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. NO EXCEPTIONS.
PLAYER REGISTRATION FEE
The registration fee, established by the SMYBB Board at the beginning of each season covers the costs of player uniforms, equipment purchases, gym rental, referees, team and individual picture packages, insurance, trophies, mailings and other related league expenses.
The final drop date for a full refund, if an official drop request is submitted is before draft night for the applicable Division. A nominal drop fee will be charged if an official drop request is submitted after the draft night for the applicable Division.
Any returned checks will be charged the same as the nominal drop fee. In the event of a returned check it is the responsibility of the party issuing the check to arrange for registration payment to SMYBB including the nominal drop fee.
Every team should attempt to get a sponsor. Team sponsorship ensures the success of our non-profit basketball recreation program. It is also a way to allow our local business community to take part in our program. We can all help the youth players in our program have a successful season by becoming or finding a sponsor for a team. Your tax-deductible donation/sponsorship helps defray overall costs. If you have any questions about sponsoring a team please contact the SMYBB Sponsorship coordinator via from our Board of Directors Page
Parents or Guardians must sign an SMYBB Registration Form (which includes as part of the form a section for Medical Release Authorization) that holds the League harmless in case of player injuries. It also provides emergency medical information and permission release statement that must be returned to the League and is then provided to the player’s coach before their child will be allowed to practice or participate in SMYBB activities. The family’s primary medical insurance must be used in the event of player injury. Secondary medical insurance is provided for all players under the general liability/medical insurance policy of SMYBB (deductible exists).
UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT
All registered and certified youth players will receive an official SMYBB uniform (jersey and shorts). Players will not be allowed to participate in league games unless they are dressed in their regulation uniform.
NOTE: Coaches must contact their Division Representative(s) if for whatever reason a player shows up at game time not dressed in their regulation uniform. The Division Representative(s) will allow a player to participate provided a suitable replacement uniform is found before the start of the game.
Players may not alter the look of their uniform during the season including cutting off the sleeves or the waist of their shirt. Additionally, each player must provide his or her own pair of court shoes that must have non-marking soles to protect the wooden floors. No alterations or changes to the uniform (except for fit) will be allowed. An appropriate solid color t-shirt (or sports top for girls) may be worn under the uniform.
Uniforms are to be neat and clean. Shirts are to be tucked in during the game.
Team Member’s equipment and apparel
The referee shall not permit any team to wear equipment or apparel, which in his/her judgment is dangerous or confusing to other players or is not appropriate.
Players will not be allowed to wear jewelry, rings, watches, etc. during play. Medically required bracelets or tags are exempt from this rule. Medical tags must be securely taped with only the medical alert information showing.
A guard, cast, or brace made of hard and unyielding leather, plastic, pliable (soft) plastic, metal or any other hard substance may not be worn even though covered with soft padding.
- PeeWee divisions – 27.5 oz (Junior Size)
- C division and A, B Girls divisions – 28.5 oz Basketball (Regulation Women’s)
- A, B boys divisions – 29.5oz Basketball (Regulation Men’s)
SMYBB League will arrange for playing facilities for all official games and practices. Facilities include Corky Smith Gym, as well as indoor and outdoor courts located within the San Marcos Unified School District. The list of schools available for practice along with approved practice times will be provided by SMYBB after receiving approval from the San Marcos Unified School District. It is recommended that any other practice site besides the ones on the approved list, should be discussed with the appropriate division representative(s).
No smoking or alcohol consumption is allowed at any time at Corky Smith Gym. All parking regulations must be adhered to at Corky Smith Gym. Violators may be cited by the City of San Marcos Sheriff’s Department.
Practices may not begin until after the conclusion of each division’s draft. Once a coach has received his or her team’s roster, they may schedule practices with their team. Each team should practice at least once per week before the season, as determined by their coach.
Outdoor facilities at approved local area schools can be used for practices. Indoor gym time is limited but SMYBB will provide one indoor gym slot per week for each team.
Team formation is done via a draft, where each coach for each division picks his or her own team. The only exception to this is for the Pee-Wee Divisions. The teams in these divisions are put together by the Division Representatives.
Team size will be determined at the close of registration and is dependent on overall capacity as well as available coaches.
EVALUATION AND DRAFT
- The league will evaluate players for the purpose of determining their draft ranking and to allow the league to slot players correctly. The league expects all coaches to evaluate the players in the division they are coaching in and to make arrangements for a substitute to evaluate the players in their absence. The Division Representative should be contacted if a situation arises where assistance is needed to help with evaluations.
- Players that register after the evaluations will be evaluated at a later date by the league (i.e. the Division Representative and another Board Member) and will be placed on the waiting list. They will be slotted onto teams by the board with the intent of balancing teams to the best of the league’s ability. The goal is to make fair additions to teams to add or replace players (1st round player to replace another 1st round player and so on).
- Only players that have been evaluated are eligible to be drafted. Unevaluated players may be placed on the waiting list for their respective division and will not be eligible for selection during the draft.
- All trades must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate Division Representative. Trades will only be allowed if both coaches approve of the trade and the trade is then also approved by the appropriate Division Representative. No trades will be allowed once players have been contacted.
- The Division Representative reserves the right to add players to teams that are not at the maximum limit of players to ensure all players on the waiting list are slotted onto teams as soon as possible.
All players registering for the league after the completion of team formations will be placed on a waiting list for possible inclusion onto a team as openings become available.
For a player to be officially dropped from a team, the player’s coach must contact his/her Division Representative(s) who will then contact the player’s parents or guardian to determine or reaffirm the reason(s) for the player leaving the team. Refunds after the league starts will be granted only in extraordinary cases. Open team slots will only be filled from the league’s waiting list. It is the coaches’ responsibility to keep their Division Representative(s) informed of any drops so that all teams can maintain a full roster and allow maximum participation by community youths.
Participation medallions will be provided to all PW participants.
Trophies will be awarded to each Regular Season Conference Champion in the A, B, and C Divisions. Trophies for only first and second place will be presented for these divisions at the conclusion of the season-ending tournament.