Registration is now open for the CPYBL Open League! We will be offering open divisions for 3rd-12th grade girls and boys for the 2018-19 season. These divisions are meant for teams that want to build their rosters a bit differently than members of our standard league. If you have played in different leagues in the past and are looking for a better overall experience, go ahead and register a team OR shoot us an email and let us know a bit about your team or your organization. Registration will remain open for the Open League until October 20th. At that time we will evaluate the registrations to determine if we have enough teams for that grade. Season timelines will be the same for the Open League as those for our standard league.
Here are some things to expect from our open divisions:
- A single open division will be offered per grade/gender (i.e. 6th Open Boys, 4th Open Girls)
- Open divisions are available for 3rd grade through high school
- 10 or 20 game option (10 game option is standard, 20 game option will be offered if the number of teams registered supports it)
- No roster requirements other than players must be in the same grade in school (kids can "play up")
- Open means open. There will not be different skill levels in the open league. Just a single division for each grade.
- Modified rules (TBD)
- We can secure gym time for you (at a nominal cost) if you don't have a home court
- Same great scheduling, referees, customer service as our standard divisions
- Kids can play on one team in our standard league AND one team in our open league if they want. We will not schedule around conflicts between open league and standard league teams.
- If you are an existing member organization and want to register teams both in our standard league and the new open league, the open league registration process is a bit different. Please register standard league teams the same as you have done in the past.
Email [email protected] with questions or if you are interested in being a part of our open league!
Organizations who also register teams in our standard league should register teams in open divisions by using the existing team registration process (please note that pricing shown for open division teams is for individual teams or organizations that are not a part of our standard league). This new registration process is only for individual teams and new organizations that are only going to register teams in the open divisions.
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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 will be offering a third grade girls athletic division which will feature a 20 game schedule. We expect 10+ teams to be entered in this division which will make it viable.
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.
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
Open Divisions: We will be offering open divisions this year for all boys and girls in grades 3 through 12. These divisions will not have roster requirements other than players must be the correct age based on grade. We anticipate some of our existing members to place teams in these divisions, however, these divisions will mostly accommodate AAU teams looking to get some game play in during the winter as well as other higher level teams made up of players from multiple communities. Existing CPYBL members can register teams in an open division using the standard registration form that has been available in the past (simply choose an open division) while individual teams or organizations that are new to the CPYBL and are entering teams solely in open divisions can register teams using a different process that is specified on the front page of the web site.
We will offer a 20 game rec schedule for boys 3rd-8th rec teams, girls 3rd-6th rec teams, and any open division. 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 and assistant coaches must sign a Liability Waiver for coaches. these forms will be available by September 10th and more instructions will be available regarding where to find these forms and how to fill them out.
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. This rule does not apply to open divisions.
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. This rule does not apply to open divisions.
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.
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.
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.
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