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Spurs Youth Basketball League

The Spurs Youth Basketball League (formerly the Spurs Drug-Free League) was founded in 1990 by Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and Kids Sports Network president/founder Frank Martin to promote recreational youth basketball in economically disadvantaged areas of San Antonio.

Since then, more than 420,000 children and coaches have participated in the league. Each year, SYBL offers thousands of young people from primarily lower-income neighborhoods the opportunity to join together with other youth and improve their athletic skills while learning teamwork, cooperation, respect, and discipline in a positive and safe environment. The innovative programming and anti-drug efforts of the league earned President George H. W. Bush’s Point of Light Award in 1992.

The Spurs Youth Basketball League, presented by Pizza Hut, is funded by Spurs Give, which underwrites the cost of player and coach jerseys, background checks, and coaches’ training held by Positive Coaching Alliance, marketing, and administration.


Let us know if you’re interested in being part of the Spurs Leagues program!  Fill out the interest form below, and a team member will contact you.

Spurs Youth Basketball League Goals
  • Support local and South Texas organizations’ basketball programs.
  • Provide a safe and positive environment for all participants and volunteers.
  • Ensure all coaches receive proper training that includes a segment on encouraging 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.
  • Every participant recites the Drug-Free Pledge before each game, demonstrating a commitment to the mission of the league.

Sponsored by Pizza Hut

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Pizza Hut is inviting the community to join in their support of the Spurs Youth Basketball League (SYBL) one pizza purchase at a time. As the official presenting partner of the SYBL, Pizza Hut will donate a portion of the proceeds to the youth league for every large stuffed crust one-topping pizza sold between Dec. 26 through Jan. 22. Fans can place their order with any Pizza Hut in the San Antonio area at