San Marcos Youth Basketball Mission Statement
The San Marcos Youth Basketball League’s mission is to bring the local community together to develop in our children good sportsmanship, self-control, and self-discipline through basketball.
San Marcos Youth Basketball Goals
- To teach and encourage teamwork while learning about the great game of basketball
- To have fun, make friends, and create lasting memories
- To develop skills for those who may be interested in playing at the high school level
- To teach our children to finish what they start, whether it is driving to the basket or pursuing a dream
“A player who makes a team great is better than a great player.” – John Wooden
San Marcos Youth Basketball (SMYBB) is open to boys and girls, grades 1 through 8, living in the surrounding communities of San Marcos. This is a non-profit recreational league with a focus on developing youth basketball players in a fun and safe environment. San Marcos Youth Basketball (SMYBB) organization does not discriminate against any player on the basis of race, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status. The SMYBB Board of Directors governs and administers all league activities. Each Division shall have one or more Division Representatives who are responsible for the dissemination of information and enforcement of Board policy. The Division Representative(s) will assist coaches with any concerns that might require Board attention. All questions or concerns should first be addressed to the respective Division Representative(s).
Within the league, the following divisions have been established:
There will be a separate girls and boys division for each age group.
- A Division: Boys and Girls in the 7th and 8th grades.
- B Division: Boys and Girls in the 5th and 6th grades
- C Division: Boys and Girls in the 3rd and 4th grades
- Pee-Wee Division: Boys and Girls in the 1st and 2ndgrades.
You must be in at least 1st grade to play in the SMYBB league. Under certain circumstances players in Kindergarten that have reached the age of six years old on or before September 15th will be allowed to play in the Pee-Wee Division provided an original birth certificate is presented and the league approves the request.
An appropriate number of teams will be formed within each division so as to allow the maximum number of youth players to participate throughout the season. The number of teams in each division is dependent on the number of eligible registered players and available coaches.
San Marcos Youth Basketball season registration announcements will be displayed to the citizens of San Marcos and contiguous communities through signage, email blasts and via our website. Players may register for league play during the open registration sessions via our online registration tool.
A nominal late registration fee will be charged for players signing up after the initial registration sessions. The late registration fee applies if a player is not put on the wait list before the draft night for the designated Division.