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TEAM AIST Basketball

AIST Sports

TEAM AIST Basketball

AIST is now recruiting select teams for our 20 year anniversary!  We hope you will consider joining us on tour in 2021 for this monumental year.

Over 8000 clients have experienced an AIST tour in the past 20 years.  A huge thank you to all of our coaches and alumni who have helped to make AIST what it is today!  Our 2021 tour participants will enjoy the most polished and value driven itineraries and experiences.  We’ve developed our program on the feedback from previous passengers to create the best opportunities for you.   From top hotels, destinations and competition to authentic meals, excursions, cultural experiences and service, AIST has proven that we are the best in the business.

 

High School Select Teams

2021 – United World Games

Tentative Travel Dates: June 21 – July 1, 2021

Stops in Munich, Germany – Salzburg, Klagenfurt, Austria – Venice, Milan, Como Italy

2021 – Dominican Republic Classic

Tentative Travel Dates: July 20 – 26, 2021

Stops in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

College Select Teams

2021 – Spain Exhibition Tour

Tentative Travel Dates: May 25 – June 3, 2021

Stops in Madrid, Toledo, Zaragoza, Costa Brava, Barcelona Spain

AIST Basketball

Since 2002, AIST has been traveling the world with select players from across the country to competing in a variety of sports. The selection process is based on recommendations from coaches as well as statistical leaders from around the nation at all levels of college play. For our high school selected players can be from an AIST Tryout, college coaches recommendations, college showcase events or from our research of online player profiles.

As a player you will gain cultural experience, personal growth, as well as improving your skills and creating many new friendships along the way. We hope you join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Attention Coaches!

AIST is always in search of qualified coaches to lead our select teams. Coaches will be able to enjoy working with players from all different backgrounds.

Tour Responsibilities for our Coaches:

  • Game Management – Put together rosters for each game
  • Instruction – Provide instruction to help players improve
  • Run Practices – If needed, we will have 1-2 practices on tour which you will be able to work with your team
  • Chaperone – AIST staff will handle all of the details, however we may require a little assistance in looking out for our players on tour
  • Enjoy your tour – AIST staff will be providing you with all the support of the tour. You will have the freedom to explore and visit the destinations at your own speed.
  • Recruit – We do hope that our selected coaches will be able to help promote the team and find players to join the roster. AIST does most of the recruiting, but it certainly helps when we have coaches who can pull 4-5 players from their own team or conference.
  • Travel Free – AIST covers the tour package for our head coaches.  In some cases we are also able to provide you with spending cash for the tour to make it more enjoyable for you.

Benefits of Traveling with AIST Select Teams

 

Our program is designed to give athletes the opportunity to improve as a player and as a person. Here are a few reasons to travel with AIST:

  • Cultural Experience of a Lifetime
  • Personal Growth
  • Educational sightseeing excursions and experiences
  • Emersion into an unfamiliar atmosphere
  • Opportunities to improve your skills
  • A better understanding of the world around you
  • Meeting new friends, teammates and opponents from around the world
  • For College athletes – opportunity to gain some exposure and possibly play abroad – Please note AIST does not promote players or have any guarantees that scouts will be at games
  • For High School Athletes – a chance to gain experience playing with like talent as preparation for the college level

Women’s Tours and Results

  • 2020 – Italy College Exhibition Tour
  • 2020 – United World Games – High School
  • 2019 – United World Games – 3rd Place
  • 2018 – Italy U19 Basketball Exhibition Tour: 1-3
  • 2018 – Dominican Republic U19 Basketball Tour: 4-0
  • 2016 – United World Games Tour – 4th Place
  • 2015 – United World Games Tour – 1st Place
  • 2015 – Exhibition Tour – Italy Women’s Basketball Tour
  • 2014 – Exhibition Tour – Italy Women’s Basketball Tour – Stars
  • 2014 – Exhibition Tour – Italy Women’s Basketball Tour – Stripes
  • 2013 – Italy Women’s Basketball Tour – Team Stars 1st Place
  • 2013 – Italy Women’s Basketball Tour – Team Stripes 3rd Place
  • 2012 – Italy Women’s Basketball Tour – Team Stripes 2nd place
  • 2012 – United World Games Tournament – 4th Place
  • 2011 – Italy Basketball Tournament – 1st Place
  • 2010 – Italy Basketball Tournament – 2nd Place
  • 2009 – Italy Basketball Tournament – 2nd Place
  • 2008 –Italy Basketball Tournament – 1st Place
  • 2007 – Italy Basketball Tournament – 2nd Place
  • 2006 – Italy Basketball Tournament – 2nd Place
  • 2005 – Holland Tournament – 1st Place
  • 2005 – Italy Basketball Tournament – 1st Place

Men’s Tours and Results

  • 2020 – Italy Men’s Exhibition Tour
  • 2016 – Italy Basketball Exhibition Tour
  • 2014 – Italy Basketball Exhibition Tour
  • 2013 – Italy Men’s Basketball Tour – 2nd Place
  • 2012 – Italy Basketball Exhibition Tour
  • 2011 – Italy Basketball Tournament – 1st Place
  • 2010 – Italy Basketball Tournament – 1st Place
  • 2008 – Dominican Challenge – 1st Place
  • 2008 – Italy Basketball Tournament – 2nd Place
  • 2007 – Italy Basketball Tournament – 1st Place
  • 2005 – 1st Annual Italy Basketball Tournament in Como, Italy – 1st Place

Women’s Coaches

  • 2021 – Spain Exhibition Tour – Position Open
  • 2021 – United World Games – Position Open
  • 2021 – Dominican Republic – Position Open
  • 2020 – Courtney Burns – Mitchell College – United World Games
  • 2020 – Jeff Curtis – Northwood University (MI) – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2019 – Courtney Burns – Mitchell College – United World Games
  • 2018 – Brittany Batts – Bridgewater College – Dominican Republic Tour
  • 2018 – Aby Diop – Shenandoah University – Italy u19 Tour
  • 2017 – Emily Cline – Knox College – United World Games
  • 2017 – Allison Coleman – Sage College – United World Games
  • 2016 – Carla Flaherty- Roanoke College – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2016 – Mollie Karazim – AAU Michigan – United World Games
  • 2015 – Jim Bruneli – Gannon University – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2015 – Jason Piepho – Brighton High School – United World Games
  • 2014 – Jason Piepho – Brighton High School – United World Games
  • 2014 – Shannon Murphy – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – United World Games
  • 2014 – Jeff Curtis – Northwood University – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2014 – Kara Williamson – Rhode Island College – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2013 – Jason Gray – Goodrich High School – United World Games
  • 2013 – Jason Keefer – Finlandia University – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2013 – Mike Jacobsma – Central College – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2012 – Jeff Curtis – Northwood University – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2012 – Jon Swickrath – Brescia University – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2011 – Liz Hickey – Averett University
  • 2011 – Jim Brunelli – Anderson University
  • 2009 and 2010 – Brad Duckworth – Alverno College
  • 2008 – Adrianne Harlow – Tusculum College
  • 2008 – Melissa Tiber – Tusculum College – Now at Southern Illinois
    University
  • 2007 – Adam Houdeshell – Presentation College
  • 2006 & 2005 – Deena Applebury – Mary-Washington University – Italy Basketball Tour
  • 2005 – Gale Gilchrest – Washington College – Holland Basketball Tour
  • 2005 and 2006 – Deena Applebury – Mary-Washington University – Italy Basketball Tour

Men’s Coaches

  • 2021 – Spain Exhibition Tour – Position Open
  • 2020 – Jason Harris – University of Massachusetts – Boston – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2016- Matt O’Brien – University of Maine – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2014 – Robert Colbert – Keene State College – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2013 – Bob Walsh – Rhode Island College – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2012 – John Baron – Gwenned-Mercy College – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2011 – Jason Kline – – Park Univeristy – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2010 – Kevin DeVantier – Sullivan County Community College – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2008 – Tim Waller – Stillman College – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2008 – Brian Miller – Milwaukee School of Engineering – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2007 – Bob Walsh – Rhode Island College – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2005 – Joe Esposito – University of Minnesota – Italy Basketball Tour