Travelling has been off most people’s agenda for the last few years. But as things slowly return to normal around the world, more and more of us are starting to plan our first trip in quite a while. As a basketball player, one of the most rewarding trips is a basketball tour and will provide an experience you are unlikely to ever have again!
There are a lot of reasons why a basketball tour is the experience of a lifetime, many which you wouldn’t have even considered. Here are some of these:
You get to watch high quality games
Most tours will build into their itinerary a range of professional matches. At TSB, our basketball tours to the USA include a number of NBA games. Seeing these superstars in action will not only help you see skills being performed at a high level up close, but also inspire you to become the best player you can be!
You learn about the culture of a different place
Many people spend their entire lives in the city they were born and because of this, their eyes have not been opened to other ways of thinking and doing. Going overseas for a tour gives you the chance to learn about other cultures, as well as experiencing different cuisines, history and in some cases languages.
You play against teams from another country
While basketball is played all over the world, different countries have different styles of play, and even rules can be slightly different. Playing matches while on tour lets you experience how professionals play, travelling from city to city, staying in hotels, coming up against different teams with different game plans. It can also highlight the importance of getting good sleep, which is why rest at night is crucial – along with staying in quality hotel beds!
America is known as the best basketball nation in the world (although other countries including Australia are definitely catching up), so playing against the best in the world will naturally make you better!
You build friendships and life-long relationships
Normally playing basketball, you might spend a few hours a week with your teammates, at games and training sessions. Travelling overseas with other ballers means you spend every waking hour with them. You have breakfast together, go sightseeing, watch games, have dinners and everything else on a daily basis. Over the period of a tour, this helps strengthen bonds and develops long lasting friendships. A tour will also help your personal development as you learn to live in close quarters with others (who aren’t your family).
As you can see, there are a lot of fantastic reasons to go on an overseas basketball tour. Tomorrow’s Stars have restarted their tours but to take up an opportunity like this, you need to move fast! Contact us today to find out more.