Basketball registration for the 2023-2024 season will be opening soon!
We look forward to you joining Spartans this coming Season!
You have reached the official home of the Spartans! The Spartans are the premier youth basketball organization serving Aurora, East Centennial and Unincorporated Arapahoe County. The Spartans are one of nine member clubs that compete against each other within the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL). The Spartans offer basketball for boys and girls from 2nd grade through 8th grade. Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of basketball and promote sportsmanship. If you are looking to have your child learn the fundamentals of basketball and have fun, you are in the right place!
Come join us and become a Spartan!
To register for BOYS BASKETBALL, please CLICK HERE
To register for GIRLS BASKETBALL, please CLICK HERE
Formed and operating since 1988, Spartan Youth Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who utilizes community volunteers and youth sports to foster a positive learning environment in which children can develop mental, physical, and emotional growth. By promoting commitment, teamwork and sportsmanship, children of all ages and ability gain confidence and learn life-long lessons.
Spartan Youth Club - Youth Come First!
League play runs from November through February, for boys and girl’s teams from 2nd through 8th grade. Teams will play between 10-12 regular season games (depending on the total number of teams in each grade level) followed by playoffs and a CHAMPIONSHIP weekend at TBD facility.
Eligibility: Eligibility in the AYL is based on the grade level your child will be enrolled in for the fall of 2023. Participants are allowed to Play Up one (1) grade level without AYL Board approval. Teams may be allowed one (1) Play Down participant, with prior AYL Board approval.
Practice Schedule: Practices for the 2023-2024 season will begin the first week in November, depending on gym availability. Teams are generally able to practice one to two times per week. The exact time and location of these practices are dependent on gym availability per approved permits by the CCSD and will be scheduled with the coaches as quickly as possible. However, practice days and times are typically Monday-Friday between 6:30-9:00.
Game Schedule: Regular season games are typically played on Saturday, with a possibility of Fridays and/or Sundays, depending on the total number of teams throughout the league and gym availability. Playoff games will be played on Saturday over the course of one to two weekends. The CHAMPIONSHIP weekend will be a full day of games played on Saturday at a TBD facility. (NOTE: ALL game and times are subject to gym availability and could be played at alternate locations and/or dates and times, including Sundays).
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 Spartan 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.
Note: Last season there were no separate divisions. The basketball board will be discussing this and make a decision as to whether or not we will have two divisions or just one by the end of September 2023.
All teams will be reviewed by the Basketball Board to determine if further division of age groups is necessary, based on teams registered. Divisions within age groups will be split into further groups, as necessary. The Board will work together to create groups based on standings history and coach information to provide for better competitive matchups. Based on number of teams registered, separate playoff and championship games may be provided for groups as appropriate.
It is the AYL Basketball Board's goal to manage a program that is fun and promotes sportsmanship and a lifelong love of the game of basketball. Throughout the season we will post updates and other additional information, so please check back periodically.
The Spartan Coaches:
Here at Spartan Youth Club, the safety of your child is our number one priority. As such, we conduct background checks on all coaches and team managers every year. Our coaches are all dedicated volunteers. They strive to make your child’s experience with Spartans as fun and educational as possible. Most of our coaches have coached with us for many years. We have many experienced coaches that want to help your child grow as an individual and within a team environment. Spartans is always looking for volunteer coaches, if you are interested, click here.
Basketball Director & Delegates:
Adam Nicholls – Director of Basketball
TBD – Delegate
TBD – Delegate
April Warejcka - Sports Administrator
Questions will be answered via email only. However, most of your questions can be answered right here on our website!
Spartan Youth Club is committed to player safety. Our coaches have been trained in concussions and concussion awareness, as well as First Aid and CRP. Here at Spartans, your child’s safety is our number one priority. As with any sport, we encourage your child to have a physical exam, with your physician. Please make sure you complete this before signing up/participating in any sport.
Spartan Youth Club is a non-profit organization. However, we understand that due to unforeseen circumstances, you may need to request a refund. Refunds must be made in writing and submitted to April at
. Your request must be received by the Monday before regular season practices begin. We will review your requests prior to the start of the season and determine whether a refund will be provided. If the request is approved, you will receive your full registration back minus a $25.00 administrative fee. After the season starts, we have a no-refund policy. NO refund will be issued after the start of a season, NO EXCEPTIONS!
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Thank you for your interest in the Spartans Basketball Program!