Team AIST Soccer

2016 AIST Select Team Invitations


The invitation links below are exclusive to select players who have been recruited by AIST. Use the password provided to you via email to access your tour invitation. If you would like to be considered for one of our select teams please fill out a Player Profile form HERE.

AIST 2016 Collegiate Select Teams:

Our Collegiate select teams are made up of players from all levels of College play. We recruit players who have received honors such as All-American, All-conference and national statistical leaders from across the country. We spend several months putting together these teams to make them highly competitive as we play competitive club teams in the countries we visit. The tours below are the options available for 2016. If you received an invitation from AIST you are welcome to confirm your position for any of the options you would like. Positions are limited on each team, please contact us soon to ensure your spot on the roster is still available.Team AIST

Italy Soccer Tour 2016  – Tentative travel dates: June 5 – 16, 2016 – Head Coach: BJ Noble – Notre Dame Namur University

AIST 2016 High School Select Teams:

AIST High School or U19 select teams are made up of players from all over the USA that have been recruited by AIST staff members or coaching professionals. Most of our selected U19 players will go on to play at the college level. We generally look for statistical leaders as well as players with good leadership and a strong desire to play at the next level. The age range of our players is between 16-18 for these opportunities. Players selected are usually recruited as current Juniors or Seniors. However, we have selected outstanding athletes as sophomores and even a few freshman. Positions are limited on each team, please contact us soon to ensure your spot on the roster is still available.

United World Games Boy’s and Girl’s Soccer 2016 – Tentative Travel Dates:  June 13-23, 2016
Girl’s Head Coach – Kim Kriese – Lakeland College
Boy’s Head Coach – Christopher DePeppe

Italy U19 Soccer Tour 2016  – Tentative travel dates: July 1 – 10
Girl’s Head Coach: TBD


Team AIST Soccer History:


AIST added soccer to our program in 2009. We wanted to provide this great opportunity for Soccer athletes to experience their sport on an international level and compete against quality teams from all over the world. AIST has been sought out from the United World Games to bring top U19 teams to participate in a very large tournament each year.  Our first two years attending the United World Games our select team has been crowned champion.  We have also been asked by Italy to bring a select group of Collegiate players to participate in exhibition games every year. Other destinations are also available including, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia and much more.

We will provide players a once in a lifetime opportunity that will include a cultural, educational and sporting experience. Past participants have agreed that their tours have been life changing, giving them more confidence to face new and exciting challenges in every day life. These experiences can help individuals realize their potential as well as give them a brighter outlook on life in general.

AIST Select Team Tours:
  • 2016 – Italy College Exhibition Tour – Women’s
  • 2016 – Spain College Exhibition Tour – Men’s
  • 2016 -United World Games – Girls U19 and U17
  • 2016 – United World Games – Boy’s U19 and U17
  • 2016 – Italy Exhibition Tour – Girl’s U19
  • 2016 – Italy Exhibition Tour – Boy’s U19
  • 2015 – United World Games – Girl’s U19 – 2nd Place Finish
  • 2014 – Italy College Exhibition Tour
  • 2014 – San Marino Cup Boy’s – 3rd Place Finish
  • 2014 – San Marino Cup Girl’s – 3rd Place Finish
  • 2014 – United World Games U19 Tournament – 4th Place Finish
  • 2013 – United World Games U19 Tournament – Team Stripes – 1st Place Finish – AIST Champions!
  • 2013 – United World Games U19 Tournament – Team Stars – 3rd place
  • 2013 – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2012 – United World Games U19 Tournament – 1st place finish – AIST Champions!
  • 2012 – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2011 – Italy Tour
  • 2009 – Italy Tour
  • 2009 – Costa Rica Tour
AIST Soccer Head Coaches:
  • 2016 – Italy Exhibition Tour – Ben Parman – Lyon College
  • 2015 – United World Games – Ian Wilson – Illinois Wesleyan University
  • 2014 – Italy Exhibition Tour – BJ Noble – Notre dame de Namur University
  • 2014 – San Marino Cup Boy’s – Dan Dolan – Daemen College
  • 2014 – San Marino Cup Girl’s – Hilary George – University of South Carolina Beaufort
  • 2014 – United World Games – Kim Kriese – Lakeland College
  • 2013 – Ed Heberling – University of South Carolina Beaufort – United World Games U19 Tournament
  • 2013 – Hilary George – University of South Carolina Beaufort – United World Games U19 Tournament
  • 2013 – Italy Exhibition Tour – BJ Noble – Notre dame de Namur University
  • 2012 – Chris Erikson – Kamiakin High School – United World Games U19 Tournament – 1st place finish – AIST Champions!
  • 2012 – Samar Azem – Anderson University – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 2011 – Justin Wagar – University of New Mexico – Highlands – Italy Exhibition Tour
  • 20010 – Keith Woods – Costa Rica Tour
  • 2009 – Local Italian Coach – Italy Tour
AIST Top Players:


  • United World Games 2012 – Ellie Heiden – Kamiakin High School Kennewick, WA
  • United World Games 2012 – Josie Rodriguez – Southwest High School – San Diego, CA
  • Italy Tour 2012 – Danielle Minichello – Methodist University
  • Italy Tour 2012 – Andrea Carpenter – Abeliene Christian University
  • Italy Tour 2011 – Luting Sun – University of Alabama – Huntsville
  • Italy Tour 2011 – Jessica Kuelwien – Southern Oregan University
  • Italy Tour 2009 – Michelle Sage Southwest Baptist University
  • Italy Tour 2009 – Ashley Mercuri Converse College
  • Costa Rica 2009 – Amanda Popoli Adelphi University
  • Adelphi University – Kayte Kinsley
  • Bryant University – Kelly Minnich
  • Concordia Univeristy – WI – Kelly Paszek
  • Concordia University – Wisconsin –Aubrey Abercrombie
  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown – Emily Bashore
  • University of Mobile – Louise Arseneault
  • William Patterson – Samantha Giancola
  • Southwest Baptist University – Michelle Sage
  • Dana College – Mandy Overall
  • McPherson College – Whitney Williams
  • Chestnut Hill College – Rebecca Howell
  • Trinity Christian College – Laura Lee
  • Converse College – Sara Sipe
  • Converse College – Ashley Mercuri


  1. Hi… I got an e-letter saying I was recruited to represent the US in Europe…. Is this true? My name is Jorge A. Garcia and I’m 16 living in Provo, UT.

  2. Hi I got an e-letter as well and accepted the invitation, I would just like to say that it would mean the world to me to play for the USA. Looking forward to your response. Thanks.

  3. Hi, I was invited to tryout for the U17 team but unfortunately I had ACL surgery in May. Is there any way I could possibly tryout in the future?

  4. Hi i got an invitation and would gladly accepted it. look foward to representing USA. thank you for the oppurtunity!

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