SMYBB: General Information

General Information


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.



·      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


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:

The following divisions will be SEPARATE boys and girls divisions:

A Division: 7th and 8th grades 

B Division: 5th and 6th grades

C Division: 3rd and 4th grades

Pee-Wee Division: 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. 


Players may register for league play during the open registration sessions via our online registration tool. 

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.   A late registration fee will be issued to registrations received after registration closes. 

The final drop date for a full refund is before draft night for the applicable Division.  A 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 a return check 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.


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).


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 along with socks and sneakers.

Ball Sizes

·      PeeWee Division - 27.5 oz, size 5 (Junior Size)

·      C Boys Division and A, B, C Girls Divisions - 28.5 oz, size 6 Basketball (Women’s NBA)

·      A, B Boys Divisions - 29.5oz, size 7 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 outdoor courts and gymnasiums 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 during SMYBB games.  SMYBB may provide alcohol at certain fundraising events provided proper permits have been approved by the City of San Marcos and issued by the appropriate agencies.  All parking regulations must be adhered to at Corky Smith Gym.  Violators may be cited by the City of San Marcos Sheriff’s Department.


Once a coach has received his or her team’s roster, they may schedule practices.  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 make every effort to provide indoor gym slots 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.  These teams 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. 

Waiting List

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. 

Team Openings

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.  No refunds will be granted after the league starts. Open team slots will only be filled from the league’s waiting list.  It is the coach's 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 and the end of season tournament champion and runner up. Trophies will be presented for these divisions at the conclusion of the season-ending tournament.

By laws
Handout: 2011-2012 By laws

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