September 26 Update: Two more weeks to go in the regular season. Planning is underway for the postseason tournament which will take place from October 13-16. An email was sent to coordinators last week with information about the gym usage schedule for the tournament. If a team does NOT wish to participate in the tournament, they should notify their coordinator who should then notify the league no later than October 1st.

Registration is open for girls and boys basketball. Please reach out to the league with any questions.

Key Information

 

For better service, please use our Communication Form to communicate with the league. You can ask questions, share a positive experience, and report incidents of misconduct. By using the form, your questions will be routed to the appropriate people which will result in a quicker response to your questions and resolution of your issues!

Communication Form
This page will contain information about camps/training that are offered by our member organizations or partners.

Camps/Training Page
The coach of the winning team is responsible for reporting the score of the game within 48 hours of the game being played.  Coaches can access score reporting from several places (after logging into their Coach account):
  • Report Scores menu option on the Portals->Coach menu
  • Report Score box in upper right corner of Coach Portal
  • My Team Schedule section of Coach Portal
  • Subscribe to Score Reporting Notifications and receive email with link on game day
  • ALL parents/guardians must fill out the GCCYS Liability Waiver form for each of their children. A copy of the filled out form will be sent to the email address you specify on the waiver. In addition, after submitting the form, you may choose to print it out for your own records.

    Players will not be allowed to participate in league games until the waiver has been submitted. PLEASE NOTE, that a liability waiver only needs to be filled out once per school year. If your daughter participated in fall volleyball and is playing winter basketball, there is no need to fill out another form.

    If you create a user account before you fill out a waiver form, you can view and edit your form from your Subscriber Portal. You must be logged into the web site when you fill out your waiver form to take advantage of this.

    Liability Waiver Form

    Please click on the PDF icons below to familiarize yourself with the rules for our boys and girls basketball and volleyball leagues.

    Girls Volleyball Rules Updated 8/14/22

    Basketball Rules

    Boys Volleyball Rules

    Codes of Conduct

    Check out the GCCYS Compliance Page which contains information about SafeParish Training, Lindsay's Law, Liability Waivers, Concussion Training, and more!

    GCCYS Compliance

    A general league meeting will be held at St. Columban on Wednesday, March 30th at 7:30pm. We will discuss financials and the timeline for the fall girls volleyball season. The focus of the meeting will then be to discuss the state of girls basketball. An invite has been sent to all parishes.

    New documents have been posted to the Document Respository. Click on the icons below for quick links to the following documents.

    League Structure

    Charter on Youth Athletics

    GCCYS League Governance

    Officer Roles/Responsibilities

    New Member Application

    Committee Nomination Form

    Required Parish Info

    Girls Volleyball Tournament Info

    Preparations are underway for the season-ending girls volleyball tournament which will take place on October 14-16. First round, quarter-final, and semi-final matches will be played on October 14 and 15 while championship matches will be played on October 16th. Teams will be assigned to brackets and seeded based on full regular season results as of 9pm on Sunday, October 9th so coaches, please report your scores in a timely manner!

    Here are a few other reminders:

    1. A tentative gym schedule will be sent to all parishes/schools by Friday, September 30th
    2. If a team does not want to participate in the tournament, the league must be notified by October 1st
    3. The tournament brackets will be available by Monday, October 10th at 10pm.
    4. Parishes/schools hosting championship games will need to pickup trophies at All Saints the week before the tournament (more info will be communicated in regards to pickup time)
    5. A team trophy will be given to the 1st and 2nd place team in each bracket.
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    Changes for Girls Basketball

    Based on a recent league vote, there will be some changes for the 2022-23 girls basketball season. Due to declining numbers, the GCCYS wants to be proactive and provide fewer obstacles for girls who want to play basketball but also play another sport.  The hope is that these changes result in increased numbers for girls basketball.

    Here are the changes for the upcoming season:

    1. The girls season will begin the first weekend in November and will take place on the following weekends:  11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 (boys start at this time), 12/10, 12/17, 1/7
    2. The girls tournament will take place from January 12-15
    3. Instead of separate 5th and 6th grade divisions, there will now be a combined 5th/6th grade division and will be referred to as the "reserve" division.  Levels of play offered will be levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Level 5 is recreational and we are adding level 4 back in for girls since the size of the division should be twice as large.  Parishes/schools can choose how they want to build the combined grade teams, but they need to register them in the appropriate skill level.
    4. Instead of separate 7th and 8th grade divisions, there will now be a combined 7th/8th grade division and will be referred to as the "varsity" division.  Levels of play offered will be levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Level 5 is recreational and we are adding level 4 back in for girls since the size of the division should be twice as large.  Parishes/schools can choose how they want to build the combined grade teams, but they need to register them in the appropriate skill level.

    A season timeline can be found on the girls basketball page.  Please note that in order to start earlier, teams must be registered earlier so parishes/schools need to pay close attention to the timelines and hold tryouts/evaluations (if applicable) earlier than in past seasons.

    This information was emailed to all league members in the spring.  If you have any questions, please contact the league.  Thanks!

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    2022-23 Season Timelines

    Timelines for the 2022-23 girls volleyball, girls basketball, and boys basketball seasons are now available on the league pages (under the Leagues menu). You will notice several changes to the girls basketball timelines based on a league-wide vote that took place earlier this spring. click here to read more ...

    About Us

    Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports was founded in 2015 to serve as a youth athletics ministry for the Catholic youth of Greater Cincinnati. Recreational and competitive leagues are offered for both boys and girls basketball and volleyball.

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    Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports
    P.O. Box 42376
    Cincinnati, OH 45242
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