and Benfica are the top clubs in Portugal with many European successes.


FC Porto

Greece & Cyprus

Of all countries in Europe Greece is the one with the most historic sites. Athens, Delphi and Mount Olympus tell the story of the history of the old world, the start of Europe. Soccer and basketball are the most popular sports in Greece. Olympiakos Pireaus and Panathinaikos are the 2 big rivals in Athens. Greece and Cyprus are the places to go if you wish to combine training, playing and enjoying the sea and the sun.



Other European countries

Upon request we can set up tours in other countries in Europe, eg Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Eastern European countries like Bulgaria, Croatia etc. (one or multi country program)


FC Kobenhavn

Winning Mood has organized trip for teams since 1986. We have arranged trips for many teams from the USA, Canada, Cyprus, Greece, Japan, England and even Qatar for the past 25 years. Teams like Kean University, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Denville Flying Eagles, Crestwood soccer club, Holy Family high school, Velocity, Yellowknife Fury SC, Scottish United, Aspire Academy, Sheffield Wednesday, Hartlepool United, Bradford City, AJAX, Vitesse, FC Twente etc. have joined our travel programs.

We mainly set up "tailor made" trips that can include culture and soccer related activities like, visit professional soccer games, play in a large or small tournament, training by one of the Winning Mood top coaches with a  level A license and usual also coach at one of Holland's professional clubs, visit museums, stadium tours, visit castle, play games, excursions to Germany and Belgium and allot more.

Here are some trip examples of tours for 2016:  

7 days, 5 nights (1 travel day to Holland), players €649,00, coaches/parents €699,00

This includes:

  • 5 night stay at a nice budget hotel surrounded by trees and a 15 min walk from down town Arnhem
  • 3 meals a day, this includes one diner at a nice ‘pannenkoeken' restaurant
  • All transportation by private motor coach if not in walk distance
  • 4 training sessions by a professional Winning Mood coach and often coach at one or Holland's professional clubs
  • 2 games versus teams with the same level of play, this includes a social gathering at their club house after the game
  • Visit the Open Air Museum in Arnhem, find out how ordinary Dutch people have lived over the last few hundred years
  • A day to Amsterdam, visits to the Amsterdam Arena home of AJAX, a stadium tour, canal tour in down town Amsterdam and a visit to the Anna Frank Museum
  • A visit to the Airborne museum and it's impressive war cemetery
  • And to finish of a beautiful bike ride through the Dutch country that ends with a diner at a real Dutch ‘pannekoeken' restaurant
  • All activities will be supported by a experienced Winning Mood guide
  • Flight not included, but this can be arranged by our travel agent from Global Travel Solutions in New Jersey, USA.

9 days, 7 nights (1 travel day to Holland), players €849,00, coaches/parents €929,00

This trip includes the same as above but with these extra activities:

  • 2 extra days and nights
  • Visit professional youth games of Vitesse Arnhem, one of Holland's best youth academies
    A 3rd game that includes a BBQ after the game with the opposing team. A great social gathering and a moment to make new international friends.
    A visit to a professional ‘Eredivisie" match.

11 days, 9 nights (1 travel day to Holland), players €1039,00, coaches/parents €1099,00

This trip includes the same as the above 2 trips but with these extra activities:

  • 2 extra days and nights. One day with guided tour to Xanten, Germany, a beautiful historic Roman city
    A 4th game that includes a diner at the club house of the opposing team and a social gathering after the game to make more friends
    A extra training session
    A visit to the youth complex of FC Utrecht one Holland's best youth academies.

Every trip can be tailor made, these are just examples of tours that have been enjoyed be other teams in the past.

All prices are based on 30 traveling (20 players and 10 coaches/parents).

The 20th person will travel for free (flight not included) and every 10th after that when confirming the trip before February 1st, 2016.

For more information u can contact us.

Team Winning Mood