Welcome to the Barnstorming Sports Tours
Barnstorming began as early aerialists flew into local farms and
negotiated with the owner for use of the field. In the 1920s
barnstorming was a way for basketball and baseball teams to travel
around and play the locals. Today, our youth soccer teams often travel
to play three or four tournaments games in a 24 hour period. This
teaches players to work when they have to and rest when they don't.
Unfortunately, that carries over into regular season play.
The alternative is a barnstorming tour. A barnstorming tour takes a soccer team
on the road for a number of games over a week or two. Games are friendlies with
local soccer teams on the tour route. The games are often played during regular practice
time. This way, the team only plays one game a day and can play all out,
more like regular season games.
Barnstorming Soccer is intended as a resource for
teams interested in participating in barnstorming. Team contact
information is available as well as rankings, local hotels, restaurants,
entertainment centers, and tour information.
The site is organized into sections: