Facility Notice: The Arapahoe Y closes at 3pm on May 15 for a special event.

Our Ys are open with newly expanded hours. Please check our reopening guide for programs that still require reservations and policies.


We’re playing by a new set of rules…

Learn more about our cohort league format, and what we’re doing to keep your player safe.

What is a cohort league?

Cohort leagues are specifically designed to provide players with a full league experience while prioritizing the health and safety of all participants and their families. Teams will be grouped into cohorts for the duration of the season and will only practice and play games with the other teams in their established cohort. This format allows the Y to limit the number of individuals each player comes into contact with as well as ensure compliance with local, state and national guidelines surrounding youth sports. Indoor sports like basketball and volleyball will be limited to cohorts of 16 players, and outdoor sports like soccer and flag football will be limited to cohorts of 24 players.

How do cohort leagues work?

Players register just as they would in a typical season and are placed on a team in their age group. Team rosters will be smaller, and each cohort will be comprised of no more than four teams. Weekly sessions will include both a practice and game each week and will be facilitated by staff coaches and supported by volunteer coaches who complete the additional training requirements to ensure precautionary measures are consistently enforced.

What precautionary measures will be in place to protect players?

  • All staff and volunteer coaches, parents and spectators will be required to wear a mask at all times and will maintain social distance during program.
  • Players over the age of 10 will be required to wear a mask when playing indoors or when social distancing is not possible outdoors.
  • Health screens will be conducted upon arrival, and anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness will not be permitted to attend the program until cleared to return to play.
  • All equipment will be provided by the Y and will be sanitized before and between sessions. Additional hand sanitizer or hand washing stations will be available on site.
  • Players will show their team spirit and sportsmanship through cheers and air fives instead of handshakes and high fives.
  • Cohorts will be closely monitored to ensure all guidelines are being followed throughout the season. Any COVID-19 related incidents will be reported to the health department and handled according to their guidance.