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Boys Basketball General Information


Boys Basketball (Grades 2-8)

The Spartan basketball program is part of the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL) and as a member club, we offer both a boys and girls league for players in 2nd through 8th grade.   Please note that each child will play at his/her grade level as opposed to age group. A player is allowed to play up one grade level. A team may have one player who plays down one grade level. 

The AYL basketball season begins the first week of November with practices once or twice weekly depending on age and competition level. The season consists of eight (8) games. Games will take place on Saturdays for grades 4-8 and Friday evening for grades 2-3.  There are no games played during the two weeks of winter break. The season concludes with a two week play-off schedule and championship games. The championship games take place in mid-February.

Practice will be once or twice a week on a weekday at gyms in our area.  Those days of the week that practices take place will be determined closer to when the season begins.

We also offer two levels of competition in grades 3-7. (All second and eigth graders play in the same division.) When you register you will have the option of choosing the level of competition that’s appropriate for your player.  
The two levels are:

  • Division 2: For beginning and experienced players who wish to play above the recreational level
  • Division 1: Competitive basketball for very experienced players and teams looking for a high level of competition  

If you have questions regarding which level is appropriate for your player, please email