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)
Stallions (North Aurora Area)
Warriors (Highlands Ranch Area)
Registration will be open until Monday, October 14th at midnight.
Season Calendar/Important Dates:
Practices start Monday October 28, 2019
Games start on November 15, 2019
Playoffs/Championship from February 8th-21st, 2020
New Uniforms are REQUIRED for each registered participant (previous uniforms have been discontinued). 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 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 can be played on Friday evenings from 6pm - 9pm or Saturdays 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 60% 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.