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 2014-2015 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.
Division 1 – (Previously “Level 0”)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 – (Previously “Level 1”) 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.
Regular season games will begin in early December and wrap up in early February. The playoff round and championship games will also be played in February.
It is the AYL basketball Board's goal to manage a program that is fun and promotes sportsmanship and a lifelong love of the gmae of basketball. Throughout the season we will post updates and other additional informationso please check back periodically.
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.