Littleton Youth Sports Volleyball participates in the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL). We offer teams for boys & girls in 1st-8th grades. We are a developmental volleyball league stressing the fundamental volleyball skills, sportsmanship and fun. We strive to provide a true sports academy for athletes to learn to play and love the sport, and to develop coaches to make this goal possible.
Teams are organized by grade level. 1st-8th grades. 1st & 2nd graders are placed together on the same team. Players are allowed to play up one grade level but may not play down a grade level. This is a coed program. Volleyball matches consist of three games to 21 points while using a continuous running clock of 55 minutes.
Volleyball used by grade level:
- 1st & 2nd graders: Oversized Trainer
- 3rd-6th Grades: Volleylite
- 7th & 8th Grades: Any high school approved regulation volleyball
- 5th Grade and Under: 6'6"
- 6th Grade and Above: 7'4"
Matches are played on Saturdays in March and April. Each team will play a minimum of 8 regular season games with a tournament at the end of the season (May). The tournament is single elimination.
Game Locations for the 2016 year were: Colorado Volleyball Association (Englewood) & Rocky Select Volleyball Club (Castle Rock)
Game Locations for the 2017 year: TBD
Practices will begin in mid-late February, or as soon as gym space becomes available in the Littleton area. During the season, each team can expect one (1) to two (2) practices per week.
If you are new to the Littleton Youth Sports Volleyball program and have a desire to have your son or daughter placed on a team with a friend, or a particular coach please note this on your registration. Although we cannot guarantee placement, we will do our best to place kids with friends or schoolmates.
All players are required to wear their assigned complete uniform with the correct roster number on the uniform in order to play in an AYL match. Uniforms are not included in the price of registration.
Uniforms consist of a jersey, shorts, and socks.
Uniforms will be available for purchase at: TBD
Once registered, you will receive more information on when and where to purchase your players uniform.
Do not have your jersey number placed on the uniform until you confirm that number with your coach.
- Shorts with logos, writing or colored piping are not allowed.
- Knee pads are strongly encouraged to be worn at practices and games.
- 1st & 2nd graders: $180
- 3rd-8th graders: $210
Please consider volunteering as a coordinator, coach, assistant coach, or a team-parent for the 2017 season. The Littleton Youth Sports Volleyball program needs your help to continue providing quality youth programs for our community - please consider volunteering your time. All coaches are required to register as a coach on the registration page and undergo a background check.
2016 Volleyball Calendar of Events:
- December 1 – Volleyball registration will begin
- February 1-15 – Space Available registration *No guarantee of placement
- February 1 - Roster placement
- February 6 & 20 - Mandatory AYL Rule Book Review with optional coaching clinic (attend one)
- February 15 - Practices begin
- March 5 - Matches begin
- March 27 - Easter No Matches
- May 7- Playoffs
- May 14 - Tournament
Registration for the 2017 season will open December 1, 2016.