Global Football ‘UNITING THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD THROUGH AMERICAN FOOTBALL
Welcome Educational Sports Tours Welcome to Global Football, a division of the Global Sports Group, Inc. We provide football players of all ages, their coaches, families and supporters, the opportunity to participate in high-profile events around the world. Through an extensive network of football contacts and business partners, Global Football has developed a broad spectrum of games, tournaments, tours, camps and bowls, each targeted to a specific age group and talent level. Hope you can join us!
Patrick Steenberge Coach, My name is Patrick Steenberge and I played Quarterback and lettered two seasons under coach Ara Parseghian at Notre Dame. It was at school that I learned the importance of team work and also of the power, influence and importance of international travel. Global Football is an international sports travel organization providing the opportunity for young amateur athletes from different countries to compete against one another, while experiencing and learning firsthand about each other's cultures, customs and history. At Global Football we believe in, and indeed see every year, the incredible effect of educational sports travel. At the beginning of each new football season hundreds of our travelers (players, staff, coaches, family, fans and friends included) return home better citizens, more confident, more enthusiastic in the classroom and on the playing field; more engaged in the world around them; better prepared for life and more likely to make a difference to each other as team mates. Lead an educational sports tour with us and you’ll get your students’ attention and keep it. And best of all you’ll make a difference in their lives. I encourage you to contact one of your fellow coaches who have traveled with us to hear what their experiences were. Happy trails! Patrick Steenberge President Global Sports Group. WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Benefits • 10 Days Spring Practice in Pads • On Tour Practices and Game • Team Building Adventure • Educational Experience • Improve Season Results • Earn Academic Credit • Recruitment Incentive • Last Game for Seniors • Overseas Job Prospects • Promote Your School Overseas • American Football Ambassadors • Travel Every Third Season • Complimentary Staff Travel
Previous Travellers Central Wartburg Wabash Rose-Hulman Augustana Illinois Wesleyan Adrian Buena Vista Bluffton Baker Wilmington Cornell John Carroll Mt St Joseph Alfred Plymouth Hope Thiel Luther MN Morris Claremont Elmhurst Ohio Northern North Central WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Coaching References AUGUSTANA – JIM BARNES BENEDICTINE KS – LARRY WILCOX CENTRAL – JEFF MCMARTIN CLAREMONT – RICK CANDAELE ELMHURST – TIM LESTER HANOVER – JOE AUSTIN KENT SCHOOL – TODD MARBLE JOHN CARROLL – REGIS SCAFE LUTHER – MIKE DURNIN NORTH CENTRAL – BRAD SPENCER OHIO NORTHERN – DEAN PAUL WABASH – STEVE HOUSES WARTBURG – RICK WILLIS WISCONSIN EC – TODD GLASER WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Quotes “There is no greater opportunity for young people to travel and experience new parts of the world like the tours and competitions you have developed at Global Football.” John Mackovic, retired Head Coach - Universities of Texas, Arizona & Illinois “The trip to Italy provided a once in a lifetime experience for all involved, and many of our young men expressed that it was something they would remember the rest of their lives” Norm Eash, Head Coach - Illinois Wesleyan “Patrick went above and beyond the call of duty. I do not know why any NCAA Div. III school that has football does not take the opportunity to travel with Global Football. “ Jim Lyall, Head Coach - Adrian College WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Quotes "I was proud of how they represented American football and Augustana College football. However, I was more proud to see them show great interest in and absorb the educational aspects of the trip.“ Jim Barnes, Head Coach - Augustana College “Everything on the trip to Germany was handled in a first-class manner from our transportation, accommodations and meals, to the football details. “ Rich Willis, Head Coach - Wartburg College “Traveling to Spain was one of the best things we have done for our football program since we arrived here 8 years ago.” Mike Wallace, Head Coach - Wilmington College WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Quotes “We experienced so much in Austria and Germany and we experienced it together. As a team - we are all forever grateful for this ‘Experience of a Lifetime’.” Chris Creighton, Head Coach - Wabash College “There is no doubt the trip to Ireland is an experience the JCU community will never forget.” Regis Scafe, Head Coach - John Carroll University “We finished this season as conference co-champions and this trip to Italy was a key ingredient to our success this fall.“ Chris Rorke, Head Coach - Plymouth College WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
International Tours Global Football is an international sports travel organization providing the opportunity for young amateur athletes from different countries to compete against one another, while experiencing and learning firsthand about each other's cultures, customs and history. Participating with your college or high school team in one of our international tours or events – be it in England, France, China, Italy, Spain or one of the many countries in which we have a great relationship with the Global American Football community will shape your student/athletes lives in profound and unexpected ways. WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Included in Program Fee • Round-trip air transportation from departure gateway • Accommodation in triple rooms with private bathrooms • Airport transfers & all transportation between cities • Local public transportation to all scheduled activities • European or buffet-style breakfast daily, as per program • Dinner daily (unless otherwise noted) • All excursions, led by professional local guides per program • City walks led by Tour Director, per program • Visits to select attractions & theater tickets, per program • Full-time services of a Tour Director & football coordinator • Games & practices • Awards dinner & pre-game meal
Flights • Major International Airline • Coach Class Cabin • Direct Flights Where Available
Hotels • Tourist Class Accommodation • Comfortable & Well Located • Private Facilities & Bathrooms • Students Share Triple Rooms • Adult Single Or Twin/Double (Additional Supplement Applies) • Buffet Breakfast Included
Meals • Daily European Breakfast • 2- or 3-Course Fixed Menu • Regional Cuisine • Iced Water • Drinks Payable Individually • Gratuity & Tax Included • Lunches Not Included • Pre-Game Meal • Awards Dinner
Game & Practices • Practices & walkthrough on tour • Play against local club team • Mixed age range & abilities • Friendly and welcoming • Post-game activity with hosts • Make friends and contacts • One last game for Seniors • Post-graduation overseas job
Transportation • Private Motor Coach • Public Transport • Bus/Subway • Walking • High Speed Train • Overnight Ferries
Guided Tours • Expert Local Guides • Excellent English • Walking Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Entrance Fees Included • Educational tours
Tour Director • Professional Guide • Multi-lingual • Friendly & Knowledgeable • Organize Logistics • Offer Help and Advice • Free Time Suggestions • Full-Time For Length Of Tour • Football Coordinator
Tour Destinations AUSTRALIA – Sydney / Gold Coast / Great Barrier Reef AUSTRIA – Vienna / Innsbruck / Salzburg BELGIUM – Brussels / Brugge CHINA – Beijing / Shanghai / Great Wall of China CZECH REPUBLIC – Prague / Brno DENMARK - Copenhagen ENGLAND – London / Bath / Stonehenge FINLAND - Helsinki FRANCE – Paris / Normandy / Loire valley / Nice GERMANY – Munich / Berlin / Heidelberg / Rothenburg GREECE – Athens / Patras / Delphi
Tour Destinations HOLLAND – Amsterdam / Delft / Rotterdam IRELAND – Dublin / Galway / Killarney / Cork / Belfast ITALY – Milan / Venice / Florence / Siena / Rome / Pompeii MEXICO – Mexico City / Monterey / NORWAY – Oslo / Fjords PANAMA POLAND – Warsaw / Kracow RUSSIA – Moscow / St Petersburg SPAIN – Barcelona / Madrid / Seville / Granada SWEDEN - Stockholm SWITZERLAND – Lucerne / Interlaken / Bern
Italian Classic Itinerary Day 1 – Fly to Italy Day 2 – Venice Day 3 – Venice Day 4 – Florence Day 5 – Florence Day 6 – Rome Day 7 – Game Day Day 8 – Rome Day 9 – Fly Home
Venice We have two days amid the incomparable beauty of Venice. To introduce you to the city we have included a walking tour. A highlight is sure to be a visit to St Mark’s Basilica, built in the 11th century and lavishly embellished over the centuries. Also on St Mark’s Square is the Doge’s Palace, home to the rulers of Venice. Venice is also home to a wealth of fine churches, magnificent art galleries, colorwashed palaces and, of course, some excellent jewellery and glass shops. Why not take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal, see the great collection of modern art at the Peggy Guggenheim museum or visit one of the more obscure islands off the beaten track like the colorful fisherman’s island of Burano?
Florence Set beside the river Arno, amid the green hills of Tuscany, Florence is the jewel of the Renaissance. Our included sightseeing tour will show us the highlights: the magnificent cathedral, crowned by its huge terracotta-colored dome; the bustling Piazza della Signoria and the exquisite Ponte Vecchio. Make time for shopping in colorful markets or, for a glorious view over the city climb to the top of the Piazzale Michelangelo.
Rome Endowed with the legacy of 2700 years of history, Rome is one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites. We will see the Roman Forum and Coliseum and soak up the atmosphere of the Piazza Navona, studded with fountains and lined with tempting cafes. Seek out the Trevi Fountain, almost hidden in a maze of streets. Other famous sites include the Spanish Steps, the perfectly proportioned Pantheon and the massive memorial to the first King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele. Although only 440,000 acres in size the Vatican State contains some of the best known works of art in the world, housed in some magnificent buildings. Our tour will take in some of the extensive collections of the Vatican Museums and of course the Sistine Chapel, its ceiling painted single-handedly over four years by Michelangelo. We also visit St Peter’s Basilica, heart of the Catholic church and one of the most impressive in the world.
Football Partners • NFL Europe & International • International Federation of American Football • American Football Coaches Association • European Federation of American Football • European Football League WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Travel Partner NORTH AMERICA’S LEADING TRAVEL AGENCY WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2007,2009, 2010 WWW.ANTHONYTRAVEL.COM WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Anthony Travel OFFICIAL TRAVEL SERVICE PROVIDERS TO THESE SCHOOLS: WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Other Events Global Football produces international football tours for college and high school teams. In addition we have also created a number of other high profile tournaments and bowls in the US and overseas. WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Tazon des Estrella Global Football will organize the second annual Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars), to be played on Saturday, December 18 at Tec de Monterrey Stadium in Toluca, Mexico between the Division III college all star Team Stars & Stripes and the CONADEIP All Stars from Mexico. WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM
Pop Warner Superbowl 2010 Your team is invited to the Global Division of the Pop Warner Super Bowl at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex! For the first time in history Pop Warner Little Scholars is creating a Global Division, allowing international teams to compete in this legendary event. WWW.GLOBALFOOTBALL.COM