Join the Gold Dust Tournament, Stonebarger, or the Los Angeles Beach Bash in sunny California! Watch the Los Angeles Clippers and the Lakers compete at their home stadiums, and college teams from UCLA and USC. California tours offer a number of exciting entertainment options, competitive local opposition, and exposure to NCAA coaches.
Enhance your tour and celebrate with visits to attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Disneyland and California Adventure Park, Staples Centre, Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach.
The Lone Star state is home to some of the most competitive players in the US, with three NBA teams – the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Rockets, and the San Antonio Spurs. Sign up early for the very popular Dallas Mavericks Academy Camp! Compete in the Centerville Varsity Tournament, or the Lufkin Holiday Hoopfest. Off the court, visit the Space Centre in Houston, Six Flags Amusement Park, Texas A & M University, and soak in the atmosphere of a Fort Worth rodeo!
The Pacific Northwest is home to big time basketball schools like the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. Athletes may have the chance to join a training session at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle – where the nation’s highest-ranked school basketball program operates! Attend a Portland Trailblazers game then cross the Canadian Border to attend the Chestermere High School Tournament. When off-duty, tour participants have the chance to experience the world’s best skiing in Whistler, visit the Nike Factory in Portland, and be wowed by the Boeing Tour in Seattle.
North/ South Carolina
With a home-grown superstar like Michael Jordan, it’s easy to understand that Basketball in the Carolinas can be considered more of a religion than a sport.
Athletes have the chance to join the Accelerate Basketball Training Camp, training base of Steph Curry. Compete in the David Wright Holiday Classic, the North Carolina Freedom Holiday Classic or the North Carolina Seahawk Classic. Visit Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and attend a Charlotte Bobcats game. You will polish off a action-packed tour with visits to attractions such as Hilton Head and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
The Big Apple is the largest city in the country and is truly unlike any other city in the world. Cheer on the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets, and compete in the Millennium Tournament. There will be plenty of time to soak up the attractions of one of the world’s most iconic destinations. Visit the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Met, the American Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Teams may even have the chance to attend a game at Madison Square Garden!
The sunshine state is home of Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, and the University of Florida Gators. Participate in prestigious basketball programs at the University of Miami and Montverde Academy, before practicing your new skills against local high school teams. When it comes to entertainment and relaxation, the theme parks of Orlando and Miami’s idyllic beaches will not disappoint.
Compete in the Maui Winter Classic or the Pacific Rim Championships in this picture-perfect holiday
destination. Watch the Rainbow Warriors at the University of Hawaii and in your downtime, hike Diamond Head and enjoy Waikiki beach! Athletes can visit the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbour, and experience rich Polynesian culture at an evening Luau to complete a well-rounded, close-to-home tour.
China’s prominence as a basketball playing nation skyrocketed in 2002 when Yao Ming was selected as the NBA’s Number 1 Draft Pick by the Houston Rockets. Since then the sport has grown in popularity and provides a fantastic vehicle for young athlete’s to explore a vastly different culture, so close to home. Tick off bucket-list experiences like seeing the Terracotta Warriors and climbing the Great Wall.
Our closest neighbour, New Zealand, is another tour destination for any groups looking for a great value international tour option. The quality of New Zealand continues to improve with more and more Kiwi’s featuring in the NBA and the NCAA, providing strong competition for any teams visiting. You will also have the chance to experience the natural beauty of New Zealand and immerse yourself in the Maori and Polynesian cultures.
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