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 4 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 a seven week period in the fall.  A season-ending single elimination tournament is played the second-to-last last weekend in October.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.

Contact Us  2017 Standings and Game Data  6th-8th Level Placement Guide

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.  Girls volleyball rules were updated on July 16, 2018 to reflect the following:

  1. One referee per match at all age levels (paid a total of $26, $13 by each coach).  A down ref will be used in the 6th-8th grade level 1 and 2 tournaments.
  2. Volley lite ball will now be used in 6th grade
  3. Level 4 is now the recreational level for grades 6-8.  Level 5 does not exist this season for girls volleyball.
  4. No libero at any level
  5. 3rd and 4th grades will play set #3 to 25 points
  6. Each team should provide one line person to help the official. The line person should be 18 years or older

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

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 4/28/18 The following timeline has been finalized and adopted for the 2018 girls volleyball season.

    • No games Labor Day weekend
    • Several weekends of two matches
    • Seven week regular season
    • Season-ending tournament for all grades will be on the same weekend this year: Oct 17-21
    • Please note that the league is aware of potential conflicts with the tournament dates for 6th-8th grades and have worked with parish coordinators to put together a schedule that will mitigate these issues.

    2018 League Tournament


    The season-ending league tournament will take place a week earlier for the 2018 season and all grades will play on the same weekend. The tournament will take place on October 17-21. All teams participate in the season-ending tournament unless they notify the league by October 1st. Schedules are published one week before the tournament begins. Most 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.

    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 Girls Volleyball Tournament
    Basic Info
    09/10/2018 to 10/11/2018 Bethany School
    Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
    $100 includes ref fees
    3 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    Roughly one match per week during the week during a 3-4 week period; A and B brackets for 6th-8th;
    Tournament Contact
    Jim Walz

    St. Susanna Girls 3-5 Volleyball Tournament
    Basic Info
    09/14/2018 to 09/16/2018 Sports Express Volleyball Center
    Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th grades
    Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 30, 2018
    6 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    Awards for winning teams -> No combining of teams -> Divisions may close early if full -> 6 game guarantee
    St. Susanna Girls 6-8 Volleyball Tournament
    Basic Info
    09/21/2018 to 09/24/2018 Sports Express Volleyball Center
    Girls 6th, 7th, 8th grades
    Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 30, 2018
    6 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    Awards for winning teams -> A and B divisions if enough teams -> 6 game guarantee -> No combining of teams
    SASEAS 4th-6th Volleyball Tournament
    Basic Info
    09/24/2018 to 09/30/2018 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School
    Girls 4th, 5th, 6th grades
    3 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    Individual awards for 1st and 2nd place; Mixed teams play up; Will work around parish/GCCYS conflicts
    Tournament Contact
    Mary Miller

    SASEAS 7th-8th Volleyball Tournament
    Basic Info
    10/01/2018 to 10/07/2018 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School
    Girls 7th, 8th grades
    4 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    Individual awards for 1st and 2nd place; Mixed teams play up; Will work around parish/GCCYS conflicts; Top two teams from pool play advance to Gold bracket and bottom two advance to Silver bracket
    Tournament Contact
    Mary Miller

    St. Nicholas Post-Season Volleyball Tournament
    Basic Info
    10/26/2018 to 11/04/2018 St. Nicholas Academy
    Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
    Registration Deadline: Friday, October 05, 2018
    3 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    4 team pool play -> Top 2 teams play for championship
    Tournament Contact
    Katie Kelly

    GCCYS Tournament History