Raptors Basketball Night
Uniform Fitting and Skills/Drills
Douglas County High School Gym (Main)
Tuesday, October 4th
2nd - 4th Grades: 6pm to 7:30pm
5th - 8th Grades 7:30pm - 9pm
This event is for new and existing Raptors Basketball athletes.
Raptors Coaches will be on hand putting the athletes through various skills and drills in the gym. This allows coaches to meet with parents and players that have not yet been assigned to a team.
Please DO NOT bring a basketball. But come with gym attire and basketball shoes.
Athletes will have an opportunity to try on uniforms and ensure you ordered the appropriate size. You can log in to your account and make changes if needed after the event. All changes MUST be submitted by Sunday, October 9th.
Welcome to Raptors Basketball
Raptors Athletics is the youth sports league servicing Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Sedalia, and Larkspur areas. Raptors Athletics operates under our area's existing Arapahoe Youth League (AYL) membership, the premier youth competitive sports league in the South metro Denver area.
AYL Basketball Teams:
Uniforms: WE ARE USING SAME UNIFORMS AS LAST YEAR. Uniforms include reversible Jersey/Short. Uniforms are ordered at the time of registration.
Size Chart: https://www.leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=154192&org=RAPTORATHLETICSBOYSBASKETBALL
Practices: Practices are typically held 2 times a week for 1.5 hrs. Locations are at local schools in Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Franktown or Sedalia.
Games: Games can be played on Friday evenings from 6pm - 9pm or Saturdays/Sundays from 8am - 9pm (regardless of grade/level). Home games are played in Castle Pines or Castle Rock. Away games are determined by AYL (visit www.AYLsports.org for a list of teams in our league)
Levels of Play:
Division 1: This level of competition is intended for kids who have been playing basketball consistently and understand fundamentals of ball handling and basic game rules. Teams that have played together in other leagues for at least 1 year should consider playing at this level. Returning AYL teams that have a greater than 50% winning record AND 65% or more of their players returning are encouraged to play at this level.
Division 2: This level of competition is intended for kids who desire a competitive basketball experience but may not have been playing on a consistent team in previous years or are just moving up from a recreational league.
All teams will be reviewed by the Basketball Board to determine if further division of age groups is necessary, based on teams registered. Divisions within age groups will be split into further groups: West, East, South and Midwest. The Board will work together to create groups based on standings history and coach information to provide for better competitive matchups. Based on the number of teams registered, separate playoff and championship games may be provided for groups as appropriate.
It is the AYL Basketball Board's goal to manage a program that is fun and promotes sportsmanship and a lifelong love of the game of basketball. Throughout the season we will post updates and other additional information so please check back periodically.