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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St. Pius Boys Basketball Tournament
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019
Tournament Info
  1. Non-Competitive/Recreational school teams
  2. All games played at St. Pius X School gym located at 348 Dudley Road, Edgewood, KY
  3. Will work around regular season game conflicts
  4. Game times are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings
  5. Mail checks to:  Kevin Cogswell, 3059 Barons Cove Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017
  6. Registration Link:  Register Teams
  7. Tournament Email:  stpiusxtournamentky@gmail.com

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

WBC Open City Boys Tournament
Boys 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 08, 2019
1 game guarantee
Tournament Info

Game Dates:  February 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.  Some semi-finals on 2/27 and 2/28.  March 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

Locations:      Several Western Conference grade schools, plus Elder, Roger Bacon, LaSalle, St. Xavier and Seton High Schools

Classifications:   4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade, with at least a large school division for each grade level.  By grade, the number of total entries will determine whether there will be a small school division.

                             Large vs. small school placement is determined by the total school enrollment.        

Format:               One and out

Seeding:              Teams will be seeded wherever possible based on GCCYS league records and, if applicable, head-to-head GCCYS league game results

Referee Fees:      4th grade $25.00, 5th-8th grades $28.00 (due each game your team plays)

Scheduling:         The brackets will be completed the week of February 10th/11th.  We will  schedule tournament games around ONLY these 2 conflict scenarios:

  1. The GCCYS tournament, which we can access via the GCCYS website
  2. Any conflicts during these 3 weeks that we are made aware of BEFORE end of day Friday, February 8th

Tournament Contact
Dan Korfhagen

GCCYS Tournament History