Welcome to Boys Basketball!


Welcome to our new GCCYS Boys Basketball page. Whether you have a son playing in our league or you are a coach or coordinator looking for information about our largest youth athletics ministry with almost 400 teams, we hope that you find the information provided on this page useful.  Scroll down to find information about the current season as well as metrics from last season.

Contact Us  2019-20 Standings and Game Data


Rob Stineman
Boys BB Commissioner

Rob is the boys coordinator at St. Columban and has been the boys basketball commissioner for the GCCYS since its inaugural season in 2015.

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 2020-21 school year on June 1st.

Frequently Asked Questions

The boys basketball season takes place the first two weekends in December, followed by a two week break for Christmas, followed by the last six 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 boys tournament will take place over the course of two weekends with the 3rd-5th grade tournament taking place the first weekend and 6th-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 Kris Cannon Boys Basketball Coordinator
Annunciation School Josh Lea Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli David Houston Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Wally Vickers Boys Basketball Coordinator
Guardian Angels Keith Waleskowski Boys Basketball Coordinator

2020-21 Season Timeline

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all games will have a 15 minute gap in between them this year to allow parishes/schools to clean the gymnasium before the participants of the next game arrive. We are also not sure if any of our high school partners will be able to host games this year, thus we need to stagger the start of the season for different age groups in order to ensure we have enough gym availability to schedule a 10 game season for everyone.

  • All teams will play 10 games + tournament
  • 3rd-5th grades will begin in December and will play 5 games over 3 weekends with their remaining 5 games being played in January.
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break
  • 6th-8th grades begin on weekend of January 9th
  • 3rd-5th tournament played first weekend in February
  • 6th-8th grades will play 5 games over the last 3 weekends of the regular season and their other 5 games in the weeks preceding.
  • 6th-8th tournament played first weekend in March

League Tournament


The season-ending league tournament will take place from February 2-7 for grades 3-5 and 6th-8th girls and March 2-7 for boys grades 6th-8th. The Sunday of tournament weekend is reserved for championship 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 January 15th for February tournament and February 15th for March tournament. Schedules are published one week before the tournament begins. A team trophy is given to the 1st and 2nd team in each bracket. Boys championship games for 6th-8th grades are usually played at area high schools such as Moeller, McNicholas, St. Xavier, Purcell-Marian, and Roger Bacon.

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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Our Lady of Victory Invitational Tournament
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Tournament Info


6th & 7th Grade Brackets

  1. A Teams or Strong B Teams
  2. Single Elimination
  3. Teams from WBC, GCCYS and Northern Kentucky


8th Grade Brackets 

  1. A Teams or Strong B Teams
  2. Minimum 3 games per team
  3. Pool Play format, followed by two Single Elimination Brackets
  4. Gold Bracket - top 12-16 teams, based on Pool Play results
  5. Blue Bracket - remaining 12-16 teams, based on Pool Play results

Tournament Contact
Andrew Stacklin
astacks2184@gmail.com, lsmith@myadvantageinsurance.com

St. Catharine of Siena Boys Tournament
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 01, 2021
Tournament Info
  1. Games to be played on Jan 14, 15, 16, 17 and Jan 21, 22, 23, 24
  2. $95 per team or $85 per team for two or more
  3. Space is limited
  4. No select teams, WBC rules apply to all grade levels
  5. B level bracket for 5th-8th

Tournament Contact
Nate Roedig

St. Dominic Boys Basketball Tournament
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Tournament Info
  1. All Western Basketball Conference rules apply (www.wbcbasketball.com).
  2. Continuous quarter rule will be enforced for all 3rd-5th grade games (start to end of quarter). No continuous quarter rule in all 6th - 8th grade divisions, appearance only.
  3. Conflicts must be emailed and received no later than 11:59pm the Monday prior to you playing the coming weekend. If a conflict comes in after that time it will not be worked out by the tournament directors.

Spread sheets for registration can be found in the attachment. Email your Grade/Level Designation (league designation of 1, 2, 3, or 4), head coach name, cell phone, and email address to: dominicboysbasketball@yahoo.com.

Make Checks Payable to St Dominic Athletic Association, mail to: 

St. Dominic Basketball Tournament

C/O Jason Carrithers

4422 Schulte Dr.

Cincinnati, Ohio 45205

Tournament Contact
Jason Carrithers
dominicboysbasketball@yahoo.com, ptallen1974@yahoo.com

St. Teresa of Avila Tournament
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Tournament Contact
Mark Schwarz

St. Michael's Tournament
Basic Info
02/12/2021 to 02/14/2021 SportsPlus
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Tournament Info
  1. Grades 6th-8th will have divisions
  2. Awards for 1st and 2nd place

WBC Open City Boys Tournament
Boys 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$30 + referee fees
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021
1 game guarantee
Tournament Info

Game Dates:  February 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28.  Some semi-finals on 3/2, 3/3, and 3/4.  March 5th, 6th, and 7th.

Locations:      Several Western Conference grade schools, plus possibly Elder, Roger Bacon, LaSalle, St. Xavier and Seton High Schools

Classifications:   4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade, with at least a large school division for each grade level.  By grade, the number of total entries will determine whether there will be a small school division.

                             Large vs. small school placement is determined by the total school enrollment.        

Format:               One and out

Seeding:              Teams will be seeded wherever possible based on GCCYS league records and, if applicable, head-to-head GCCYS league game results

Referee Fees:      4th grade $26.00, 5th-8th grades $29.00 (due each game your team plays)

Scheduling:         The brackets will be completed shortly after the final WBC league games on 2/14.  We will schedule tournament games around ONLY these 2 conflict scenarios:

  1. The GCCYS tournament, which we can access via the GCCYS website
  2. Any conflicts during these 3 weeks that we are made aware of BEFORE end of day Friday, February 12th

Tournament Contact
Dan Korfhagen