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  2018-19 Standings and Game Data

Dave Caldwell
Girls BB Commissioner

Dave started as the girls basketball commissioner for the 2016-2017 seasons and also coaches several teams at IHM.

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 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
Bethany School Chris Woodard Girls Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli Chris Stagnaro Girls Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Tony Schultz Girls 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
  • Girls 5th grade tournament is played the second 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.  Girls championship games for 6th-8th grades are usually played at area high schools such as Mount Notre Dame.

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. Susanna Girls Tip-Off Classic
Basic Info
11/16/2019 to 11/24/2019 Courts4Sports
Girls 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

St. Mary Girls Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
11/22/2019 to 11/24/2019 St. Mary
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. No Club Teams!
  2. Competitive/Rec brackets for 6th – 8th grade as registration allows
  3. If fewer than 5 teams in a bracket, play will be by round robin
  4. 12 teams per bracket max
  5. Awards for 1st and 2nd place teams!
  6. Link to register - Coming Soon

Tournament Contact
Dan McKian

St. Bernadette Girls Christmas Classic
Basic Info
12/26/2019 to 12/31/2019 St. Bernadette
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 12, 2019
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. No GCCYS level 1 teams
  2. No club or select teams
  3. Players announced before most games
  4. Brackets updated and posted online nightly
  5. A very festive atmosphere!
  6. Tournament will be played by GCCYS rules

Tournament Contact
Chris Frede

Bethany Girls Invitational Tournament
Basic Info
01/10/2020 to 02/12/2020 Bethany School
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. A and B bracket for 6th-8th grades
  2. Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

Tournament Contact
Jim Walz

GCCYS Tournament History