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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

Girls' CYO Basketball Play Continues with Exciting Games

The 2016 Girls' CYO Basketball seaspn is continuing with over 100 teams competing with teams in the 3rd through 8th grades.  Teams represent local Catholic schools and parishes in the wetern half of the diocese.

Pictured above is action from a recent 8th grade game at St Cornelius School gym between the teams from St. Cornelius and St. Joseph, Pinole.  St. Joseph won the game in a close contest.

Applications are being Accepted for the Marty Mart CYO Scholarship for 2015-2016

Each year, the Oakland Diocese CYO awards a scholarship, the Marty Mart Scholarship, to an outstanding 8th grade CYO player.  The award is named in honor of Marty Mart, longtime CYO associate director.  The scholarship is funded entirely by private donations and is open to any 8th grade player who paricipated in CYO during the 2015-2016 school year. (Another scholarship was previously awarded for 2015-2016 Girls' CYO Volleyball.)

See the Scholarship Application for complete requirements, application process and deadlines.

 Click Here to Visit the Marty Mart Scholarship Page to Download an Application and for more Information.

CYO Basketball Playoffs

CYO Basketball Playoffs concluded the basketball seasons with skilled basketball play and exciting games!

The Diocese of Oakland Boys' "American Division" Playoffs ended with exciting final games. Playoffs were marked by lots of "Curry-like" outside shooting  nice post-play and skilled defenses! Congratulations to our 8th grade champions, St. John, San Lorenzo, and St. Martin De Porres, Oakland, as well as the other grade champions, finalists, and all who participated.  Complete results are linked below.

The East Diocese Girls' "American Division" Playoffs have concluded featuring 4th, 5th and 6th grade teams in the Diablo East and West Diablo Leagues.  Congratulations to the grade winners – 4th Grade St. Mary, 5th Grade Immaculate Heart of Mary and 6th Grade St. John Vianney – and to all teams who played! Complete results are linked below.

Click Here for Complete Results of 2016 East Diocese of Oakland CYO Girls' Basketball Playoffs


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

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



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


De La Salle Basketball Summer Camps Announced!

Coach AJ Kuhle and De La Salle High School have announced summer camp programs for 2016. Join the Spartans for an exciting summer of basketball skills!
Click Here for Dates and Information

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.