As team manager of the Brentwood 97 Boys Premier, I took 15 players on a Soccer Tour to England with Ted MacDougall. We spent 7 days in and around London, visited and played against 4 Professional Academies, watched and experienced the atmosphere at 2 pre season professional matches, did a little sightseeing, but most of all our boys experienced what it is like to play in a professional academy in England. The accommodations and food in Bournemouth were good, the bus "coach" transportation provided was great, and the access given to us through Ted to EPL Soccer Academies like Arsenal, Tottenham, and Fulham was exceptional. I truly do not believe that there is another company that can provide the level of access that we had on this trip to include watching the Tottenham first team train from 10 yards away. Ted's ability to provide commentary to what it is like to play professionally in England as well as his funny and friendly personality made the trip a memory that will last a lifetime for all attended.
Brentwood SC , Tennessee
As a Director of Coaching with Brentwood Soccer club in Nashville Tn, I have taken several teams on tour to England with Ted MacDougall. Ted has put in place an opportunity for young American players to experience soccer at it's highest level with the chance to play against top young players in an international setting. Not only do the players get top level competition, Ted, because of his connections in the professional game, gives them the opportunity to watch first team training sessions and also take in English Premier league games ( when in season). Each team that I have accompanied has come back with a new enthusiasm for soccer and a heightened awareness of where their skill level is relative to young future professionals in England. I would strongly recommend this tour to any club that has a desire to see their younger teams improve and enhance their love of the game. In addition to the soccer experience the players and their families get accommodation in a really nice Hotel unlike other tours where they stay in college dormitories
Assistant Director of Coaching
Brentwood Soccer Club, Tennessee
The Brentwood, TN boys with their Fulham opponents in 2010