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 400 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   Season Kickoff Email


Rob Stineman
Boys BB Commissioner

Rob is the boys coordinator at St. Columban and has been the boys basketball commissioner for the GCCYS since its inaugural season in 2015.

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


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 2018-19 school year on June 1st.  Waivers are due by July 27th for the girls volleyball season.

Liability Waiver Form

Frequently Asked Questions

The boys basketball season takes place the first three weekends in December, followed by a two week break for Christmas, followed by the last six 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 3rd-5th grade tournament runs from Thursday-Sunday the week after the regular season ends and the 6th-8th grade tournament takes place the week after the 6th-8th grade tournament from Thursday-Sunday.

A man-to-man defense rule was implemented for the 2016-2017 season for 3rd and 4th graders. The details of this rule are available in our Rules document.

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, 2nd, and 3rd 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
Annunciation School Josh Lea Boys Basketball Coordinator
Bethany School Jim Walz Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli Ralph Hodge Boys Basketball Coordinator
Guardian Angels Shaun Brodie Boys Basketball Coordinator

APPROVED Season Timeline

The following is the timeline for the 2018-19 boys basketball season, updated on 8/29/2018. The timeline is the same as last year with the exception that 5th grade boys tournament will take place a week later this year.

  • 9 week season
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break
  • One weekend of two games
  • 3rd-4th grade tournament takes place weekend before 5th-8th tournament
  • Boys and girls schedules will be completed at the same time
  • Boys and girls seasons will run concurrently this year

League Tournament


The season-ending league tournament will take place from February 15-18 for grades 3rd-4th and February 22-25 for grades 5th-8th. The Sunday of tournament weekend is reserved for championship and consolation 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 February 1st. Schedules are published one week before the tournament begins. A team trophy is given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team in each bracket. Boys championship games for 6th-8th grades are usually played at area high schools such as Moeller, 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

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Bethany Holiday Tournament
Basic Info
12/10/2018 to 01/03/2019 Bethany School
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info

"A" and "B" division for 6th-8th; Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

Tournament Contact
Jim Walz

Eastside Classic Boys Basketball Invitational
Basic Info
12/22/2018 to 12/23/2018 McNicholas High School
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$100 includes ref fees
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  • Coaches admission to McNick practice & tournament draw / dinner on December 12th
  • 8 teams per grade
  • GCCYS and public school invitational
  • 2 pools per grade - large school and small school
  • All games to be played at Archbishop McNicholas High School
  • 2 games per team – T-shirts for all players
  • Cost = $100 per team (no additional referee fees)

Tournament Contact
Matt Conrad

St. Mary Boys Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
12/26/2018 to 12/29/2018 St. Mary
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Tournament Info
  • 3rd-5th games at St. Mary
  • 6th-8th grades at Purcell Marian High School
  • 12 teams per age group, no club teams
  • age group champion awards!

Tournament Contact
Joe Muraca

IHM "C"easons Greetings Tournament
Basic Info
12/26/2018 to 12/29/2018 Immaculate Heart of Mary
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 03, 2018
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. Level 5 teams only
  2. 6 teams per grade

Tournament Contact
Joe Westerkamp

Ron Speed Memorial Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
01/06/2019 to 01/21/2019 Cardinal Pacelli
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Tournament Info
  1. First come first served
  2. Only GCCYS or WAC registered teams are eligible
  3. Tournament will be played by GCCYS rules

Tournament Contact
David Houston

Registration Link
St. Nicholas Boys Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
01/10/2019 to 01/27/2019 St. Nicholas Academy
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$125 includes ref fees
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. A&B divisions for 6th-8th grades
  2. 8 team brackets
  3. Winner and Consolation brackets
  4. no club or AAU type teams
  5. Trophies and t-shirts to winners

St. Michael Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
01/11/2019 to 01/20/2019 SportsPlus
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 04, 2019
Tournament Info

Pool play Jan 11-13, bracket play Jan 18-20; Grades 6-8 will have A, B, and C divisions; Awards for 1st and 2nd place

Sts. Peter and Paul Boys Tournament
Basic Info
01/29/2019 to 02/10/2019 Sts. Peter and Paul
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th grades
$125 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 04, 2019
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
"B" teams only
Tournament Contact
Rick Ellison

Denny Osborne Memorial Basketball Tourney
Basic Info
02/14/2019 to 02/18/2019 St. Veronica
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. A & B bracket for each grade, 4 teams per bracket
  2. Will work around all league games (this is an off week for ALL 6th-8th grade leagues)
  3. Games played at St. Veronica & Nothin’ but Net Sports Complex
  4. Trophies & T-shirts awarded to 1st place teams
  5. Trophies awarded to 2nd place teams
  6. Team rosters announced before each game with music during timeouts All championship games will be announced
  7. All championship games will be announced & played at St. Veronica

Tournament Contact
Brandon Heffernan

GCCYS Tournament History