FAQs

American Basketball International Combine FAQ

  1. When is the International Combine?

The Combine is being held from Sunday, July 29th, through Saturday, August 18th, 2018.

  1. Who will be there and what is the program?

The Combine will host 5 International teams and a USA select pro squad chosen by American Basketball Enterprises and features three weeks of individual player and team instruction and practices, as well as a round-robin game schedule concluding with a championship tournament the final week. The Combine will also feature appearances by prominent USA basketball personalities who will conduct player, team, coaches and staff sessions.

  1. What does our fee cover?
    1. Hotel accommodations for 16 (players, coaches and staff) at the on-site Warehouse Hotel
    2. All meals beginning the night of arrival through breakfast the morning of departure. Meals will be served buffet style prepared and catered through the on-site, 4-star Fork & Palate Restaurant
    3. Transportation to and from arrival airport
    4. Transportation to and from chosen city of weekend site-seeing excursion, as well as hotel accommodations and per diem money for meals
    5. All court instruction, practice and competitive game-related costs
    6. Athletic training and medical attendants

 

  1. How would our organization, team or league benefit by attending?
    1. International teams that are seeking a distinct competitive advantage would benefit from direct exposure to US teaching, training and method systems of play and from additional pre-season competitive games.
    2. Teams would benefit if they require additional pre-season preparation due to transformational changes in their organization such as:
      1. new ownership or front office changes
      2. new general management staff
      3. new coaching staff
      4. relegation status
      5. incorporation of new players through team-building experience

 

  1. How will International teams attending be chosen?

The selection process is a first-come, first-served basis. Teams/organizations should first register by submitting the appropriate Organizational Waiver and the initial down payment. Upon receipt of full payment, on or before June 14, 2018, teams/organizations will be notified of their acceptance. ABE will refund any deposits received, less any transactional fee administered by the banking institutions involved, to teams/organizations who are not one of the first five to submit full payment. No refunds will be given to teams/organizations once they have been notified of acceptance.

Confirmed and Thank You.

Your team’s registration is now paid in full and confirmed.

If you need any further assistance, please use the form below or call us at the following number

+1 (352) 455-7657

Thank you for your deposit

Thank you for your deposit for your team’s registration.

The remaining balance is due by June 15.

To pay the remaining balance, CLICK HERE

ABE INTERNATIONAL COMBINE – 2018 Daily Calendar

Sunday July 29 – Monday July 30  Tuesday July 31 Wednesday August 1 Thursday August 2 Friday August 3 Saturday August 4
            Team local Sightsee  day
2PM EST -Teams arrive US for airport pickup & ground transport to facility Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM
Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM  
           
  Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM  Lunch Buffet -12:15-1:30PM  Lunch Buffet -12:15-1:30PM  
7PM EST Combine Dinner and Welcome Ceremony  Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM  
  Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 6– 7:30PM
             
      Game 1 – 7PM  Game 1 – 7PM  Game 1 – 7PM   
    Game 2 – 8:30PM  Game 2 – 8:30PM  Game 2 – 8:30PM  Game 2 – 8:30PM   
             
Sunday August 5 Monday August 6 Tuesday August 7 Wednesday August 8 Thursday August 9 Friday August 10 Saturday August 11
Teams Rest Day          Team Tour and Sightsee weekend  Team Tour and Sightsee weekend 
Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM  
  Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM    
             
Lunch Buffet 12:15– 1:30PM Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Travel to Washington DC, NYC or Philadelphia Washington DC, NYC or Philadelphia
  Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM    
Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM    
             
  Game 1 – 7PM  Game 1 – 7PM  Game 1 – 7PM  Game 1 – 7PM     
  Game 2 – 8:30PM  Game 2 – 8:30PM  Game 2 – 8:30PM  Game 2 – 8:30PM     
             
Sunday August 12 Monday August 13 Tuesday August 14 Wednesday August 15 Thursday August 16 Friday August 17 Saturday August 18
Team Tour and Sightsee weekend             
  Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Breakfast Buffet- 8 – 9:30AM Hotel
Washington DC, NYC or Philadelphia  Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM Training Session – 10:15– 11:45AM  
  Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Lunch Buffet -12:15– 1:30PM Checkout and transport to departure airport 
Return to facility Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM Training Session – 2:30–4PM  
Dinner Buffet 6-7:30 Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM Dinner Buffet – 5– 6:30PM  
             
  Champions Tourney Games, 7PM & 8:30PM  Champions Tourney Games, 7PM & 8:30PM  Champions Tourney Games, 7PM & 8:30PM  Champions Tourney Games, 7PM & 8:30PM  Champions Tourney Games, 7PM & 8:30PM   

Team Package and Fees

ABE INTERNATIONAL 2018 COMBINE

Team Package and Fees

 

International Team Travel Party – Fee includes up to 16 individuals per team. Fee does not include airfare to or from US.

Arrival Date – Sunday, July 29, 2018

Teams should schedule US arrival for Sunday the 29th of July 2018 prior to 2PM US Eastern Standard Time. ABE staff will meet and greet at the arrival airport of choice and provide transportation from the arrival city via ground transport to Lancaster, PA and the facility. Teams need to be at the facility by 7PM for opening dinner and ceremony. Flight arrival by 2PM will allow for teams to be comfortably transported and checked into their respective room accommodations prior to the 7PM dinner and ceremony. 

Team Package Inclusions:

Accommodations – Each team will be provided 10 rooms at the Warehouse Hotel for its 16-member party: six (6) rooms of double occupancy and four (4) rooms of single occupancy. On Tour and Sightsee days, teams will be provided hotel accommodations in the city visited.

Meals – While at the Combine, all teams will receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner, buffet style, catered by the Forklift & Palate Restaurant.

Travel days – Travel on Tour and Sightsee days will occur on Fri, Sat and Sun, August 10th, 11th and 12th. ABE will arrange for overnight accommodations for teams and provide the per diem monetary allowances to each team’s designated person. When traveling on Tour and Sightsee days, the teams will be provided $56.50 USD per diem, per person, meals allowance.

ABE Staff Liaison –An ABE staff liaison will be available to aid international visiting teams with arrangements.

Training Sessions include top US instruction in – Individual and team-oriented Shooting, Passing, and Ball handling; individual and team instruction of man to man and zone defense; pressing defenses and offenses; special situation play; practice time for team and individual workouts; nutrition and strength training methodology; coaches Q&A sessions and much more.

Live Games and Champions Tournament – Five game round robin playing schedule, as well as Champions Tournament. All games and sessions will be video documented.

 

Team Attendance Fee – $100,000 USD*

Registration Deposit – Due upon submitting the Organization/Team Waiver document. CLICK HERE to download the waiver

Deposit amount of 30% or $30,000.00 USD, made by wire transfer deposit into ABE US bank or via Credit card. Details found on registration page.

Remaining Fee Amount – due Friday June 15, 2018

$70,000.00USD made by wire transfer deposit into ABE US bank or Credit Card. Details found on registration page.

Team Arrival date – Sunday July 29th, 2018

Team Departure date – Saturday August 18th, 2018

Length of stay – 21 days, 20 nights

Tour and Sightsee location – Teams have a choice to visit Washington DC, New York City or Philadelphia on the Weekend of August 10th, 11th , 12th. Arrangements will be made by ABE on behalf of the team for the hotel stay while visiting the city, and ABE will help coordinate a team’s itinerary of events or places of interest to visit while there. Teams will receive transportation to and from the facility, overnight accommodations, and per diem money for meals while on Tour and Sightsee.

*Air travel to and from the USA – Attendance fee does not include airfare costs to and from the US.

Airfare cost is the responsibility of the attending team/organization. ABE believes attending organizations are better able to work within their current structure to purchase round trip airfare, as well as to attend to passport requirements and possible ticket changes that may occur while in the US.  International teams should seek arrival and departures into any of the following US international airports which provide the best ticket pricing to their organization:

New York City metropolitan area; JFK International or LaGuardia International airports

Newark NJ – Liberty International

Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia International

Washington DC – Dulles International or Baltimore Washington International

 

ABE will help any team organization in recommending a US travel agency with its purchase of round trip airfare into and out of the US if necessary.  

Combine Announcement

American Basketball Enterprises, LLC, a USA Florida registered limited liability company, announces a unique opportunity for international professional basketball leagues and teams to participate in its first summer preseason International Combine.

The Combine will feature daily training sessions conducted by prominent USA basketball coaches and clinicians, as well as evening games featuring international competition which includes a US team of ABE selected professional players.

The location of the Combines is within two driving hours of international airports of New York, Philadelphia or Washington D.C.  Teams participating will be able to travel to the cities for sightseeing, as well as shopping during their stay.

Our home facility is the largest sports facility of its kind on the USA east coast. The complex features 10 hardwood professional courts, an on-site hotel with 135 spacious rooms and an on-site award-winning restaurant which will cater a buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner to all participants and guests during the Combine. Participating teams will compete in a round-robin game schedule each evening, as well as participate in a champion’s tournament.

The Combine is open to professional teams that seek to train as a team or to professional leagues who wish to provide an opportunity for a selected group of players chosen to enhance their individual and team skills and abilities.  ABE’s commitment is to provide participating teams and leagues the opportunity to improve their basketball prowess thereby impacting their countries’ professional basketball season.

If you have questions or need more information, please use our Contact ABE form to receive a direct response.

Register Now

To pay your team’s initial deposit, due by May 14

2018 Combine Team Registration Deposit

To ensure your spot, for the ABE 2018 International Combine, please submit your deposit upon signing the Organization Waiver.

CLICK HERE to download the waiver.

Your remaining balance is due by June 15th.

$30,000.00
2018 Combine Team Registration Balance

If you have made your initial 30% deposit, you can pay your balance here. Due by June 15, 2018

$70,000.00
2018 Combine Team Registration Paid in Full

If you would like to pay for your team in full, please pay upon submitting the Organizational Waiver. CLICK HERE to download the waiver.:

$100,000.00

Registration and Fee Information

The Nook Courts

The Combine is open to:

  • Professional Teams seeking to train or gain preseason competition in the USA
  • Professional Leagues and/or National Teams looking to provide a unique training opportunity to an elite select roster of players with outstanding potential

Arrival and departure cities:

Flights can be scheduled into and from the New York area, Philadelphia or Washington, DC, international airports.

All are within 2 hours ground transportation to our facility.

Reservations will be processed on a first come, first served, basis and according to availability.