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Boy's Basketball

Boy's Basketball
Director: Shaun Brodie
Assistant Director: Keith Waleskowski

Boys Basketball is offered for Grades 3-8. No prior experience is required. Sign-ups are in late September and tryouts and/or evaluations are in October. Official practice begins November 1st and regular season games are scheduled from December thru March.

All player parents must register & sign an official liability waiver form per child on the GCCYS.org website. Instructions can be found in the Links section of this webpage.

Team Selection
In most cases teams are separated by grade. Based on registration, coaches, & gym time, we will have as many teams as possible. Typically, grades 6, 7, & 8 have three teams per grade and grades 3, 4, & 5 have two to four teams per grade.

Basketball teams in grades 6, 7, & 8 are created based on skill, height, basketball acumen, etc. and players are placed onto A, B, and C teams. Basketball teams in grade 3, 4, & 5 are balanced teams across skill, height, & basketball acumen.

For teams selected by skill, tryouts are held in September before the season. Players are asked to attend two tryout sessions. Several stations are held with evaluators at each station completing evaluation cards. Evaluators may be parishioners but are not necessarily parishioners. Evaluators cannot be a parent from the grade being evaluated. Evaluators are volunteers. Every attempt is made to have highly qualified evaluators whom have a good knowledge of the sport. The A team coach may be involved in the player selection. After tryouts, the players are placed onto A, B, & C teams.

For teams to be balanced, an evaluation is held in September before the season. Players are asked to attend one evaluation session. Several stations are held with evaluators at each station completing evaluation cards. Evaluators may be parishioners but are not necessarily parishioners. Evaluators cannot be a parent from the grade being evaluated. Evaluators are volunteers. Every attempt is made to have highly qualified evaluators whom have a good knowledge of the sport. After tryouts, the evaluators create balanced teams along with input/review from the coaches of each grade.

Game Information
All games will be played according to the new Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports (GCCYS) rules. Additional information can be found on their website.

Coaching

The archdiocese requires 2 adults to be at every practice. Therefore, we attempt to place 2 coaches per team. GA asks for volunteers from our parent community, the parish community, alumni, etc… Every attempt is made to get the best coaches for every team.

Parent coaches are permitted in grades 3-5. In grades 6-8, the A team head coach will not be a parent. B and C teams may have parents coach. If you are interested in volunteering to coach please contact the Boy's Basketball Booster Director.