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Welcome to AYL-Football's home on the web!


AYL Football has produced an outstanding atmosphere for competitive tackle football in the Denver Metro area for over 45 years. 

Our club member teams are focused on teaching teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership in a physical education program that is fun and promotes a lifelong love of the game of football! It is primarily a community based league that supports youth playing with friends and families in closer proximity of where they live. We offer competitive play for all levels of talent from ages 6 to 14. 

The AYL is comprised of eight member clubs: 

                                          Cherry Creek Bruins                       Denver Eagles

                                          Parker Hawks                                  S. Aurora Spartans

                                          Littleton Thunder                            N. Aurora Stallions

                                          DC Raptors                                      Highlands Ranch Warriors

(for a description of territory Click Here).


Season/ Divisions

The season runs from August - Mid November with practice starting in July.

We start teams at the 1st grade level and end at the 8th grade group. Our community based leagues (NFC, AFC, CFC) represents our premier product.


NFC - This represents experienced players that show the highest level of competition in the AYL

AFC - The AFC represents the largest number of players in our league.  It is for experienced players that are striving to reach NFC level of play, but not quite there yet.

CFC - This is our entry level of play and is intended for only those at an early level of experience (1 to 2 years) in competitive, tackle football.

Here, you'll be able to get news, information, schedules, game results, directions and much more.

Check back often for news and updates with regards to youth football in the Denver metro area.  

Throughout the offseason we will post coaching clinics, youth camps & clinics that are held around the metro area.  For updated information please click the Camps & Clinics link on the left side of this page.

3 ways your child will benefit from playing youth football

If you are interested in becoming an official with the Arapahoe Youth League please send an email to:

by posted 01/20/2017

Player safety is our number one priority! So the AYL has affiliated with USA Football and adopted the Heads up Football program. All AYL Coaches are USA Football Level I  trained and certified. Coaches are certified on the below topics to ensure players safety and the proper fundamentals of the game. 

  • Heads Up Tackling
  • Heads Up Blocking
  • Hydration
  • Safety
  • Concussions  

posted 06/26/2016
Score Reporting


To post your score you must first be on the AYL Football website then follow the instructions below:

Edit Game Results:

This section will allow you to enter or change a score as well as any other information about a game.

  1. First make sure you are signed in as manager/admin.
  2. Select "Teams & Schedules" from the menu tabs from the at the top of the page
    (you may have to select season, league and team at the top of the page)
  3. Select "Results" from the menu pages at the left
  4. On the team results page, find the game you wish to edit and click on the "Edit" icon  to the right of the game
  5. Enter score or any additional result changes and optionally, game commentary
  6. Click submit to confirm changes.

by AYL Secretary posted 08/31/2014
Should I let my son play Tackle Football?

Should I let my son play tackle football 

by Mike Lupton


posted 05/01/2013
USA Football's Heads Up Football program reduces injuries
It is now mandatory that all Head Coaches in the AYL complete USA Football Level 1 Certification, including Hydration, Safety, and Concussion training.  For more info on parent concussion training and to take the NFHS certification class now click here.

posted 04/19/2011
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