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.

Contact Us  Standings Team Schedules

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 (updated August 9th)

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

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 community may choose to charge admission for regular season and post-season tournament games. Some communities choose not to charge or charge less than the league max which is $7/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

     
    The following timeline has been adopted for the 2017 girls volleyball season.

    • Earlier registration this year
    • 8 week season
    • No games Labor Day weekend
    • Two weekends of two matches
    • 3rd-4th grade tournament and 5th-8th grade tournaments on different weekends

    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.

    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
    09/29/2017 to 10/23/2017 Bethany School
    Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
    $100 includes ref fees
    3 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    1 match per week to prepare for post-season tournament; Prizes for top 3 teams in each bracket; 3 match guarantee; Register soon as tournament fills up quickly
    Tournament Contact
    Jim Walz
    jimwalz@fuse.net


    St. Nicholas Post-Season Volleyball Tournament
    Basic Info
    11/02/2017 to 11/05/2017 St. Nicholas Academy
    Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
    $125
    Registration Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2017
    3 game guarantee
    Tournament Info
    4 team pool play with top 2 teams playing for championship
    Tournament Contact
    Katie Kelly
    ktkelly3@gmail.com


    McAuley 3rd-4th Volleyball Tournament
    Girls 3rd, 4th grades
    $80
    Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 22, 2017
    Tournament Info
    3rd grade teams, 4th grade teams, and combined 3rd/4th grade teams; champions and finalists receive a team trophy and individual t-shirts; rally scoring and no libero; will play 3 games in each match
    Tournament Contact
    Kristi Nadler
    kristinadler@fuse.net


    2016 Tournament Champs

     

    Fall tournament champions are listed (not winter) in order of finish

    • St. Susanna Moine
    • Immaculate Heart Grubb
    • Mother Teresa Williamson
    • SASEAS Durham
    • CHCA Fancett
    • St. Susanna Shrock
    • All Saints Nixon
    • Guardian Angels Knight
    • All Saints Novak
    • Mother Teresa Schmitt
    • Immaculate Heart Hein
    • St. Susanna French
    • St. Thomas More Henges
    • St. Margaret of York Bachman
    • St. Barts Otto
    • St. Veronica Cherry
    • St. Mary Schrantz
    • St. Veronica Schenker
    • St. Gabriel Andreyko
    • St. Columban France
    • St. Columban Brausch
    • St. Vivian Niesen
    • St. Margaret of York Sprinkle
    • Guardian Angels Smith
    • CHCA Wilson
    • All Saints Terlinden
    • SASEAS Wagner
    • St. Columban Waun
    • CHCA Fancett
    • St. Columban Green
    • St. Barts Schutte
    • Mother Teresa Foley
    • St. Veronica Rivas
    • St. Susanna Krier
    • St. Vivian Stark
    • St. Peter in Chains Adams
    • St. Susanna Thole
    • St. Gabriel Adams
    • St. Columban Temming
    • St. Susanna Fortman
    • Cincinnati Christian Bertram
    • St. Joseph Williams
    • Guardian Angels Walsh
    • St. Columban Monks
    • St. Veronica Mandizha
    • St. Margaret of York Gustely
    • St. Vivian Weigand
    • St. Columban Waun
    • CHCA Fancett
    • St. Susanna Noschang (3rd place)
    • St. Susanna Liesch
    • St. Margaret of York Luning