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Welcome to the CYO Basketball Page!

Welcome to 2015-2016 CYO Basketball

Information on coaches workshops, playoffs, tournaments and other CYO basketball information, when available, will be posted on this page.

Basketball Information

Oakland Diocese CYO Basketball Rules

2015-2016 NF High School Basketball Rules Changes

2015 - 2016 CYO Basketball Rules of Note

Over 2000 Coaches Attend CYO Basketball and Volleyball Coaches Workshops!

In preparation for the coming basketball and volleyball seasons, over 2000 CYO coaches were certified to coach at one of eleven Certification Workshops held around the diocese during October.  The two hour workshops included an emphasis on coaching youth with Christian values, first aid, diocesan policies and rules. Coaches also were required to complete online Safe Environment training and be screened through fingerprinting. 


The workshops centered around the three CYO "Points of Emphasis": Spirituality, Service and Sportsmanship. Pictured above are coaches in small group discussions around scenarios  that they may encounter during the season.


For information on your local CYO league, visit the links to the right.


St. Leander 8th Grade CYO Team in Service
to the Community

St. Leander CYO 8th Grade National Basketball Team recently collected bags of food around San Leandro neighborhoods to donate to St. Vincent DePaul. 
Coach Chris Alvarez writes: "My St.Leanders 8th grade National team, along with help from players from my two previous teams from St.Leanders and St.Felicitas, passed out nearly 4,000 bags and flyers in the neighborhoods of San Leandro on October 10th.  On the 17th we went back through the neighborhoods and collected about 400 bags of groceries for the needy.  The food was given to St.Vincent de Paul for distribution from their food pantry.  We would like to thank everyone that gave.  Over the past 5 years, my basketball teams have gathered over 1,300 bags of food in our annual food drives."
Pope Francis has proclaimed a Jubilee "Year of Mercy"  Thank you, St. Leander CYO for helping to "Feed His Lambs!"
Pictured above is a photo of the food collected with some of the participants.


Basketball Opportunities


Red and Black Basketball Skills Clinic Hosted by Salesian

Sharpen your basketball skills by attending the Red And Black Girls' Basketball Skills clinic with Coach Steve Pezzola and Salesian players.  The clinic will be on Saturday, November 14 at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club behind Salesian High School.
Click Here to Download More Information and Permission Form

Develop Your Basketball Skills at Excel

Coach Frank Allocco and Excel in Basketball offer a variety of outstanding basketball camps. Learn fundamentals and skills from one of the countries outstanding basketball coaches!
Click here to download the 2015 Camp Brochure.

14th Annual Ultimate Youth Bssketball Coaches Clinic
October 17 at Walnut Intermediate School
Click Here for more Information


Camp and Cinic Opportunities at De La Salle High School

Coach AJ Kuhle and De La Salle High School conduct camps and clinics for youth players and for coaches!

Youth Spartan Basketball Fall Camps
Select Tuesdays and Thursday through October 27

Youth Spartan Basketball Elite Fall Camps
Select Saturdays through October 24

De La Salle Basketball Coaches Cinic
Suncay, October 4

Click Here for more Information or to Register


"Go Coach" App for iPhone and iPad

American Sports Education Program (ASEP) has released a new iPhone and IPad App for youth basketball coaches - Go Coach Basketball. Click below for more details. Click here for Go Coach Basketball App Informaiton



CYO Basketball Playoffs

CYO Basketball Playoffs conclude the seasons! See Important Dates to the left for dates of the playoffs and visit this section for playoff information when posted.

For information, photos and results of Past Playoffs ...

Click here to visit the CYO Basketball Playoff Page for information and photos from past playoffs!


Outstanding Community Service by CYO Teams!

As part of Christian service, CYO teams are encouraged to plan projects to serve the needs of lhe community! Pictured are several examples: St. Felicitas CYO, San Leandro, food drive; Corpus Christi, Piedmont, 8th grade basketball serving a winter meal at St. Mary Center, and St. Anne, Union City 8th grade helping at Alexander Women's Shelter, San Jose.  Metro CYO League hosted a volleyball tournament with a donation to Breast Cancer research! Thanks to all for "giving back" with teams who are also Chistian Communities!





Catholic Youth Organization
Diocese of Oakland

2121 Harrison Street , Oakland CA 94612
510-893-5154 • Fax 510-834-5498

Bill Ford, CYO Director
Grace House, Administrative Assistant

CYO Email

2015-2016 CYO Basketball Important Dates

2015–2016 Boys' CYO Basketball
and Girls' CYO Basketball
(in the Diablo East, West Diablo and Tri-Valley Leagues)


  • Practice begins: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: October
  • Preseason Tournament Play: Friday, Sept. 11 - Friday, Nov 6
  • First day of League Play: Saturday, November 7
  • Thanksgiving Tounament Play: Monday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 29
  • Christmas Tournament Play: Monday, Dec. 21 - Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
  • Last day for league play (boys): Sunday, Feb 21
  • Diocesan Boys "American Division" Playoffs: Friday, Feb. 27 - Sunday, March 6
  • Diocesan Girls "American Division" Playoff (East Diocese Teams): Saturday, Sunday, March 5, 6 and Saturday, March 12.


2016 Girls' CYO Basketball
(in the Northern, EBPL, Metro and Southern Alameda County Leagues)


  • Practice begins: Monday, January 25, 2016
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: Feb. 4, 18,
    Mar. 1, 10
  • First day of League Play: Saturday, February 27
  • No CYO Activities: Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, March 24 - 27
  • Diocesan Girls Playoffs (West Diocese Teams): Saturday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 24
CYO Basketball Tournaments

CYO Basketball Tournaments are hosted by our parishes and Catholic schools.

Click here for Tournament Information including a link to the list of current CYO Basketball Tournaments.