Fill out the position form so we can verify your position is still available. This works on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Within 1-3 days we will contact you from firstname.lastname@example.org either confirming or denying acceptance on selected tour.
Registration and deposit info will be emailed. Once registration and deposit is received, you are on the final roster!
Our program is designed to give athletes the opportunity explore the world and learn about other cultures. Not only do you get to play a sport you love, you get to do it with others who share the same passion. Here are a few reasons to travel with AIST select teams:
We serve both the private and public school sector in search of long-term partnerships with reputable institutions such as these.
You can just sit back and take in all the sites. Our staff will handle all of your needs throughout the tour. We will check you into hotels quickly and easily, get you to your daily tours, show you the best places to see and give you the information you need while traveling abroad.
We will always have someone from staff on tour with the group to manage all aspects of the trip. As a coach or group leader, you will not have to worry with any of the logistics of the tour and you will benefit from the expertise of our guides during tour.
You are welcome to contact us at the office by email or phone to discuss any tour options you would like. You can also speak with individuals who have traveled with us in the past for references.
The following is not included with most tours: lunches (some tours do include lunch), tip for bus drivers and escorts (customarily $4 per day), personal items and drinks with dinners, airline fuel surcharges, baggage fees, Covid testing if needed, connecting airline tickets to meet the group for international flights, laundry, trip insurance and everything not listed on the tour inclusions section of your invitation. Sight seeing listed as optional on itineraries is also not included.
This will depend on what tour you are traveling on. All of our tours include the price of airfare, hotel accommodations 3 and 4 star, breakfast, transportation, some sightseeing, tournament and game fees, guides and tour managers. We also have ground tour packages which do not include airfare if you would like to purchase a separate airline ticket.
All of our International destinations require a passport for travel. Please click here to see how to apply for your passport. It could take up to two months to process a passport, be sure to plan accordingly. Visa’s are required for some citizens to travel to certain countries. Make sure you have a visa if needed.
Most of the teams that enter the tournaments are going to be fairly strong. With our select teams, most of the time we will find ourselves in the championship games but we do have to play well to get there. This also depends on what sport you are traveling with. Some countries are stronger than others and this goes for the USA as well. You will not be disappointed with the level of competition.
We select our players by doing extensive research through statistics posted on the web from previous seasons. We also work with several coaches for recommendations to find the top players to join our teams. We recruit for our collegiate teams from all levels of college. Combining players from all over the USA makes the experience more enjoyable as you will meet people from many different backgrounds. Players will come from all over the USA, Canada and other countries as well. You do not have to be a US citizen to travel with our select teams.
We have a very effective fundraising opportunity for every player who joins our select teams. A fundraiser letter with your name on it will be sent to you so that you can request donations from your friends and family. With the support of your friends and family you can possibly cut the cost of your tour down by 50%. Other fundraising ideas including camps for kids, golf tournaments, basketball tournaments and much more are a few ways that will help to generate a large sum of the cost for you. More information on fundraising is available in your invitation.
There are a few ways you can get selected for our teams. We are always looking to find good people to represent our program as well as the USA. We have several recruiters throughout the country that will nominate players that are top athletes. We find many of our athletes online based on stats posted by the governing body such as NCAA or NAIA. Collegiate and high school coaches will also recommend players for our program. For our select teams we want to put the best team on the field but we also strive to represent the USA with class and honor. You may have seen AIST recruiters at try-out events, showcase tournaments or other large team tournaments as well.