The Arapahoe Youth League (AYL) offers the premier youth competitive basketball league in the South metro Denver area. The AYL is organized by Member Clubs that manage different territories in the areas that we support. We offer teams from 2nd through 8th grade with 2 levels of competition for 3rd through 8th grade.
For the 2015-2016 basketball season, the AYL Basketball board has made some changes to our levels of competition in the hopes that they will be less confusing and provide a better competitive experience for the teams in each division.
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 required 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 to 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 informationso please check back periodically.
Breaking News: AYL Basketball Increases Season Games and Introduces Preseason Tournament!
AYL Basketball is excited to announce MORE GAMES for the 2015/2016 Basketball Season! AYL has added a preseason tournament for all teams, included in registration fees. In addition, all teams will have a minimum of 10 games during the season. The detailed calendar is as follows:
Preseason Tournament: Friday, November 20th through Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
AYL Baseball Schedules posted:
First Season Games
All teams will have at least 2 double-headers during the season play
Holiday Hoops Tournament
December 27 – 30, 2015
Optional/Registration $350 per team
Final Season Games
Friday, February 12th through Thursday, February 18th
AYL goes mandatory concussion for training for all coaches!
It is now mandatory that all coaches that coach in the AYL must take the NFHS Concussion Class. For more info click on Senate Bill 40 click the menu button to the left or to take the certification class now click here.