This unrepeatable summer for the successes of the Spanish national teams in the training categories is a boost to the sporting objectives that the VITIBCS organizing Club has planned: to promote basketball in Cantabria in order that, in the short term, we return to have a representative in the Endesa League and another in the top women’s category. And, although we already have two teams that aim to that end (Grupo Alega Cantabria CBT and Tirso Incentro), we are sure that the new launching of the Tournament will help to do so.
We know that the economic circumstances, among others, have changed the way of organizing it. And if it was always intended, as it has been, that private funding exceeded public funding, even, reaching the previous DB to advance its funding and closing the V Tournament with a surplus of less than 65 €, the project that we have started is based on the U14 category, opening it also to girls, and in a maximum of 32 teams (16 + 16) for the year 2024 and following, reserving 1/3 of the places for Cantabrian teams, and the other 2/3 for teams from the rest of Spain and other countries, without renouncing any possibility of incorporating, through collaboration systems with other Tournaments, which have already been set up, teams from other continents, in addition to the European ones. This will not only make it possible for Spanish teams to compete at the highest possible level, but also to enjoy the cultural experience that this entails. As an anecdote, there has been a European team that, in spite of the good efforts made by its coach, has not registered precisely because of the respect for the level of the Spanish teams.
Aware of the difficulties involved in the new implementation of the Tournament, despite the prestige already achieved, future participation will be conditional on the priority of those who register in this edition, without prejudice to the final distribution that has the VI. And, as has already been advanced at the time, the first club that will formalize its registration is the Arsan Astillero, in both sexes, so that, in principle, only 6 places to be covered by the Cantabrian teams.
We encourage you to participate in the VI edition. You will not regret it.
In the photos the MVP Juan Núñez and Claudia Contell