Dec 1 Update: All team rosters and liability waivers are due today! Players cannot play this upcoming weekend without these.

Points of Emphasis


Please click on and read each of our points of emphasis for the 2019-20 season. The league discussed these in a meeting with coordinators on October 15th and again on October 17th with officials who work in our league.

Increasingly, we receive complaints from officials and coaches regarding scorekeeper/bookkeeper behavior. We will have a zero-tolerance policy this season. The only reason to speak to an official is to ask a question pertinent to the game. Any scorekeeper or clock operator who yells at the officials is to be immediately ejected from the gym. In the pregame huddle, the coaches and table personnel are to be informed of this policy.

Officials prior to the pregame huddle need to identify the gym monitor. Coaches can no longer serve as the gym monitor. If no gym monitor is present, the league must be informed before the game is allowed to begin.

Assistant coaches are not permitted, by rule, to stand or speak to the ref. The first time an assistant speaks to the officials, a bench warning is to be given, followed by a technical, then ejection.

All coaches must sit after a technical without exception. If a coach stands after being told they must sit, a technical is to be issued. If this results in an ejection, then so be it.

Officials are not crowd control. They are there to officiate the game. If an official, hears a fan acting or saying something inappropriate. A bench warning is to be issued on the offending team. On the second occurrence the head coach is issued a technical foul. On any further continuance of the bad behavior, the head coach is ejected from the game.

All 3rd grade teams and 4th grade recreational teams: We will call the man to man rule according to the rules. In addition to the point being awarded on the third instance of illegal defense, the head coach will be issued a technical. No foul shots will be administered. On the second offense, a second technical will be issued resulting in the ejection of the head coach.

Important Info


These dates have been finalized for the 2019-20 season. We are starting later than usual due to Thanksgiving being on Nov. 28

Sep 22 New Member Deadline

Sep 23 Team Registration Open

Oct 18 Gym Availability Due

Oct 21 Athletic Team Registrations Due

Oct 25 2nd-6th Rec Registrations Due

Nov 9-10 Preseason Shootout

Nov 15 7th-12th Registrations Due

Nov 27 Schedules Available

Dec 1 Rosters and Waivers Due

Dec 6 Opening Weekend

Dec 23-Jan 2 Winter Break

Feb 21-23 7th-12th Tournament

Feb 27-Mar 1 3rd-6th Tournament

  • 2nd-12th grade teams
  • 10 game rec schedules
  • 20 game athletic schedules
  • 20 game rec/high rec option
  • Rec, High-Rec, Athletic
  • 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 can now be submitted for the 2019-20 season.

    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.

    League Rules (Updated 12/2/19)

    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

    Coaches - Score Reporting

    Just a quick word about score reporting. The coach of the winning team is responsible for reporting the score of the game within 48 hours of the game being played (please note, scores are not reported for 2nd grade games).  Coaches can access score reporting from several places:

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    Season Schedules Now Available

    The full season schedule is now available (11/25 10:30pm). These schedules were reviewed by the coordinators from each organization and feedback was provided to the league before the schedule was finalized. Thank you to all coordinators for their feedback, almost all of which was incorporated into the schedule.

    Schedules can be found in a variety of formats from the Standings (click on a team to see schedule), Schedule menu (by Team, by Date, by Gym). If you are a coach, you can also view a pre-filtered version of the schedule which only shows your team from your Coach Portal. Others who created an account on the web site and subscribed to a team or teams, can view those schedules on their Subscriber Portal.

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    Women's Crossdown Shootout



    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019 – 2:00 P.M.


    1. Amerileagues is pleased to partner with Xavier Athletics to provide the opportunity for all participating girls (grades 2-8) and families to attend the women’s Crosstown Shootout at no charge to CPYBL and GCCYS teams.
    2. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and available while supplies last.  Tickets can be requested online only at with special offer code WBXTOWN
    3. All community coordinators and team coaches are overwhelming supportive of this and encourage all girls to attend this as a team activity.
    4. This is an important event and one of our city’s best platforms to celebrate and grow women’s athletics in our community and beyond.
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    Waiver-Roster Matching

    This information has been sent to coaches and coordinators many times and is on portals but there is still a lack of understanding. In order for a child to play in our league, the coach OR coordinator needs to submit a roster with the child's name on it (this can happen in many number of ways that coordinators are familiar with). The parent or guardian MUST fill out a Liability Waiver and the child cannot play without a waiver. The web site automatically attempts to match the waiver to a roster entry to help coaches and coordinators determine who is eligible to play. We match on organization, player last name, and birth date. We have received many emails asking why our system "doesn't show a waiver being completed when it has". We are not saying the waiver doesn't exist, we are saying the information is different between the waiver and the roster.

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    Coach Accounts

    We are getting alot of email about Coach Accounts. If you are a coach and have a question about your account, PLEASE go to the Coach page and try to do some investigation yourself before emailing the league. Only head coaches are granted coach accounts and it is based on the email address assigned to your team by your coordinator. Also, several of you are asking why you can't find the Coach Portal.  The Portals menu at the top of the web site does not show up unless you are logged into your account with coach or coordinator level privileges.  Makes sense right?  We don't expose menu options to just anybody, you need to be logged into your account that has those options first.  Thanks!

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