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Spurs Youth Basketball League

The Spurs Youth Basketball League was founded in 1989 by Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and Kids Sports Network president/founder Frank Martin as a way of promoting recreational youth basketball in economically disadvantaged areas of San Antonio. The SYBL is a recipient of President George H. W. Bush’s Point of Light Award for its innovative programming and anti-drug efforts. Over the past two decades more than 350,000 children and coaches have benefited from the SYBL.

The league offers 11,000 young people from primarily lower income neighborhoods the opportunity to play basketball and improve their athletic skills while learning teamwork, cooperation, and discipline in a positive and safe environment.

The Spurs Youth Basketball League, presented by Pizza Hut, is funded by Silver & Black Give Back, which underwrites the cost of player and coach jerseys, background checks, coach training and certification, and marketing and administration.

The Spurs Youth Basketball League strives to:

  • Support local and South Texas organizations' basketball programs.
  • Provide a safe and positive environment for all participants.
  • Ensure that all coaches receive proper training that includes a segment on encouraging their players to have respect for all and to make positive choices.
  • Provide unique and one-of-a-kind experiences, such as special clinics hosted by Spurs players and coaches.

Each child in the Spurs Youth Basketball League recites the Drug Free Pledge before each game, demonstrating their commitment to the mission of the league.

SYBL Locations

Contact the location nearest you for more information about the Spurs Youth Basketball League!

Organization Phone Number Website
Bandera B&G Club 830.796.8109 Facebook
Beeville B&G Club 361.358.6520
YMCA of Greater San Antonio 210.520.9700 Website
Brooks Inner-City Sports 210.534.0521 Website
Bulverde Optimist 830.980.2273 Website
Canyon Lake Recreation Center 830.964.3003 Website
Coastal Bend YMCA 361.882.1741 Website
Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio (210) 434-4383 Website
Floresville Youth Basketball 210.846.4083
Ft. Sam Houston Youth Programs 210.221.5519 Website
Jewish Community Center 210.302.6843 Website
Lackland Youth Programs 210.671.2388 Website
Laredo Parks and Rec 956.795.3045 Website
McKenna New BraunFit Gym 830.606.9514 Website
Randolph Youth Programs 210.652.2088 Website
Refugio B&G Club 361.349.5003
San Antonio Parks & Recreation 210.207.3151 Website
San Antonio Police Athletic League 210.207.7753
Wesley Community Center 210.922.6922

Coaches Training Philosophy

Silver & Black Give Back has long provided coaches’ training to ensure that Spurs Youth Basketball League coaches are well equipped to mentor and develop their players.

With an emphasis on character development, our 1500 volunteer coaches learn how to motivate, inspire and engage young players to make positive choices and treat everyone with respect.

Silver & Black Give Back believes in the power of sport to develop not only young people’s basketball skills but also those leadership and life skills that will create engaged and empowered members of our community.