AIST has added ICE HOCKEY to our program to provide elite athletes an opportunity to come together and participate in international competition. We will be recruiting across North America for athletes who have excelled in hockey at the high school level to compete in the United World Games 3 on 3 tournament in the summer of 2018.
Team AIST Ice Hockey History
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 knowledge of the world around you, have an incredible cultural experience 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.
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
- Develop new techniques and opportunities to improve your skills
- A better understanding of the world around you
- Meeting new friends, teammates and opponents from around the world
- For High School Athletes – a chance to gain experience playing with like talent as preparation for the college level
- For College Athletes – a chance to gain exposure for opportunities to play professionally abroad – AIST does not guarantee and pro contracts or opportunities by traveling with us
The opportunity to play hockey in Klagenfurt Austria will provide you with an experience of a lifetime. AIST has traveled with world with athletes in more than 22 different countries in a variety of sports since 2002. We are very excited to offer ice hockey as a new opportunity for high school and youth athletes. We have several references that you are welcome to contact if you have any questions about AIST and the opportunity we provide. We hope that you will consider joining us for our inaugural season in the summer of 2018.
AIST 2018 High School Select Teams:
United World Games 2018
U16 3 on 3 Ice Hockey Invitation Link: www.aist.us/uwg-icehockey2018
Dates of travel: June 18 – 28, 2018
AIST High School select teams are made up of players from all over the USA and Canada that have been recruited by AIST staff members or coaching professionals. Most of our selected players will go on to play at the collegiate 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 U16 for the UWG tournament. Players with birth dates on or after Jan 1, 2002 will be eligible. In addition, we have 2 places on the roster for older players if needed.
Positions are limited on each team, please contact us soon to ensure your spot on the roster is still available.
Girl’s U16 3 on 3 United World Games Team Head Coach – AIST has selected Carla Pentimone to be the head coach of our women’s U16 select team. This will be the first tour for Coach Pentimone with AIST. Carla also runs a consulting company for college recruits. Click here for more information about her services.
Men’s Head Coach – Position Open.
AIST can also provide a first class team trip for any team looking to travel abroad for an experience of a lifetime. Any team looking to make a tour abroad to compete, explore, unite or have an educational experience of a lifetime please contact us for a sample tour and price quote. Go to our group travel web site for team trip info. www.aist-grouptravel.us.