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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. 



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

Littleton Youth Sports is dedicated to providing quality baseball, focus on teaching teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in a physical education program that is fun and promotes a lifelong love of the game of Baseball!

We offer competitive play for all levels of talent from ages 6U years of age to 14. 

The Thunder is one of nine member clubs of the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL)

by Littleton Thunder posted 02/25/2020

AYL 2020 Season Schedule: 

  • Baseball Schedules posted:
    • 9 - 14 Year Old AAA Competitive Leagues ~ 2/19/20
    • 6 - 13/14 AA Developmental League ~ 3/18/20
  • AYL AA Jamboree Dates ~ 4/3/20 - 4/5/20 (Included for all AA teams 8 and up)
    • 3 Games Minimum
  • SEASON OPENERS AAA Competitive (8-13) League (AAA/Majors):
    • 9 - 13 AAA Competitive Season Opener ~ 3/9/20      
      • 14 Games  + Single Elimination Playoffs + 3 games Interleague (First weekend in May)
    • Competitive League Season End ~ 5/29/20
    • Competitive League Playoffs ~ 6/3/20 – 6/6/20
    • Competitive League World Series: Both AAA/Majors ~ 6/9/20 ~ 6/10/20
  • SEASON OPENERS AA Developmental (8-13/14) League (AA): 
    • Season opener  - 4/10/20
      • AYL AA "Season Opening" Jamboree ~ 4/3/20 – 4/5/20
      • Season 
        • 12 games + Single Elimination Playoffs
      • AA Developmental League Season End ~ 6/14/20
      • AA Developmental League Playoffs ~ 6/15/20 – 6/28/20 
      • NOTE: (Games will be played during the week)
      • Developmental League World Series:  AA ~ 6/30/20 ~ 7/1/20
  • SEASON OPENERS AA Developmental (6-7) League (AA): 
    • Season opener  - 4/4/20
      • Developmental League World Series:  AA ~ 6/30/20 ~ 7/1/20
      • NOTE: (Games will be played during the week)
      • Developmental League Playoffs ~ 6/15/20 – 6/28/20 
      • Developmental League Season End ~ 6/14/20
      • Season 
        • 14 games + Single Elimination Playoffs
  • Important Dates:
  • AA/AAA/Majors rosters are Frozen! – 4/30/20
  • Rockies night – 6/12/2020 – Pittsburg Pirates

posted 12/02/2019



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