Registration for SBMSA Basketball runs from October 1st through October 31st each year. Teams are formed in early November. Team formation in both the boys' and girls' programs is based on the players' age on July 31st of the current year. We group players according to age into four different age groups in both the boys' and girls' programs. These are ages 5 and 6, 7 and 8, 9 and 10, and 11 and 12 for boys, and 11 through 13 for girls. Lowered goals, smaller courts and smaller balls are used for the two younger age groups.
SBISD middle schools, high schools, Westchester, and Spring Branch Education Center gyms are used for practice and games from mid November to February. We have also been granted access into a few elementary school gyms for our youngest age groups to practice. Practices are on Sunday afternoon/evenings based on your teams assigned practice time. There may also be practices during the week in the older age groups depending on your coach. All games are played on weeknights and Saturdays. All teams will usually have one game during the week and one game on Saturday.
Only a set amount of gym space is available for SBMSA use since gyms are also being used by the SBISD school teams. These limits are often reached before registration closes; therefore, anyone registering after an age group has reached capacity, will be placed on a waiting list. It is imperative that registration be completed as early as possible.