Changes for Girls Basketball

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Based on a recent league vote, there will be some changes for the 2022-23 girls basketball season. Due to declining numbers, the GCCYS wants to be proactive and provide fewer obstacles for girls who want to play basketball but also play another sport.  The hope is that these changes result in increased numbers for girls basketball.

Here are the changes for the upcoming season:

  1. The girls season will begin the first weekend in November and will take place on the following weekends:  11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 (boys start at this time), 12/10, 12/17, 1/7
  2. The girls tournament will take place from January 12-15
  3. Instead of separate 5th and 6th grade divisions, there will now be a combined 5th/6th grade division and will be referred to as the "reserve" division.  Levels of play offered will be level 1, level 2, level 3, and level 5 (recreational).  Parishes/schools can choose how they want to build the combined grade teams, but they need to register them in the appropriate skill level.
  4. Instead of separate 7th and 8th grade divisions, there will now be a combined 7th/8th grade division and will be referred to as the "varsity" division.  Levels of play offered will be level 1, level 2, level 3, and level 5 (recreational).  Parishes/schools can choose how they want to build the combined grade teams, but they need to register them in the appropriate skill level.

A season timeline will be updated on the girls basketball page in the coming weeks.  Please note that in order to start earlier, teams must be registered earlier so parishes/schools need to pay close attention to the timelines and hold tryouts/evaluations (if applicable) earlier than in past seasons.

This information was emailed to all league members a few weeks ago.  If you have any questions, please contact the league.  Thanks!