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icon Hockey in the Alps – August 2021

tax-img Tour Type Exhibition Tour
days-img Days 10 Days
country-img Region Europe
city-img Locations Munich, Garmisch, Innsbruck, Zurich, Lucerne

An incredible hockey experience through the Alps region!

An international tour with MVP is much more than just a hockey trip, it is an opportunity to represent the red, white, and blue overseas. More importantly, it is an opportunity to connect with the world at large through a shared common passion, ice hockey. You will meet and interact with players from the host teams both on and off the ice… giving you the chance to see the world through their eyes, understand how they live, and create international friendships. For some it may open your eyes, for some it may bring a new friend into your life, and for others – it may be the next stepping stone in your hockey career.

A Sneak Peak...

Trip Dates : 08/06/2021 - 08/15/2021

Upcoming Interest Meeting Details

Team Information

Team Age: 08 & 09 Birth Years, AA/AAA

Roster Size: 17-20

Region of Team: Mid Atlantic

Team Age: 06 & 07 Birth Years, AA/AAA

Roster Size: 17-20

Region of Team: Mid Atlantic

Testimonials

TO MVP International

This was a fantastic trip. Both sons absolutely loved it and, before we got home from Puerto Rico, they were asking to do another MVP trip. Beautiful hotel, super fun group activities, lots of opportunities for excursions and free time, and a priceless baseball experience.

Beth H.
Beth H.

“This was one of the best vacations our family has ever had! And, we didn’t have to plan a thing”

Kristie C.
Kristie C.

“Nothing short of outstanding.”

Chad H.
Chad H.

We had such an amazing time on our trip! The people who were in charge and the people we traveled with were fantastic! The food, trips, and accommodations were awesome. Thank you so much!!

Karen W.
Karen W.

A tremendous effort by all the coordinators paid off with an excellent trip. We go to watch some great baseball, meet the local teams and see some fabulous scenery. The ship was well maintained, clean and comfortable. The crew made sure we were always satisfied.

Thomas T.
Thomas T.

We had a wonderful trip!! Memories that will last a lifetime. Had great experiences, met wonderful people and saw things I never dreamed we would!! Thanks for everything!! The MVP staff were great!!

Amanda A.
Amanda A.

We had a truly amazing time on this trip — just the right amount of baseball, planned sightseeing, and free time. Every detail of the program came off without a hitch. We cannot recommend this experience highly enough..

Scott G.
Scott G.

Another outstanding trip by MVP International! Fun options for free time. In fact there were too many good choices we had to split up and enjoy multiple side trips. The hotels were some of the best we’ve seen on these trips. As always the trip goes so fast but we love the people, seeing our boys representing the USA , and having them learn about new countries and cultures that will stay with them forever.

Tom M.
Tom M.

Our family had a fabulous time! The trip details were seamless, nothing was left to question, and it was clear as to where to go, what to do, what we needed to pay for on our own, etc. We made wonderful new friends and created memories of a lifetime. The trip and plans exceeded our expectations, and we have high standards! 🙂

Ashli G.
Ashli G.

We had a great time! The tours, free time and sight seeing was awesome. It was a wonderful opportunity for the young ladies; their exposure to to another culture that shared their love and passion for softball and to interact competitively and socially with them. It was as if they had always known them.

Yvonne G.
Yvonne G.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip! Great activities, well planned and really had fun watching the many baseball games. We definitely would do another trip again.

Mitze T.
Mitze T.

There was never a dull moment. Everything was taken care from transportation, tours, and of course hockey. Our hosts were great and our trip advisor Eli was on top of everything. It was one of the best vacations we have had with plenty of hockey for my son as well..

Claudia G.
Claudia G.

What an amazing experience! My family and I are really grateful to MVP for planning an incredible, truely memorable trip. Picturesque locations, terrific accommodations in the heart of Copenhagen and downtown Stockholm and hockey wrapped together to provide the perfect venue for fun.

David L.
David L.

The experience was above and beyond what I ever could’ve expected. I’m very appreciative for what opportunities arose out of this trip.

William C.
William C.

I thought the trip overall was great. Very well planned and executed, the hotels were nice, the guides were excellent and entertaining and knowledgeable.

A.J. W.
A.J. W.

“The real gem was playing teams from other countries, meeting their families and being exposed to their traditions (especially the
food)! A trip that created lifetime memories”

Allison F.
Allison F.

“Once again our MVP International experience was amazing! This was our 4th trip and each one has been top notch and a memorable family experience. ”

Rich S.
Rich S.

“Our boys learned the game on a totally different level, beyond just the sport itself, but on a cultural level as well”

Jim W.
Jim W.

“The opportunity for families and others to travel together representing the USA, Tasting the local cuisines and absorbing the history added to the exceptional experience”

Stacey R.
Stacey R.

“These extraordinary vacations are among my favorite life experiences with my son”

Dave H.
Dave H.

“This was one of the best vacations our family has ever had! And, we didn’t have to plan a thing”

August 11, 2020
Kristie C.
Kristie C.
Parent

This was a fantastic trip. Both sons absolutely loved it, and before we got home from Puerto Rico, they were asking to do another MVP trip. Beautiful hotel, super fun group activities, lots of opportunities for excursions and free time, and a priceless baseball experience.

August 21, 2019
Beth H
Beth H
Parent

Another outstanding trip by MVP International! Fun options for free time. In fact, there were too many good choices we had to split up and enjoy multiple side trips. The hotels were some of the best we have seen on these trips. As always, the trip goes so fast but we love the people, seeing our boys represent the USA, and having them learn about new countries and cultures that will stay with them forever.

July 28, 2019
Thomas M
Thomas M
Parent

The experience was above and beyond what I ever could have expected. I am very appreciative for what opportunities arose out of this trip.

August 27, 2019
William C
William C
Player

There was never a dull moment. Everything was taken care of from transportation, tours, and of course, hockey. Our hosts were great and our trip advisor Eli was on top of everything. It was one of the best vacations we have had with plenty of hockey for my son as well. The coaches and families we met were all really nice and we had some great experiences with them. I think this will be one of those “once in a lifetime” experiences my son will always have.

August 20, 2019
Claudia G
Claudia G
Parent

Our family had a fabulous time! The trip details were seamless, nothing was left to question, and it was clear as to where to go, what to do, what we needed to pay for on our own etc. We made wonderful new friends and created memories of a lifetime. The trip and plans exceeded our expectations, and we have high standards!

July 31, 2019
Ashli G
Ashli G
Parent

“We had heard how amazing these trips were … but even with all of the hype we were all happily surprised. It is hard to figure out how to do a better trip with a young teenager”

Eric W
Eric W

“Going on this trip was an eye opening experience. Being able to interact with other people from around the world who share a same common interest in a sport is something that is irreplaceable”

Mitch W (Player)
Mitch W (Player)

Your itinerary

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  • 1 DAY 1
    Departure Day!

    - Depart Dulles for Munich
    - Direct overnight flight on Lufthansa

  • 2 DAY 2
    Munich

    - Arrive in Munich
    - Dachau Concentration Camp Tour
    - Short City Orientation
    - Group Bavarian style biergarten dinner
    - Hotel Check-In and early night to rest

  • 3 DAY 3
    Munich

    - Breakfast at Hotel
    - Bike tour & Free-Time in Munich
    - On/Off-Ice Training with professional coaching

  • 4 DAY 4
    Garmisch/Innsbruck

    - Breakfast at Hotel
    - Check-Out & bus to Garmisch/Innsbruck
    - 3 v. 3 mini-tournament
    - meal with host team

  • 5 DAY 5
    Garmisch/Innsbruck

    - Breakfast at Hotel
    - Training Session
    - Group Lunch
    - Free-Time to rest
    - Games!

  • 6 DAY 6
    Zurich

    - Depart Garmisch/Innsbruck
    - Neuschwanstein 'Disney' Castle & Group Lunch
    - Arrive in Zurich & Zurich Orientation Tour
    - Free evening in Zurich

  • 7 DAY 7
    Zurich

    - Breakfast at Hotel
    - Games!
    - Group Lunch
    - Free-Time in Zurich
    - Games!
    - Dinner with Host Team following Game

  • 8 DAY 8
    Lucerne Day-Trip

    - Breakfast at hotel
    - Trip to Lucerne with optional activities
    - Lake Lucerne Boat Tour, Mt. Pilatus
    & Mountain Coaster ride, Guided
    Walking Tour, Free-Time
    - Evening Free-Time

  • 9 DAY 9
    Zurich

    - Breakfast at Hotel
    - Games!
    - Farewell Dinner Cruise on Lake Zurich

  • 10 DAY 10
    Departure Day

    - Depart Zurich
    - Direct Flight on Lufthansa
    - Arrive at Dulles

All of this while being led by a team of professionals

A 'Handled For You', family-oriented, cultural vacation

The Family Experience...

  • Ten Day Custom Designed Tour
  • Ground and Airfare included package options
  • In depth cultural experience with professional guides
  • Pre-planned restaurant meals
  • Gourmet breakfast buffet every morning
  • Pre-planned travel logistics
  • Native full time tour director who is a local expert!
  • Flexible payment options

The Athlete Experience...

  • Play Against top Local Youth Teams
  • Represent The USA on the international stage
  • Get exposure to international clubs and programs
  • Player Development
  • On-Ice Training Sessions with PRO Coaches - Focus on Skill work, skating, & Small Area Games
  • Off-Ice Training Sessions with PRO Coaches - Focus on coordination, motor-movement, strength & conditioning
  • Classroom Session on Skills & Philosophy
  • 4-6 Competitive International Games
  • 2-3 player development training sessions with pro coaches
  • Pre-trip training with high caliber coaches
  • Post Game Activities/Meals with Local Teams
  • TEAM MVP USA Uniforms and Swag
Hotels

4-5* Centrally Located Hotel Accommodations

Training and Competition

Training sessions with Coaches & Competitive Games

Free-Time

Guided Tours & Free-time to Explore Incredible Cities


Great Meals

Pre-Planned Authentic Meals & Eating With Local Teams!

Continuous Support

MVP Pre-Trip & On Tour Leadership

In-Trip Transportation

Private Charter Bus With AC Throughout Trip


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Meet The Staff

MVP International
Gary Pouliot

Gary Pouliot

Coach Pouliot is a long-time coach and brings a wealth of hockey experience to the position and has coached in the Ashburn Xtreme program for since 2004, guiding over a dozen teams to the prestigious USA Hockey National Championships (2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).  Coach Pouliot is also the Executive Director of the NVSHL. Coach Pouliot graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. Upon graduation, Gary served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps for five years and then went on to serve as a Special Agent in the FBI for twenty-seven years.  Gary is a USA Hockey Level 5 certified coach.

Kevin Connelie

Kevin Connelie

Coach Connelie hails from Buffalo, NY and grew up playing hockey in his backyard. After his playing days, he’s been coaching hockey since 1993 with the Reston Raiders, Virginia Statesman, Washington Jr. Nationals, and the Ashburn Xtreme. In addition to being a penultimate bench boss, he’s also highly involved with USA Hockey, including Team Leader for the Southeast District U15 team, Assistant Coach of USA Hockey Select 17 Festival SE District team, selected by PVAHA to go to Ann Arbor and participate with the NTDP, ACE Director for Southeast District, and presently serves as the Director of Player Development for PVAHA and the Southeast District Select 14 camp.

Pat Wildman

Pat Wildman

Coach Wildman was a standout NCAA Division 1 defenseman for Dartmouth College. Prior to Dartmouth, he played at the Rivers School where he was league MVP and a Hockey Night in Boston All-Star and All-Scholastic player. Coach Wildman has more than 20 years of coaching experience, including both men’s and women’s teams and hockey camps, and is a certified USA Hockey Level 5 coach, the highest coaching level in the United States. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Reston Raiders Hockey Club where he has coached at every age level, from learn-to-play to 18U. Coach Wildman serves as the Chair of the Club’s Hockey Development Board, which is responsible for directing the on-ice program for the Club’s 48 travel and house teams and the learn-to-play program. In addition, he is the Director of Coach Education, leading on and off ice clinics for the Club’s 245 coaches as well as overseeing compliance with all USA Hockey coaching requirements. He has three daughters, Caroline (21), Lily (18) and Josie (13). His daughter Lily played Tier 1 U19 hockey for the Washington Pride and currently is a first-year player at St. Lawrence University. Professionally, Coach Wildman is Vice President of Government Relations for the Lupus Foundation of America in Washington, DC.

Kyle Sennott

Kyle Sennott

Coming from Illinois, Coach Sennott has played for multiple organizations in the Chicago area, including the Naperville Sabres, Neuqua Wildcats, and the Chicago Mission which is widely regarded as the top Tier 1 organization in the country. After finishing his youth hockey career, Kyle played collegiate hockey at Southern Illinois University (ACHA).

Coach Sennott has spent four seasons in coaching teams with both the Wilmette Braves (AHAI) and with New Trier High School (Scholastic Hockey League) and attributes his success as a Power Skating coach to many of his coaches but most notably skating coach Brian Keane of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Coach Sennott is the current head coach or the 14U AA Capitals Hockey Academy travel team, and is the video and Power Skating coach for Washington Capitals Hockey Academy teams.

Brendon Herr

Brendon Herr

Coach Herr played NCAA D3 hockey for Lebanon Valley and soon after joined the coaching staff of his alma mater, first as an Assistant Coach, and then as Head Coach

“I always found myself to be a student of the game. After my playing career ended, I found myself wanting to continue to be around hockey and think the game. Coaching was a natural fit for me.”

In addition to coaching at Lebanon Valley, Coach Herr has also coached with the Scranton Junior Knights, and the New Jersey Rockets, before finding his home with the NJ Colonials where he is the Tier II Hockey Director, the head coach for the Peewee AA team and the Tier I Midget 16 American AAA team.

On top of coaching youth hockey seemingly everyday of his life, Brendon also coaches the Chatham Public High School Varsity team. He also enjoys playing golf in the off-season and taking cooking classes with his wife. He’s always a student of the game, as well as a student of higher education. He has a degree in psychology and still enjoys learning how and why people interact the way that they do. A hockey player down to his core, his favorite hockey movie is the hockey classic, “Slapshot”