LEAGUE UPDATES

Tournaments: As a reminder, the 7th-12th grade tournament will take place on Feb 15-17 (a week earlier than last year) and the 3rd-6th grade tournament will take place on Feb 21-24 (only a few teams, if any, will play on 2/21). This is a single elimination tournament. It is assumed that all teams are playing in this tournament unless the league is notified by January 31st. We will be discussing the tournament during our next league meeting on January 23rd.

Game Reschedules

We are implementing a new policy regarding timing of game reschedules.  All game reschedules need to be submitted to the league by midnight on Wednesday nights for games taking place that weekend.  Our referee assignor needs time to manage this. Thanks!

A reminder that game reschedules are worked by coordinators and submitted to the league for approval. When rescheduling games, please make them adjacent to an existing set of games at your gym or if that is not possible, please reschedule two or more games back-to-back. While not ideal, we will be able to get referees for weekday games if that is the only time available for your parish/school to host a game. Monday and Wednesday nights are preferable for our referees and please schedule 2 or more games together.


 

Fan Behavior - Letter from OHSAA

All parents and coaches should take a moment to read this letter that the OHSAA recently sent to all high schools in the state of Ohio regarding fan behavior at OHSAA-sponsored sporting events. It is a stark reminder the direction fan behavior is heading and how it might affect the ability for children to play in organized sports in the future.

OHSAA Fan Behavior Letter


January Coordinator Meeting

Our next coordinator meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm at the Evendale Recreation Center.  We will be discussing the season-ending tournament (an email will be sent out next week to coordinators with timelines and more information) as well as a few rules changes and general discussion topics.


 

Informational Pages

If you would like to learn more about the CPYBL, feel free to access any of our informational pages which contain information about our league from the perspective of a coordinator, coach, and parent.  Parents, can also fill out their liability waivers right here.

Parents Page       Coaches Page       Coordinators Page        Liablity Waiver


 

August Meeting Outcomes/Rules Changes

The August meeting is the working meeting for the year and we worked through several issues and rules changes that will be implemented for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Please familiarize yourself with the changes adopted at the meeting. The rules document, codes of conduct, and liability waivers will all be updated within the next few weeks.

Changes for 2018-19

  • 3rd Girls Athletic: We did not have enough teams to offer a 20 game schedule for 3rd grade girls athletic, so they will play a 10 game schedule and add 10 games against 4th grade girls rec teams.
  • 3rd Boys Athletic B: In addition to an athletic A division, we will now offer a 3rd grade boys athletic B division as there was a large disparity between the top and bottom of the 3rd boys athletic division last season. We need at least 8 teams registered in each division to make this work. If not, all teams will be grouped into a single athletic division the same as last season.
  • 5th Girls Athletic A: Only 6 teams registered in this division so in order to provide schedule diversity, these teams will be playing each other 3 teams and will also play 5 games against 5th girls athletic B teams. Athletic B teams will at most be playing 2 games against A teams.
  • High School Boys: Splitting high school boys into grade level specific divisions was voted down. However, when registering these teams, we will ask you if a team is made up solely of 9th or 10th graders and we will attempt to pod these types of teams together when it makes sense to do so. All varsity teams will be grouped together as in the past.

  • We will offer a 20 game rec schedule for boys 3rd-8th rec teams and girls 3rd-6th rec teams. There are not enough teams at the 7th and 8th grade girls levels to support this. When registering a team in any of these recreational divisions, you can check a box to choose a 20 game schedule. These teams will be assigned to a primary pod and this is where the team will show up in the standings. The team will also be assigned a secondary pod and play 10 games against teams in each pod. Seeding of these teams in the season ending tournament will be based on winning percentage.

    The registration deadline for 7th-12th grade teams will be end of day November 14th. This is a hard deadline and no extensions will be granted. In addition, all 7th-12th grade teams will play a nine week season (10 games) and the tournament will take place a week earlier to help avoid issues with spring sports tryouts at their schools. The tournament for the upcoming season will take place on February 14-17.

    A representative from each member organization will be required to sign an on-line Liability Waiver for Organizations this season In addition, all head coaches must sign a Code of Conduct that is available from the Coach sub-menu on the Portals menu.

    By a wide-margin, league membership voted to move back to the 80/20 roster rule that was in place in our league until last season. In essence, this means that for teams of 10 or more, 2 players can be a "non-organization player" and for teams of 9 or less, 1 player can be a "non-organization player". There are many provisions that define what a "non-organization player" is, so please check the Rules document when updates are made available. A new process will be implemented and now organizations seeking a player waiver must fill out an on-line form that both the league and the "home" organization for that player must approve online. Information on the player waiver process will be emailed to coordinators before the start of the registration period.

    In order to provide the flexibility demanded by high school teams, the league will operate under a 50/50 roster rule this year meaning at least 50% of the players on a team must be an "organization" player. This means t their primary residence is within the boundaries of that organization or they attend a school within those boundaries. Please check the Rules document for more specifics. Player waiver forms ARE NOT REQUIRED for "non-organization" players but the league reserves the right to audit rosters and if we find a high school roster with more than 50% "non-organization" players, the league reserves the right to sanction this team which might include removal from the league.

    While we have always been governed by OHSAA rules unless specified in our rules document, we will be specifically calling out OHSAA rules on uniforms in our own document. Players are only to wear legal numbers and we are specifying what can and cannot go on uniforms. Here are the highlights, but please refer to the rules document when it has been updated. We will work with communities to grant a one year exemption on uniform numbers if a parent bought a jersey last year with the thought that they would use it for two seasons. This exemptions MUST BE CLEARED WITH THE LEAGUE.

  • The name of the Community is the only wording permitted on the front of the jersey. Nicknames are not permitted.
  • The last name of the player is the only wording permitted on the back of the jersey. Nicknames are not permitted.
  • Each team member shall be numbered on the front and back of the team jersey with plain Arabic numerals. The following numbers are legal: 0,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 00, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55. A team member list shall not have both numbers 0 and 00.

  • There is absolutely no reason to approach a referee after a game. Referees do not have a safe haven to retreat to such as a locker room like they do at varsity basketball games for instance. We are doubling the penalty that was implemented last year. Anyone approaching a referee after a game will be given a two-game suspension. If a gym monitor approaches a referee after a game for any reason other than to provide support to the referee, they will be given a four game suspension. Please refer to the Rules document for an official statement of this new rule.

    Parent ejection totals were more than both the Head Coach and Assistant Coach combined last season. Each season parent ejections have increased, with a huge spike in 2017-18. In an attempt to deter this type of behavior and passed by a near unanimous member vote, a parent/fan that is ejected from a game may result in their player being suspended for the same amount of time the player/fan is suspended. If a parent/fan wants to get in a fight, confront a referee, or yell profanities at a game, be prepared to see your child suspended for your behavior. Again, please refer to changes in the official rules document when available.


    Important Info

     

    Sep 15 New Member Deadline

    Sep 17 Team Registration Open

    Oct 15 Gym Availability Due

    Oct 20 Athletic Team Registrations Due

    Oct 24 2nd-6th Rec Registrations Due

    Nov 10-11 Pre-Season Tourney

    Nov 14 7th-12th Registrations Due

    Nov 21 Schedules Available

    Nov 26 Rosters and Waivers Due

    Nov 30 Opening Weekend

    Dec 17-Jan 3 Winter Break

    Feb 14-17 7th-12th Tournament

    Feb 21-24 3rd-6th Tournament

  • 2nd-12th grade teams
  • 10 game rec schedules
  • 20 game athletic schedules
  • Rec, High-Rec, Athletic, Open
  • Rec teams grouped by location
  • Athletic A/B/C divisions
  • League schedules all games
  • League manages/assigns refs
  • Games at member gyms
  • Preseason Shootout
  • Post-season tournament
  • ALL parents/guardians must fill out the CPYBL Liability Waiver form for each of their children. Players will not be allowed to participate in league games until the waiver has been submitted. Waivers for the 2018-2019 season can be submitted starting on August 1st.

    Liability Waiver Form

    Please take a moment to read the League Rules as well as the Codes of Conduct that are used to govern the league. All documents have been updated for the 2018-19 season. Rules updated on 1/9/19.

    League Rules

    Coach Codes of Conduct

    Officials Codes of Conduct

    Parent/Spectator Codes of Conduct

    Player Codes of Conduct

    Click on the button below to view information about tournaments that are being hosted by CPYBL members or to learn how to contact the league with information about your tournament if you are a member.

    Member Tournaments


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