Welcome to Girls Volleyball!


Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports (GCCYS) is proud to host a vibrant girls youth volleyball program.  With over 240 teams and 2,500 girls participating, our youth volleyball program is firmly rooted in the Catholic faith tradition. The League, hosted each Fall, includes six grade levels (3rd-8th) and 4 skill levels for our 5th-8th graders. The League provides an outlet for girls to learn volleyball skills, while also developing their faith, self-confidence, and teamwork skills. Check with your local parish for sign-ups and team information.

League games are played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over a six week period in the fall.  A season-ending single elimination tournament is played in October.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.

Contact Us  2023 Standings and Game Data  6th-8th Level Placement Guide

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 8/22/23)


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 2024-25 school year on June 1st.

Frequently Asked Questions

Good question. For the fall season, matches are scheduled a bit differently to avoid potential conflicts with soccer and cheerleading activities (we do not schedule around specific games). Games will be scheduled in the following times based on gym availability and parish conflicts:

  1. Saturday 5pm - 9pm
  2. Friday 6pm - 9pm
  3. Sunday 5pm - 9pm
  4. Sunday 1pm - 5pm
  5. Saturday 9am - 5pm

  • 3rd/4th grade - 6ft
  • 5th grade - 6ft 6in
  • 6th grade - 7ft
  • 7th/8th grade - 7ft 4 1/8in
  • 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

    Cincinnati Classical Academy Janet O'Callaghan Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Matt Esche Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Guardian Angels Chrissy Waleskowski Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Guardian Angels Joe Julkowski Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Chrissy Ferris Girls Volleyball Coordinator

    Season Timeline

    The diagram below is the timeline for the 2024 girls season. This timeline was discussed and approved at our member meeting on April 17th.

    • Season starts weekend of August 23rd
    • No matches on Labor Day weekend
    • Six week regular season
    • Season-ending tournament for all grades will be on one weekend
    • The tournament will take place from October 10-13

    2024 League Tournament


    The season-ending league tournament will take place from October 10th-13th. A team trophy is given to the 1st and 2nd place team in each bracket.

    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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    Guardian Angels Girls 4-8 Preseason Tournament
    Basic Info
    08/08/2024 to 08/11/2024 Guardian Angels
    Girls 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
    Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 01, 2024
    4 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    1. 1st and 2nd place prizes
    2. Pool play (3 matches, 9 sets) followed by a single elimination tournament
    3. Top 2 in 4 team pool to Gold Bracket/ Bottom 2 in 4 team pool to Silver Bracket) 
    4. Matches at GA and McNicholas HS
    5. sells out quickly!

    Tournament Contact
    Chrissy Waleskowski

    St. Thomas More Girls Volleyball Tournament
    Basic Info
    08/15/2024 to 08/18/2024 St. Thomas More
    Girls 6th, 7th, 8th grades
    $150 includes ref fees
    Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 01, 2024
    4 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    1. Limited to 4 teams per grade
    2. Pool play 3 matches/9 sets
    3. Single elimination tourney: top 2 teams in Gold, bottom 2 teams in Silver
    4. Trophies for Gold and Silver bracket winners
    5. No level 1 or club teams

    Tournament Contact
    Scott Tenkman

    Amerileagues Preseason Volleyball Tournament
    Basic Info
    08/17/2024 to 08/18/2024 Elite Athletic Sports Complex
    Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades
    Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 08, 2024
    3 game guarantee
    Tournament Info

    Amerileagues will be hosting a preseason girls volleyball tournament for grades 3-6 (all skill levels) on August 17-18).  This tournament will feature teams from our league as well as the Cincinnati Premier Youth Volleyball league.

    Tournament Info

    1. 3, three set round robin matches
    2. Matches played at Fairfield High School and Elite Athletics (Eastgate)
    3. No championship bracket
    4. Registration opens on July 15th and is open until August 8th:  Register Here
    5. $60 registration fee per team + ref fees (total cost $105)

    Tournament Contact
    Ben Goodyear

    Tournament Web Site
    Bethany Girls Volleyball Tournament
    Basic Info
    08/26/2024 to 10/08/2024 Bethany School
    Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
    $150 includes ref fees
    3 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    1. A and B brackets for 6th-8th
    2. The majority of the tournament will be played during the week in the evenings
    3. The dates for the tournament are a range of time we have blocked off for the tournament.  When we have the final number of teams, and create the brackets, the exact dates will be finalized.

    Tournament Contact
    Jim Walz