SPAIN SOFTBALL TOUR
Josh Erickson and Erin Norris
Program Director Josh Erickson has led Beyond's expansion to Spain. Providing programs in Spain has been an exciting addition to our tour locations because of the competitive level of sport competition, beautiful sight-seeing and colorful culture. Josh will be the main point of contact leading up to the Spain Softball Tour.
Working with Josh on the Softball Tour is Erin, our Softball Program Coordinator. If you have questions about the Softball Programs we offer, please contact Erin.
Day 1: Evening departure from U.S. hub city for overnight flight to Spain. Students will meet at New York (JFK) airport. The group will be accompanied by tour coaches and Beyond Sports staff for duration of the tour.
Day 2: Late morning arrival in Barcelona, after a short welcome and orientation session with our staff, we will begin our first tour of Barcelona, starting with the famous Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) and center of the old city of Barcelona. Late afternoon practice followed by team dinner downtown!
Day 3: For our second venture into downtown, we'll visit Barcelona Cathedral, Sagrada Familia and La Rambla; a 1.2 kilometer pedestrian boulevard full of shopping and cultural destinations. Game #1 in the evening!
Day 4: Day trip to Montserrat and the famous Benedictine abbey. Game #2 in the evening!
Day 5: Morning departure for the port city of Valencia. We will spend the next two days enjoying the beautiful beaches of Valencia.
Day 6: Free day to explore Valencia and the City of the Arts and Sciences, or relax on the beach. Game #3 in the evening!
Day 7: We'll enjoy the morning in Valencia and depart for the capital city of Madrid in the afternoon.
Day 8: Walking tour of Madrid featuring visits to Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Espana, Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park and Estadio Santiago Bernabeu-home of the Real Madrid Club de Fùtbol. Game #4 in the evening!
Day 9: Day trip to beautiful Toledo to experience the ''city of three cultures." Goodbye ceremony and dinner in Madrid.
Day 10: Morning departure for U.S. with friendships and memories to last a lifetime!
INFO FOR PARENTS
Over the last six years of operating international experiences for thousands of college athletes, we've learned that parents typically have two questions:
If you are a parent or family member that would like to come on the tour to Spain, please fill out the form below. Please understand that we are unable to provide any logistical support to parents traveling independently of the tour.
1) Will my son/daughter be safe while abroad?
2) Can I come?
Our top concern at all times is student safety during our trips. In an effort to help make you as comfortable as possible before and during your student's experience abroad, we encourage you to set up a time to discuss safety with one of our Program Directors. Also, if you'd like to speak with the parent of a past participant, we'd be happy to facilitate that connection.