Updated: Jul 19, 2019
Hailing from Surrey in the Lower Mainland, the Spotters Basketball Club is making a return to Bballnationals boys tournament in August. The name was “inspired and named by my three children, my Nephew and [my] niece” said Alexander Andrada, president of the Spotters. Their highly rated U15 team they’re ready to make their mark in 2019.
“I started coaching kids since 2012 as a volunteer in a Basketball Club in Toronto,” said Andrada, “I am also a basketball player since I was 14 until now at the age of 51 years old.
My coaching interest started and all began with the love of the game and mainly because of my three children, and also to share my knowledge with different people or children who loves to play. It is very exciting and fun to see them making friends and become connected not just at the gym but also outside when they see each other.”
The Spotters were registered last year, and had nothing but good things to say about the competition at the tournament.
“The tournament was a good experience for my 13 & 14 years old players who are mostly younger than any other team in the Division,” he explained. “I am looking forward to a better improvement this year and hopefully win more games than last year.”
The Spotter appreciate the national aspect of Bballnationals, and the opportunity it presents to play against the best of the best this country has to offer.
“Nationals is important for the growth of Canada because there are lots of youngsters that has very good potentials — kids that needed more exposures in this kind of intensities and mainly to showcase their talent, not just locally but also from playing with other teams coming from different provinces in Canada.”
Bballnationals is closer than you think. Visit their website to learn more about them and to register for the tournament!
Written by: Nick Bondi