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11

Open League/Divisions

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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:

  1. A single open division will be offered per grade/gender (i.e. 6th Open Boys, 4th Open Girls)
  2. Open divisions are available for 3rd grade through high school
  3. 10 or 20 game option (10 game option is standard, 20 game option will be offered if the number of teams registered supports it)
  4. No roster requirements other than players must be in the same grade in school (kids can "play up")
  5. Open means open.  There will not be different skill levels in the open league.  Just a single division for each grade.
  6. Modified rules (TBD)
  7. We can secure gym time for you (at a nominal cost) if you don't have a home court
  8. Same great scheduling, referees, customer service as our standard divisions
  9. 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.
  10. 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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Aug

16

August Meeting Outcomes/Rules Changes

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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.


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    Apr

    05

    Elite Basketball Camps

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    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.

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    Feb

    25

    Tournament Wrapup

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    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!

    Find My Bracket Physical Bracket Schedule by Bracket  Schedule by Gym 


     

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    Jan

    01

    Rosters

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    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.


     

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    Dec

    12

    Winter Break Re-Balance

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    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:

    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.


     

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    Dec

    08

    Waiver-Roster Matching

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    This information has been sent to coaches and coordinators many times and is on portals but there is still a lack of understanding. In order for a child to play in our league, the coach OR coordinator needs to submit a roster with the child's name on it. The parent or guardian MUST fill out a Liability Waiver as well and the child cannot play without a waiver. We attempt to match the waiver to a roster entry to help coaches and coordinators determine who is eligible to play. We match on organization, player last name, and birth date. We have received 100+ emails asking why our system "doesn't show a waiver being completed when it has". We are not saying the waiver doesn't exist, we are saying the information is different between the waiver and the roster. The problem is ALWAYS that the birth date OR player last name is different between the waiver and the roster. Coaches (who have edit privileges) AND coordinators can quickly rectify this situation by updating their roster to match the waiver. Thank you.
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    Nov

    27

    Game Day Reminders

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    Coordinators, Coaches, and Parents,

    Please read the following reminders to help you better prepare for game day:

    Coordinators

    1. Please have a gym monitor at your home gym at all times to ensure game day runs smoothly and answer any questions coaches or parents might have
    2. The home team must provide a scoreboard operator
    3. Make sure your gym is open 30 minutes before the first game of the day
    4. You may charge a gate fee but it MUST NOT exceed the agreed upon league max ($7-family, $3-adult, $1-student).  Family = immediate family parents, children, it does not include cousins, friends, etc 
    5. Make sure that a roster for each of your teams is available on the web site

    Coaches

    1. Please familiarize yourself with the Rules that govern the division your team is playing in
    2. Make sure you are familiar and your parents and players are familiar with the Codes of Conduct
    3. Work with your coordinator to make sure each parent has filled out an on-line Liability Waiver
    4. Please pay referee(s) before each game.  There is a single referee for 2nd grade games that is paid $14 by EACH team and two referees for all other games.  Each team pays one of the referees $25 for 3rd-12th games.
    5. The WINNING coach is responsible for reporting the game score within 48 hours of the game being completed.  You can do this from your Coach Portal, from a new menu option under Portals->Coach or you can edit your coach account and subscribe to a score reporting notification which will email you a linke to the score reporting page during your game.  Scores are NOT reported for 2nd grade games.
    6. Treat referees, players, and parents with respect.  We take our codes of conduct very seriously.

    Parents

    1. Cheer on your kids!  There is almost a 100% chance that your son or daughter will not play in the NBA or WNBA.  Help make youth basketball a positive experience for them.
    2. Be prepared to pay a gate fee as discussed in the coach section.  Not all organizations charge the fee but you should not be suprised if they do.  NEW ... we have polled our organizations and asked them if the plan on charging a gate fee.  When you click on a gym from your schedule for directions, you can go to the info page (or find the gym from our Organizations-<Gym menu) and it will tell you if the organization plans on charging admission.  The max fee is $7-family, $3-aduit, $1-student.  The organization may charge less if they want, but not more.
    3. Please read our Parent Code of Conduct and conduct yourself in a manner that would make your child proud.

     

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    Nov

    22

    Season Schedules Now Available

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    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


     

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    Nov

    20

    Coach Accounts

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    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!

    Coach Account Check


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    Nov

    02

    CPYBL Preseason Shootout Schedule Available

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    Coaches,

    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!

    1. 2-14 minute running clock halves with stop and go in the last minute of each half.
    2. 3 time outs per game
    3. Man to man only
    4. Exact playing time is tough with a running clock. We ask that you play your players equally. Do the best you can.
    5. There are no awards, trophies, etc ... this is an exhibition tournament to get some work in with your team in a competitive environment.  Please don't report your scores on the web site. 

     

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    Sep

    22

    Amerileagues Sports Supply On-Line Store

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    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!


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    Aug

    02

    Lindsay's Law

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    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:

    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:


     

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    Jul

    11

    August Member Meeting

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    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.


     

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    Apr

    06

    Informational Pages

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    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 Page       Coaches Page       Coordinators Page


     

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    Jan

    26

    Tournament Information

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    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:

  • All tournaments are single elimination
  • There is not a tournament for 2nd graders as voted on by coordinators earlier this season
  • 1st and 2nd place teams will receive individual player medals
  • Teams will be assigned to brackets and seeded based on regular season record at 2/12 at 12pm. This is a massive tournament and we cannot extend this time. PLEASE HAVE ALL GAME SCORES REPORTED!. The main factor in seeding is record, but we also look at a variety of other factors. This is not an exact science so please be respectful of our decisions. Nobody is out to get your team.
  • All communities hosting tournaments MUST have a gym monitor in their gym for all games and they must also have someone available to run the clock.
  • Some games will be played on Thursdays. They will only be scheduled from 5pm-9pm. 3rd and 4th graders will not play 8pm games on Thursday. Friday games may be scheduled from 5pm-10pm.
  • We are working with area high schools to have all athletic, and potentially high-rec, championship games played in high school gyms on Sunday.

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    Nov

    24

    Season Schedule Published

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    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:

  • The schedule is final
  • Any issues with the schedule should be taken to your community coordinator who can contact the league if necessary
  • Teams that play in divisions with an odd number of teams will usually have one bye weekend and one weekend where they play multiple games.
  • All schedules were reviewed by your community coordinators who provided feedback to the league that was incorporated into the final schedule
  • Athletic schedules were very tricky this year due to a large number of divisions with an odd number of teams in them and limited gym time given to the league by several communities. We did the best we could with what we had.
  • We would like to wish everyone the best of luck this season and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families


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    Nov

    03

    Preseason Shootout Schedule

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    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:

  • We will play four 8 minute running clock quarters with the stop and go in the last minute of each half
  • Man to Man defense only
  • Pressing rule will follow the CPYBL rules
  • 3 timeouts per game
  • Schedule by Pool Schedule by Gym Schedule by Team


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    Oct

    25

    Registration Metrics

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    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.

    Registered Teams by Grade/Skill Registered Teams by Organization


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    Aug

    10

    CPYBL Preseason Shootout Info

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    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.

    1. Athletic and recreational divisions will be offered for boys and girls in grades 3-6.
    2. If you would like to host games for this tournament, you can either email us or simply indicate the times you have available on your gym availability calendar.
    3. $95 fee includes 3 games AND referee fees. Organizations can pay all fees up front for their teams eliminating the need to dispense cash to coaches before the season starts.
    4. Web site based schedule! No more crazy spreadsheets. The schedule will be fully vetted on our web site and can be viewed using traditional methods.
    5. Coordinators can register teams for the tournament on-line during the regular season registration process by simply checking a box on the bottom of the on-line registration form.  You can also register your team for the tournament any time after season registration by editing the team record from the My Teams section of your coordinator portal.  There is a checkbox indicating whether or not your team plans on playing.
    6. Coaches are unable to register teams directly and should funnel requests through their coordinators or if their organization is not paying their registration, they can contact us directly.

    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]

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    Feb

    21

    Tournament Information

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    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.

    Find My Bracket (NEW!) Physical Bracket (NEW!) Schedule by Bracket  Schedule by Gym 

    TOURNEY INFO

    1. This is a single elimination tournament
    2. 1st and 2nd place teams will receive individual player medals
    3. Teams were assigned to brackets and seeded based on regular season record at 2/12 at 12pm. The main factor in seeding is record, but we also use a strength of schedule calculation to help. This is not an exact science so please be respectful of our decisions. Nobody is out to get your team.  Regardless of seed, you have to win out to win your bracket championship.
    4. Some games will be played on Thursdays. They will only be scheduled from 5pm-9pm. 3rd and 4th graders will not play 8pm games on Thursday. Friday games may be scheduled from 6pm-10pm.
    5. Teams are not necessarily playing in the same bracket they did during the regular season.  Athletic divisions were split across more brackets than existed during the regular season.  Low-performing high-rec teams may have been moved down to rec brackets and visa versa.  In other words, we did the best we could to place teams into brackets where they could be competitive.  Recreational teams are combined into a large city-wide pool and then split into brackets based on record so if you are 1-8, chances are, most of the teams in your tournament bracket are also 1-8.
    6. We are a big league and that means that teams will be traveling all over the city for the tournament.  Athletic and high-rec teams are used to this during the regular season, but in order to make the most competitive and balanced tournament possible for recreational teams, this means travel.  We hope the amount of travel is offset by a lot of very competitive and exciting tournament games for recreational teams that have had varied levels of success during the regular season.

    TOURNAMENT GAME HOSTS

    1. Admission is the same as during regular season
    2. Admission may be charged once per day per person per site
    3. You must provide a clock operator and gym supervisor
    4. Please have someone available to hand out medals after championship games
    5. Medals must be picked up the week of the tournament.  Time and location TBD.  All tournament hosts will be emailed this information in the next few days.

    COACHES

    1. Please behave in a manner becoming of a youth leader
    2. Teams are responsible for paying referees the same as during the regular season
    3. Any use of non-rostered players will result in your team's dismissal from the tournament.  Please verify your on-line roster is correct.  No excuses.  This should have been completed in early December.
    4. Please adhere to playing time requirements.  Teams found to be in violation of the requirement, will be dismissed from the tournament.  Please follow protocol as laid out in the Rules document to report playing time issues to the league.  Protests will not be heard if protocol is not followed.
    5. Winning coach should report game score immediately following game
    6. Coaches and parents that approach referees after the game to air grievances will be subject to up to a half-season suspension for next year.  DON'T DO IT!  Many coaches, players, and parents are under the impression (based on emails we receive throughout the season), that we don't hold referees accountable for their actions.  Please know that we regularly review referee performance and have suspended and even removed referees from the league during the regular season.  Everyone is responsible for their own behavior.
    7. If you coach multiple teams, you will need to have your assistants help you during the tournament.  This is something we have stated to your coordinators from day one this season.  We are simply not able to work around multiple team conflicts like we were during the regular season as the tournament is crunched into such a small period of time with many inter-dependencies.

    FANS

    1. This is youth basketball, please behave in an appropriate manner.  We have had a large increase in issues this year with fan behavior.
    2. Cheer on your kids and be respectful of coaches and referees
    3. Fans that violate codes of conduct during the tournament will be subject to up to a half-season suspension for next year!

     

    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.

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    Dec

    03

    Score Reporting

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    Coaches, league play starts this week. There are several ways for the winning coach to log their game score.

    1. Subscribe to the Score Reporting Reminder notification and receive an email during your game with a link to the report score form.
    2. Login to your Coach Portal and find games that need scores logged in the upper right hand corner of your portal
    3. Login to your Coach Portal and log or edit your game scores from your team schedule
    4. Your coordinator also has the ability to log your game scores if you are having difficulties

    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!

     

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    Jul

    16

    League Basics

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    Please review our league calendar listed above. The following is a list of basic information about our league.

  • 2nd-12th grade boys and girls basketball
  • Recreational and athletic divisions
  • Saturday and Sunday games with an occasional Friday evening game
  • 10 game season for recreational divisions
  • 10 AND 20 game options for high-rec divisions
  • 20 game season for athletic divisions
  • 3 game running clock round-robin preseason tournament
  • Single elimination post season tournament
  • Recreational teams grouped in pods based on geography

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    Jun

    29

    Looking for a League or a Team?

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    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.


     

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    Jan

    09

    Inclement Weather Information

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    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:

    1. Create an account on our web site and subscribe to game status change notifications. An account can be created by clicking on the Register link above our logo. When registering for an account, you can choose to subscribe to a team or teams and also choose to receive certain types of notifications about that team. When a game is postponed, cancelled, or the location or time of the game is changed, you will receive either a text message or an email based on your settings. Text messages are almost instantaneous after the change has been made while emails can lag a bit depending on your service provider. If you signup for a text message notification, make sure you include your cell phone number (include area code) when filling out your account information
    2. Go to our web site. When a gym is closed for the entire day, a message will appear on the front page of the web site indicating that the gym is closed. If you are scheduled to play a game at that gym that day, you will then know that the game has been postponed
    3. Follow us on Twitter @cpybl . We will not tweet out individual gym closings but if ALL of our gyms are closed due to inclement weather we will tweet that information.
    4. Look at your team schedule on our web site.. If an organization closes a gym for an entire day via our web site, this will automatically set the status of all games scheduled at that gym to "postponed". If only a handful of games are postponed on a given day, then your schedule won't be updated in real time but might lag a few hours as we manually update game statuses.


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    Dec

    10

    Game Rescheduling

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    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:

    • Gym closing
    • Head coach and all assistants are not available
    • The team has fewer than 5 players that can attend the game due to a school sponsored event or illness

    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.