Midnight Basketball

Midnight Basketball is EPN’s Byrne PSE grant strategy. Coordinated by the Police Athletic League, SAPD and the YMCA, the basketball league plays on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer months.

We are pleased to announce the start of the 2015 EPN Midnight Basketball League. The original target for the league was young men and women between the ages of 17 to 24. However, this year the age groups have been expanded to reach out to youth 13 to 16 years of age as well. The league is scheduled to start on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Davis Scott Family YMCA. All games will be played on Friday and Saturday afternoon and evenings. For the 13 to 16 year olds, game times will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. For the 17 to 24 year olds, game times will be 8:00 PM, 9:30 PM, 11:00 PM, and 12:30 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. The first game of the evening (8:00 PM game) will always be a Women’s game. The EPN Midnight Basketball League will be capped at 12 teams for the Men and 4 teams for the Women. The league will finalize with a single elimination Tournament at the end of the season, which should end by August 15, 2015.

 

midnight basketball Each team can have up to 10 players on their roster. The game format will be two 18 minute half’s with the clock stopping for every whistle on the last two minutes of each half. Each team is allowed two timeouts per half that do NOT carry over. Each player will receive one “reversible” official league jersey. There will be numerous Uniformed San Antonio Police Officers working security each evening of basketball so bring ALL your family as we plan to make these evenings very family friendly. No foul or offensive language will be tolerated. Eastside leaders are encouraged to contact us if interested in participation. Players must reside in 78202 or 78208 or attend Wheatley Middle School or Sam Houston High School. The main sponsors for the Midnight Basketball league are the United Way, Eastside Promise Neighborhood, Silver & Black Foundation (SPURS), the San Antonio Police East SAFFE Unit, San Antonio Police Department, Davis Scott Family YMCA, SAPOA, and Generations Federal Credit Union. All leagues associated with, or coordinated by the San Antonio Police Athletic League, are geared toward building good character and self esteem. We stress good sportsmanship and are building community leaders who will set a good example. All league participants and spectators will abide by the rules. Any and all questions regarding the rules should be addressed by the league coordinators.

For more information please contact the League Coordinators directly:

  • Youth Division Coordinator- Walon Woods at (210) 532. 0932

  • Young Adult Division Coordinator- Daniel Zamora or Troy Ragland (210) 207- 7566

 

 Breakout Night took place Thursday June 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Davis Scott Family YMCA. On that special night, we introduced the teams that are participating in our 2015 EPN Basketball League. Numerous city leaders and dignitaries were present to speak to the attendees. The YMCA SAPOA Athletic Committee provided BBQ, hamburgers & hotdogs for all who attended.