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  2021-22 Standings and Game Data

Dave Caldwell
Girls BB Commissioner

Dave started as the girls basketball commissioner for the 2016-17 season and has been a coordinator, coach, and booster president and is currently a parishioner at St. Andrew.

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 11/8/22)


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 2022-23 school year on June 1st.

Frequently Asked Questions

The girls basketball season will begin on the first weekend in December and typically run for three weeks, followed by a two week break for Christmas. The final five 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 for all grades typically takes place on the weekend before Presidents Day 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 Amy Cooper Athletic Director - Girls
All Saints Nicole McCullough Girls Basketball Coordinator
Annunciation School Illyana Long Girls Basketball Coordinator
Cardinal Pacelli Chris Stagnaro Girls Basketball Coordinator
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Matt Esche Girls Basketball Coordinator

2022-23 Season Timeline

Please read the timeline for the upcoming 2022-23 girls basketball season! There are ALOT of changes to this timeline as voted on by all league parishes/schools.

  • The regular season is 7 weeks long and begins the first 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 second 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 12th-15th 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 December 22nd.  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 such as Mount Notre Dame and Ursuline Academy.

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
11/07/2022 to 12/15/2022 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

St. Bernadette McNeal-Kirk Classic
Basic Info
12/08/2022 to 01/06/2023 St. Bernadette
Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$175 includes ref fees
2 game guarantee
Tournament Info
  1. No A Level, Club, or Select teams

Tournament Contact
Chris Frede

McNicholas Queen City Holiday Hoops Fest
Basic Info
12/17/2022 to 12/21/2022 McNicholas High School
Girls 6th, 7th, 8th grades
$100 includes ref fees
Registration Deadline: Saturday, December 03, 2022
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