Most traveling teams are built by gathering premiere players from around the area. That is not the case with the Las Vegas Bulldogs. For the past 16 years, Coach Karen Weitz has taken the players from her Centennial High School team on the road to build unity, prepare for the future, and gain critical exposure for her top players.
“We have been to a couple of team camps this summer, and we’ve gone through some things just sort of tightening up what we want to do on both ends of the court,” Weitz said. “In July, we try to go out and play against good competition. It’s a great time for our team to get more experience playing together, and it’s an opportunity for our new and younger players to step up. We also have a chance to establish who will be our leaders in the next school year.
“At the same time, we are also working hard to get exposure for our players. We want to get their names out there, and do what we can to help them earn scholarships.”
Those athletes will get plenty of major exposure at upcoming the Suwanee Tournament of Champions. The event, which will showcase top flight teams from around the country, will be played at the expansive Suwanee Sports Academy outside of Atlanta from July 5-8.