Jan 13 Update: We are almost to the halfway point of the 2019-20 season. Tournament planning will begin next week and more information on timelines for the tournament will be shared on the front page of the website. Coordinators, we will have a league meeting towards the end of the month. Location and time to be announced.

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 12/7/19)

    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

    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.

    Tournament Planning

    All coordinators were sent an email today (1/15) with information about the upcoming CPYBL tournaments. As a reminder, here is some information about these tournaments:

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    University of Cincinnati Girls and Women in Sport Day - January 26th

    Girls Basketball Families,

    The University of Cincinnati has some fun events planned for their National Girls and Women in Sport Day which will take place on campus on Sunday, January 26th from 11:30am - 3pm. It is a free event for girls to come learn about working in sport, a sports clinic put on by UC female student-athletes, and to wrap the day up, to attend a UC women’s basketball game! They are asking that people register using the following link on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-tickets-84626308567

    If you don't have a game scheduled that conflicts with this event, please consider attending!

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    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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    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

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    About Us

    The Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League is re-inventing youth sports leagues. We partner with our member organizations to ensure the best possible basketball experience for the youth of our communities and their families as well as our volunteer coaches. The CPYBL is committed to bringing a positive league experience to all of our members. We are a progressive league that is always looking to improve our operations based on the suggestions of our active membership. Please enjoy our expanded web experience by creating an account on our web site or by following us on Twitter @CPYBL