Changes for 2018-19
Amerileagues is pleased to announce Elite Youth Basketball Camps, camps designed for those that want to elevate their game to the next level! Elite Youth Basketball Camps offers elite training from elite instructors. Our camps are led by local varsity head coaches.
We believe in the complete development of our players. We believe basketball provides a blueprint for success that will serve the players for life. Attendees learn to maximize their potential through the instruction on the court and our “Achieving Success” off court instruction.
Thank you to all of the teams that participated in the tournament. We witnessed some really great basketball over the course of the weekend with some fantastic finishes! If you are a coach that did not report a game score, please do so in order for everyone to get a clear picture of how all of the brackets turned out. Thank you to all our communities for hosting games in your gyms, we couldn't do it without you!
Happy New Year everyone! As per published league rules, all rosters were frozen as of December 31st. Coaches are no longer able to edit their rosters and while coordinators still have access to these functions, they are not permitted to add players to their rosters. Please contact the league if there are extenuating circumstances (i.e. season-ending injuries that prevent a team from having enough players to continue with league play). Also, all organizations that had roster entries created by liability waiver submissions, this functionality has also been turned off for the season.
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 may or may not notify these teams as well as their coordinators our intent to move them but it may or may not be open to discussion whether or not they are moved. If we feel it is in the best interests of the league, they will be moved.
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.
Here are a few caveats to this process:
Please let us know if you have any questions.
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. 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!
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!
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:
Our next league meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 15th at 7pm at the Evendale Recreation Center. An email was sent on 8/6 notifying all coordinators of this meeting and a follow-up email with the agenda was sent on August 14th. There will be several topics that require a vote of membership.
The season-ending tournament for our league will take place from February 22-25. An email was sent to all coordinators on January 14th asking them to submit gym availability for the tournament. Teams will be placed into brackets and seeded based on all recorded game scores as of Monday, February 12th at 12pm. The tournament schedule will be released by end of day Thursday, February 15th.
It is assumed that ALL 3rd-12th grade teams will be participating in the tournament UNLESS the league is notified by either the coach or the coordinator by February 1st.
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 using the buttons below or there is a Tournament option on the Schedule menu with the same options to all of the tournament information. 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.
TOURNAMENT GAME HOSTS
Please note that all coaches will receive an email during their game with a link to the score reporting form (assuming we have a valid email address for them on the web site and your email provider is not blocking our emails). The winning coach should log the game score as soon as possible after the completion of their game. Some tournament sites may offer to log the score for coaches which is nice. When a game score is submitted, it will auto-advance the winning team on the bracket/schedule. Please pay close attention as to who is the home and away team on the score reporting form. 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! 10 medals will be available per team. If you have more than 10 players, please contact the league and we will get them to you the following week.
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!
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 2018-19 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 next 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 by emailing, text messaging or calling Doug or Ben 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.