August 23rd UPDATE: The volleyball season kicks off tomorrow evening! Coaches make sure you are ready to go and have accessed your coach account to report match scores. Please review the rules and remember that there will only be a single referee at all levels of play this year. All rosters with jersey numbers should be in at this point and players should not be playing without a signed Liability Waiver!



Check out our new Compliance Page!

GCCYS Compliance

Volleyball Grade School Nights

McNicholas High School - 10/2

Join McNicholas HS for their grade school night on  October 2nd. Any student K-8 wearing their grade school spirit wear will get in free for all Freshman, JV, or Varsity games! Games begins 430, 530, and 630. Rockets versus Roger Bacon Spartans!


Moeller Youth Coaching Clinic

Archbishop Moeller High School is hosting their 27th annual Youth Basketball Coaches Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday October 20, 2018 at the school.  The clinic is designed for those who are coaching boys and girls in third through eighth grade.  Please read the flyer for more information.

Moeller Coaching Clinic Flyer


Notes from August 29th Member Meeting

Thank you to those parishes that were able to attend our member meeting this evening. We will be sending out a more extensive minutes in the next few days, but here are the highlights of the meeting:

  • The girls basketball season will run concurrently with the boys season this year. The season timelines have been updated on the girls and boys basketball season pages so please check them out
  • We have finalized the parish rebate methodology which is based on the total number of teams entered in the league since it was formed in the fall of 2015. Each parish will be given a rebate check at our next member meeting in September.
  • A transition in league leadership was discussed. The GCCYS board is discussing this topic and will be in touch with parish booster presidents in advance of the next meeting which will take place on Wednesday, September 26th.

  • Girls Volleyball Season

    The girls volleyball season is off to a great start!.  More information about the season is available by clicking any of the buttons below.  All parents should fill out a league Liability Waiver which is good for the entire 2018-19 school year.  In addition, coaches should famliarize themselves with the rules changes implemented for the upcoming season and can also read the very helpful coaches guide put together by league commissioner Doug Ruschman.

    A reminder regarding a few rules changes that have been implemented for this season:

    1. 3rd and 4th graders will play to 25 in the third set while 5th through 8th remains at 15
    2. Regarding "Volley Lite" balls for 3rd-6th graders ... any ball marked "u12/volley-lite" is appropriate.  The main point is that these grades should not be using "regular" volleyballs.


    Girls Volleyball Page Liability Waiver League Rules  Girls Volleyball Coaches Guide


    Key Information


    For better service, please use our new 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

    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.

    Boys/Girls Basketball Rules

    Boys Volleyball Rules

    Girls Volleyball Rules Updated 7/16

    The 2018 Member Meeting schedule is listed below. All meetings will take place at the Boy Scout Center in Evendale. Please note that all meetings will take place at 6:30pm.

  • September 26th
  • November 28th
  • 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

    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.


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