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.

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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

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

Liability Waiver Form

Frequently Asked Questions

In past years, the girls basketball season starts the third weekend in December, followed by a two week break for Christmas, followed by the last eights 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 girls tournament takes place on a single weekend (Thursday-Sunday) for all grades the week after the regular season ends.

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

Holy Family Parish Ryan Mulligan Girls Basketball Coordinator
Immaculate Heart of Mary Dave Caldwell Girls Basketball Coordinator
Mother Teresa Tony Cline Girls Basketball Coordinator
Nativity School Rick Jones Girls Basketball Coordinator
Queen of Peace Dave Berg Girls Basketball Coordinator

APPROVED Season Timeline

 
The following is the timeline for the 2017-2018 girls basketball season, published on 9/3/17. Change to last year's schedule are in bold.

  • 9 week season
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break
  • One weekend of two games
  • The season-ending tournament will take place from Thursday-Sunday for all grades.
  • Registration ends one week earlier than last year to allow league to schedule boys and girls games at the same time.

League Tournament

 

The girls basketball league tournament will take place from March 1st-4th. 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.

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 Girls Invitational Tournament
Basic Info
01/16/2018 to 02/20/2018 Bethany School
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
A and B bracket for 6th-8th grades, B bracket will be for lowest divisions; medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
Tournament Contact
Jim Walz
jimwalz@fuse.net


Denny Osborne Memorial Basketball Tourney
Basic Info
02/15/2018 to 02/19/2018 St. Veronica
Girls 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
Heffernan.Brandon@yahoo.com


Greater Cincinnati Catholic Open City Tournament (Girls)
$30
Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Tournament Contact
Tom Kummer
dankorf@yahoo.com

Tournament Web Site

GCCYS Tournament History