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Season Update

AYL Families 

 

For more than 50 years the AYL has brought communities together through Youth Sports. We know it has been a trying time and our hearts go out to everyone affected by the Corona Virus Covid-19 Pandemic.  

 

As the Covid-19 issue remains ever-changing the health and well-being of our families has remained our top priority. Because of that, we are postponing all AYL Youth Sports activities until further notice. This does not mean we are canceling any of our spring sports season including: Volleyball, Baseball, Boys and Girls Lacrosse. 

 

FAQ’s 

When will you start the season? 

We are currently following all state and local guidelines including CHSAA, which has delayed their seasons until April 18th, 2020. We cannot predict what is going to happen in the coming weeks and we think it is irresponsible to attempt to predict what will happen. We can assure you this- we will have a season….we just don’t know when we will be given the all-clear. 

 

Why not just cancel?

There are several reasons not to cancel:

  • We believe that when this situation ends our kids (and parents) will need to return to some form of normalcy to help in the healing process. 
  • Keeping the season will help our local small businesses, sports clubs, and officials. End of year parties (at local establishments), part-time officials, and youth sports organizations (who often operate on a thread) are a critical part of a strong community. Now is the time to stand together and make sure we stay strong. 
  • Canceling puts our non-profits clubs at risk of not being able to offer all of the services we have had in the past. 

 

Can I get a refund?

  • At this time NO clubs will be offering refunds. There are a couple of reasons for this:
    • We have already spent a portion of your dues on non-recoverable expenses including: insurance, field permits, training, sports equipment, scheduling etc.) . 
    • WE WILL HAVE A SEASON….it just may start a little late. 

 

What will the season look like?

Every idea is on the table. We have creative, smart people working to ensure we have a solution. We cannot know what is going to happen over the next few weeks and thus cannot predict the solution we will use. It will be different for each sport. 

i.e. Condensed season- more doubleheaders

 

- tournament play every weekend- using practice times for games….there are a lot more ideas and will let you know as soon what we decide as soon as we can. 

 

I know this is a time where kids and families are anxious or even scared. We get it, we too have families. We want nothing more than to get our kids and families back together at the parks, gyms or baseball diamonds for some fun, exercise and great competition with friends. 

 

On behalf of the entire AYL, I want to thank you for putting your trust in us and we appreciate the support for your local community-based club. We are committed to working through these challenging circumstances together.  

 

Craig Randall 

AYL President


by posted 03/22/2020
Welcome to Thunder Boys Lacrosse

 

Thunder Lacrosse is dedicated to the development of lacrosse in South Metro Denver by providing the opportunity to learn and play the game in a fun and challenging atmosphere.

The Thunder boys program is a member club of the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL).

The AYL is the Premier Competitive Youth Sports League in the Denver Metro area. They AYL offers competitive league play for all levels of talent from age 6 until high school. The AYL has member programs across the south metro area - South Denver, Littleton, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Parker and Castle Rock.


by Littleton Thunder posted 03/21/2020
Sportsmanship

 

Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding our sportsmanship expectations:

  • Please sit on the opposite side of the field from the player’s box on the same end of the field as your team. All of our Thunder parents and fans should be sitting together.
  • NO COACHING FROM THE SIDELINES. This is the coach’s job and the players / coaches should never hear “shoot” or “pass” from the parents. Don’t confuse your players by telling them what to do during the game; you may not know what the coaches have communicated with them.
  • DO NOT TALK TO THE REFS.  Again, this is the coach’s job and they will address and communicate with the refs as they deem appropriate.
  • Cheer for all good plays – if the other goalie makes a fantastic save on your son’s shot, although it’s not the outcome you wanted, it’s ok to clap.
  • After the game, tell your son how much fun it was to watch him play!

by posted 04/07/2019

GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT BOYS LACROSSE

CONTACT:

MIKE NAPOLILLI - DIRECTOR
boyslacrosse@littletonyouthsports.org

2020 Calendar of Season Events

  • Registration: Nov 2019- Mar 2020
  • Uniform Order Deadline: Jan 10
  • Practice Begins - Week of Feb 24
  • AYL Preseason Game Days: Feb 29 & Mar 1
  • AYL K/1st Preseason Game Day: Mar 1
  • King of the Rock Tournament - Mar 7-8
  • First Games - Mar 14
  • AYL Playoffs - May 9 (K-5th) and May 10 (6th-8th)
  • AYL Championships - May 15, 16, 17 
  • Colorado Lacrosse Championships - May 30-31 (seperate team registration required)
  • Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree - June 6 - 7 (seperate team registration required)
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Season Update
3/22/2020
Field Status
Metzler Ranch Park-West - Castle Rock OPEN (4/6) 
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