Welcome to Boys Basketball!


Welcome to our new GCCYS Boys Basketball page. Whether you have a son playing in our league or you are a coach or coordinator looking for information about our largest youth athletics ministry with almost 400 teams, we hope that you find the information provided on this page useful.  Scroll down to find information about the current season as well as metrics from last season.

Contact Us  2019-20 Standings and Game Data


Rob Stineman
Boys BB Commissioner

Rob is the boys coordinator at St. Columban and has been the boys basketball commissioner for the GCCYS since its inaugural season in 2015.

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.  Parents may begin filling out Liability Waivers for the 2020-21 school year on June 1st.

Frequently Asked Questions

The boys basketball season takes place the first two weekends in December, followed by a two week break for Christmas, followed by the last six weeks of the regular season. Games are played primarily on Saturdays and Sundays when an occasional game on Friday evening and in rare cases, Thursday evening. The boys tournament will take place over the course of two weekends with the 3rd-5th grade tournament taking place the first weekend and 6th-8th grade the following weekend.

A man-to-man defense rule was implemented for the 2016-2017 season for 3rd and 4th graders. The details of this rule are available in our Rules document.

Yes, all of our referees are OHSAA certified. When the GCCYS was formed for the 2015-2016 season, the roster of referees was upgrade to only include certified referees to provide a better game experience for everyone involved.

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 Kris Cannon Boys Basketball Coordinator
Annunciation School Josh Lea Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli David Houston Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Wally Vickers Boys Basketball Coordinator
Guardian Angels Keith Waleskowski Boys Basketball Coordinator

2020-21 Season Timeline

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all games will have a 15 minute gap in between them this year to allow parishes/schools to clean the gymnasium before the participants of the next game arrive. We are also not sure if any of our high school partners will be able to host games this year, thus we need to stagger the start of the season for different age groups in order to ensure we have enough gym availability to schedule a 10 game season for everyone.

  • All teams will play 10 games + tournament
  • 3rd-5th grades will begin in December and will play 5 games over 3 weekends with their remaining 5 games being played in January.
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break
  • 6th-8th grades begin on weekend of January 9th
  • 3rd-5th tournament played first weekend in February
  • 6th-8th grades will play 5 games over the last 3 weekends of the regular season and their other 5 games in the weeks preceding.
  • 6th-8th tournament played first weekend in March

League Tournament


The season-ending league tournament will take place from February 2-7 for grades 3-5 and 6th-8th girls and March 2-7 for boys grades 6th-8th. The Sunday of tournament weekend is reserved for championship games only. We will work around parish conflicts as best as we can but there is very limited time available for this tournament to be played. All teams participate in the tournament unless they notify the league by January 15th for February tournament and February 15th for March tournament. Schedules are published one week before the tournament begins. A team trophy is given to the 1st and 2nd team in each bracket. Boys championship games for 6th-8th grades are usually played at area high schools such as Moeller, McNicholas, St. Xavier, Purcell-Marian, and Roger Bacon.

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

If clicking on this button does not bring up your email, then simply send an email to doug.backus@amerileagues.com with all of the pertinent information.

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St. Thomas More Boys Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
11/20/2020 to 11/29/2020 St. Thomas More
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. Teams and players announced before all games on 2nd weekend with lights and music
  2. Championship games will be play by play announced
  3. Levels B, C, D, and REc only.  Limited to first 8 teams per grade.
  4. Concessions TBD (COVID-19 protocols)
  5. $130/team if your school sends 4 or more teams
  6. WBC Teams are welcome 

Tournament Contact
Tony Rees

St. Michael's Preeason Tournament
Basic Info
11/20/2020 to 12/06/2020 SportsPlus
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Tournament Info
  1. Grades 3-5 will take place on November 20-22
  2. Grades 6-8 will have divisions and take place on December 4-6
  3. Awards for 1st and 2nd place

Amerileagues December Shootout
Boys 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$100 + ref fees
Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 29, 2020
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info

Amerileagues is hosting a December Shootout for boys and girls in grades 4-8, all levels.

  1. Open to all levels (balanced for 4th and 5th) and L1-l5 for 6th-8th
  2. Will work around regular season schedule
  3. Games played at Sycamore Schools and several GCCYS parish gyms.  Any parish who is interested in hosting, please let Ben know
  4. Medals for teams participating in championship game
  5. 3 game guarantee (2 pool play + championship bracket)
  6. Inviting public school, Dayton CYO, and Columbus CYO teams
  7. Championship Sunday includes broadcast team interviews!

Tournament Contact
Ben Goodyear

Ameritourneys Web Site
Eastside Classic Boys Basketball Invitational
Basic Info
12/19/2020 to 12/20/2020 McNicholas High School
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$100 includes ref fees
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  • 8 teams per grade
  • GCCYS and public school invitational
  • 2 pools per grade - large school and small school
  • All games to be played at Archbishop McNicholas High School
  • 2 games per team – T-shirts for all players
  • Cost = $100 per team (no additional referee fees)

Tournament Contact
Matt Conrad

Cavalier Classic
Basic Info
12/27/2020 to 01/03/2021 Purcell Marian High School
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$160 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Contact
Mark Majick

Ameritourneys New Year's Tournament
Boys 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$100 + ref fees
Registration Deadline: Sunday, December 27, 2020
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info

Join us for our first annual Ameritourneys New Year's Tournament!  This tournament is open to all 4th-8th grade boys and girls teams of all skill levels.  Each team will play 2 round robin games followed by a single elimination bracket.  Pool play will be on December 31st and January 2nd and bracket games on January 2nd and 3rd.

  1. $100 + ref fees
  2. Easy online registration
  3. Diverse group of teams from around the city
  4. Winners receive medals
  5. Live broadcast interviews during/after the tournament

Tournament Contact
Ben Goodyear

Amerileagues 3 on 3 Tournament
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades
$120 no ref fees
Registration Deadline: Sunday, December 27, 2020
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info

Have a fun day playing 3 on 3 basketball!! This event is open to all 3rd-6th grade boys and girls and includes 2 pool play games and a single elimination bracket. Each team can have 4 to 6 players.

  1. Championship medals for winning team
  2. Games start at noon
  3. Fun new format!

Tournament Contact
Ben Goodyear