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.  Entries must be received by November 24th for boys basketball players and December 8th for girls basketball players.

Liability Waiver Form

Frequently Asked Questions

The boys basketball season takes place the first three 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 3rd-5th grade tournament runs from Thursday-Sunday the week after the regular season ends and the 6th-8th grade tournament takes place the week after the 6th-8th grade tournament from Thursday-Sunday.

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 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 $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 Ralph Hodge Boys Basketball Coordinator
Guardian Angels Mike Smith Boys Basketball Coordinator

APPROVED Season Timeline

The following is the timeline for the 2017-2018 boys basketball season, updated on 9/3/17. The timeline is very similar to last year, with changes in bold.

  • 9 week season
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break
  • One weekend of two games
  • 3rd-5th grade tournament takes place weekend before 6th-8th tournament
  • Registration begins two weeks later than last year and ends one week later
  • Boys and girls schedules will be completed at the same time

League Tournament


The season-ending league tournament will take place from February 15-18 for grades 3rd-5th and February 22-25 for grades 6th-8th. 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

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Bethany Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
12/11/2017 to 01/04/2018 Bethany School
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
"A" and "B" division for 6th-8th; Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
Tournament Contact
Jim Walz

Eastside Classic Boys Basketball Invitational
Basic Info
12/21/2017 to 12/23/2017 McNicholas High School
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
7th and 8th GRADE BRACKET FULL; Includes admission to Roger Bacon/McNicholas game on Dec 22; one game on 12/21 and one on 12/23; 8 teams per grade; 2 pools- large and small school; t-shirts for all players
Tournament Contact
Kevin Reidy

St. Mary Boys Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
12/26/2017 to 12/29/2017 St. Mary
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Tournament Info
3rd-5th games at St. Mary and 6th-8th grades at Purcell Marian High School; 12 teams per age group, no club teams; age group champion awards!
Tournament Contact
Tom Earls

St. Gabes Boys Cougar Classic
Basic Info
12/29/2017 to 01/07/2018 Landmark Sports Complex
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$125 includes ref Fees
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
Dec 29-31 pool play, Jan 5-7 elimination rounds; A and B brackets numbers permitting; games played at Landmark and GE Park Sports Complex
Tournament Contact
Patrick Leslie

Ron Speed Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
01/04/2018 to 01/15/2018 Cardinal Pacelli
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017
Tournament Info
"A" and "B" divisions
Tournament Contact
David Houston

Tournament Web Site
St. Nicholas Boys Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
01/11/2018 to 01/28/2018 St. Nicholas Academy
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$125 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
NOTE NEW DATES! 3rd-5th GRADE IS FULL; A&B divisions for 6th-8th grades; 8 team brackets; Winner and Consolation brackets; no club or AAU type teams; trophies and t-shirts to winners
Tournament Contact
Daryl Sears

St. Michael Boys Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
01/19/2018 to 01/28/2018 SportsPlus
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
Jan 19-21 and Jan 26-28; Boys AND Girls all divisions!
Tournament Contact
Kelly Lemuel

Tournament Web Site
Sts. Peter and Paul Winter Tournament
Basic Info
01/29/2018 to 02/11/2018 Sts. Peter and Paul
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th grades
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
8th grade is "B" teams only
Tournament Contact
Rick Ellison

Denny Osborne Memorial Basketball Tourney
Basic Info
02/15/2018 to 02/19/2018 St. Veronica
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 01, 2018
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
A&B bracket for each grade, 4 teams per bracket; All proceeds go to Denny Osborne Memorial Scholarship Fund; trophies and t-shirts to first place teams; team rosters announced before each game
Tournament Contact
Brandon Heffernan

2017 Tournament Champs


  • Queen of Peace Dirheimer
  • Mother Teresa McGeady
  • All Saints Madueme
  • Holy Family Mack
  • St. Margaret of York Taggart
  • Immaculate Heart Kuhn
  • St. Mary Dorr
  • St. Columban Stineman
  • St. Susanna Sorce
  • Cardinal Pacelli Veith
  • St. Bernadette Kent
  • St. Margaret of York Reder
  • St. Barts Schmitz
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Vonder Meulen
  • St. Veronica McDonald
  • Sacred Heart Alatorre
  • All Saints Shaffer
  • St. Susanna Schafer
  • St. Columban Green
  • Immaculate Heart Huster
  • CHCA Brenner
  • Guardian Angels Waleskowski
  • St. Clement Hendricks
  • Immaculate Heart Otten
  • SASEAS Mollaun
  • St. Veronica Tenkman
  • St. Mary Stewart
  • St. Margaret of York Herkes
  • St. Margaret of York Riehle
  • St. Margaret of York Bachman
  • St. Nicholas Chittum
  • St. Bernadette Boland
  • Bethany Phillips
  • SASEAS Clifton
  • Nativity Beluan
  • Mercy Montessori Toraason
  • St. Vincent Ferrer Ratusz
  • St. Barts Otten
  • SASEAS O'Connell
  • St. Margaret of York Burkey
  • St. Margaret of York Clay
  • St. Margaret of York Noyes
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Gallo
  • Guardian Angels Ehlers
  • Cardinal Pacelli Mueller
  • St. Susanna Frient
  • St. Susanna Heile
  • Queen of Peace Collins
  • St. Susanna Kahle
  • Cardinal Pacelli Veith
  • St. Gertrude Hartung
  • St. Columban Geselbracht
  • CHCA Hesketh
  • St. Columban Brezinski
  • St. Francis de Sales Thomas
  • St. Veronica Planitz
  • Mother Teresa Bachmann
  • St. Francis de Sales Pacetti
  • St. Mary Furnish
  • St. Gabriel Heflin
  • St. Cecilia Whittaker
  • Immaculate Heart Caldwell
  • St. Mary Mazza (3rd place)
  • Guardian Angels Hirt
  • St. Michael Tierney
  • SASEAS Martin
  • St. Francis de Sales (WH) Lackey
  • St. Susanna Muenchen (3rd place)
  • St. Mary Cherry
  • Guardian Angels Scherzinger
  • St. Columban Andrews
  • St. Bernadette Schooley
  • St. Michael Schultz
  • Immaculate Heart Nosal
  • Guardian Angels Danko
  • Mother Teresa Todd
  • St. Ursula Villa Connelly
  • St. Margaret of York Meyer
  • St. Michael Brock
  • St. Columban Titus
  • St. Nicholas Sears
  • Mother Teresa Sabourin
  • Guardian Angels Brune
  • Sacred Heart Maher
  • St. Michael Huster
  • St. Veronica Dolan
  • St. Thomas More Dugan
  • Annunciation Voner
  • Immaculate Heart Rodell
  • St. Gabriel Curtis
  • Guardian Angels Mindrum
  • St. Susanna Drach
  • Guardian Angels Mindrum 2
  • All Saints Trombley
  • Immaculate Heart Swan
  • St. Margaret of York Noyes
  • St. Susanna Kratzer
  • St. Thomas More Kocisko
  • Queen of Peace Enginger
  • St. Peter in Chains Pendergest
  • St. Nicholas Mathein
  • Sacred Heart Marot
  • St. Margaret of York Davis
  • St. Francis de Sales Hayes
  • St. Thomas More Hornback
  • St. Ursula Villa Yagodich
  • St. Louis Gerrard
  • St. Ann Abner
  • Mercy Montessori Spelman
  • St. Veronica Poetker