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Arapahoe Youth League (AYL) Competitive Team Information





We serve players attending schools such as Columbine, Chatfield, Dakota Ridge, Mullen, Heritage, Conifer, D'Evelyn, Evergreen and several more in the surrounding communities!

Our South JeffCo Premier 2nd -8th grade boys and girls basketball program competes in the Arapahoe Sports League (AYL) as a club member under the AYL banner.  This league offers two competitive divisions and provides our players an opportunity to compete against teams from high school areas such as Chaparral, Arapahoe, Heritage, Cherry Creek, Denver South, Overland, George Washington, Douglas County, Thunder Ridge, Regis Jesuit and many more.

Arapahoe Youth League Competitive Team Information

Registration Deadline:  October 12th 

Tryouts, Team Formation and Rosters:  Players returning from the previous season may continue to play with their previous team and/or coach. Players who are new to South JeffCo and need to be placed on an AYL team will have a tryout Sunday, October 15th at Deer Creek Middle School from 9:30-10:30am (Boys) and 10:45-11:45am (Girls). THIS TRYOUT IS FOR TEAM PLACEMENT ONLY - ALL PLAYERS WHO REGISTER WE ATTEMPT TO PLACE ON A TEAM!!!

You can make a specific coach and teammate request during the registration process and we do our best to honor those requests. League placement (Competitive D1 or D2) will be determined by the coach and South JeffCo Premier Staff.

Rosters will be emailed to participants no later that October 23rd!   

General Important Dates:

  • October 15th Ayl Tryouts Deer Creek Middle School 9am-Noon
  • November 6th – Practices Start
  • December 1st – February 12th – League Games
  • December 27th – 30th – Holiday Tournament (Optional - $350/team)
  • February 12th – 20th – Post-Season Single Elimination Tournament

Grades:  2nd – 8th grade boys and girls.

Practices:  Each team will have 2 practices per week, on days between Monday and Thursday, at a school in the Littleton area.  Practice times are dependent on available gym space and specific times and locations cannot be requested.

Games:  Teams will play in 8 Regular Season League games and a single elimination Post-Season Tournament.  Games will be held mostly at Douglas and Jefferson County schools.

**Games will be played on Friday evenings and Saturday's (for 2nd & 3rd grade teams) and Saturdays (for 4th-8th grade teams). One to two games per week.

Cost: $225 per player. The uniform fee is $45.

Uniforms:  The South Jeffco Premier Basketball Program has one universal uniform (jersey and shorts).  All players for the 2017-18 season can wear their uniforms from 2016-17.  New players must purchase a new uniform during registration and it will be provided their uniform prior to their first game.  Numbers are pre-determined.  A fitting will be scheduled prior to the beginning of the basketball season. 

Refund Policy:  A $35 fee will be charged to anyone registered who withdraws prior to the registration deadline.  No refunds will be issued after the close of registration.



South JeffCo AYL Holiday Tournament

South Jeffco and AYL will be hosting a tournament for boys and girls AYL, JeffCo League, and Gold Crown  teams in the 3–8th grades.  This tournament is tentatively scheduled for December 28 -December 31.  All games will be held at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood, with each team participating being guaranteed a minimum of three games.  The cost of the tournament will be $350 per team.  This tournament is intentionally scheduled during the holiday school break, and will provide all teams some good competition prior to school restarting in January. More information on this tournament will be forthcoming on our website.


For 5th-8th grade boys and girls who wish to tryout for a Columbine Gold Crown team, please visit the Columbine Gold Crown page for tryout and registration information. 

*If your player attends Columbine Gold Crown Tryouts and does not make a team, please notify us immediately so that we can place them on a South JeffCo Premier team playing in AYL or JeffCo League.  It is our goal to place each and every player who wants to play basketball this winter on a team!