Welcome to Girls Volleyball!


Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports (GCCYS) is proud to host Cincinnati’s largest youth volleyball league. With over 300 teams and 2,500 girls participating, our youth volleyball program is firmly rooted in the Catholic faith tradition. The League, hosted each Fall, includes six grade levels (3rd-8th) and 4 skill levels for our 6th-8th graders. The League provides an outlet for girls to learn volleyball skills, while also developing their faith, self-confidence, and teamwork skills. Check with your local parish for sign-ups and team information.

League games are played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over a six week period in the fall.  A season-ending single elimination tournament is played the second weekend in October.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.

Contact Us  2018 Standings and Game Data  6th-8th Level Placement Guide

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.  Girls volleyball rules were updated on July 16, 2018 to reflect the following:

  1. One referee per match at all age levels (paid a total of $26, $13 by each coach).  A down ref will be used in the 6th-8th grade Gold bracket tournaments.
  2. Volley lite ball will now be used in 6th grade
  3. Level 4 is now the recreational level for grades 6-8.  Level 5 does not exist this season for girls volleyball.
  4. No libero at any level
  5. 3rd and 4th grades will play set #3 to 25 points
  6. Each team should provide one line person to help the official. The line person should be 18 years or older

League Rules (updated on 8/28/19)


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

Good question. For the fall season, matches are scheduled a bit differently to avoid potential conflicts with soccer and cheerleading activities (we do not schedule around specific games). Games will be scheduled in the following times based on gym availability and parish conflicts:

  1. Saturday 5pm - 9pm
  2. Friday 6pm - 9pm
  3. Sunday 5pm - 9pm
  4. Sunday 1pm - 5pm
  5. Saturday 9am - 5pm

  • 3rd/4th grade - 6ft
  • 5th grade - 6ft 6in
  • 6th grade - 7ft
  • 7th/8th grade - 7ft 4 1/8in
  • 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 Amy Cooper Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Annunciation School Ami Brown Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Bethany School Chris Woodard Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Cardinal Pacelli Angie Smith Girls Volleyball Coordinator
    Cincinnati Christian School Jennifer Kidd Girls Volleyball Coordinator

    Season Timeline

    2019 Season Timeline Finalized on 5/7/19

    The following timeline has been finalized and adopted for the 2019 girls volleyball season.

    • No games Labor Day weekend
    • Several weekends of two matches
    • NEW Six week regular season
    • Season-ending tournament for all grades will be one week earlier this year: October 10-13

    2019 League Tournament


    The season-ending league tournament will take place a week earlier for the 2019 season and all grades will play on the same weekend. The tournament will take place on October 11th-13th. All teams participate in the season-ending tournament unless they notify the league by October 1st. Schedules are published one week before the tournament begins. All championship and consolation (3rd-5th grade only) matches will be held on Sunday, October 13th and a team trophy is given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (3rd-5th grade only) place team in each bracket.