Welcome to Girls Basketball!


Welcome to the GCCYS Girls Basketball page. We hope that you find the information provided on this page useful.  We believe that basketball is a wonderful developmental sport for young girls. Our goal as the GCCYS is to support our member programs and associated families to help girls learn foundational teamwork and healthy competitive behaviors.

Contact Us  2022-23 Standings and Game Data Team Registration Guidance

Joe Rozier
Girls BB Commissioner

Please welcome our new Girls Basketball Commissioner Joe Rozier. Joe is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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 11/9/23)


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 2023-24 school year on June 1st.

Frequently Asked Questions

The girls basketball season will typically begin on the second weekend in November and run until Christmas Break. There is typically a two week break for Christmas. The league resumes the regular season over the first weekend in January. The girls season ending tournament for all grades typically takes place the third weekend in January. Games are played primarily on Saturdays and Sundays. There may be the occasional game on Friday evening and in rare cases, Thursday evening.

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.

In the Balanced divisions, programs should do their best to equally distribute the skill and athleticism across all teams. This is to create the best environment possible for all girls in those important early development seasons.

League guidelines allow the combination of grade levels in 5th/6th and 7th/8th respectively. It is up to each individual program to determine the right approach for their teams. As a league, we will work to match competitive levels within divisions.

Please refer to League Rules for details.

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 Amy Cooper Athletic Director - Girls
All Saints Nicole McCullough Girls Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli Chris Stagnaro Girls Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Classical Academy Larry Schildmeyer Girls Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Matt Esche Girls Basketball Coordinator

2023-24 Season Timeline

Please read the timeline for the upcoming 2023-24 girls basketball season! League members voted in May to start and end the season a week later than in 2022-23.

  • The regular season is 7 weeks long and begins the second weekend in November
  • No games on Thanksgiving weekend and two weeks off over Christmas break
  • Teams will play two games on 3 of the 7 game weekends
  • All girls tournaments will be played the third weekend in January
  • The schedule will be released in two waves. November games will be released per the timeline. December/January games will be released in mid-November when the boys season is released.
  • Coordinators, pay close attention to earlier timelines for team registration. Thanks!

League Tournament


The season-ending league tournament will take place from January 18th-21st for all girls 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 1st.  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.  A team trophy is given to the 1st and 2nd place team in each bracket. Girls championship games for 6th-8th grades are usually played at area high schools.

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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Bethany Girls Basketball Tournament
Basic Info
11/06/2023 to 12/15/2023 Bethany School
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$150 includes ref fees
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. A and B bracket for 5th/6th and 7th/8th grades
  2. Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

Tournament Contact
Jim Walz

Queen City Christmas Classic Hoops Fest
Basic Info
12/16/2023 to 12/23/2023 McNicholas High School
Girls 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$125 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 04, 2023
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  • 8 teams per grade

  • open divisions. Come compete and challenge your team!

  • Will play for 1st/2nd place and 3rd/4th place, so 4 teams will play 3 games

Tournament Contact
Drew Schmidt

St. Bernadette McNeal-Kirk Christmas Classic
Basic Info
12/20/2023 to 01/06/2024 St. Bernadette
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$175 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2023
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. No A Level, Club, or Select teams
  2. All games played at St. Bernadette Gym (Ventura Hall)
  3. T-shirts for champions

Tournament Contact
Chris Frede

Ameritourneys Holiday Tournament
Basic Info
12/28/2023 to 12/31/2023 Elite Athletic Sports Complex
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades
$100 + ref fees
Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 21, 2023
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info

Join us for our fourth annual Holiday Tournament  Match up with other GCCYS as well as teams from the CPYBL.  This tournament is open to all 3rd-6th 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 28th/29th and bracket games on December 30th/31st.  No games after 5mp on December 31st..

  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

St. Michael Classic Girls Tournament
Basic Info
01/06/2024 to 01/07/2024 Queen City Sportsplex (FKA Sports Plus)
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$175 (includes ref fees)
3 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. Reserve/Varsity Divisions will be offered for grades 6th-8th
  2. Register at:  http://www.spbasketball.com