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  2020-21 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 (updated 11/23/21)


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 typically takes place the first three weekends in December, followed by a two week break for Christmas, followed by the last five 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-4th grade tournament taking place the first weekend and 5th-8th grade the following weekend.

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 and 2nd 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 Illyana Long Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli David Houston Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Amy Lutts Boys Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Matt Esche Boys Basketball Coordinator

2021-22 Season Timeline

Please read the timeline for the upcoming 2021-22 boys basketball season!

  • The regular season is 8 weeks long and begins the first weekend in December
  • Two weeks off over Christmas break
  • Teams will play two games on 2 of the 8 game weekends
  • Boys tournaments will take place on two weekends (3rd-4th Feb 9-13 and 5th-8th Feb 17-20)

League Tournament


The season-ending league tournament will take place from February 9th-13th for 3rd-4th grade teams and February 16th-20th for 5th-8th grade teams. 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. In order to seed teams with as much regular season data as possible, the schedule for the tournament will be released on the Monday of tournament week for 3rd-4th graders and the Friday before tournament week for 5th-8th graders. A team trophy is given to the 1st and 2nd place 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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St. Antoninus Boys Preseason Classic
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 05, 2021
1 game guarantee
Tournament Contact
Mike Wauligman

St. Thomas More Boys Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
11/19/2021 to 11/28/2021 St. Thomas More
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2021
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. Games played 11/19-11/23 and 11/26-11/28 (no games on Thanskgiving Day)
  2. Teams and players announced before all games on 2nd weekend with music
  3. Championship games will be play by play announced
  4. Levels B, C, D, and Rec only.  Limited to first 8 teams per grade.
  5. $130/team if your school sends 4 or more teams
  6. WBC Teams are welcome 

Tournament Contact
Scott Tenkman

St. Jude Boys Basketball Tournament
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 01, 2021
Tournament Contact
Scott Ruth

2021 Visitation Boys Basketball Tournament
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Tournament Contact
Brian Horvath

St. Bernadette McNeal-Kirk Classic
Basic Info
12/03/2021 to 12/18/2021 St. Bernadette
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. No Level 1, Club, or Select teams

Bethany Holiday Tournament
Basic Info
12/16/2021 to 01/07/2022 Bethany School
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. "A" and "B" division for 6th-8th
  2. Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

Tournament Contact
Jim Walz

Eastside Classic Boys Basketball Invitational
Basic Info
12/19/2021 to 12/22/2021 McNicholas High School
Boys 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$100 includes ref fees
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  • 8 teams per grade
  • 2 pools per grade - large school and small school
  • All games to be played at Archbishop McNicholas High School
  • 2 games per team – T-shirts for all players
  • Cost = $100 per team (no additional referee fees)
  • Lots of great information on the flyer!

Tournament Contact
Matt Conrad

Ameritourneys New Year's Tournament
Basic Info
12/30/2021 to 01/02/2022 Elite Athletic Sports Complex
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$100 + ref fees
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 20, 2021
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info

Join us for our second annual New Year's Tournament  This tournament is open to all 3rd-8th grade boys and girls teams of all skill levels.  Each team will play 2 round robin games followed by a single elimination bracket.  Pool play will be on December 30th and 31st (no games start after 5pm on 12/31) and bracket games on January 1st (no games start before noon) and 2nd.

  1. $100 + ref fees
  2. Easy online registration
  3. Diverse group of teams from around the city
  4. Winners receive medals
  5. Event will be played at Elite Athletic Sports Complex as well as several other centrally located gyms

Tournament Contact
Ben Goodyear

Ron Speed Memorial Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
01/06/2022 to 01/17/2022 Cardinal Pacelli
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Tournament Info
  1. Only GCCYS, WBC, or WAC registered teams are eligible
  2. Tournament will be played by GCCYS rules
  3. Register at:  www.tourneymachine.com/E99740

Tournament Contact
Cory Ondo

SASEAS Dave Grimsley Memorial Tournament
Basic Info
11/08/2022 to 11/19/2022 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School
Boys 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. 7th and 8th grades (11/8 to 11/12)
  2. 3rd-6th grades (11/15 to 11/19)
  3. No Club or Select Teams
  4. A & B brackets for 6, 7, and 8th grades
  5. All games played at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton or St. Andrew gyms

Tournament Contact
Steve Ciaccio