LEAGUE UPDATES

Tournaments: As a reminder, the 3rd and 4th grade tournament will take place on Feb 15-17 and the 5th-8th tournament will take place on Feb 21-24. This is a single elimination tournament. It is assumed that all teams are playing in this tournament unless the league is notified by January 31st. We will be discussing the tournament during our next league meeting.

Next Member Meeting January 30th

Our next member meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm at the Boy Scout Center in Evendale.  We will be discussing the basketball season and upcoming tournaments as well as league leadership.  Please make sure that a representative from your parish/school is in attendance.


 

Boys Volleyball Season Update

Planning is underway for the 2019 boys volleyball season. An organizational meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7pm at the All Saints parish center. At this meeting, we will discuss the upcoming season. The following are key dates for the upcoming season:

 Date  Activity
 1/22  Organization Meeting - 7pm at All Saints
 1/28  Team Registration Opens
 2/18  Registrations Closes, Gym Availability and Schedule Conflicts due
 2/18  Practices May Begin for 3rd-4th Grade Teams
 2/25  Practices May Begin for 5th-8th Grade Teams
 3/1  League Fees Due
 3/6  Parish Coordinator Schedule Review
 3/11  Schedule Released
 3/11  Rosters and Liabiltiy Waivers Due
 3/18  Season Begins
 4/15-19  No Games - Holy Week
 4/22-26  No Games - Spring Break
 5/6  Tournament Schedule Released
 5/10  Regular Season Ends
 5/13-17  Season Ending Tournament

Game Reschedules

We are implementing a new policy regarding timing of game reschedules.  All game reschedules need to be submitted to the league by midnight on Wednesday nights for games taking place that weekend.  Our referee assignor needs time to manage this. Thanks!

A reminder that game reschedules are worked by parish coordinators and submitted to the league for approval. When rescheduling games, please make them adjacent to an existing set of games at your school/parish or if that is not possible, please reschedule two or more games back-to-back. While not ideal, we will be able to get referees for weekday games if that is the only time available for your parish/school to host a game. Monday and Wednesday nights are preferable for our referees and please schedule 2 or more games together.


 

Fan Behavior - Letter from OHSAA

All parents and coaches should take a moment to read this letter that the OHSAA recently sent to all high schools in the state of Ohio regarding fan behavior at OHSAA-sponsored sporting events. It is a stark reminder the direction fan behavior is heading and how it might affect the ability for children to play in organized sports in the future.

OHSAA Fan Behavior Letter


Game Day

All parents should take a moment to read "10 Things Parents Need to Know" which is a great reminder to all. Coaches, if you need help tracking playing time for basketball, please print out and use the Basketball Player Tracker. League specific information is available under the new Leagues menu. Also, basketball rules were updated on 1/3 and all coaches were sent an email with information about rules changes.

Also as a reminder, the maximum gate fee that a parish/school may charge is $5/family, $3/adult, and $1/child

Basketball Rules Basketball Player Tracker 10 Things Parents Need to Know


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. Basketball rules were updated on 1/3/19.

Boys/Girls Basketball Rules

Boys Volleyball Rules

Girls Volleyball Rules

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

GCCYS Compliance

The 2019 Member Meeting schedule is TBD. The next meeting will be on January 30th. All meetings will take place at the Boy Scout Center in Evendale. Please note that all meetings will take place at 7pm unless communicated otherwise.

  • January 30th
  • 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.

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