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.

Contact Us  2017-18 Standings and Game Data

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


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 2018-19 school year on June 1st.  Waivers are due by July 27th for the girls volleyball season.

Liability Waiver Form

Frequently Asked Questions

NEW for 2018-19 the girls basketball season will begin on the first weekend in December and run for three weeks, followed by a two week break for Christmas. The final six weeks of the regular season follows beginning the first weekend in January. Games are played primarily on Saturdays and Sundays when an occasional game on Friday evening and in rare cases, Thursday evening. The girls tournament will take place this year 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 Laurie Taylor Girls Basketball Coordinator (Varsity only)
Annunciation School Josh Lea Girls Basketball Coordinator
Bethany School Chris Woodard Girls Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli Leslee Uhl Girls Basketball Coordinator
Guardian Angels Patrick Noone Girls Basketball Coordinator

APPROVED Season Timeline

The following is the timeline for the 2018-19 girls basketball season that was approved at the member meeting on 8/29/2018. All preseason items will take place the same as last year, however a large change was approved by member vote to begin the girls season at the same time as the boys season this year.

  • 9 week season
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break
  • One weekend of two games
  • 3rd-4th grade tournament takes place weekend before 5th-8th tournament
  • Boys and girls schedules will be completed at the same time
  • Boys and girls seasons will run concurrently this year

League Tournament


The season-ending league tournament will take place from February 15-18 for grades 3rd-4th and February 22-25 for grades 5th-8th.  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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St. Columban Holiday Classic
Basic Info
12/14/2018 to 12/16/2018 SportsPlus
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Sunday, December 09, 2018
Tournament Info

Grades 6-8 will have A, B, and C divisions; Awards for 1st and 2nd place

St. Bernadette Girls Christmas Classic
Basic Info
12/26/2018 to 01/01/2019 St. Bernadette
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$125 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. Only lower level teams (no teams from highest GCCYS level)
  2. No club or select teams
  3. Players announced before most games
  4. Brackets updated and posted online nightly
  5. A very festive atmosphere!
  6. Tournament will be played by GCCYS rules

Tournament Contact
Chris Frede

St. Michael Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
01/11/2019 to 01/20/2019 SportsPlus
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 04, 2019
Tournament Info

Pool play Jan 11-13, bracket play Jan 18-20; Grades 6-8 will have A, B, and C divisions; Awards for 1st and 2nd place

Bethany Girls Invitational Tournament
Basic Info
01/14/2019 to 02/14/2019 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

Denny Osborne Memorial Basketball Tourney
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. One 4 team bracket per grade
  2. Will work around all league games (this is an off week for ALL 6th-8th grade leagues)
  3. Games played at St. Veronica & Nothin’ but Net Sports Complex
  4. Trophies & T-shirts awarded to 1st place teams
  5. Trophies awarded to 2nd place teams
  6. Team rosters announced before each game with music during timeouts All championship games will be announced
  7. All championship games will be announced & played at St. Veronica

Tournament Contact
Brandon Heffernan

GCCYS Tournament History