History of AIST

AIST Select Teams Representing the USA

American International Sports Teams (AIST) was incorporated in 2001.  Chad Wilkinson and Gary Haarmann saw the need for an honest, loyal and trustworthy international sports tour provider.  They wanted to give opportunities for others to experience the world of sports internationally.  At the start of AIST, it was all phone calls and snail mail invitations to selected players.  Today we have taken advantage of social media, on line stats and other recruiting resources to help us locate the best athletes for our select teams.  We also host tryouts across the country, some with pro-athletes as well as tryouts online when you are unable to attend.  We search the country to find top athletes to represent the USA in international competition. 

We do our best to provide a professional experience as well as top of the line service and overall quality in our select team tours.  Friends and family are encourage to take advantage of these amazing experience with the athletes.  We take great pride in the quality of teams that we put together each year making the experience unforgettable for all who take advantage of the opportunity.  Our teams are made up of some of the most talented individuals from all levels of college as well as our high school level teams.  At AIST, we continue to exceed expectations with the class, integrity and hard work of our select athletes as we compete across the globe as TEAM AIST.

We have been traveling with top level athletes to compete in international exhibition games and tournaments in more than 22 different countries around the world since 2002. Over the years, we have established relationships with well respected international organizations. This allows us to bring TEAM AIST to many of the most sought after tournaments in the world of which many include National Team competition.

Not only does AIST have the reputation for having some of the most competitive teams they also create a memorable experience as well as other benefits for each individual. These benefits include learning about a new culture, sightseeing some amazing places, personal growth, new friendships and teammate as well as an experience that will be once in a lifetime for most.


AIST Group and Team Tours

AIST offers group and team travel services for those looking to have the ultimate team bonding experience.  Our groups will get the best opportunities for games at their desired level of competition as well as a low cost high quality tour with service that is unmatched.  Our staff and partners around the globe work together to give your group the best possible experience from start to finish.  We are happy to provide you with free sample and cost quotes to your next destination.  You can find out more about our team trip options at www.AIST-grouptravel.us


Mission and Service Tours

AIST has serval opportunities for teams that are looking to combine sport with a mission or service tour. We are happy to assist in helping poor communities with  cleaning up or provide home improvement projects, sport clinics for youth, equipment drives or simply spending time with underprivileged children in destinations of interest. We can accommodate most if not all acts of kindness you would like to provide!


We are excited to offer you the opportunity to travel with TEAM AIST!


  1. Jeanne Hickey
    March 16, 2015

    My daughter received an email from a Jane Korzen who claims to be associated with your organization. I can’t find her name on your staff list and want to know if it is spam or not.

    Best Regards,
    Jeanne Rowan-Hickey

  2. Chad Wilkinson
    April 02, 2015

    Yes, Coach Korzen will be traveling with two of our steams this summer. She’s is a coach hired by AIST for specific teams. She is not an employee of AIST. If you have questions about your invitation please contact us!

  3. Janel Tabion
    August 25, 2015

    Hi my daughter received an invite but I just had a question about how they are invited.


  4. Chad Wilkinson
    August 31, 2015

    Hello Janel,

    Thank you for getting back to us about the invitation we sent by email for your daughter. Most of our players are selected by research our staff does online through recruiting sources for college. There are some players who are also recommended to us by coaching professionals at the college and high school levels. In addition, we may have scouts at showcase events throughout the summer or winter to find athletes as well. Other athletes are selected to attend one of our tryouts that are hosted across the nation. Our main goal is to find players who are being recruited to play at the college level when we are searching for athletes to join our U19 teams. Most of our past U19 athletes have gone on to play at the college level. We do not give out the names of the coaching professionals who recommend athletes to us to protect them in case they are not actively recruiting your daughter to play for them. If you have further questions, please contact us! We hope she will be able to join us on tour.

    Best Regards,
    Chad Wilkinson

  5. Rachel Soper
    September 03, 2015

    after the initial $500 deposit is made what are the payment terms.

    Thank you.

  6. Victoria DeVoe
    September 04, 2015

    I would like to know exactly how I could bring family and the cost

  7. Dina Love
    September 05, 2015

    You sent my daughter an email concerning open invitation for June 16, 2016. How does your process work and do you fund all the travel, meals, hotel, etc…

    Thank you

  8. Chad Wilkinson
    September 09, 2015

    Hello Dina,

    We select our U19 teams to compete in international tournaments from all over the nation. We have a complete package that we have created for the athletes so they just travel and play. They will see remarkable sites and experience different cultures along the way. We usually include Breakfast everyday and 2-4 dinners depending on the destination. I would encourage you to review the invitation link of the destination you are interested in to get the full details. Email or call if you have any questions.

    Best Regards,

    AIST Staff

  9. Chad Wilkinson
    September 09, 2015

    Family and friends are welcome as long as there is still availability. You will need to email and confirm their place on the tour with AIST at info@aist.us. Once we confirm that we have availability they will need to make the deposit and register. There is discounts available for friends and family. Please see the invitation link for more information on Friends and Family traveling.

    Best Regards,

    AIST Staff

  10. Chad Wilkinson
    September 09, 2015

    We set up a payment plan for you. Most importantly is that we have 50% of the cost 5 months prior to departure and full payment by 2 months prior to departure. However, we do have some flexibility to work with you depending on the timing of your payments.

  11. George
    February 09, 2016

    Is this legit i got an email and i want to know

  12. Chad Wilkinson
    February 15, 2016

    Yes, it’s legit.

  13. Julie Blissmer
    October 05, 2016

    Who is the coach for the U19 Girls 2017 United World Games Select Soccer Team starting in Austria?

  14. Chad Wilkinson
    October 25, 2016

    We are still in the process of finalizing our coaching positions for this team.

  15. Mark Humble
    November 16, 2016

    I haven’t the slightest idea how my daughter was selected. She was the starting and winning pitcher for the Texas All Stars at the Colorado Sparkler and later the starting and winning pitcher at the All American game in Westminster, Colorado. Still, I have no clue how you know who she is. We live in a tiny Texas town of 5,000. How in the world do you know of her? No one knows of us. She’s told me that she’s been automatically admitted and doesn’t have to try out. How does this all work?

  16. Chad Wilkinson
    November 16, 2016

    We have a couple of different ways that we do the recruiting. If you daughter received a post card or email invitation, she was most likely recommended to us or was found through our research from an online player profile. Possibly a college recruiting source or other stats listed from showcase events. Most players we recruit go on to play at the college level. If a player is being actively recruited by college teams then we are probably recruiting those players as well.

  17. Ella
    December 01, 2016

    How do we know this is not a scam and it is legit?

  18. Chad Wilkinson
    December 02, 2016

    You can take our word for it! Or you can do some research online. You are welcome to contact us for a list of references as well. We’d be happy to provide you with a complete roster from a previous tour of which you can contact former AIST athletes about their experience with AIST. We are very real and very legit. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

    December 21, 2016


  20. Chad Wilkinson
    January 02, 2017

    The cost is in the invitation link that was sent to your granddaughter. There is a link and password that she should be able to share with you so you can find out all the details. You’ll find everything you need in the invitation link as well as what she needs to do to be come a member of the team. You are always welcome to email with any questions or call the office to speak with someone about the opportunity.

  21. Vicky Rios
    November 07, 2017

    My son received an invitation to travel as part of your team but he is not a US citizen nor lives in the US or Canada.

  22. Chad Wilkinson
    November 08, 2017

    We have several different nationalities playing for our teams! It’s part of what makes the experience incredible. If he lives abroad he can join our team upon arrival. Our groups usually don’t meet each other until they get to the airport. Thanks for reaching out. Let us know if you have other questions.

  23. Will Barmettler
    November 20, 2017

    I received an email about playing this summer for you guys. How can you demonstrate to me that this organization is legit. If it is, can you send me the names of the coaches who will be taking the high school boys this summer and information on other players and past players so I can communicate with them.

  24. Chad Wilkinson
    November 22, 2017

    Yes, we have thousands of references we can send you. We would be happy to send you last summers rosters as well as the coaches information for this summer. Please email us at info@aist.us with your request and include the sport and destination you are interested in so we can provide you with the details you are looking for. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Best Regards,

    Chad Wilkinson

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