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Welcome to the CYO Basketball Page!

Welcome to 2016-2017 CYO Basketball

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

The 2016-2017 CYO Basketball Calendar dates are posted to the feft.  Posted to the right are links to the CYO Leagues and ndividual Parish CYO Programs.

For more informairton on CYO Basketball in the Oakand Diocese, contct your local parish/Catholic school CYO athletic director or


Basketball Information

Oakland Diocese CYO Basketball Rules

2016-2017 NF High School Basketball Rules Changes

2016 - 2017 CYO Basketball Rules of Note

Coach Ray Bannister Awarded Diocesan Medal of Merit

A CYO coach for 50 years, Ray Bannister was awarded the Diocesan Medal of Merit at a recent celebration in his honor at his home gym at St. John the Baptist parish, San Lorenzo.  As an additiontal honor, the court at St. John's was named "Ray Bannister Court."
For more informaiton click here for the article in the Catholic Voice


CYO Basketball Playoffs

Diocesan CYO basketball playoffs will be at the conclsion of each season.
Click Here to Visit the CYO Playoffs Results Page to view results from past playoffs


Basketball Opportunities


NEW! Develop Your Coaching Skills at Excel

Coach Frank Allocco and Excel in Basketball offer two coaching clinics to sharpen your coaching skills!  The "Youth Basketball Coaches Academy" on September 28-29 or the  "Ultimate Coaching Clinic" on October 8, offer  a variety of topics that will aid you in coaching CYO players. Learn coaching skills and philosophy from one of the countries outstanding basketball coaches! (Note: Not a Certifiaction Workshop)
Click here to download the Clinic 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

2016-2017 CYO Basketball Important Dates

2016–2017 Boys' CYO Basketball
and Girls' CYO Basketball
(in the Diablo East, West Diablo and Tri-Valley Leagues)

  • Practice begins: Thursday, September 1, 2016
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: October
  • Preseason Tournament Play: Friday, Sept. 9 - Friday, Nov 4
  • First day of League Play: Saturday, November 5
  • Thanksgiving Tounament Play: Monday, Nov. 21 - Sunday, Nov. 27
  • Christmas Tournament Play: Monday, Dec. 19 - Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
  • Last day for league play/playoffs (boys): Sunday, Feb 19
  • Diocesan Boys "American Division" Playoffs: Friday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, March 5
  • Diocesan Girls "American Division" Playoff (East Diocese Teams): Saturday, Sunday, March 4, 5 and Saturday, March 11.


2017 Girls' CYO Basketball
(in the Northern, EBPL, Metro and Southern Alameda County Leagues)

  • Practice begins: Monday, January 23, 2017
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: Feb. 7, 9, 28
    Mar. 9
  • First day of League Play: Saturday, February 25
  • No CYO Activities: Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, April 13-16
  • Diocesan Girls Playoffs (West Diocese Teams): Saturday, May 20 - 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.