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Welcome to the CYO Basketball Page!

Welcome to 2017 - 2018 CYO Basketball


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

The 2017-2018 CYO Basketball Calendar dates are posted to the feft.  Posted to the right are links to the CYO Leagues and Individual Parish CYO Programs.


Basketball Information

Information on Coaches Certification Workshops

Oakland Diocese CYO Basketball Rules

2017-2018 NF High School Basketball Rules Changes

2017 - 2018 CYO Basketball Rules of Note

Ordering  National Federation E Rules Books


CYO Basketball Playoffs

 "American Division" Boys' Basketball Playoffs

Oakland Diocese CYO Boys' Basketball Playoffs are slated to begin on Friday, February 23 and continuing over two weekends of play for teams from qualified leagues in the Oakland Diocese. Invited teams will be the top two "American Division" teams, 4th through 8th grades, from each of the six participating leagues.

Click Here to Download Playoff Fact Sheet, Schedule and Bracketing

Coach!  Going to Playoffs?  Click here to download Playoff Program Information Sheet, due by Wednesday, February 14.

"American Division" Girls' Basketball Playoffs
(East Diocese)

Oakland Diocese CYO Girls' Basketball Playoffs are slated to begin on Saturday, March 3 and continuing over two weekends of play. Invited teams will be the top four "American Division" teams from the Diablo East and West Diablo CYO Leagues, 4th through 6th grades.  (7th and 8th grade teams from those league participate in a year-end tournament.)

Click Here to Download Playoff Fact Sheet, Schedule and Bracketing

Coach!  Going to Playoffs?  Click here to download Playoff Program Information Sheet, due by Saturday, February 24.

Click Here for Information on 2017 CYO Basketball Playoffs

Click Here for Information on Previous Playoffs 2013-2016

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

Girls' CYO Basketball is slated to start for parishes and Catholic schools in the westerm half of the diocese. Practice may begin at the end of January with league play to begin in late Feburary and early March. For more information, see the league or parish links, listed on the right.

Click Here for Information on Coaches Workshops



Tournaments "Add Spice" to
the CYO Basketball Season

A variety of tournaments sponsored by local CYO parishes and leagues begin each CYO basketball season and are played during holiday times. The tournments bring teams together from all areas of the diocese to sharpen team skills and start the season with excitement! 

Above are photos from the annual Mission Valley League CYO John Valle 3rd grade Jamboree.  The Jamboree, at Holy Spirit parish Fremont, brought together 3rd grade teams from the league for a Sunday afternoon of basketball fun!  The photos feature an opening prayer by Deacon Steve Lewellyn, a half time routine by Our Lady of Guadalupe cheerleaders and basketball play.

For more information on CYO touraments, Click Here for the CYO Tournaments Webpage


Basketball Opportunities

Take Your Team to a Golden State Warriors Game!

The Golden State Warriors have set up CYO Nights beginning in November to April!  These nights feature the NBA Champions along with the opportunities for CYO youth 18 and under to shoot a post-game free throw on the Warriors court!

Click Here for a link for dates and purchase information

Join the Santa Cruz Warriors at Oracle Arena

"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

2017-2018 CYO Basketball Important Dates

2017–2018 Boys' CYO Basketball
and Girls' CYO Basketball
(in the Diablo East, West Diablo and Tri-Valley Leagues)

  • Practice begins: Friday September 1, 2017
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: October
  • Preseason Tournament Play: Friday, Sept. 8 - Friday, Nov 3
  • First day of League Play: Saturday, November 4
  • Thanksgiving Tounament Play: Monday, Nov. 20 - Sunday, Nov. 27
  • Christmas Tournament Play: Monday, Dec. 18 - Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
  • Last day for league play/playoffs (boys): Sunday, Feb 18
  • Diocesan Boys "American Division" Playoffs: Friday, Feb. 23 - Sunday, March 4
  • Diocesan Girls "American Division" Playoff (East Diocese Teams): Saturday, Sunday, March 3, 4 and Saturday, March 10.


2018 Girls' CYO Basketball
(in the Northern, EBPL, Metro and Southern Alameda County Leagues)

  • Practice begins: Monday, January 22, 2018
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: Feb. 6, 8, 27
    Mar. 8
  • First day of League Play: Saturday, February 24
  • No CYO Activities: Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, Mar 29 - April 1
  • Diocesan Girls Playoffs (West Diocese Teams): Saturday, May 19 - Wednesday, May 23
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.