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Highlands Ranch, CO
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Warriors Basketball

The Warriors have provided the youth of our community the opportunity to play youth sports since 1967.  The Warriors are one of nine member clubs of the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL) and serve the youth in Northern Douglas County (for a description of the Warriors territory please select the "Our Territory" button).


Online registration begins 10/10 - 10/31, 2022 (early bird), and goes to regular registration on 11/1 and ends when the program is full. Returning players from the 2021-22 season must register by October 31st, 2022 to be granted higher priority over new players registering to Warriors basketball.   Late registration ($50 fee) will be charged for those whom register after October 31st, 2022.  Registration forms are accepted on a first come first serve basis (based on date you registered online or post marking). Limited amount of space is available and programs do fill quickly.

General Information:

The Warriors teams will play an 8-10 (depending on # of teams) game regular season schedule followed by an end of season tournament to be played at TBD faclities.  Practices for the 2022-23 season will begin the week of October 31st, 2022. Warrior teams are generally given several hours of practice weekly and days are typically decided by the coach. Games are generally played on Saturdays (with a possibly of Friday's) for all grade levels and will begin on January 7th, 2022. Our end of season play-offs and championship tournament games are usually completed by Mid March, 2023. *(Note all games and times are subject to gym time availability and could be played on alternate dates/times including Sundays).

Offerings, Eligibility/Age/Grade, In/Out Territory Players:

2nd grade Boys, 2nd Grade Girls can play up to 3rd grade girls or play 2nd grade boys if desired
3rd Grade Girls, 3rd Grade Boys
4th Grade Girls, 4th Grade Boys
5th Grade Girls, 5th Grade Boys
6th Grade Girls, 6th Grade Boys
7th Grade Girls, 7th Grade Boys
8th Grade Girls, 8th Grade Boys

Eligibility in the AYL is based on the grade that your child attends in the fall of 2022. Participants are allowed to play up one year without AYL Board approval. Teams are allowed (with prior AYL Board approval) to have one participant as a Play Down per team. Final teams/rosters must have a minimum of 70% In-Territory and a maximum of 30% Out of Territory players to have an AYL compliant roster. Generally if you live in Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Roxbourough you are in our territory. To learn more about our actual AYL territory please click on this link.     

Play Information:

Games in the AYL are played by having two 20 minute periods of continuous running play clock will be used. All grades within the AYL basketball league will play on a regulation 10-foot rim. For 2nd thru 3rd grades, a junior 27.5 ball will be used. For 4th and 5th grades an intermediate 28.5 ball will be used 6 - 8th grade boys teams will use a regulation 29.5 ball and the girls will still use the 28.5 ball. The court size will be regulation size for 4th - 8th grades and may vary for 2nd and 3rd grades. Additional information regarding the AYL league, rules and eligibility can be found at the official AYL website @ www.aylsports.org.


Questions:  Contact our volunteer basketball director