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.

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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

Sportsmanship

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.  Entries must be received by November 24th for boys basketball players and December 8th for girls basketball players.

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 Mike Smith Boys Basketball Coordinator

APPROVED Season Timeline

 
The following is the timeline for the 2017-2018 boys basketball season, updated on 9/3/17. The timeline is very similar to last year, with changes in bold.

  • 9 week season
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break
  • One weekend of two games
  • 3rd-5th grade tournament takes place weekend before 6th-8th tournament
  • Registration begins two weeks later than last year and ends one week later
  • Boys and girls schedules will be completed at the same time

League Tournament

 

The season-ending league tournament will take place from February 15-18 for grades 3rd-5th and February 22-25 for grades 6th-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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Greater Cincinnati Catholic Open City Tournament
$30
Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Tournament Info
All information is contained in the flyer and registration form
Tournament Contact
Tom Kummer
dankorf@yahoo.com

Tournament Web Site

GCCYS Tournament History