Eurosportours is the Number One Sports Travel Company hosting North American Hockey Teams in Italy and Switzerland. For twenty years, Eurosportours has specialized in bringing North American Hockey Teams to Europe. Having lived and coached professionally for over twenty-five years in Italy, Britain, and Switzerland, Eurosportours owner Brad Doshan understands the needs of a team on the road. From matching the team’s level, balancing travel, managing staff, and oversees every tour. This creates a unique ‘home ice’ advantage. Probably the biggest complement we have received from almost every coach in the past twenty years is that our staff of team leaders and tour guides are exceptional.
Our most popular trip is that of Italy and Switzerland; two stunningly beautiful countries. We tailor the specific tour to the needs of each coach, the level of the team, and the size of the group. We also offer perspective teams and families the opportunity to customize their tour, helping them decide when they want to come, duration of the trip, number of games, team building events, and then add the excursions, tours, and more. From pee wee and bantam teams like Shattuck St. Mary’s to major men’s and women’s college hockey teams such as Colgate, Dartmouth, Bethel, St. Thomas, and more, we have succeeded in providing a trip of a lifetime for all. Many teams come back for a second trip!
We emphasize quality hockey, with social interaction, and cultural immersion for everyone involved on the trip. Eurosportours seeks to create an ‘International Hockey Culture’ whereby players, coaches and families come away with a better understanding for European hockey and maintain contacts they made on their trip. The opportunity to play hockey in Europe will enhance every player and coach’s player’s hockey profile and allow them to share this amazing experience in some of the most beautiful venues in the entire world. Virtually every team member has commented on how their trip to Europe not only contributed to their development and increased their desire to elevate their game but has impacted their team camaraderie and creates an everlasting bond.
Brian Carlson – Head Coach Bethel University:
“Once again, Brad and his staff made it a trip of a lifetime for our team and supporters. The addition of going to Rome for three days was the icing on the cake. The hockey was competitive and the Swiss Teams are right at our leveI. I believe everyone agrees it is about the experience, the team bonding that goes on, and all that you learn on a tour of this nature. We will be returning in the future as it is turn-key operation from start to finish.”
Paul Nemtz Carlson – Director of Women’s Hockey Quinnipiac University:
“We had a fantastic time with Eurosportours. From the accommodations and food to the experiences and memories, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our team and our program. In addition to the guides and people providing such a rich cultural education, we appreciated the above and beyond effort to seek out great competition and provide a fantastic hockey experience for our team. It was especially rewarding to get the chance to play the Swiss National Team coming off their historic bronze medal winning performance at the Olympics. It was great for our program and our game. We’re excited to be a part of continuing to grow and support women’s hockey across the globe.”
Women’s College Hockey Teams recently have been traveling more and more to Europe in order to play quality hockey teams, experience the various cultures, languages, arts, and amazing venues. We pride ourselves at Eurosportours in being able to deliver great hockey for both D1 and D3 College teams.
The MIAC Women’s Hockey Teams have discovered that the combination of Italy and Switzerland is an ideal tour for a multitude of reasons. Both the Italian and Swiss cultures are a great fit for these students who really want to explore the landscapes, and learn about the architecture, monuments, history, artworks, cuisine and magical aura of the most beautiful country in the world. Plus, the competition matches up well and one of the reasons some teams have come twice!
Note to Coaches
Turn-key operation. We pride ourselves in providing tours where we take over the logistics from day one. From managing the parents and siblings the entire year leading up to the trip, including email and phone correspondence, collecting funds, organizing the games, excursions, meals, and team building endeavors, to private tours, it allows coaches to focus on their teams during the season. Once they get the team over to Europe, they get to be on vacation too!!
Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Coach of the Year 2019
“The trip was nearly flawless.” Greg Carvel said. “We did have some bus time but most of it was in the Alps with unbelievable scenery. It was a well-run tour and it is fun when you have a lot of people who haven’t had that experience before. The Eurosportours staff and people we interacted with were all great and we had a couple of team meals in unique locations…the basement of a medieval prison for one…and the opportunity to spend two days in Rome and see some of the sights that are world famous was awesome. It is not a cliché to say it was a trip of a lifetime.”
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