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.
Contact the location nearest you for more information about the Spurs Youth Basketball League!
|Bandera B&G Club||830.796.8109|
|Beeville B&G Club||361.358.6520|
|YMCA of Greater San Antonio||210.520.9700||Website|
|Brooks Inner-City Sports||210.534.0521||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.