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Littleton Youth Sports Volleyball participates in the Arapahoe Youth League (AYL). 

We offer Co-ed teams for K - 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. 

K - 8th grades

K, 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:

  • K, 1st & 2nd graders:  Oversized Trainer
  • 3rd-6th Grades:  Volleylite
  • 7th & 8th Grades:  Any high school approved regulation volleyball

Court Size:

  • 30' x 60'

Net Height:

  • 5th Grade and Under: 6'6"
  • 6th Grade and Above:  7'4"

The Season:

Matches during the season will be played on Saturdays (and depending on the number of teams in the entire league, some games may be played on Friday nights) in March and April. Each team will play 8 regular season games. The entire season will last approximately 11 weeks.  The tournament is single elimination.

Teams for grades 5,6,7,8 will play in the Crossroads AYL Tournament early March  - this will allow for atleast 4 more games.

Team Formation:

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. 

IF YOU ARE NEW TO THUNDER We will send out a Uniform Link with ordering information to registered and paid players, if you are a returning player from 2022 we are using the same uniform. 

  • Uniforms consist of a jersey and shorts. 

  • Shorts with logos, writing or colored piping are not allowed. 

  • Knee pads are strongly encouraged to be worn at practices and games. 

Additional items available for purchase through the Thunder player registration link


Volleyball used by grade level:

  • K, 1st & 2nd graders:  Oversized Trainer
  • 3rd-6th Grades:  Volleylite
  • 7th & 8th Grades:  Any high school approved regulation volleyball

Volleyball Fees:

2023 Registration $240

Refund Policy

Full refunds will be issued if Littleton Youth Sports is unable to place the registrant on a team. Refunds, less a $50.00 processing fee, will be granted if the player 1) sustains a season ending injury prior to the start of the practice, or 2) player moves from the territory prior to the start of the practice.  No refunds will be granted after the first practice wether the player participates in the first practice or not.  

Volunteer Opportunities:

Please consider volunteering as a coordinator, coach, assistant coach, or a team-parent.  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.