September 24th Update: Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our virtual league meeting on September 16th. A survey went out a few days later that most of you have since filled out that will give us information on how we plan for the upcoming 2020-21 winter league. League play will begin in January and will run for 8 weeks. However, we are offering a three week league option in December for those that want to play, which at this point is about 50% of you. We will continue to rely on guidance from the State of Ohio, the OHSAA, and local school districts on precautions that must be taken in order to run our league in the safest manner possible. Our COVID-19 operating guidelines have been approved by the departments of health in all counties that we operate in and we stand ready to help our member communities. We understand that with such a large and diverse league that there are a variety of opinions and thoughts on COVID-19 and steps that must be taken to minimize exposure to it. However, we must come together for the common good and abide by guidelines that have been well thought out by the State of Ohio, the OHSAA, and the local school districts where your children attend school. The viability and success of the league will depend on it for this season.

We will meet again in early October to finalize timelines for the upcoming season and will be reaching out to coordinators with more information via email next week. If you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming season, please reach out to us directly. Thanks!

Important Info


  • 2nd-12th grade teams
  • 10 game rec schedules
  • 20 game athletic schedules
  • 20 game rec/high rec option
  • Rec, High-Rec, Athletic
  • Rec teams grouped by location
  • Athletic A/B/C divisions
  • League schedules all games
  • League manages/assigns refs
  • Games at member gyms
  • Preseason Shootout
  • Post-season tournament
  • The coach of the winning team (scores are not reported for 2nd grade games) is responsible for reporting the score of the game within 48 hours of the game being played.  Coaches can access score reporting from several places:
  • Report Scores menu option on the Portals->Coach menu
  • Report Score box in upper right corner of Coach Portal
  • My Team Schedule section of Coach Portal
  • Subscribe to Score Reporting Notifications and receive email with link on game day

  • ALL parents/guardians must fill out the CPYBL Liability Waiver form for each of their children. Players will not be allowed to participate in league games until the waiver has been submitted. Players who participate in a league game without a signed waiver, will be removed from the league for the remainder of the season per league rules.

    Liability Waiver Form

    Please take a moment to read the League Rules as well as the Codes of Conduct that are used to govern the league.

    League Rules

    Coach Codes of Conduct

    Officials Codes of Conduct

    Parent/Spectator Codes of Conduct

    Player Codes of Conduct

    Click on the button below to view information about tournaments that are being hosted by CPYBL members or to learn how to contact the league with information about your tournament if you are a member. We will NOT be running our Preseason Shootout this season and anticipate that other communities will not be running their tournaments. If they do, we will update that information here.

    Member Tournaments

    League Timeline Update (9/16/20)

    Thank you to those that attended our league meeting tonight.  We will be sending out a survey tomorrow to our member organizations to gather information about their preferences for the 2020-21 season.  Based on preliminary discussions, here are some key dates for the upcoming season.  These are not firm, but likely.

    1. October 1-25:  (Register 2nd-6th Grade Teams, Enter Gym Availability)
    2. November 13th: (7th-12th Grade Teams Registration Deadline)
    3. December:  3 week regular season for organizations that 1) want to play and 2) can play in December
    4. January/February:  8 week regular season starting weekend of January 9th and ending February 28th
    5. Tournament:  If possible, either limited tournament (certain divisions) or all divisions over two weekends


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    Note from Ben

    A lot of statements being made on social media, rest assured I am doing everything I can to make sure we have a safe season for all of the kids.

    - Ben Goodyear

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    Informational Pages

    If you would like to learn more about the CPYBL, feel free to access any of our informational pages which contain information about our league from the perspective of a coordinator, coach, and parent.  Parents, can also fill out their liability waivers right here.

    Parents Page       Coaches Page       Coordinators Page        Liablity Waiver

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    Big League, Local Feel

    CPYBL provides the diversity of a city-wide league with the feel of a smaller community based-league. Our large member base provides our athletic teams with the opportunity to travel and play the best competition while our pod system gives our recreational teams a community league feel.

    Where Are We?

    Better Communication

    Timely and accurate communication is paramount to running a successful sports league. Our league has the technology and processes in place to make this happen. Receive notifications on your favorite device based on your subscription choices. Schedule changes, tournament game scores, and more!

    Smart Scheduling

    Great schedules provide the building blocks for a successful season. Our proprietary scheduling engine allows us to navigate the complexities of league scheduling and provides our members the best possible schedule for their facilities while providing the best referees available for that level of play.

    Customer Service

    Our goal is to provide superior customer service which is why we are active managers of our league. Once the schedule has been published, we do not sit back and relax, we are actively involved in the day to day operations of our league. Ask our members, most emails are answered within the hour!

    About Us

    The Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League is re-inventing youth sports leagues. We partner with our member organizations to ensure the best possible basketball experience for the youth of our communities and their families as well as our volunteer coaches. The CPYBL is committed to bringing a positive league experience to all of our members and are always looking to improve our operations based on the suggestions of our active membership. Please enjoy our expanded web experience by creating an account on our web site or by following us on Twitter @CPYBL