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Florianopolis, Brazil


Paulo Barreto, professional soccer player and trainer, is offering an exceptional experience for young American soccer players and their families.

View to the beach and ocean from the
typical accommodations enjoyed on the trip.

Paulo escorts small groups to Florianopolis, a garden-like paradise in Southern Brazil, known for its outstanding beaches and beauty.

Here, you spend 8 days enjoying the island in the resort setting of the beautiful Ingleses Praia Hotel while the young soccer player benefits from Paulo's expertise in the world capital of soccer...Brazil!

The players practice daily on the beach and are matched against Brazilian teams in at least two different stadiums.

About Paulo

Paulo has been a professional Brazilian soccer player since he was 19 and has played for first division clubs such as Figueirense F.C, Criciuma E.C, Joinville E.C and Flamengo of Santa Catarina State (Brazil). He also played in Europe for Salir F.C (Portugal) and in the United States for El Paso Patriots in Texas.

Paulo, who has his Brazilian Futebol License and his USSF A coaching license, began working with youth soccer in the summer of 1995 for the Brazilian Soccer Academy in Raleigh, NC. Paulo, Director of Coaching for Girls for Warren County Soccer Club, has established his program in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and has been training many area teams during the spring/fall season since 1997. In addition, Paulo offers winter training and soccer camps. His teams are developing super ball control (Paulo still holds the Brazilian state "juggling" record of over 9,450!) and he has shown each member what it takes to play in "the Brazilian style". One of the advantages of Paulo's training/coaching style is not only being able to tell the player what to do, he has the ability to demonstrate. Paulo is a firm believer that it's much more effective to teach by visualization.

Trip highlights include:

  • soccer matches against Brazilian teams
  • playing in professional stadiums
  • soccer training on the beach with Paulo
  • travel to an historic island and fort aboard a schooner
  • cultural exchange with Brazilian youth
  • visits to shopping areas, beaches, downtown and resort areas
  • wonderful food in a different restaurant every day
  • accommodations at a 4-star beachfront hotel

    Paulo has escorted over 700 people to his homeland, Florianopolis, Brazil. Extended training for older boys (from 1 to 4 months) with professional clubs in Brazil can also be arranged.

    "Everyone in our family had the best time. We've talked about it non-stop ever since we got back home."

    Water activities, professional soccer matches, shopping excursions, and day
    trips to historic sites (with impromptu practices) fill the days in paradise.


    Something for everyone:

    There's so much to do for all members of the family. Paulo and his family personally escort you on shopping excursions, a schooner ride, visits to places of interest and lots of interaction with the warm, friendly people of Brazil.

    "Every day was filled with great adventures and lots of inspiring soccer...
    we would love to return to your paradise."

    Daily practices on the beautiful beaches of Florianopolis.


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