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Raptors 14 AAA / MAJORS - Information

Practice Commitment: 
  • AAA / Major teams receive from Raptors two practice slots for one hour locally in or around the Castle Rock area.  ​
    • Head coach may issue additional indoor/outdoor practice outside of the Raptors schedule at the team cost
    • Practices are not scheduled on game nights
    • Please arrive to practice on time as teams move on and off the field on the hour
    • ​Practice schedule is updated weekly and sent to the head coach and designated assistant coaches for communication 
    • Canceled practices by the Raptors due to weather or game related make-ups will not be rescheduled unless optimal
    • Practice schedule will change when permit availability drops in late spring
    • We do our best to ensure that team practice slots are consistent; however, there are times where you may be switching fields and times that were different from the prior week
    • There is no trespassing on any field that is locked
    • If weather is inclement, please call the weather line for updates
Game Commitment:
  • 14AAA teams has one game scheduled per week on the following days with the AYL season: Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.   See season dates under the home tab and click 14AAA / Majors info
    • Games are held around the Denver metro area on 60' x 90' field preps - field may or may not have a mound
    • Most games are scheduled at either 5:30 or 7:30 - daylight savings may effect game times to earlier or later for fields with no lights, or high school schedules
    • 14AAA / Majors teams plays against other club member teams in the AYL, and could be other teams within the Raptors territory
    • Raptors territory home game fields are Metzler's Field 3
    • Most coaches ask athletes to arrive one hour prior to game time to warm up
    • AYL will reschedule weather related cancelations pending schedule optimization and will post through League Athletics site
    • AYL Baseball is committed to the experience of the season and will cancel games at it's discretion with weather related issues
    • All game changes are updated and posted in League Athletics
Team Formation:  All Athletes Must Try Out For Team Placement
  • Returning head coaches are granted returning players to their team
    • Roster availability for new athletes is designated by the head coach.  New registered athletes are screened based on registration questionnaire and matched accordingly with parent communication to head coach prior to placement if matched.
    • Athlete is added to roster once notification of confirmation is received
  • New head coaches interested are required to fill out coaching documents including application and subject to background check
    • Team roster is filled based on coach discretion
    • Coach receives immediate access to roster to begin communications 
  • Once a team/s for a particular age group are full, interested athletes will be rostered on a wait list
  • Teams at this level are not required to wear Raptors gear
  • If athlete does not make a 14AAA team, they can be placed at the AA level and difference in registration will be refunded
Levels of Competition:
  • Lower: Teams at this level have advanced experience.  They compete above the AYL season in additional tournaments around the state and may compete out of state.  The next advance after this level is Majors.
  • Upper: Highest level of play.  These teams are the most elite and play at the highest level for the season.  In addition, teams at this level travel to compete in tournaments around the state and out of state.