PO Box 16433,  Austin, TX  78761 - (512) 769-9131 - Email dougburditt@yahoo.com
ATX Boys Alumni

GCTYA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide positive role models and aid in the character development of youth. We will promote a positive, productive and challenging environment. We build positive self-worth and promote diversity by engaging kids in fun and competitive play. Through lessons learned in our program, our goal is to increase the chances that youths will make positive choices and become independent and productive members of society.  GCTYA is shaped by four main pillars of ideology.

1. Academics
We are committed to reinforcing the importance of education to the youth of our program. We hold high expectations for all of our members in regards to them putting forth their best effort in the classroom.
2. Athletics
We feel that participation in the sports is a great tool to teach skills that can be utilized to help youth better understand the qualities needed to be successful, as well as, lessons that can be beneficial to them throughout their lives.
3. Character
The qualities that are essential to having good character are the central theme of our academy and are constantly reinforced through different elements of the program.
4. Community
We stress to our members the importance of having a sense of responsibility to give back to the community.
I want to be remembered...

“I don’t want to be remembered as JUST a good basketball player, I prefer to be remembered as a HONEST, RESPECTABLE, EDUCATED MAN, who happened to play a good game of basketball”
William Felton “Bill” Russell
NBA Legend
NBA Hall of Famer
11 Time NBA Champion
Boston Celtics 1956-1969
Bill Russell

About Us

The Greater Central Texas Youth Association (GCTYA) is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) certified organization which provides an activity rich environment aimed at elementary to high school aged girls and boys. We were incorporated in the state of Texas in 1997, and our mission is to “enrich the minds, bodies and spirits of our participants, through academics and athletics.” Our organization offers mentorship programs, tutorial assistance, opportunities to participate in community service projects, as well as an exciting basketball experience.

Board Members - Markus McKnight, Doug Burditt, Roderick Burns, and Nils Dekau

Officers - Robert Edwards (President), Markus McKnight (Vice President), and Doug Burditt (Athletic Director)
 Our Mission