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.

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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 2019-20 school year on June 1st.  Waivers are due by November 29th for the basketball season.  Please note that if your daughter played volleyball, there is no need to fill out another waiver for the basketball season.

Liability Waiver Form

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
Bethany School Jim Walz Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli David Houston Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Wally Vickers Boys Basketball Coordinator

Season Timeline - FINAL

Sept 10 Update: Due to the late celebration of Thanksgiving this year, the season will begin on the weekend of December 7th. No games will be played on the weekends of December 21st and 28th due to Christmas break and games will resume on January 3rd. Parishes voted on which weekend to take off over Christmas break (December 21st or January 4th) and more parishes preferred not to play on the weekend of December 21st.

In addition, the 3rd/4th grade (and 5th grade boys) tournament will take place on President's Day weekend as it did last season (Feb 13-16) and the 6th-8th grade (and 5th grade girls) tournament will take place from Feb 20-23. Practices may begin on November 2nd. Thanks!

  • 8 week season (TBD)
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break (TBD)
  • Two weekends of two games
  • Boys 5th grade tournament is played the first tournament weekend

League Tournament


The season-ending league tournament will take place from February 13-16 for grades 3rd-4th (and 5th boys) and February 20-23 for grades 6th-8th (and 5th girls). The Sunday of tournament weekend is reserved for championship and consolation 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 February 1st. Schedules are published one week before the tournament begins. A team trophy is given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team in each bracket. Boys championship games for 6th-8th grades are usually played at area high schools such as Moeller, 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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SASEAS Dave Grimsley Memorial Tournament
Basic Info
11/12/2019 to 11/24/2019 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 03, 2019
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. 4th, 7th, 8th grades (11/12 to 11/17)
  2. 3rd, 5th, 6th grades (11/19 to 11/24)
  3. No Club or Select Teams
  4. A & B brackets for 6, 7, and 8th grades
  5. All games played at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton or St. Andrew gyms
  6. T-shirts awarded for Champions

Tournament Contact
Joe Albert

St. Susanna Boys Tip-Off Classic
Basic Info
11/16/2019 to 11/24/2019 Courts4Sports
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. Pool Play Nov 16-17
  2. Bracket Play Nov 23-24
  3. Tshirts provided for top 2 teams in each bracket
  4. GCCYS, WBC, or other Catholic league programs only

Tournament Contact
Dave Stone

Cavalier Classic
Basic Info
11/21/2019 to 11/24/2019 Purcell Marian High School
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. All games played at Purcell Marian or Summit Country Day High Schools
  2. Coaches hospitality room
  3. 10 t-shirts to each team
  4. Championship team and individual awards
  5. Follow GCCYS rules
  6. First 8 teams in 6th -8th to submit a registration form and payment will be entered.

Tournament Contact
Mark Majick

St. Jude Boys Basketball Tournament
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2019
Tournament Info

Please read flyer/registration form for more information.  This is an Excel document.

Tournament Contact
Scott Ruth

Nativity Boys Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
12/02/2019 to 12/10/2019 Nativity School
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th grades
$170 includes ref fees
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. First come first serve, 8 teams per grade
  2. Maximum 2 teams per parish per grade
  3. Player announcements with spotlight!
  4. All players receive a t-shirt
  5. Trophy presentation, team and individual

Tournament Contact
Shannon Lively

Bethany Holiday Tournament
Basic Info
12/09/2019 to 01/07/2020 Bethany School
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. "A" and "B" division for 6th-8th
  2. Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

Tournament Contact
Jim Walz

St. Bernadette Boys Christmas Classic
Basic Info
12/09/2019 to 12/21/2019 St. Bernadette
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 29, 2019
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. No Level 1, Club, or Select teams
  2. Players announced before most games
  3. Brackets updated and posted nightly
  4. Festive atmosphere!
  5. Games will take place on the following dates:  Dec 9, 10, 14-21
  6. Tournament to be played by GCCYS rules

Tournament Contact
Chris Frede

Eastside Classic Boys Basketball Invitational
Basic Info
12/21/2019 to 12/22/2019 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

Sts. Peter and Paul Boys Tournament
Basic Info
01/27/2020 to 02/09/2020 Sts. Peter and Paul
Boys 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 12, 2020
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
6th, 7th, and 8th "B" teams only
Tournament Contact
Rick Ellison