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2018 - 2019 Raptors Basketball

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)
  • Littleton Thunder              
  • Warriors (Highlands Ranch Area)

Accepting 7th and 8th grade boys coaches; and a coach for a combined 6th/7th grade girls team.

  • Practice starts week of October 29, 2018
  • 2 practices a week (1.5 hrs. each practice) held at local schools/gyms, games for 2nd and 3rd grade are on Fridays, games for 4th – 8th grade are on Saturdays.

For more information, please contact Justin Anderson at or 720-371-3641 for details.


League play runs from November through February, for boys and girls teams from 2nd through 8th grade.  Season will consist of preseason games, 8 regular season games, and a playoff tournament at the end of the season.  Dates are subject to change.

  • Registration is closed as of October 15, 2018.
  • Raptors Basketball Night (evaluations/uniform fitting/fan wear) - Monday, October 15th at Castle Rock Middle School
    • Boys/Girls (1st grade – 4th grade):  6PM – 7:30 PM
    • Boys/Girls (5th grade – 8th grade): 7:30PM – 9PM
  • Practice Starts: Week of October 29th, 2018
  • AYL Basketball Schedules posted: November 14, 2018
  • Preseason Games: November 16 - 17, 2018
  • First Season Games: November 30 and December 1, 2018
  • Final Season Games: February 9, 2019
  • Playoff Tournament: February 11 – 19, 2018
  • Finals: February 22-23, 2019

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.   



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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