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Raptors Basketball

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:

  • Cherry Creek Bruins

  • Eagles (Denver Area)       

  • Hawks (Parker Area)

  • Raptors (Castle Rock Area)            

  • Spartans (Aurora Area)

  • Littleton Thunder              

  • Warriors (Highlands Ranch Area)

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.

Raptors Basketball Night

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. THESE ARE NOT TRYOUTS.

  • Raptors Coaches will be on hand putting the athletes through various skills and drills in the gym.  

  • 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.


by posted 09/21/2022
2021 - 22 Championship Weekend

The 2021-22 AYL Basketball Season came to an end this weekend with 3 of our teams making it to the Championship.  It was a great season all around, all Raptors teams competed throughout the year and represented positively both on and off the court.  Thank you and congrats to all that participated this year.

 

2nd Grade Boys - League Runner Up

Coach Justin Kliewer, Asst. Coach Brad McDonald

 

4th Grade Boys - League Runner Up

Coach Rob Martine, Asst Coach Marty Walsh

 

6th Grade Boys - League Runner Up

Coach Brandon Lish, Asst. Coach Chris Beerbower


by posted 02/24/2022
Local Vendor Spotlight: Raptors Apparel

Raptors is a proud supporter of local businesses! If you are looking for some fun Raptors apparel visit our store offered by Schmancy Tees! Click here to see everything available! You have the option to have the items shipped to you or picked up in Parker, Colorado. Turn around time is 2 weeks! 


by posted 07/21/2018
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