Youth Basketball Headed for Orlando this Summer
8 Mar, 2021
Summer Elite Grassroots Basketball will be taking over Orlando in July, with boys and girls teams converging from across the United States to play high level basketball this summer. The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will be transformed into the mecca of grassroots basketball with three events taking place from July 20 – August 1, 2021.
The Orlando Splash (formerly the Peach Splash) and The National Championship will be hosted by Ohiobasketball.com and 3C Basketball, the leading organizations in girls travel basketball. The Orlando Splash will take place July 20-22, 2021 and The National Championship is scheduled to be played July 23-25, 2021. These events will be open to girls’ teams composed of players graduating from 2022-2027. Both events are currently scheduled to coincide with the NCAA’s Recruiting Calendar and are sanctioned by the NCAA to allow prospective student athletes to be seen in person by collegiate basketball coaches.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring two of the nation’s favorite and well attended girls exposure basketball events to the wonderful city of Orlando, Florida. It’s the perfect marriage between competitive basketball and team bonding opportunities,” said Tucker Neale, Ohiobasketball.com President. “The National Championship has been a pillar in the Girls Exposure basketball scene since 2017 and The Splash since 2018, and I believe this is the perfect pairing that the girls’ basketball exposure community has been looking for.”
In addition to the girls’ events, Ohiobasketball.com, HoopSeen, NY2LA and HoopGroup have announced the boys’ Grassroots Summer Basketball Championships. The Grassroots Basketball Summer Championships will take place July 28 – August 1, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center and will be open to boys’ teams from grade five through grade 11, as well as unsigned seniors. The event will be the final stop and a true National Championship for boys’ travel basketball, bringing teams together from three circuits to compete against one another at the end of the season.
“It's a great feeling knowing that Orlando will become home to the Grassroots Basketball Summer Championships,” said Mike Eddy, HoopSeen President. “We are excited to bring our National Championship event to such a great city!”
“It's not too often that four of the nation’s top basketball event operators get together to host a major event,” said Antonio Curio, CEO of NY2LA. “Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center gives us the perfect opportunity to create something unique that separates us from the competition and has been sorely needed in grassroots boys’ basketball.”
“As one of the first venues to resume convention operations, our success is testament on how modified sporting events can be hosted safely, responsibly and enjoyably,” said OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester. “Since the onset of the pandemic, the OCCC has hosted more than 50 events, and many were sporting events. We thank our partners for their continued confidence in our center and look forward to working with many other sports organizations in the future.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Ohiobasketball.com, HoopSeen, NY2LA, and HoopGroup to Orlando,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “The Orange County Convention Center is the perfect venue to safely host these elite travel basketball events under one roof, and we are confident that the athletes, coaches and their families will have a wonderful experience in Central Florida.”
About Greater Orlando Sports Commission
GO Sports is a private, non-profit organization established to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic development in the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Founded in 1993, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,450 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.9 billion in spending within the community. For more information, please visit GreaterOrlandoSports.com.
About Summer Elite Grassroots Basketball
Ohiobasketball.com, 3C Basketball, HoopSeen, NY2LA, and HoopGroup are scheduled to run over 200 basketball events in 2021, with these events being hosted in 26 different states across the country. For additional information on events and more, head to Ohiobasketball.comor NationalExposureBBall.com.