Welcome to Girls Volleyball!


Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports (GCCYS) is proud to host Cincinnati’s largest youth volleyball league. With over 300 teams and 2,500 girls participating, our youth volleyball program is firmly rooted in the Catholic faith tradition. The League, hosted each Fall, includes six grade levels (3rd-8th) and 5 skill levels for our 6th-8th graders. The League provides an outlet for girls to learn volleyball skills, while also developing their faith, self-confidence, and teamwork skills. Check with your local parish for sign-ups and team information.

League games are played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over an eight week period in the fall.  A season-ending single elimination tournament is played the last weekend in October.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.

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

Liability Waiver Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Good question. For the fall season, matches are scheduled a bit differently to avoid potential conflicts with soccer and cheerleading activities (we do not schedule around specific games). Games will be scheduled in the following times based on gym availability and parish conflicts:

  1. Saturday 5pm - 9pm
  2. Friday 6pm - 9pm
  3. Sunday 5pm - 9pm
  4. Sunday 1pm - 5pm
  5. Saturday 9am - 5pm

  • 3rd/4th grade - 6ft
  • 5th grade - 6ft 6in
  • 6th grade - 7ft
  • 7th/8th grade - 7ft 4 1/8in
  • 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 Amy Cooper Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    All Saints Becki Zang Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Annunciation School Ami Brown Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Bethany School Chris Woodard Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Cardinal Pacelli Angie Smith Girls Volleyball Coordinator

    Season Timeline

    UPDATED 4/15/18 The following timeline has been adopted for the 2018 girls volleyball season. Please note that the dates for season-ending tournaments or the number of weeks in the season has not yet been determined. A meeting will be held in the next 2-3 weeks to make this determination. All girls volleyball coordinators will be invited to this meeting.

    • No games Labor Day weekend
    • Several weekends of two matches
    • Dates of season-ending tournaments TBD

    2017 League Tournament


    The season-ending league tournament will take place from October 26-29 for 3rd and 4th grades and from November 2-5 for 5th-8th grades. The first round of the 8th grade tournament will take place on Thursday, October 26th and the second round will take place on Thursday, November 2nd. All teams participate in the season-ending tournament unless they notify the league by October 6th. Schedules are published one week before the tournament begins. Championship and consolation matches will be held on Sundays and a team trophy is given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team in each bracket.

    GCCYS Tournament History