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Welcome to the CYO Basketball Page!

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Welcome to the CYO Basketball Page!

Welcome to 2018 - 2019 CYO Basketball


Welcome to a season of CYO basketball in the Oakland Diocese.  Last season, over 1100 basketball teams from 3rd therough 8th grade participated.

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

The 2018-2019 CYO Basketball Calendar dates are posted to the left.  Posted to the right are links to the CYO Leagues and Individual Parish CYO Programs.

For more information on CYO Basketball in the Oakand Diocese, contact your local parish/Catholic school CYO athletic director, visit the link listed to the right for your parish,  or


Basketball Information

Information on 2018 Basketball Workshops Now Posted!

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 Information

The individual CYO leagues and the Oakland Diocese CYO host playoffs for qualifying teams at the conclusiton of the seasons.  Check here for information on diocesan playoffs when available, and below for informaiton and photos from previous playoffs!

 Past Playoffs Results and Information

Click Here for Information on the 2018 Basketball Playoffs

Click Here for Information on 2017 CYO Basketball Playoffs

Click Here for Information on Previous Playoffs 2013-2016


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

Coaches Training with Excel in Basketball and Coach Frank Allocco

Attend one of the annual sessions with Coach Frank Allocco and Excel in Basketball.  Designed for youth sports coaches to learn new skills and sharpen skills. (Note: not CYO Certification Workshops.)

Click Here for Information Flyer



"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

2018-2019 CYO Basketball Important Dates

2018–2019 Boys' CYO Basketball
and Girls' CYO Basketball
(in the Diablo East, West Diablo and Tri-Valley Leagues)

  • Practice begins: Saturday September 1, 2018
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: October
  • Preseason Tournament Play: Friday, Sept. 7 - Friday, Nov 2
  • First day of League Play: Saturday, November 3
  • Thanksgiving Tounament Play: Monday, Nov. 19 - Sunday, Nov. 26
  • Christmas Tournament Play: Monday, Dec. 17 - Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
  • Last day for league play/playoffs (boys): Sunday, Feb 17
  • Diocesan Boys "American Division" Playoffs: Friday, Feb. 22 - Sunday, March 3
  • Diocesan Girls "American Division" Playoff (East Diocese Teams): Saturday, Sunday, March 2, 3 and Saturday, March 9.


2019 Girls' CYO Basketball
(in the Northern, EBPL, Metro and Southern Alameda County Leagues)

  • Practice begins: Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: Feb. 5, 7, 26
    Mar. 7
  • First day of League Play: Saturday, February 23
  • No CYO Activities: Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, April 18 - April 21
  • Diocesan Girls Playoffs (West Diocese Teams): Saturday, May 18 - Wednesday, May 22
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.