Girls Flag Football

The AYL and Raptors Athletics Presents Girls Flag Football

Come join the fun. The Arapahoe Youth League's (AYL) inaugural girl's flag football begins August 2024. There will be 8 games played within 4 weekends (September). Single elimination play offs/championships will conclude early October.

Who may participate in Flag Football?

Any girl in 1st - 8th grade for the 24-25 school year. Teams will be formed by combining grades 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th

When is the season?

Practices begin Monday, August 5th. Teams may practice 1-2 times per week (coach dependent). Eight double header games will be played on four Saturdays beginning September 7th.  The season concludes with a single elimination playoff/championship early October. Sundays may be used if necessary for inclement weather

How much does Flag Football Cost?

The cost for Raptors Flag Football can change from year-to-year primarily based on our field provider’s adjustments in field usage fees. The cost to play girls flag football in 2024 is $225 per child if registered and paid in full prior to closing registration or age groups reaching capacity. Late registration begins on July 1 however, we anticipate selling out early. Any registration and or payment received after July 1st will only be placed on a roster if space is available.  Once we reach capacity we will move late registers and unpaid registrants to a waitlist. After the deadline Raptors assesses a late fee of an additional $50 per child. Players registering late are only placed on a team if space is available. Registrations must be paid in full to be placed on a roster. Registration without a payment does not "hold" a spot on any roster. 

When does Registration Occur?

Online individual registration for Raptors Girl's Flag Football opens June 1 and closes June 30, 2024. Registration may close early based on number of registrations and capacity. Registration can close early if we reach capacity.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Late fees ($50) are assigned to any registration beginning July 1, 2024. 


What does the registration fee cover?

The fee covers many items including but not limited to: Registration costs which are league fees, insurance costs, coach background checks, permits, coaching and practice equipment. Practice costs such as practice field usage and footballs Game costs such as field permits, official’s costs, website scheduling, etc. Raptors operating expenses such as bank fees, credit card fees, administration costs, copying, postage, etc. **Registration fee does include uniforms** 

What equipment will I need to provide?

Your daughter will need to have cleats and a mouthguard, in addition to comfortable clothing to wear during practices & games. The uniform provided will consist of a jersey & flags.

Where, when and how often is practice?

The Raptors pay for permits for practice fields primarily from The Town of Castle Rock, Douglas County Parks & Recreation and Douglas County Schools. Typically, all of our practice fields are located near Castle Rock. Teams will be given 1-2 practices per week with the practice times being 5pm to 8pm during the week. The start and end time for practices are determined by the Raptors and generally takes in to account the coaches work schedule and field availability. Generally practices are 90 minutes long

Who can be a coach?

Anyone can apply to be a head coach. The head coach will appoint his/her own assistant coaches. The process involves filling out an application, undergoing a background check, and completing an interview with the Raptors representatives. All Raptors coaches are required to attend any mandated AYL coach trainings/meetings and are encouraged to attend any local coaching clinics if they can as well. All Raptors coaches must go through the mandatory concussion training offered free online which is required by state law. If you are interested in coaching Raptors girls flag football please contact the Raptors representatives directly. 

If you are interested in coaching, during registration you can indicate your interest and we will be in touch or you can email

What if my child decides she does not want to play after signing up?

What is the refund policy? All of Raptors Athletics fees are non-refundable. If your child no longer wants to play, please let us know so we can remove them from the roster. No refund will be issued.

Fall 2024

Fall 2024 is the inaugural season for girls flag football with the AYL.  Teams are forming for girls from 1st through 8th grade (school grade starting this Fall). The season will be played as double header games for four weekends in September with a championship tournament the first weekend in October.  Games will be on Saturdays.

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