Tournaments: As a reminder, the 3rd and 4th grade tournament will take place on Feb 15-17 and the 5th-8th tournament will take place on Feb 21-24. This is a single elimination tournament. It is assumed that all teams are playing in this tournament unless the league is notified by January 31st. We will be discussing the tournament during our next league meeting.
Our next member meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm at the Boy Scout Center in Evendale. We will be discussing the basketball season and upcoming tournaments as well as league leadership. Please make sure that a representative from your parish/school is in attendance.
Planning is underway for the 2019 boys volleyball season. An organizational meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7pm at the All Saints parish center. At this meeting, we will discuss the upcoming season. The following are key dates for the upcoming season:
|1/22||Organization Meeting - 7pm at All Saints|
|1/28||Team Registration Opens|
|2/18||Registrations Closes, Gym Availability and Schedule Conflicts due|
|2/18||Practices May Begin for 3rd-4th Grade Teams|
|2/25||Practices May Begin for 5th-8th Grade Teams|
|3/1||League Fees Due|
|3/6||Parish Coordinator Schedule Review|
|3/11||Rosters and Liabiltiy Waivers Due|
|4/15-19||No Games - Holy Week|
|4/22-26||No Games - Spring Break|
|5/6||Tournament Schedule Released|
|5/10||Regular Season Ends|
|5/13-17||Season Ending Tournament|
We are implementing a new policy regarding timing of game reschedules. All game reschedules need to be submitted to the league by midnight on Wednesday nights for games taking place that weekend. Our referee assignor needs time to manage this. Thanks!
A reminder that game reschedules are worked by parish coordinators and submitted to the league for approval. When rescheduling games, please make them adjacent to an existing set of games at your school/parish or if that is not possible, please reschedule two or more games back-to-back. While not ideal, we will be able to get referees for weekday games if that is the only time available for your parish/school to host a game. Monday and Wednesday nights are preferable for our referees and please schedule 2 or more games together.
All parents and coaches should take a moment to read this letter that the OHSAA recently sent to all high schools in the state of Ohio regarding fan behavior at OHSAA-sponsored sporting events. It is a stark reminder the direction fan behavior is heading and how it might affect the ability for children to play in organized sports in the future.
All parents should take a moment to read "10 Things Parents Need to Know" which is a great reminder to all. Coaches, if you need help tracking playing time for basketball, please print out and use the Basketball Player Tracker. League specific information is available under the new Leagues menu. Also, basketball rules were updated on 1/3 and all coaches were sent an email with information about rules changes.
Also as a reminder, the maximum gate fee that a parish/school may charge is $5/family, $3/adult, and $1/child