The Gold Crown Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity founded in 1986 by former NBA great Bill Hanzlik and Colorado business leader Ray Baker. The organization operates with a mission to provide opportunities and “Educate Youth and Community Through Sports and Enrichment Programs”
Welcome to the Highlands Ranch High School Gold Crown Program!
Through our association with the Gold Crown Foundation, HRHS provides an opportunity for its future basketball stars to showcase their talents and improve their skills through increased gym time, focused coaching and competitive play.
Now celebrating its 20th season, the Meadow Gold/Wells Fargo Competitive Basketball Program is the foremost competitive basketball league in Colorado for teams of fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys and girls. Roster rules are designed to build teams of student-athletes from the same geographic area who will end up going to high school together in their communities.. Last year, over 435 teams from the Denver Metro area and all across the Colorado Front Range participated in this program, making it the largest youth basketball program in Colorado. This year, the program looks to continue its great tradition with more than 500 teams projected to participate.
At HRHS, we anticipate fielding up to eight boys teams - a 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams in each of the "Gold" and "Silver" divisions. However, we have fielded more or fewer teams based upon turnout and talent.
The season starts off with our participation in the Fall JAM league that runs from September to October with games on Sundays. We follow with the Gold Crown Tip Off tournament in November and the Gold Crown Holiday tournament in December. Finally, the official Gold Crown season runs from January to February/March.
We understand that September through December players may have commitments to other sports, including football and soccer. Until the official Gold Crown season starts in January, we recognize that basketball will be a "secondary" sport. However, we hope you will strive to make as many practices and games September through December and starting in January we ask for your full commitment to the program.
Practices are anticipated to be held solely at Cresthill Middle School and Highlands Ranch High School. Practice days/times will vary and will be determined once all teams have been selected.
If you any questions or are interested in coaching, please contact our Gold Crown Coordinator.