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Welcome to the CYO Basketball Page!

Welcome to 2019 - 2020 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 2019-2020 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

2019 - 2020 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 information and photos from previous playoffs!

 Past Playoffs Results and Information


Click Here for Information on the 2019 Basketball Playoffs

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!



Basketball Opportunities

 Frank Allocco and Excel Basketball
Coaching Clinics

Learn new coaching techniques or sharpen your coaching skills with these two coaching clinics offered by legendary coach Frank Allocco and Excel!  The Youth Basketball Coaches Academy will be on Monday and Wednesday nights, September 16 and 18.  The Ultimate Youth Basketball Coaches Clinic will be on Saturday, Ocotober 12.  Both are at St. Mary's Gym, Walnut Creek.  A great way to begin your coaching season!

Click Here for a Link for More Information


De La Salle Coaches Clinics

A one night coaching skills clinic is offreed by coach Justin Argenal and the De La Salle coaching staff on Wednesday, September 25. Sharpen yur coaching or learn new skills to prepare for the season!

Cick Here to Download Information Flyer

Salesian Girls' Basketball Clinic

Join Coach Steve Pezzola and the Salesian Coaching Staff for a two-hour Saturday morning skills clinic for girls' basketball players.  Clinic is at Salesian High School on Saturday, November 9.

Click Here to Download 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

2019-2020 CYO Basketball Important Dates

2019–2020 Boys' CYO Basketball
and Girls' CYO Basketball
(in the Diablo East, West Diablo and Tri-Valley Leagues)

  • Practice begins: Sunday September 1, 2019
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: October
  • Preseason Tournament Play: Friday, Sept. 8 - Friday, Nov 1
  • First day of League Play: Saturday, November 2
  • Thanksgiving Tounament Play: Monday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Dec. 1
  • Christmas Tournament Play: Monday, Dec. 26 - Friday, Jan. 2, 2020
  • Last day for league play/playoffs (boys): Sunday, Feb 16
  • Diocesan Boys "American Division" Playoffs: Friday, Feb. 21 - Sunday, March 1
  • Diocesan Girls "American Division" Playoff (East Diocese Teams): Saturday, February 29, Sunday, March 1 and Saturday, March 7.


2020 Girls' CYO Basketball
(in the Northern, EBPL, Metro and Southern Alameda County Leagues)

  • Practice begins: Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: Feb. 6, 25
    Mar. 5
  • First day of League Play: Saturday, February 22
  • No CYO Activities: Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, April 9 - April 12
  • Diocesan Girls Playoffs (West Diocese Teams): Saturday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 20
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.