Silver Spring Neighborhood Center is one of a handful of social service agencies in the United States that operates league level basketball and track programs for boys and girls. Our teams complete year-round in local, regional, and national tournaments. This means that our teens have an exceptional opportunity to be scouted by college recruiters.
Our youth understand that in order to be on a Spartans team, they must also maintain strong academic standards. The winning combination at Silver Spring is talent, academic standards, and sportsmanship, leading to college scholarships.
The 2011-2012 season, once again, exemplified the superior talents of our Spartans:
- As each year, every graduating senior on our basketball team received a 4-year athletic scholarship.
- On the track team, 7 players earned full-time college scholarships and 6 earned partial college scholarships, out of a total of 16 seniors.
- The 8th grade basketball team won the Spartan Classic in Lansing, MI and placed in the top four in three other tournaments.
26 former SSNC Spartans now play college basketball. Dwight Buyucks completed his first year as a professional athlete. Demond Smith signed his first professional contract.
Our 9th grade basketball team was named
the Adidas Super 64 Gold Division Champs at the
Las Vegas Championship Game in July.
4 X 100 relay at the USATF regional track
meet held in June in Oshkosh.
Contact: Anthony McHenry 463-7950 x 55 for AAU basketball
Coach David Conner 333-8493 for track
Coach Ewell Clinton 463-7950 x 37 for co-ed basketball and football