10/11 UPDATE: The schedule for the girls volleyball tournament has been released! Good luck to all teams. Also, team registration is open for boys and girls basketball. Coordinators have two more weeks to register teams, enter gym availability, and submit team schedule conflicts.

Girls Volleyball Tournament Schedule Released

The schedule has now been released!  All coordinators were sent an email on Monday 10/8 giving them the opportunity to confirm their gym schedules.  REPORT YOUR TOURNAMENT SCORES IN A TIMELY MANNER.  Teams are advanced through the tournament based on a score being reported.  Good luck to all teams!

NEW this year is a physical bracket which shows teams as they advance through the tournament.  In years' past, we displayed a static bracket which showed the game times and the first round matchups.  This new bracket will show the teams as they advance through the tournament (scores must be logged to advance the teams on the bracket) and will also show the scores of completed games.  Please note that this is not a responsive bracket and while you can view it from a mobile device, it is best viewed from a computer or tablet.  Horizontal and vertical scroll bars are available to help you view the entire bracket.   In some cases, the consolation game is not displayed on the initial view of the bracket.  You can view this by scrolling to the right.  All brackets have a consolation game.

Also new for the fall volleyball season is a way to easily locate the bracket your team is playing in.  Choose the Find My Bracket link, enter the last name of your coach or your entire team name, and a listing of teams in your bracket will appear along with their seeding and record.  You can easily click on the bracket name to display the physical bracket.

Check out the links below.  You can also access this tournament information from the Post Season Tourney option on the Schedule menu.  

Find my Bracket Schedule by Bracket Schedule by Gym Physical Bracket


 

Basketball Registration Metrics

Basketball team registrations will close on Tuesday.  If you'd like an idea how many teams were registered per grade/skill level or by parish/school, click on the buttons below to view some high-level registration metrics. Please note that when teams have been assigned to divisions/pods, we will publish the team lists and they will be available on the Standings page.

Registered Teams by Grade/Skill Registered Teams by Parish


 

Volleyball Tournament Notes

Here are a few notes about the tournament and how teams were seeded.  Also, please remember a representative from each parish listed needs to pickup their trophies at All Saints on Wednesday, October 17th.  We will be holding a basketball meeting that evening so if your parish is represented at that meeting, have them pickup the trophies.  If your parish boys basketball coordinator cannot attend that meeting, then please send someone to pickup your trophies.  They will be available between 7pm and 9pm.

Tournament Trophy Distribution

Here are a few things to keep in mind for the tournament:

  1. 3rd-5th grade teams will be combined across all pods and then split into brackets based on record.  We will be building brackets of eight teams for the most part.  We will also try to balance out teams from different pods into a bracket and avoid first round matchups between teams that have played against each other.  These are a few reasons why the seedings might not make 100% sense based on winning percentage.
  2. 3rd and 4th grade quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be scheduled for 50 minutes the same as last year.  Also, we will schedule the opening rounds as quarter-final, quarter-final, semi-final to reduce the amount of time everyone is in the gym or waiting to play.
  3. A two referee system will be used for the Gold and Silver brackets in 6th-8th grade for the tournament only.  Coaches and coordinators, please plan in advance for the additional cost.
  4. Trophies will be given to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.  All teams playing in a consolation match are expected to attend that match.
  5. We are well aware of club volleyball tryouts the weekend of the tournament.  A minimum of one hour was given between the start or end of a tryout to the start or end of a tournament game for a specific age group.  If club tryouts change, we will NOT be changing our schedule.  Please make arrangements to get your players/children to their tournament game on time.

 

Volleyball Fun!

Pink Contest

Congrats to our winners for the Pink Out Contest in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. You were awesome. Though not everyone was a winner, most all submission pictures can be viewed here.

Best Pink Out to Support Breast Cancer Awareness - Gift Card

  • Coach Katie Paddock, St. Margaret of York, 4th grade volleyball
  • Coach Langworthy, St. Susanna, 5th grade volleyball
  • Coaches Michelle Dietz & Chuck Ackerman, Guardian Angels, 8th grade volleyball
  • Coach Ali Andrews, IHM, 3rd grade
  • Coaches-Kristina Raby, Katy Guggenbiller and Caitlin Hester, Cincinnati Christian School, 5th grade volleyball
  • Coach Nikki Castillo, The Bethany School, 5th grade volleyball
  • Coach Casandra Lapham, St. Margaret of York, 7th grade volleyball


  • Boys Basketball Placement Meeting (10/17)

    A meeting will be held at All Saints on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm to finalize the placement of boys 6th-8th grade teams into Levels 1 through 5. During the registration process (which closes on 10/16), coordinators should be registering for a specific level for each team but during this meeting we will validate all of the registrations and make sure everyone is in the right place.  All boys basketball coordinators who have teams in 6th-8th grade should attend this meeting.  Dave Caldwell will be reaching out separately to girls coordinators via email.

    As a reminder, volleyball tournament trophies will be available for pickup for those hosting championship and consolation games on Sunday, October 21st. Information on the trophy pickup and placement meeting will be emailed to all coordinators this week.


     

    Moeller Youth Coaching Clinic

    Archbishop Moeller High School is hosting their 27th annual Youth Basketball Coaches Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday October 20, 2018 at the school.  The clinic is designed for those who are coaching boys and girls in third through eighth grade.  Please read the flyer for more information.

    Moeller Coaching Clinic Flyer


     

    Key Information

     

    For better service, please use our new Communication Form to communicate with the league. You can ask questions, share a positive experience, and report incidents of misconduct. By using the form, your questions will be routed to the appropriate people which will result in a quicker response to your questions and resolution of your issues!

    Communication Form

    ALL parents/guardians must fill out the GCCYS Liability Waiver form for each of their children. A copy of the filled out form will be sent to the email address you specify on the waiver. In addition, after submitting the form, you may choose to print it out for your own records.

    Players will not be allowed to participate in league games until the waiver has been submitted. PLEASE NOTE, that a liability waiver only needs to be filled out once per school year. If your daughter participated in fall volleyball and is playing winter basketball, there is no need to fill out another form.

    If you create a user account before you fill out a waiver form, you can view and edit your form from your Subscriber Portal. You must be logged into the web site when you fill out your waiver form to take advantage of this.

    Liability Waiver Form

    Please click on the PDF icons below to familiarize yourself with the rules for our boys and girls basketball and volleyball leagues.

    Boys/Girls Basketball Rules

    Boys Volleyball Rules

    Girls Volleyball Rules Updated 7/16

    Check out the GCCYS Compliance Page which contains information about VIRTUS Training, Lindsay's Law, Liability Waivers, Concussion Training, and more!

    GCCYS Compliance

    The 2018 Member Meeting schedule is listed below. All meetings will take place at the Boy Scout Center in Evendale. Please note that all meetings will take place at 6:30pm.

  • November 28th
  • New documents have been posted to the Document Respository. Click on the icons below for quick links to the following documents.

    League Structure

    Charter on Youth Athletics

    GCCYS League Governance

    Officer Roles/Responsibilities

    New Member Application

    Committee Nomination Form

    Required Parish Info

    Volleyball T-Shirts

     

    Click on the button below to access the order form for volleyball tournament and regular season division champions! Coaches or coordinators must order shirts by October 28th!! This year late orders will not be accepted.

    Tournament Division

    About Us

    Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports was founded in 2015 to serve as a youth athletics ministry for the Catholic youth of Greater Cincinnati. Recreational and competitive leagues are offered for both boys and girls basketball and volleyball.

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    Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports
    P.O. Box 42376
    Cincinnati, OH 45242
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