12/10 UPDATE:

We now have two weeks under our belt! A big thank you to coaches and parents as we have seen a dramatic drop in misconduct so far this year. Keep up the good work. A reminder to all coaches to promptly record your scores this weekend as we will be spending the first two weeks of the break moving teams up or down a level of play if they are dominant or being dominated. More information will be available about that soon.

Winter Break Re-Balance

During the winter break, we will be looking at the results of the first three weeks and determining whether or not teams were placed in the correct divisions by their coordinators.  If a team is absolutely dominating against good competition OR is being dominated by mediocre or poor competition, these teams may be moved up or down a division.  We will not notify teams we are moving up, but we will notify teams we are planning on moving down to make sure they want to move down.  Please respond promptly to our communication.

We would ask that you submit game scores as soon as possible this weekend so that we have all of the data at our disposal to make these decisions quickly.  Shuffling schedules is a very difficult and time consuming task and we need as much time as possible.  In addition, all game change notifications will be turned OFF during this time.  It is the responsibility of each coach and coordinator to review the schedule when we are finished and we will post a message when that happens.  The changes to the schedule will be completed by end of day Sunday, December 30th and a note will be placed on the front page of the web site indicating this.

Here are a few caveats to this process:

  1. Teams in a rec division cannot be moved down and teams in athletic A obviously cannot be moved up although we might change their schedule a bit
  2. We look at strength of schedule if a team is 0-3 but has played the top three teams in their division, we may not move them down and visa-versa.  If a team was 3-0 but beat the three worst teams in their division, we may not move them up.
  3. Teams performing well in high-rec will not be moved up to an athletic divisions except in extreme circumstances as it results in a different number of games and additional fee for this team.
  4. Point #3 also applies to teams performing poorly in the lowest athletic division.  They will not be moved down to high-rec except in extreme circumstances.
  5. To move a team up from rec or down from high-rec, we need to swap teams so as not to completely blow-up the schedule so if there is not a team to swap schedules with, a move might not be made.
  6. Point #5 also applies to the athletic divisions, if we need to move a team up from Athletic C for instance, there needs to be a team in Athletic B that needs to moved down.

Please let us know if you have any questions.


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:

  1. There is a Report Scores menu option on the Portals->Coach menu
  2. On your Coach Portal, games that need scores to be reported will be shown in the upper right hand corner of the portal
  3. In the My Team Schedule section of your Coach Portal, you can report scores for games AND correct scores that were entered in error for up to 14 days after the game has been played
  4. You can edit your account and subscribe to Score Reporting Notifications.  You will receive an email during your game with a link to the score reporting form


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.

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    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.

    League Rules

    Coach Codes of Conduct

    Officials Codes of Conduct

    Parent/Spectator Codes of Conduct

    Player Codes of Conduct

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    Member Tournaments

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