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AYL 3V3 Summer Season

Due to these unforeseen times and the inability to secure adequate gym space, the AYL will be postponing the 2021 5v5 Summer Season. We are very sorry for not being able to fulfill our first summer season but please understand the AYL Basketball board has been meeting weekly for many months to organize and provide an opportunity for our youth to compete. 

With that said we are happy to announce the AYL will be offering a 3v3 (3 on 3) league that will be hosted out of the new South Suburban Sports Complex.

The new 3v3 league begins in June so please visit your club’s home page for registration and details. Space will be limited so act fast as spots will fill fast. AYL Basketball is back and we are excited to see our youth back out there competing and enjoying the game we all love so much.

3x3 Season Details

  • Open 2nd - 8th grade boys/girls (divisions may be combined depending on registration counts)
  • 3 - 6 person rosters (typical), more is OK.
  • Doubleheaders, 2 - thirty minute games
  • Games are played Monday, Wednesday evenings and on Saturdays (play 2 nights a week)
  • 12-16 game season with a single elimination Championship Tournament
  • Season Dates: June 5, 2021  - July 10, 2021 (no games on July 3 - 5)
  • Games only, no practices (teams can practice at their own discretion/location)
  • All games will be played at the NEW South Suburban Sports Complex (additional locations may be added)

by posted 04/13/2021
Welcome to the new basketball page


2021-2022 Season

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.  

League play runs from November through February, for boys and girls teams from 2nd through 8th grade. Games can be played on Fridays through Sunday with Saturdays being the goal that all games are played on regardless of age. 

The 2019-2020 season will begin on November 15th and will run up to Championship day on February 22nd. 


Please visit your Member Club website for more information and registration: 

Littleton Thunder (Littleton/Centennial Area)  Cherry Creek
 Eagles (Denver Area)  Hawks (Parker Area)
 Raptors (Castle Rock Area)  South Jeffco (Littleton/Lakewood Area)
 Spartans (Aurora Area)  Warriors (Highlands Ranch Area)


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

Thank you for participating in the AYL Basketball Program!



posted 10/27/2019
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.

posted 04/19/2011
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