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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

New! 2016 Girls Basketball Coaches Certification Workshops Information

It's Time for CYO Basketball Playoffs

CYO Basketball Playoffs will conclude the basketball seasons! Many of our CYO leagues will host playoffs in their own league.  Check the league links to the right for additional information.

The Diocese of Oakland Boys' "American Division" Playoffs will begin on Friday, February 26 and continue through Sunday, March 6, for advancing 4th through 8th grade teams from qualifying leagues.  The games are exciting for our young players and feature outstanding basketball talent!

Click Here for 2016 Diocesan Boys Basketball Playoff Information

Coaches! Advancing to playoffs? Please download, complete and return the Team Information Shee to CYO by Wednesday February 17.
Click Here to download the Team Information Sheet

The East Diocese Girls' "American Division" Playoffs will begin on Saturday, March 5 for advancing 4th through 6th grade teams in the Diablo East and West Diablo leagues – featuring skilled basketball and exciting games!

Information for the 2016 Diocesan Girls' East Basketball Playoffs will be posted here when available.


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

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



Girls' CYO Basketball to Begin in Spring in Western Half of Diocese

Girls CYO Basketball will begin in the western part of the diocese.  Practice begins in late January with league play late February through May. Pictured above is action from Girls' CYO basketball plahyoffs at Moreau Cathoic High school last May.

(Girls in the eastern half of the diocese have league play in November through February.)

NEW! Click Here for information on 2016 Girls' Basketball Coaches Certification Workshops

CYO Teams 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. 
Pictured above is a photo of the food collected with some of the participants.
This is one example of how many of our CYO serve the community outside the lines of the court.  For more information of CYO Service:


Basketball Opportunities


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.


"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





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.