AIST Softball Event with Monica Abbott

"A Day in the Life of a Dawg!"

With Monica Abbott - Pro Player/Olympic Gold Medalist


AIST has partnered with Monica Abbott, current Scrap Yard Dawg player and USA National team member, to bring you "A Day in the Life of a Dawg!" Monica will be working with some of her Scrap Yard Dawg (SYD) teammates to run a skills clinic/tryout for AIST in Houston, TX. In addition, you'll be able to visit the SYD facilities and watch a pro game. Attending the event will give you an opportunity to represent the USA in an international softball tour with AIST. Please have a look below for more details.

What do I do next?

If you are interested in joining Monica and the Scrap Yard Dawgs for a clinic click the red tabs below for all the details and register to attend. 

If you are unable to attend, you are still welcome to tryout with AIST online. Go to our player profile link to fill out a detailed form so we can evaluate you online.

Come train with MONICA ABBOTT and tryout with AIST to represent the USA!

As many of you know, USA Softball star, Monica Abbott, signed a 6-year contract to help lead the Scrap Yard Dawgs in the National Pro Fastpitch league. From the NCAA to the Olympics, Abbott has been a softball idol her entire career. American International Sports Teams and Abbott have teamed up to offer a special event for youth softball players. Not only will you have the opportunity to train with top Scrap Dawg Players including Monica Abbott, but you will also be trying out for one of our AIST select teams traveling in the summer of 2018 to represent the USA. If you are selected to join an AIST team you will have the choice of one of our three great destinations: Italy, Dominican Republic, or the Netherlands. (Please note: In no way are we associated with the National Team of the USA. This is an opportunity to compete at a high international level with selected players from around the country.)

Please contact Jennifer Hess with any questions - 715.213.9264 or

Tentative Schedule:
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
9:00 am - Introduction with Monica Abbott and other pro players
9:15 am - 11:00 am - Skills Session
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Gym session
12:00 - Lunch and autograph session with Scrap Yard players
12:30 - 1:00 - Q&A with pro players
1:30 - 3:00 - Behind the scenes of the Scrap Yard Dawgs facilities, tour of stadium/field/locker rooms
4:00 - On the field for Batting Practice
7:05 pm - Scrap Yard Dawgs Game vs Akron Racers
Scrap Yard Dawg Facility

29607 Robinson Rd
Conroe, TX 77385
(281) 719-9335

Field: Tentatively - Copper 1 and Copper 2

Cost: $75 - must be received at time of registration - Space is limited for this event and payment is non-refundable

Registration: Players must register for this event by filling out the form on the registration tab and pay a non-refundable fee of $75 at time of registration


  • Participants should be between U19 and U12 levels of play
  • Players should be planning to play softball at the college level upon graduation, however anyone is welcome to attend
  • Understand that if selected to play for an AIST team you will have a financial commitment. Should you elect to join the final travel roster it will be your responsibility to pay for your portion of the teams expense.
  • Pay a non-refundable fee for clinic/tryout
  • Must be medically cleared to participate - By registering for the event you confirm that you are medically cleared
  • Personal Insurance is highly recommended
  • AIST requires a minimum of 30 participants to deposit for the event to take place. If we do not reach that number the event will be cancelled and you will be refunded any payments made once they have cleared.


Monica Abbott - Pitcher

  • University of Tennessee
  • Four-Time First Team All-American
  • Four-Time First Team All-SEC Selection
  • Three-Time SEC Pitcher of the Year
  • Four-Time USA World Cup Champion
  • Pan American Gold Medalist
  • Two-Time World Champion Gold Medalist USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year




Kiki Stokes - Outfield

  • University of Nebraska
  • Selected in the first-round No. 6 overall of the 2016 NPF draft to the Scrap Yard Dawgs 
  • 2 years professionally
  • NFCA Third Team All-American   
  • NFCA First Team All-Midwest Region 
  • First Team All-Big-10 Selection 
  • All-Big-10 Tournament Team 


Taylor Edwards - Catcher

  • University of Nebraska
  • 4 years professionally
  • First Team NFCA All-American
  • Drafted into the NPF and selected No. 8th
  • Diamond Sports / NFCA Division 1 Catcher of the Year
  • First Team All-Midwest Region
  • First Team All-BIG 10 Selection
  • BIG-10 All-Defensive Team
  • WCWS All-Tournament Team

Mike Steuerwald - Asst. General Manager

  • 8th season in NPF
  • 4 time NPF champion
  • 2 time NPF coaching staff of the year
  • Help produced Elon Universities first female All-American (Tomeka Watson)
  • Coached 3 NPF offensive player's of the year


Cost: $75 per athlete

To participate in the Monica Abbott Event with AIST, you must pay a non-refundable fee of $75.  The inclusions are listed below. Payment must be made at time of registration.  Space is limited at this event.  Once all positions are full this link will no longer be available.


  • 2-3 hour training with Professional Softball players - Monica Abbott will be working with pitchers - Other Scrap Yard Dawg players will be working with Hitters, Catchers, Infielders and Outfielders
  • Lunch with Autograph session
  • Question and Answer session with members of the Scrap Yard Dawgs
  • Tour of the Scrap Yard Dawgs Stadium
  • Be on the field for batting practice for July 22nd game
  • Tickets to Scrap Yard Dawg games vs. Akron Racers on July 21, 22 and 23
  • Monica Abbott - T-Shirt
  • AIST - T-Shirt
  • Opportunity to be selected for an AIST International Tour to represent the USA

Not Included:

  • Hotel accommodations and arrangements - We have blocked rooms at one hotel with discounted option - Please see Hotel tab
  • Gate Fees to enter complex - See fees at:
  • Parking Fees
  • Any additional costs not included in the inclusions above
  • Insurance - Each player is responsible for having their own insurance and medical clearance to participate in the tryout


  • We must have a minimum of 30 participants to make this event possible - If we do not reach the minimum we will offer a full refund
  • Participants must provide their own insurance coverage
  • AIST will not be liable for any injuries or incidents that take place during, on or before the event
  • Participants may be selected for a USA select team that requires fundraising - You are under no obligation to accept the invitation to represent the USA should you be selected
  • Participants should be with in the age range of U12-U19


To join the event, you will need to register below and pay your $75 fee.  Payment options are located at

Family and Friends are WELCOME!! 

Cost: $50 per person


  • Lunch with Autograph session
  • Question and Answer session with members of the Scrap Yard Dawgs
  • Tour of the Scrap Yard Dawgs Stadium
  • Tickets to Scrap Yard Dawg games vs. Akron Racers on July 22

Not Included:

  • Hotel accommodations and arrangements - We have blocked rooms at one hotel with discounted option - Please see Hotel tab
  • Gate Fees to enter complex - See fees at:
  • Parking Fees
  • Any additional costs not included in the inclusions above

Monica Abbott Event Registration

Fill out the registration form below if you wish to attend the event with Monica Abbott.
  • Please provide the name of your current school.
  • Please let us know what year in school you will be in fall of the current year.
  • Travel Information

    Please advise of the following details. You can change your response to these details by emailing
    Please select which game days you would like to attend. You can select as many as you like. Please only select the days you plan to attend the Scrap Yard Dawgs games.
  • Please advise if you will have additional friends or family members joining you for this event. Do not include other participants who will be registering to participate separately. Friends and family are welcome to attend and we have a event package available for them. Contact AIST for additional information regarding their event package.
    Some of our out of town participants may require hotel. We would like to know if you will be planning to overnight for this event.
  • Parent or Guardian Information

    If you are under the age of 18 your legal guardian will need to sign the form below to consent to your attendance in an AIST Tryout.
    By checking the box you agree not to hold AIST responsible for any loss, damage or personal injury during or at the AIST event. The participant is recognized as "I" below: I recognize that because of the potential hazardous nature of this activity that an injury might be sustained. In the event of such an injury to myself, if I or my family members cannot be contacted, I give my permission to the attending physician to render such treatment as would be normal and agree to pay the usual charges for such treatment. I now release American International Sports Teams Inc., its employees, volunteers, agents, and assigns from responsibility for any personal injuries to property caused by or having any relation to this activity. I understand that this release applies to any present or future injuries and that it binds my heirs, executors and administrators. I understand that participants may be videotaped or photographed during this activity. I have read this release and understand all of its terms. I sign voluntarily and with full knowledge of its significance.
    By checking this box you understand that all payments received for the AIST event are non-refundable once received. If we do not reach 30 participants the event will be cancelled and you will be refunded any payments made once they have cleared.
    By checking this box I agree and confirm that I understand the following about the AIST event: 1. IF I make the team, I understand I have no obligation to accept the position on the roster and that if I do accept I have a financial commitment to help cover the teams expenses. 2. I will have my choice of destination as long as there is a position available on the destination I select. (AIST will confirm your position prior to your deposit being due) 4. I understand that I may not be selected to an AIST team even after attending the event and that all payments for the event are non-refundable.
  • By signing here you understand the AIST terms and conditions and cancellation policies.
  • If participant is under the age of 18 please have a legal guardian sign here to confirm you understand the terms and conditions and are in agreement with AIST Policies.

Please see payment options here:

AIST has secured a block of rooms listed at the hotels below.  Please click the links provided to confirm availability.  A limited number of rooms has been reserved at our special prices.  Thank you.

AIST Room Blocks

Start date: 7/21/17
End date: 7/23/17
Last day to book: 6/30/17

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • SpringHill Suites Houston The Woodlands  for 99 USD  per night

Online: Book your group rate for AIST Room Block

  • Courtyard Houston North/Shenandoah  for 89 USD  per night

Online: Book your group rate for AIST Room Block 

By Phone:  1-800-321-2211  (Group Code AIS / Hotel code IAHCS)

If you are selected to join an AIST team, you will have the opportunity to chose one of the amazing destinations below. If you cannot attend the event with Monica Abbott please submit a player profile to still be considered for the opportunity to compete internationally.  The player profile is located at:


Dominican Republic



Tentative Travel Dates

July 19 - 25, 2018 July 12 - 23, 2018 July 8 - 18, 2018

Possible Stops:

Santo Domingo, Saona Island Rome, San Marino, Florence, Montecatini Terme, Venice, Como, Milan Antwerp, Bruges (Belgium);  Apledoorn, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Cost with Airfare

$2,495.00 $3,895.00 $3,895.00

Inclusion Highlights:

Three Eyes Cyrstal Caves, Tour of Columbus Lighthouse, Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, City tour of Florence, San Marino, Milan Antwerp/Bruges City Tours, Apenheul Monkey Zoo, Anne Frank House, Mikes Bike Tour of Amsterdam


5-6 Games in Santo Domingo
Classic Tournament
2-3 Exhibition Games +
Dream Team Tournament
1 Exhibition Games + 
Apledoorn Tournament

Player Profile:

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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 provided.  They wanted to give opportunities for others to experience the world of sports internationally.  Back in the start of AIST, it was all phone calls and snail mail invitations to selected players.  Today we have taken advantage of social media and email to reach more athletes who are deserving of the opportunity to represent the USA in international competition.  We've done our best to provide a professional experience as well as top of the line service and overall quality in our select team tours.  

We take great pride in the quality of teams that we put together each year. Our teams are made up of some of the most talented individuals from the College and High School levels. At AIST, we continue to exceed expectations with the class and athleticism of our athletes as we compete across the globe as TEAM AIST.

At AIST we have been taking top level athletes to compete in international 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 and at the same time bring home championships with many individual titles.

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 also can offer group and team travel services for those looking to experience a team bonding experience like no other.  Our group tour clients will not only get the best opportunities for games at their desired level of competition but they will also experience a low cost high quality tour with service that will is unmatched.  AIST staff and partners around the globe work together to give your group the best possible experience from start to finish.

Mission and Service Tours

AIST has serval opportunities for teams that are looking to combine sport with mission and service tours. We are happy to assist in anyway to help out poor communities abroad with opportunities for cleaning up communities, providing 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!