Welcome to Girls Basketball!

 

Welcome to our new GCCYS Girls Basketball page. Whether you have a daughter playing in our league or you are a coach or coordinator looking for information about our girls basketball athletics ministry, we hope that you find the information provided on this page useful.  Scroll down to find information about the upcoming season as well as metrics from last season.

Contact Us  2019-20 Standings and Game Data

Dave Caldwell
Girls BB Commissioner

Dave started as the girls basketball commissioner for the 2016-17 season and has been a coordinator, coach, and booster president at Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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

Sportsmanship

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 girls basketball season will begin on the first weekend in December and run for two weeks, followed by a two week break for Christmas. The final six weeks of the regular season follows beginning the first weekend in January. Games are played primarily on Saturdays and Sundays when an occasional game on Friday evening and in rare cases, Thursday evening. The girls tournament will take place this year over the course of two weekends with the 3rd-4th grade tournament taking place the first weekend and 5th-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 Laurie Taylor Girls Basketball Coordinator (Varsity only)
Annunciation School Josh Lea Girls Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli Chris Stagnaro Girls Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Tony Schultz Girls Basketball Coordinator
Guardian Angels Chrissy Waleskowski Girls Basketball Coordinator

2020-21 Tentative Season Timeline

 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and State of Ohio guidelines which require that teams play only one game per calendar day, the timeline for the 2020-21 season will be quite different than in years past. While this timeline is still tentative, it will be finalized in the next few days. 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.

9/17 UPDATE: All girls grades will start in December and finish in early February. The timeline will be updated shortly.

  • All grades begin in December and will attempt to play 5 games over 3 weekends based on gym availability
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break
  • All grades tournament played the first and/or second weekend in February
  • If the one game per day limit is still in place during the tournament, finals will be on Sunday, semi-finals on Saturday, and more games will need to be played during the week (quarter-finals and first round games)

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.  Girls championship games for 6th-8th grades are usually played at area high schools such as Mount Notre Dame.