#RoadToNationals: Split Second
One of Vancouver’s premier club basketball teams, Split Second will be sending a U15 team to compete in Bballnationals. The Cobras were founded in 2010 with a goal to help athletes build great basketball habits and have teams that practice throughout the school year. The team primarily plays in the Pacific Northwest, highlighted by their recent appearance in the Gonzaga Team Camp in Spokane.
“In order for our players to be able reach the peak of their potential, they not only need to have great training, they also need to play against other top level competition that play different styles of basketball” said Eric Butler, founder of Split Second on why they are coming to bballnationals. “Playing in bballnationals against teams from all over the country is a great way to do this.”
One of the big things for Split Second deciding to compete in testing themselves against the best Canada has to offer and “seeing players and teams from different parts of the country all working hard to be the best they can be.” Not only that, but Split Second clearly sees the benefit of a national club championship for not only the game, but for their program as well.
“It's always great to have a championship to finish off a season” said Butler. “The national club basketball tournament is a great chance to do this and we're glad to be able to support this effort.”
Although the team is mostly made up of U14 players according to Butler, he stresses that is team will be ready to “communicate, fight, run, play good defence and compete for the whole game.”
In its second year, bballnationals is a national club basketball tournament that is aimed to provide a experience unlike any other. The girls tournament begins August 3rd, while the boys tournament starts August 9th. For more information, visit www.bballnationals.com.
Written by: Nick Bondi