Coordinators, Coaches, and Parents,
Please read the following reminders to help you better prepare for game day:
The full season schedule is now available (11/22 12pm). 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.
An email will be sent to all coaches throughout the day today (11/22) notifying them of the publication of the schedule. It is important to note that now that the schedule is live, making changes to it will be very difficult. Any feedback a coach might have with the schedule should be directed to their coordinator and not the league. Please note that the 4th and 5th grade girls athletic B teams were only scheduled for 18 games as there were only 7 teams in those divisions. If coaches want to pickup an extra game or two, they can contact their coordinator and we will see if we can make that happen.
Thanks and have a great season! Ben and Doug
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. Thanks!Coach Account Check
The schedule for the CPYBL Preseason Shootout is now available and is final. You can access it from the Schedule menu on the web site. If you choose the Schedule by Gym or by Date option, please choose Preseason Shootout as the Season (it defaults to Winter 2017-2018). Coaches, you can also view your schedule from your Coach Portal if you'd like.
We accommodated all the conflicts we could. Please know that your team might have 4 games as this is a result of the size of your pool (all pools with an odd number of teams require that one team play an extra game). We also tried to avoid back to back games but there are a couple of instances that could not be avoided.
Please note the following about the tournament. THE RULES BELOW ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGULAR RULES FOR THE SHOOTOUT ONLY! FOLLOW THE REGULAR CPYBL RULES UNLESS SPECIFIED BELOW!
The new Amerileagues Sports Supply on-line store is open for business. We are pleased to be able to provide you with top quality merchandise at buying group pricing. For 2017, we will be offering the Wilson Evolution and NCAA Limited basketballs as well as a coaching kit that includes a mesh bag, score book, and dry erase board (these items may also be purchased separately). As we are now working with over 2600 youth basketball and volleyball teams in the Greater Cincinnati area, we have negotiated some nice discounts with our supplier.
Individuals purchasing items must pay via PayPal or credit card at time of purchase. Coordinators placing bulk orders for their organizations who do not wish to pay at time of purchase may enter their member code during checkout. They will be invoiced the next day. Payment must be received before the order is processed.
All purchases will help us keep these costs low and save money for our community organizations and parents. Please visit our store at www.amerileagues.com/shop today!
Thank you to those who attended one of our September meetings. We mainly reviewed the upcoming season, but here are a few notes about new business that was discussed.
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. CPYBL sent an email to all of our member organizations in August to provide guidance regarding how this should be implemented for our member coaches, athletes, and parents. You can read more about Lindsay's Law on the Ohio Department of Health web site: READ ABOUT LINDSAY'S LAW
We have included links to resources below which might be helpful for our members, but please note that it is the obligation of your organization to make sure everyone for their program is trained and in compliance with the Ohio state law.
The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:
For parents/guardians and youth athletes:
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:
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.
In anticipation of a large expansion in the off-season, we put together informational pages for Parents, Coaches, and Coordinators. 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. If you are a coach and have not receive an email from the web site about your user account, you can check on the status of it on the Coaches page. In some cases, your coordinator has not set you up as a coach OR possibly the welcome email from the web site was routed to your spam/junk mail folder.
Thank you to all communities that have submitted gym availability for the post season tournament. We will be emailing the handful of communities that have not yet submitted gym time directly and site assignments for the tournament will begin this weekend (1/28). We hope to have gym assignments completed by February 5th and will email all coordinators with this information. Teams will be placed into brackets and seeded based on all recorded game scores as of Monday, February 13th at 12pm. The tournament schedule will be released by end of day Thursday, February 16th.
Here is some information about the post season tournament:
The full season schedule was published at midnight on November 23rd. You can view the schedule by accessing the Schedule menu or from your portal if you are a coordinator, coach, or subscriber to a team. Please note the following information about the schedule:
We would like to wish everyone the best of luck this season and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families
PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULES TODAY (A FEW UPDATES WERE MADE YESTERDAY AND EMAILED TO COACHES WHO SUBSCRIBE TO NOTIFICATIONS - available by editing your account)
The schedule for CPYBL Preseason Shootout is now available. Please click on one of the buttons below to view the tournament schedule. If you have any questions, please use the contact form to contact the league. As a reminder, this is a friendly tournament with the goal of working on skills and teamwork in advance of the season. Scores are not to be reported. Your entry fee includes ref fees so simply show up and play!
Rules of the Preseason Shootout will follow the rules of the CPYBL. With the following exceptions:
Registration is closed for all 2nd-6th grade teams. If you'd like an idea how many teams are registering per grade/skill level, click on the button below to view some high-level registration metrics. You can also look at the Standings page. As we approve teams and assign them to pods (for rec teams), they will show up on the Standings page so you can get a better idea who your opponents will be for the upcoming season.
We will once again be offering our CPYBL Preseason Shootout tuneup event at local gyms on November 11-12. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Each team will play 3 games with a running clock format. The schedule will be available on the web site by end of day Friday, November 3rd.
We also welcome teams from outside the CPYBL to participate in this preseason tune-up. If you are a non-CPYBL team, email Ben Goodyear with your intent to play at [email protected]
The post-season tournament schedule is now available! (as of 2/15 9pm). You can access the schedule below or there is a new Tournament option on the Schedule menu. Please note that all brackets, seeds, and schedules are final. Follow us on Twitter (@cpybl) as we will be tweeting tournament updates as well as all bracket champions and runners up.
Please note that all coaches will receive an email during their game with a link to the score reporting form. The winning coach should log the game score as soon as possible after the completion of their game. This will auto-advance their team on the schedule. Champions and runners-up in each bracket will receive medals which gym supervisors will hand out at the end of the championship game. Please note that these are for players only!
Coaches, league play starts this week. There are several ways for the winning coach to log their game score.
Please note that you must have an account with coach level access in order to access a Coach Portal or subscribe to the Score Reporting Reminder notification. Accounts were created for all coaches. Game scores can be edited up to 14 days after your game in case they have been reported incorrectly. If you are the coach of the losing team and the score has not been logged after 3 days, please help us out and log the score yourself. Thanks!
All coaches whose coordinator has submitted an email for their should have an account on our web site. Coaches that had existing account from last year will simply have their account updated with team information. Both new coaches and coaches that have existing accounts from last year will be sent an email welcoming them to the season with information about how to use their Coach Portal which is available from the Coach menu option on the Portals menu. You can view your team schedule, roster (after your coordinator has submitted it to the league), and other useful information. You can also log your game scores from your portal.
Please note that if you are certain that your coordinator registered your team with a valid email address and you have not receive an email from the league, please go to www.cpybl.com/user and request a new password based on the email address you feel your coordinator used to register your team. The system will let you know if an account was created for this email and if so, will send you a link to reset the password.
Please review our league calendar listed above. The following is a list of basic information about our league.
The Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League works with local communities and organizations to provide the best possible basketball experience for youth in the Southwest Ohio area. We are not in the business of creating teams so if you are looking for a team for your child, please contact your local government or school district who can point you in the right direction. Also, feel free to browse our Organizations page which contains information about our member communities including contact information.
If you are an organization or community that is thinking about joining us for the 2017-2018 season, we'd like to familiarize you with our value proposition. We feel that we offer the best youth basketball experience in the Southwest Ohio area, and we do not rest on our past accomplishments. As our founding members will attest to, we will be busy in the off season working towards an even better product for the 2017-2018 season. Please Contact Us with any questions you might have.
Now that winter is upon us, please read the following information regarding how gym closures will be determined and how they will be communicated to coaches, players, and their families
Coordinators, if you plan on cancelling games at your facility, we ask that you do so at least 90 minutes before tip-off (if possible) to give everyone (players, parents, coaches, and referees) adequate lead time. You can cancel games at your gyms from your portal (for an entire day) or you can email, call or text league representatives if you would like the league to cancel the game.
The first important piece of information to remember is that our member organizations make the decisions regarding whether or not games will be played at their gymnasiums. This is not a league decision, it is a member organization decision with the exception of some very rare cases which we hopefully won't have this year! We have provided tools to organization coordinators as well as to coaches, players, and their families to help speed up the decision making and notification process so that everyone can be made aware of a game postponement as early as possible and can plan the rest of their day and not find out a game is being cancelled while they are driving to the game. Please note that the term "postponed" indicates that the game will not be played at the current time and location listed for that game but that it may be rescheduled for a future date. If a game is marked as "cancelled", that indicates that the game will not be played and will not be rescheduled.
As a coach or family member of a player, you can find out about a game postponement or cancellation in the following ways:
All game reschedule requests must now go through your organization coordinators who will work with your opponent and the league to reschedule games that cannot be played for any of the following reasons:
Please note that if a team requests a game change within 7 days of the scheduled game time, at the discretion of the league it can be marked as a forfeit loss for the team that cannot attend and that team must pay both referees for their time.