We would like to officially welcome Batavia Community Recreation League, Blanchester Youth Basketball, BTW Bulldogs, Cincinnati Country Day School, Goshen Youth Basketball, KIngs 7th-12th, Little Miami Basketball, Mayerson JCC, Miami Valley Christian Academy, Milford Basketball Association, Rockwern Academy, West Clermont Youth Basketball Association, and Williamsburg to the CPYBL. Other organizations are finalizing plans to join us. We look forward to working with you during the 2017-2018 season.

August Member Meeting

Thank you to those communities that were able to attend our August meeting that was held on the 9th at the Evendale Recreation Center.  It was nice meeting some of our new members and getting the ball rolling on the upcoming season.  We will be sending out an email to all coordinators this weekend with the meeting minutes.  Milford will be hosting a New Member Meeting sometime in the next few weeks (all new members will receive an email ifrom us) so we can familiarze everyone with the mechanics of the web site, timelines, and processes of the CPYBL.

Next member meeting will be in mid-September to get the season kicked off and we will not meet again after that until the January tournament planning meeting.  Please be aware of the timelines for the upcoming season and plan your internal organization activites around them.


Lindsay's Law

Please read the following information from the Ohio Department of Health regarding Lindsay's Law which addresses Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth athletes.  The law went into effect on August 1, 2017.  We are still gathering information on how this should be implemented by our member organizations for their coaches, athletes, and parents and will provide further guidance to everyone as we receive it from the Ohio Department of Health.  In the meantime, we suggest that each of our member organizations becomes familiar with Lindsay's Law and determines how best to implement compliance with the law for their own organization.

Lindsay’s Law

Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect on August 1, 2017.

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.  Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.

Who is Lindsay?

Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition. "Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:

For parents/guardians and youth athletes:


For coaches:

If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education, please visit their website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Law.

If you are a coach in a community program, please use the following resources:


New Informational Pages

In anticipation of a large expansion in the off-season, we are putting together informational pages for Parents, Coaches, and Coordinators.  These pages will be refined over the course of the summer.  Please note that coaches and coordinators are also given access to portals which contain information about their own teams and organizations that is not visible to the public.

Parents Page       Coaches Page       Coordinators Page


Important Info


Sep 1 New Member Deadline

Sep 15 Team Registration Open

Oct 14 Gym Availability Due

Oct 17 Athletic Team Registrations Due

Oct 24 2nd-6th Rec Registrations Due

Nov 11-12 Pre-Season Tourney

Nov 14 7th-12th Registrations Due

Nov 22 Schedules Published

Dec 1 Opening Weekend

Dec 1 Rosters and Waivers Due

Dec 18-Jan 4 Winter Break

Feb 22-Mar 4 Post-Season Tourney

  • 2nd-12th grade teams
  • 10 game rec schedules
  • 20 game athletic schedules
  • 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. During the submission process, you may request that a copy of the form be emailed to you for your records.

    We will begin accepting waivers for the 2017-2018 season on November 1st. We have refined our process to match waivers with roster entries based on organization, player last name, and player date of birth so we anticipate fewer issues this year.

    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.

    2017-2018 Rules (8/17/17)

    Coach Codes of Conduct

    Officials Codes of Conduct

    Parent Codes of Conduct

    Player Codes of Conduct

    Big League, Local Feel

    CPYBL provides the diversity of a city-wide league with the feel of a smaller community based-league. Our large member base provides our athletic teams with the opportunity to travel and play the best competition while our pod system gives our recreational teams a community league feel.

    Where Are We?

    Customer Service

    Our goal is to provide superior customer service which is why we are active managers of our league. Once the schedule has been published, we do not sit back and relax, we are actively involved in the day to day operations of our league. Ask our members, most emails are answered within the hour!

    Better Communication

    Timely and accurate communication is paramount to running a successful sports league. Our league has the technology and processes in place to make this happen. Receive notifications on your favorite device based on your subscription choices. Schedule changes, tournament game scores, and more!

    Competitive Balance

    All divisions will have teams at the top and bottom of the pack, but we strive to give our teams a fighting chance to compete. This starts with having teams play opponents in the same division so our rec teams will never play high-rec or athletic teams and visa-versa. Lopsided games do not benefit the development of our players.

    In addition to taking the time to initially place teams in the correct division, we will move teams during the winter break to the appropriate playing division, whether that be one division higher or lower based on the results of the first 3 weeks of the season.

    Smart Scheduling

    Great schedules provide the building blocks for a successful season. Our proprietary scheduling engine allows us to navigate the complexities of league scheduling and provides our members the best possible schedule for their facilities.

    We have the flexibility to continuously improve the scheduling process and take special circumstances into consideration for our members and head coaches who coach multiple teams. Our engine creates the right balance of home and away games for our members and also builds "sets" of games based on skill level so that we can provide the best referees for the right level of play.

    New for 2017-2018

    While you are taking a break from basketball or working on your jump shot, we will be working to improve your league experience for next season. Here are a few things we will be working on in the off-season. Several items are geared towards improving coordinator efficiency and reducing the amount of time they spend in the pre-season.

  • Copy your gym availability
  • Persistent coach database
  • Waiver-driven roster creation option
  • Report score menu option
  • Improved technology stack
  • If you have suggestions ...

    Contact Us


    The CPYBL offers both an optional pre-season round robin tournament and a single elimination post season tournament for all members. The Preseason Shootout is an optional 3 game running clock tournament that allows coaches to evaluate their players in a game situation and start working on in-game strategies. We offer this for 3rd-6th grade athletic and recreational teams.

    Our February Madness post-season tournament gives all of our teams a chance to compete in a season-ending winner take all tournament. In order to level the playing field a bit, we create more tournament brackets than we do in the regular season to group more like teams together. In our recreational divisions, we combine teams across geographic pods and split that age group into as many as 5 different playing divisions. This year we had a single bracket that only had teams with a 1-9 or 0-10 record so even if your team didn't have a great season, they have a shot to finish the season with some success.

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    Member Communities
    League Games

    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


    Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League
    10340 Stablehand Dr
    Cincinnati, OH 45242
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