Welcome to Boys Basketball!


Welcome to our new GCCYS Boys Basketball page. Whether you have a son playing in our league or you are a coach or coordinator looking for information about our largest youth athletics ministry with almost 350 teams, we hope that you find the information provided on this page useful.  Scroll down to find information about the current season as well as metrics from last season.

Contact Us  2022-23 Standings and Game Data


Chad Schaefer/Zach Schmidt
Boys BB Commissioner

Please welcome our new Boys Basketball Commissioners Chad Schaefer (6-8) and Zach Schmidt (3-5). Chad has been highly involved with the program at Mother Teresa for quite some time and Zach is a member of the Guardian Angels parish.

Rules and Conduct


To participate in the GCCYS, we expect all parents, players, coaches, and referees to abide by the rules and behave in a manner becoming to our Catholic faith.  Please take time to read the Rules document as well as our Sportsmanship document and Ten Things Parents of Athletes Should Know.

League Rules (updated 11/9/23)


Ten Things Parents Need to Know

Liability Waivers


In order for your child to participate in the GCCYS, ALL parents/guardians must fill out a Liability Waiver form for each of their children playing in our league once per school year.  We try to help out our coordinators by matching up waivers with roster entries so please double check the spelling of your child's last name, verify date of birth, and make sure you choose the correct organization.  Parents may begin filling out Liability Waivers for the 2023-24 school year on June 1st.

Frequently Asked Questions

The boys basketball season typically takes place the first three weekends in December, followed by a two week break for Christmas, followed by the last five weeks of the regular season. Games are played primarily on Saturdays and Sundays when an occasional game on Friday evening and in rare cases, Thursday evening. The boys tournament will take place over the course of two weekends with the 3rd-4th grade tournament taking place the first weekend and 5th-8th grade the following weekend.

Yes, all of our referees are OHSAA certified. When the GCCYS was formed for the 2015-2016 season, the roster of referees was upgrade to only include certified referees to provide a better game experience for everyone involved.

Team trophies are given to 1st and 2nd place finishers in our post-season tournament. T-shirts are available for purchase for regular season and tournament champions.

A Liability Waiver is an on-line form must be filled out by a parent or guardian for each player that wishes to participate in our league one time per school year. The purpose of the waiver is to release the league of any liability in the case of an accident or improper conduct by players, coaches, or fans.

Each parish/school may choose to charge admission for regular season and post-season tournament games. Some choose not to charge or charge less than the league max which is $5/family, $3/adult, and $1/child.

Parish Coordinators

All Saints Kris Cannon Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli Kris Durstock Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Classical Academy Eric Toy Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Matt Esche Boys Basketball Coordinator
Chad Schaefer Boys Basketball Coordinator (Varsity only)

2023-24 Season Timeline

Please read the timeline for the upcoming 2023-24 boys basketball season!

  • The regular season is 8 weeks long and begins the first weekend in December
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break
  • Teams will play two games on 2 of the 8 game weekends
  • Schedules will be slightly back-loaded as more gym space will be available after the girls season is over.

League Tournament


For the 2023-24 season, the tournament for all grades will take place from February 7th-11th.

The Sunday of tournament weekend is reserved for championship games only. We will work around parish conflicts as best as we can but there is very limited time available for this tournament to be played. All teams participate in the tournament unless they notify the league by January 15th. In order to seed teams with as much regular season data as possible, the schedule for the tournament will be released on the Monday of tournament week. A team trophy is given to the 1st and 2nd place team in each bracket. Boys championship games for 6th-8th grades are usually played at area high schools such as Moeller, McNicholas, St. Xavier, Purcell-Marian, and Roger Bacon.

Parish Tournaments


The following tournaments are sponsored by GCCYS member parishes and schools. To advertise your tournament, please submit any of the following pertinent information about your tournament: dates, director name and contact info, grades/divisions, game guarantee, costs, links to web sites. You may also attach a PDF of any forms you'd like posted (i.e. tournament flyer, registration form, rules document)

Submit Tourney Information

If clicking on this button does not bring up your email, then simply send an email to doug.backus@amerileagues.com with all of the pertinent information.

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St. Bernadette McNeal-Kirk Christmas Classic
Basic Info
12/08/2023 to 12/20/2023 St. Bernadette
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$175 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2023
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. No Level 1, Club, or Select teams
  2. All games played at St. Bernadette Gym (Ventura Hall)
  3. T-shirts for champions

Tournament Contact
Chris Frede

Bethany Boys Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
12/15/2023 to 02/06/2024 Bethany School
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. "A" and "B" division for 6th-8th
  2. Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

Tournament Contact
Jim Walz

Queen City Christmas Classic Hoops Fest
Basic Info
12/16/2023 to 12/23/2023 McNicholas High School
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$125 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 04, 2023
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  • 8 teams per division (bracket)

  • open divisions. Come compete and challenge your team!

  • Will play for 1st/2nd place and 3rd/4th place, so 4 teams will play 3 games

Tournament Contact
Drew Schmidt

Purcell Marian Cavalier Classic
Basic Info
12/27/2023 to 12/30/2023 Purcell Marian High School
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Ameritourneys Holiday Tournament
Basic Info
12/28/2023 to 12/31/2023 Elite Athletic Sports Complex
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades
$100 + ref fees
Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 21, 2023
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info

Join us for our fourth annual Holiday Tournament  Match up with other GCCYS as well as teams from the CPYBL.  This tournament is open to all 3rd-6th grade boys and girls teams of all skill levels.  Each team will play 2 round robin games followed by a single elimination bracket.  Pool play will be on December 28th/29th and bracket games on December 30th/31st.  No games after 5mp on December 31st..

  1. $100 + ref fees
  2. Easy online registration
  3. Diverse group of teams from around the city
  4. Winners receive medals
  5. Event will be played at Elite Athletic Sports Complex as well as several other centrally located gyms

Tournament Contact
Ben Goodyear

Ron Speed Memorial Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
01/04/2024 to 01/15/2024 Cardinal Pacelli School
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Saturday, December 16, 2023
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. Only GCCYS or WAC registered teams are eligible
  2. Tournament will be played by GCCYS rules
  3. A&B brackets for 6th-8th grade teams

Tournament Contact
Jake Sieving