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Raptors Basketball

Updated 11/17/2020

Raptors Athletics is working closely with the AYL and surrounding school districts to determine a start date for the season.  Currently, the season is on HOLD due to COVID restrictions impacting indoor sports.  The season will ultimately depend on the ability to rent gyms from the schools.  Currently, all Douglas County School District indoor rentals will be cancelled until further notice.

Register today so we can start forming our rosters. All that is required to register is a $25 non-refundable deposit which includes a FREE Raptors T-shirt. Full registration balances won't be due until we secure the season dates.


    1. 2nd - 8th grade boys/girls

    2. Season Dates: TBD

    3. $25 Non Refundable deposit to secure a spot on your team's roster

    4. Includes a FREE long sleeve Raptors Basketball Tshirt

    5. If we are unable to have a season this year, Tshirts will be shipped to the registrants address (PLEASE MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE APPROPRIATE ADDRESS ON FILE) otherwise we will distribute at the start of the season.

    6. Full Registration Fee will be $375 ($25 deposit to be applied)

    7. Uniforms: $90 (Reversible shirt/short) *We will be using the same uniforms that were used in the 2019 season, we will address number duplication as needed.


We will keep you updated once we receive confirmation from schools regarding gym permits and season dates are secured.


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: 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.  Either a Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs. 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 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. 



Championship Saturday

The 2019-2020 AYL Basketball Season came to an end this weekend with 4 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.


5th Grade Girls - League Runner Up

Coaches, John Drury, Justin Wesbrook, Stephanie Sawin

5th Grade Boys/Division One - League Champs

Coaches Justin Kliewer, Ray Cross

6th Grade Boys/Division Two - League Runner Up

Coaches Ben Schifferer, Jason Clarkson

7/8th Grade Girls - League Champs

Coaches Kyle Hunter, Janna Pedersen


by posted 02/25/2020
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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