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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

Oakland Diocese CYO Basketball Rules

2018 - 2019 CYO Basketball Rules of Note

Ordering  National Federation E Rules Books


It's Summertime 2019!  Interested in a Summer Sports Camp?  Click Here for a listing of summer sports camps around the diocese!

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 information and photos from previous playoffs!

The 2019 Oakland Diocese West Girls Basketball Playoffs
featiured 39 teams, 4th through 8th grade, from the western part of te diocese, in this four day tournament in May.

Click Here for 2019 Girls' Basketball West Playoffs Complete Results

Click Here to View the Article in the Catholic Voice

The 2019 Oakland Diocese "American Division" Boys Basketball Playoffs Sixty-three teams participated in the annual event over two weekends.  See above for a collage of photos from the final games and click below for complete results.

Click Here for 2019 Boys' Basketball Playoff Complete Results

 Click Here to See the Article in The Catholic Voice
on Boys' Basketball Playoffs!


The 2019 Oakland Diocese "American Division" East Girls Basketball Playoffs (East) for the 4th, 5th and 6th grade teams in the Diablo East and the West Diablo CYO Leagues participated in the playoffs in March.  See above for a collage of photos from the final games and click below for complete results.

Click Here for 2019 Girls' Basketball East Playoff Complete Results

Click Here to See the Article in The Catholic Voice
on Girls' Basketball Playoffs (East)

 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



Outstanding Service to Others by CYO Teams

CYO teams are challenged to participate in service projects for the community.  Two outstaning expamples are pictured.  The photo on the top features players from St. Catherine CYO, Martinez, in their 4th annual food drive for St. Vincent DePaul.  The bottom photos are the Our Lady of Grace, Castro Valley 8th grade team helping at the Alameda County Food Bank.  Congratulations to all CYO teams this season who have lived the spirit of the Gospels!


Holy Rosary Welcomes "New" Coaches!

Holy Rosary Parish, Antioch, welcomed a new pastoral staff this past summer.  In the process, they also welcomed two "new" CYO coaches for the Third Grade Boys CYO basketball team: Father Ramiro Flores, the Pastor. is an Assistant Coach and Father JImmy Macalinao, the Parochial Vicar, is the Head Coach.  Mr. Jorge Aragon fills out the coaching staff.  The above article and photos are from the Holy Rosary Sunday Bulletin in November ... lots of fun with prayer!
A special welcome to all new CYO coaches this season!


Basketball Opportunities

CYO Nights at Santa Clara Basketball

Take Your Players to a College Baskeball Game! Special CYO nights with Santa Clara Men's Basketball vs. USC or USF.


"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.