SFE will participate in the second year of the Florida Youth Basketball League (FYBL). The FYBL was established to improve the existing development and to provide a competition platform within the state. New NTF Affiliate and Partner Teams were selected to participate from the northern, southern and western regions of Florida. SFE will be integral participants with its operations and as well as partners with NTF on future tournament and events.
SFE was established to find the unknown talent in South Florida and to provide continued education, development and the platform to play basketball in College. By following this format SFE has successfully placed players into Universities for more than 15 years while helping more than 150 players to achieve scholarship opportunities. In speaking to 17u head coach and Vice President Cedric Smith he states “SFE will continue to compete and offer the South Florida local talent a chance to showcase their capabilities. With this venture it strengthens what we will continue to do. We have now increased our collegiate relationships since we are joining forces.”
Nike Team Florida fields nationally competitive travel teams comprised of players from all parts of the sunshine state and has had a 16-year relationship with the most powerful brand in sports. Alumni include dozens of college and professional players including three who are currently on NBA rosters. NTF participates in the Elite Youth Basketball League which includes stops in Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, Minnesota and Georgia during the 2015 season.