Jul 02

SPAR Tennis Summer Camp

Posted on July 2, 2020 at 12:02 PM by Danielle Richard

The SPAR Tennis Summer Camp will remain closed through the 4th of July weekend to continue to address issues with wildlife and pests. We look forward to seeing all campers back on Monday, July 6th.
Have a Great and Safe Weekend!

tennis-equipment-on-american-flag-joe-belanger
Feb 11

2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Tournament Locations & Addresses

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 5:16 PM by Danielle Richard

mlk hoops 2020
Payment Site (SPAR-Wildwood Park) 

7401 Jewella Ave. Shreveport, LA 71108 

(318) 673-7748 or (318) 673-7749 


Air Port Community Center 

6500 Kennedy Dr. 

Shreveport, LA 71109 

(318) 673-7803 

Evangel Christian Academy 

7425 Broadacres Rd. 

Shreveport, LA 71129 

(318) 688-7061 

Bilberry Community Center 

1902 Alabama Ave. 

Shreveport, LA 71109 

(318) 673-5345 

Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy 

2550 Thomas E. Howard Dr. 

Shreveport, LA 71107 

(318) 425-3411 

Bill Cockrell Community Center 

4109 Pines Road 

Shreveport, LA 71119 

(318) 629-4185 

Huntington High School (HHS) 

6801 Rasberry Ln. 

Shreveport, LA 71129 

(318) 687-6655 

Booker T. Washington High School  (BTW) 

2104 Milam St. 

Shreveport, LA 71101 

(318) 222-2186 

Lakeside Community Center 

2200 Milam St. 

Shreveport, LA 71109 

(318) 673-7812 

David Raines Community Center 

2929 Round Grove Ln 

Shreveport, LA 71107 

(318) 673-5342 

Princess Park Community Center 

931 Baker St. 

Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 673-7815 

Southern Hills Community Center 

1002 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop 

Shreveport, LA 71118 

(318) 673-7818 

Valencia Park Community Center 

1800 Viking Dr. 

Shreveport, LA 71101 

(318) 673-6433 


CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE

Click below to view each Bracket

10U Bracket
12U Bracket
 14U Bracket  17U Bracket Men's Bracket 

OFFICIAL RULES
(Open Men and Youth Divisions)

Youth Divisions: will play NFHS rules. 

Open Men Division: will play NFHS rules with only 1 modification. 

*Players will be allowed to leave their respective lane spaces after the release of the shot on free throws.* 

1. Conduct: 

  • NO profanity allowed. 
  • NO hanging on rims. 
  • NO fighting or attempting to fight. 
  • Display good sportsmanship throughout the tournament. (Example: handshakes at the end of every ball game.) 
  • Negative and/or aggressive comments towards officials, scorekeepers & city employees will not be TOLERATED. 

2. Ejection: An ejection may occur if an individual or team fights, uses foul language, refuses to leave the premises, or exhibits a pattern of criticism and disrespect towards an official or city employee. Ejections will result with the individual, team or fan banned for the remainder of the tournament and must leave the premises. 

3. Playing with Multiple Teams: Players can only play with one (1) team. Any player confirmed to have played with two teams; player and unofficial team played with will be disqualified from the tournament. It will be up to opposing team to make protest of alleged illegal player and prove their case to tournament director. 

4. Eligibility: Current and active high school / collegiate student- athletes are ineligible. Note: If you are on or ever was on a high school / collegiate roster for the 2019-2020 basketball season you are ineligible to play in this tournament. 

5. Protests: Team protests shall be made before the completion of the second half of game play. Protest shall be made to the respective gym supervisor or tournament director. The only ground for lodging a protest is player eligibility. Note: Official judgment calls will not be accepted as grounds for protest. All final decisions will be made by the Tournament Director. If protesting more than one player, each player protested must have individual protest paperwork and a separate protest fee. Protest fees are $25 per protest. If the protest is won by the coach/team the $25 will be refunded. 

6. Fouls: Each player will be allowed 5 fouls. 

7. Game Time: Eighteen (18) minute halves***. Running time***Clock will stop on time outs, last two minutes of second half, and at referees’ discretion(injury, etc..). There will be a (5) minute half time at the end of the first half of each game. 

8. Uniforms: Every team must have jerseys with numbers. Each team must bring both dark & light color jerseys with numbers. 

9. Team Roster: Team rosters must be turned in to gym supervisor/official scorer’s table 15 minutes prior to game time. If you are a coach and serving as a player/coach, you must be listed on official team roster to enter game as player. 

10. Grace Period: There shall be no grace period on the start of games. Teams are responsible for being at gym site and ready to play according to tournament brackets. Otherwise, game time is forfeit time. 

11. Balls: Gym supervisors will furnish game basketball. Team must furnish practice ball(s). 

12. Time Outs: (1) Full time out and (1) 20 second time out each half. Time outs will not carry over. Same applies to overtime. Time outs do NOT advance the ball. Each overtime period is considered a new half. Therefore every new overtime period each team will be awarded (1) Full time out and (1) 20 second time out. Note: Time outs will not carry over from overtime to the next overtime. 

13. Overtime: First overtime will be 3 minutes running clock. Clock will stop for time outs during the last minute and at referee’s discretion. Additional overtimes will be 2 minutes with the same rules. 

14. Eliminations: Double elimination tournament with single CHAMPIONSHIP game. 

15. Technical Fouls: NFHS administration of technical fouls will apply to all Divisions. 

16. Identification: (Youth Divisions Only)—each coach shall have a copy of a birth Certificate, state issued ID or a passport of every player on the team roster at every game played. 

17. Hold Harmless Agreement: Each player must sign a hold harmless agreement (Adult) Parent signed permission slip (Youth) prior to playing first game. In addition, each player must be listed and sign a team roster prior to first game. 

18. It is the responsibility of each Head Coach & Assistant Coach to REQUIRE all players & fans to exhibit good sportsmanship throughout the course of the Tournament. 

*Rules are subject to be change or modified by Tournament Director, Shalon E. Lewis, and/or Co-Tournament Director, Sarah E. Metoyer.* 

“Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy” through Basketball. 



Dec 16

32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Tournament

Posted on December 16, 2019 at 10:54 AM by Danielle Richard

mlk hoops 2020

Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) and the City of Shreveport will host the 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Tournament. The tournament will be held February 14 - 16, 2020 in Shreveport. 

This tournament is designed to unite men, women, and youth of all ethnic backgrounds for three days of fun, fitness, and community unity. 

Over $3,000 of cash prizes and awards will be given to championship teams. Over 100 teams (Pro-Am to Youth) from five southern states will be participating, featuring some of the toughest round-ballers in the south. 

The tournament is double elimination with a single elimination championship game. 

The deadline to register is Friday, January 24, 2020. 

Registration fees per team: 

  • Pro-Am (Men): $300 
  • Men (Recreation): $200 
  • Adult Women: $175 
  • Wheelchair: $150 
  • Youth (Boys and Girls): $75 


Registration forms are available at: 

  • All SPAR Community Centers 
  • SPAR Athletics Office (located at 7401 Jewella Avenue) 
  • www.mlkhoops.com 


Donations will be accepted at the doors during the tournament. All monetary donations will go towards SPAR Recreation and Athletics programs. Canned good donations will go to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. 

The Dr. MLK Jr. Basketball Tournament has become one of the elite basketball tournaments in the south. Your team participation will truly enhance the quality of this community sporting event, while keeping the dream alive. 

Call the SPAR Athletic Office at (318) 673-7748 for additional tournament registration information or go to www.mlkhoops.com.