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April 27, 2016

All GCYL Coaching assistant and head coaches, 


On May 17th the GCYL will be holding a coaches safety and training session for all coaches in the GCYL.  This is a requirement that you attend one of the two meetings in order to be eligible to coach for the 2016 season.  We will have three speakers covering important information on coaching safety, coaching character and rules.  All of which are extremely important to the league and our kids who participate in it.  

The meeting will be held at the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Football meeting room.   Please park in the Calhoun Garage (next to the soccer fields), and head toward the Lindner Athletic Facility.  The Calhoun Garage offers an Evening Rate for  classes/events which helps with parking.  You can want right towards the Linder Center and come in the front entrance.  We will request the Building open late/and have some staff on hand to help direct to the team room.

As mentioned above, this is a requirement to coach in the GCYL so please do not miss this opportunity.  There will be another one in July.  Coordinators, please make sure you forward this invite to any coach who has not registered from the list we sent to you.  

Thanks for all that you do for our kids in the GCYL.  We need to provide the landscape of safety for our sport and it all starts with you.  





GCYL Calendar

Approved Calender


April 30th Close Program Registration to establish individual team participation by each program
June 1st - all new players to the league must register online with the GCYL (online)
May 15th - all coaches must be registered with the league to coach with the GCYL (online)
May 17th Coaches Training Session at UC Football Team Center
Sunday, May 29th - League forms with team and field availability due to Todd Turner
Friday July 1- Final program rosters electronically due to EC (google drive)
Saturday July 30th  - GCYL schedule release pending approval of team participation
Thursday July 28th– Tentative first day of practice (See new practice outline below)
Practices 1&2: Wear helmet, t-shirt, shorts, & cleats.  Bring plenty of water.
Practices 3-5: Wear helmet, shoulder pads, t-shirt, shorts, & cleats.  Bring plenty of water.
Practice 6: Wear full gear.  Acclimation Practices - Control or Thud levels of contact-NO live action.  Bring plenty of water.
Practices after completing acclimatization: Wear full gear.  Live action permitted.  Bring plenty of water.
Saturday/Sunday, August 27/28th  – start of regular season
Friday September 9th - All rosters finalized (no additions)
Saturday/Sunday, October 22/23rd  -  Start of playoffs


Saturday/Sunday, November 5/6th - GCYL Championships
January 28, 2016

The sign up period will run from March 1st through April 30th.  

Please contact your parish office or school athletic board for details on registration.