September 28th Update: Plans are coming together for the girls volleyball tournament. All first round and quarter-final games will be played during the week this season (Oct 13-16) with semi-finals taking place on Sat Oct 17 and championship matches on Sun Oct 18. A tentative gym schedule will be shared with parishes by October 8th. The schedule will not be released until the day before the tournament so everyone needs to be flexible this season. We will avoid matches on October 13th as best we can but we will definitely need to schedule a few that day.

Key Information

 

For better service, please use our Communication Form to communicate with the league. You can ask questions, share a positive experience, and report incidents of misconduct. By using the form, your questions will be routed to the appropriate people which will result in a quicker response to your questions and resolution of your issues!

Communication Form
This page will contain information about camps/training that are offered by our member organizations or partners.

Camps/Training Page
The coach of the winning team is responsible for reporting the score of the game within 48 hours of the game being played.  Coaches can access score reporting from several places:
  • Report Scores menu option on the Portals->Coach menu
  • Report Score box in upper right corner of Coach Portal
  • My Team Schedule section of Coach Portal
  • Subscribe to Score Reporting Notifications and receive email with link on game day
  • ALL parents/guardians must fill out the GCCYS Liability Waiver form for each of their children. A copy of the filled out form will be sent to the email address you specify on the waiver. In addition, after submitting the form, you may choose to print it out for your own records.

    Players will not be allowed to participate in league games until the waiver has been submitted. PLEASE NOTE, that a liability waiver only needs to be filled out once per school year. If your daughter participated in fall volleyball and is playing winter basketball, there is no need to fill out another form.

    If you create a user account before you fill out a waiver form, you can view and edit your form from your Subscriber Portal. You must be logged into the web site when you fill out your waiver form to take advantage of this.

    Liability Waiver Form

    Please click on the PDF icons below to familiarize yourself with the rules for our boys and girls basketball and volleyball leagues.

    Girls Volleyball Rules Updated 9/28/20

    Basketball Rules

    Boys Volleyball Rules

    Codes of Conduct (NEW!)

    Check out the GCCYS Compliance Page which contains information about VIRTUS Training, Lindsay's Law, Liability Waivers, Concussion Training, and more!

    GCCYS Compliance

    Most meetings will take place on the last Wednesday of the month at the Boy Scout Center in Evendale unless otherwise noted. Our next league meeting is TBD based on social distancing guidelines related to COVID-19.

    New documents have been posted to the Document Respository. Click on the icons below for quick links to the following documents.

    League Structure

    Charter on Youth Athletics

    GCCYS League Governance

    Officer Roles/Responsibilities

    New Member Application

    Committee Nomination Form

    Required Parish Info

    Basketball Season - Sept 11 Update

    We are currently discussing timelines for the 2020-21 boys and girls basketball seasons and will share this information with parishes during the next few days.  Some of the things we are considering are:

    1. 15 minute gap in between all games (same as 6th-8th grade girls volleyball)
    2. Staggered start to season based on age
    3. Smaller tournament brackets to allow league to abide by single game per calendar day rule set by the State of Ohio
    4. Tentative timelines have now been posted on the Boys and Girls basketball league pages!
    5. An email will go out to all parishes/schools today (September 11th)
    click here to read more ...

    League Attendance Policies

    Per the Health and Safety Guidelines for the fall girls volleyball season, each player can have a maximum of two adults attend their matches this season (yes, coaches and assistant coaches count towards this total). However, there are some facilities that, due to their size, have different more stringent guidelines.

    The following facilities will only allow ONE adult per player:

    1. Edyth Lindner Elementary School (CHCA)
    2. Sports Express (home for All Saints 6th-8th and a few other matches)
    3. Summit Country Day School
    click here to read more ...

    SportsPlus Court Access - COVID-19 Protocol

    If you have a team playing at SportsPlus this season, please read the PDF which includes protocol for entering and existing the facility as well as a few maps that show the best place to park and best paths to get to and from the courts.

     SportsPlus Court Access Map and Protocol

    click here to read more ...

    GCCYS Health and Safety Guidelines 2020

    Please read the GCCYS Health and Safety Guidelines for the Fall 2020 Girls Volleyball season.  This will most likely be updated again and adopted for the winter basketball season.  All parishes need to agree to the guidelines in order to participate in the fall girls volleyball league.  In addition, all parents must check a box on the GCCYS Liability Waiver indicating that they have read this document and agree to abide by its directives.  All Liability Waivers filled out before July 20th have been deleted from the system.

     GCCYS Health and Safety Guidelines (updated on 9/1/20)

     Girls Volleyball Rules Addendum (updated on 9/1/20)

    click here to read more ...

    Girls Volleyball Match Times

    The league is making a few changes to girls volleyball warm-up and match times this season in order to provide the ability to better socially distance.

    Grades 3-5

    1. Matches will be scheduled for 60 minutes
    2. The first two sets will be played to 25.  Winner has to win by 2 points or the first team to 27.
    3. The third set will be played to 15.  Winner has to win by 2 points or the first team to 17.
    4. Each team will warm up individually (3 minutes per team)

    Grades 6-8

    1. Matches will be scheduled for 75 minutes
    2. The first two sets will be played to 25.  Winner has to win by 2 points or the first team to 27.
    3. The third set will be played to 15.  Winner has to win by 2 points or the first team to 17.
    4. Each team will warm up individually (5 minutes per team)
    click here to read more ...

    Sports Express Guidelines

    For those teams playing at Sports Express this season, please read the following information about guidelines that will be followed at that facility.

    - Doors will open when courts are ready for each game time (1st game of day may arrive 20 minutes before game time)
    - Parents are asked to stay in cars with their player until the gate opens signalling that the courts are ready
    - Subsequent games will have doors open after courts are cleaned
    - 1 spectator per player
    - $3 door charge (paid by credit card preferably)
    - Temperature checks as people enter building (under 100.4)
    - Face coverings on every person not actively playing
    - Seats are pre-distanced and must stay in their pre-defined spot
    - Teams must bring their own balls
    - Teams are asked to exit quickly so we can let the next set of games in
    - HOME TEAM takes near side of court, AWAY TEAM is far side. Teams do not switch sides of court.

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    Coach Accounts

    On August 8th, all teams for the fall volleyball season were set to "Approved" status which triggers the creation of web site account for coaches (or an update to your existing account). If you received an email from the web site with account information but did not reply within 24 hours OR you never received an email, you need to claim your account. To do so, please request a new password by navigating to the Password Reset Page and enter the email address that your coordinator gave the league. If you are not sure which email address this is, then go to the Teams Page on the Organization menu and look for the email address associated with your team.

    click here to read more ...

    Volleyball T-Shirts

     

    Click on the button below to access the order form for volleyball tournament and regular season division champions! Coaches or coordinators must order shirts by October 25th! Please look at all three forms and determine what is right for your parish/school!

    Tournament


    Division
    School Name

    About Us

    Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports was founded in 2015 to serve as a youth athletics ministry for the Catholic youth of Greater Cincinnati. Recreational and competitive leagues are offered for both boys and girls basketball and volleyball.

    Address

    Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports
    P.O. Box 42376
    Cincinnati, OH 45242
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