Kelvin Taylor has been arranging tours to the USA for a decade, he has always ensured that our tour needs have been met without a hassle. His wealth of knowledge regarding college and high school hoops is unrivalled, while his extensive network of contacts across the USA has allowed our teams access to college facilities and events we could have only dreamt of seeing.
Kelvin's detailed approach to planning the tour ensures that nothing is left to chance and goes the extra miles to ensure your tour experience is as smooth as possible while on the ground in the USA. My dealings with Kelvin Taylor have been nothing less than first class, if you’re looking for the ultimate USA basketball tour experience Kelvin is your man.
Head Coach, Box Hill Senior Secondary College, VIC
I’ve been extremely fortunate over my 28 years in coaching to take 8 foreign tours. I’ve been to Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, China and Mexico. But in the summer 2015 I took the Yale Men’s Basketball team to Australia. It was extraordinary, and honestly the best foreign tour I’ve been a part of; Kelvin Taylor and Showtime Basketball showed us a tour I will never forget. Their attention to every detail was outstanding, and gave us an experience of a lifetime. If you’re thinking about going don’t think, just do, you’ll thank me.
Head Basketball Coach, Yale University, CT
Kelvin Taylor and Showtime Basketball provided an incredible experience for our players, coaches and fans.
The tour through Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney has provided a lifetime of memories for all involved. The Oklahoma State Cowgirls played quality competition while also experienced snorkeling and scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, climbed the world-famous Sydney Harbor Bridge as well as visiting the beaches of Bondi and Manly.
Kelvin’s organization, attention to detail and ability to interact with our players and fans was totally first class. I would highly recommend Showtime Basketball for your international tour experience.
Head Coach Jim Littell
Oklahoma State University Women’s Basketball
In August 2013 we took our women’s basketball team on a foreign tour to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Kelvin Taylor and Showtime Basketball assisted us with our Australian leg, since we were also visiting New Zealand and Fiji we decided on focus only on the Melbourne area.
We had an amazing time and everything was organized perfectly, Showtime Basketball was very flexible and listened to our needs and wants and the whole trip worthwhile. They were also very present during our stay and made sure we were taken care of the entire time. Hotels, transportation, entertainment and the level of competition were all exactly what we were looking for.
Associate Head Coach, Fordham University, NY
I’ve had the chance to work with Kelvin for two tours of the USA, most recently an Eltham U18 Boys group in December 2015. We had specific requests regarding the type of games and matching it with our standard of team and then also with accommodation and preferences in regard to travel. The result of Kelvin’s work was one that saw us play in multiple tournaments, as we preferred to do, some billet time, plenty of opportunities to attend Colleges for a visit, but then also observe College and NBA matches. Kelvin’s experience in conducting tours allows for comfort as a tour leader that everything is going to go to plan. Our athletes had an amazing experience thanks to the work of Kelvin.
Head Coach / CEO, Eltham Wildcats, VIC
I cant recommend Kelvin Taylor enough for your USA tour, we have used his services and experienced nothing but the best tours, great basketball, high level school basketball and the best itineraries around. Do your self a favour travel with Kelvin and get the trip of a life time for your players.
Director of Basketball, Tenison Woods College, SA
Our trip to Australia was life changing for all involved. With the help of Showtime Basketball we played some great competition, interacted with the amazing people of Australia and observed the incredible landscape that both Sydney and Cairns has to offer. After two weeks down under our team developed incredible bond. Thanks to Kelvin and Showtime for making this one in a lifetime trip a reality.
Head Basketball Coach, Buena Vista University
Kelvin was exceptionally helpful pre-tour and gave realistic timeframes of when information and uniforms would be provided to those on tour. Kelvin was able to provide games at a variety of skill levels and locations around the USA and were very accommodating to the individual needs and destinations of the tour. Kelvin also provided excellent means of communicating back home and navigating when on the ground in the USA. The players on the tour left with an experience of a lifetime they will never forget, and only good memories of basketball and the USA. I highly recommend using Kelvin to organize your next USA Tour.
Head Coach, Bulleen Boomers, VIC
This is my third time competing against the young men from Australia and it has been better and better each year. This past year I think our kids were most intrigued about the popularity of the Australian Rules football and how many of the kids came in with the football and how to perform the kicks and passes. I even had some of our kids in our physical education classes ask could we play.
Kelvin was the man with the plan when it come to dotting the I's and crossing the T's. He was very available if we had any questions and worked around all the things that can happen on a trip like this so the young men were able to stay on the itinerary. All in all for Cedar Ridge High School the past three years have been an eye opening and positive experience for all involved and look forward to continuing it.
Head Coach, Cedar Ridge High School, NC
I lead a group that toured the US in December 2012 arranged by Kelvin, before departure, Kelvin was thorough in his organisation of the tour providing us with games, training sessions, access to NBA and College games, opportunities to talk with College coaches about recruitment
and other sightseeing opportunities. Once on the ground in the USA the tour ran smoothly – Kelvin had taken care of everything we needed.
Elite Tour Group Leader, VIC
I hosted Australian teams in my girls basketball tournament at Lincoln High in Stockton, CA. Kelvin always arranged for us to host a great group of girls and a competitive team. Kids at the High School loved the experience of being able to interwar with the team and learn from them as well show them what we had to offer. Those girls that came to Lincoln High built relationships with our host families and were provided a home away from home.
Dealing with Kelvin has always been both easy and personal. Communication and organization was always a priority and he gave us his very best. I look forward to my school, basketball program, and myself building more relationships with teams through his tours.
Head Coach, Lincoln High School, Stockton, CA
Our experience with Kelvin has been impressive with regard to tours, college recruitment and general advice as he has always exceeded our expectations. Kelvin has exceptional knowledge of the NCAA process and provides reliable, timely advice that is best for the athlete.
Kelvin’s most impressive asset in coordinating tours was the amount of experiences Kelvin has been able to facilitate which added significant value. Meeting the Mavs, Patty Mills and the Spurs as well as behind the scenes tour of Duke and NC State are still highlights for our tourers.
Head Coach / Tour Leader, Marist College ACT
Hosting a Aussie team is great, the games are fun but the time our kids have together is the best. I feel it is an experience every player should have the chance to enjoy, the games we have played have been very organized by Kelvin Taylor – he does a great job setting up each trip. He is in constant contact with you, is really helpful and easy to work with. Without out Kelvin our game would have never happen. We would love to host a team again as soon as we are able to.
Head Coach, Okanogan High School, WA
We decided to embark on the basketball experience of a lifetime with Kelvin Taylor – from the outset we knew we had made the right decision. Every possible detail had been taken care of, no ask or question was ever a problem. The personalised and professional service shone through when our LA bound flight was delayed and we missed our connecting flight to Seattle, a call to Kelvin back in Melbourne, at some ungodly hour and he sprung into action and he immediately arranged alternate flights, overnight accommodation and relayed to the folk in Alaska that the Aussie’s had been delayed.
A fantastic trip was had by all with many life long memories and friendships made across the USA made that much easier and memorable for all the right reasons thanks Kelvin. I can only hope that we get to do it again!!
Tour Leader, Kilsyth Cobras, VIC
We took a trip to Australia with Showtime prior to the 16-17 season. What an amazing experience!!! We made stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Cairns which really made it seem like we were able to experience all of what Australia had to offer. The games were in great facilities against quality opponents with good crowds which made the games even a better experience. Kelvin and Showtime’s hospitality made our entire travel party feel comfortable and welcome the entire trip. Thanks for the great memories!!!
Assistant Coach, University of South Dakota, SD
I wanted to thank you for many years of spirited and wonderful competition between our two countries! The boys and girls basketball games were just the beginning of a wonderful cultural and social exchange between all of our Student/Athletes. I think the highlights were the stories our students were able to share about their lives while sharing a dinner.
I believe all of our young people came to understand and embrace each others cultures, Kelvin does a first class job in all areas of these amazing and joyous events and I hope we can continue to share these great moments for many years to come.
Eric ‘Rock’ Eisenberg
Athletic Director, Tilden High School, Brooklyn NY