Registration Information


Registration is now closed for all age groups. Due to a severe shortage of gyms for the Fall 2021 portion of our season, we are not accepting wait list applicants.

 

2021-2022 Program Fees and Age Categories: 

Category Birth Year Fees Uniform/Volunteer Deposit

Tykes (Age 7-8)

2013-2014 $300 Not Applicable
U11 (Age 9-10) 2011-2012 $550 $100
U13 (Age 11-12) 2009-2010 $550 $100
U15 (Age 13-14) 2007-2008 $550 $100

U18 High School 2020 Fall *

Sept/2003-2006 or Attends High School $300 $100

* U18 High School Division has a shortened season in the fall (seeding round, 1 game per week, and playoffs) between September and mid-November in order to be finished for players to try out for their high school teams.  There will be a break from mid-November to January to allow for high school try-outs.  Those high school players who are not playing high school basketball, may play in the Winter season. They must register again in early December.  We will accept registrations for the winter season from players who did not play in the fall.  We encourage those who have graduated from high school to play in one of the many adult leagues throughout Calgary.
Players born between September 1 - December 31, 2003 must provide proof of full-time high school status (i.e. student timetable).

Please Note - If you are U15-aged player, in high school, and plan on playing for your high school team, you must register for the U18 High School division (Sept-Nov season only).  ASAA rules prohibit players to play for another club/organization while playing high school basketball.  Please contact the registrar at registrarcalwest@gmail.com for registration instructions.

Uniform return policy: Uniforms are to be returned undamaged at the end of the season.  If uniforms are not returned or are returned in a damaged state, a $100 charge will be added to your credit card.

Fee Discount for Large Families: Families with 3 or more children registered in Calwest will pay full fees for 2 children and receive a 50% discount on fees for additional children. The 50% discount will be applied to the lowest-priced fee(s) among the entire family.

Residency: Please ensure you reside within Calwest's boundaries by referring to the "Boundaries" section of this website.  If you do not live within these boundaries, please use CMBA's map to determine which Calgary Minor Basketball Association zone you should be registering in: http://cmba.ab.ca/content/cmba-zones .  Calwest will not accept registrations from out of area players.

Financial Assistance: Calwest requires families to fully pay our registration fees up front;  we will subsequently refund you the amount of any financial assistance that is awarded.

Kidsport Canada provides assistance "to overcome the financial obstacles that prevent some young people from playing sport."  For more information and an application form or to see how you can make a contribution, go to http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/calgary/.  

JumpStart is another charity that helps kids from financially disadvantaged families participate in organized sports and physical activity.  For more information go to https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/ .  

2021-2022 Additional Fees
At this time all teams are guaranteed one practice per week. Should space become available, we will offer a second practice per week to the coaches starting from the top team in each age group and working our way down. If accepted and agreed upon by the entire team, each player on that team will be required to pay an additional $15-$45 (U11, U13 and U15) or $15-$30 (U18 High School).  The amount varies based on how many extra practice times are given. The additional fee will not be required until evaluations have been completed and we know if we have gym availability.  
We feel that structuring the fees this way is more equitable as the cost of the additional gym time required for a second practice will not be borne by the players practicing only once per week. 

Refund policy - updated for our modified 2021/2022 season

As a not-for-profit organization that runs on a very tight budget, it is necessary to adopt the following policies for withdrawals.

Assuming no league-wide disruptions, there will be no refunds given after you have registered unless your child does not evaluate to a team (in which case, a full refund will be provided).  The number of people that have withdrawn their child right before evaluations is astonishing and causes an evaluation nightmare for the coordinator.  Practice nights / times/ and locations cannot be confirmed until after evaluations have been completed and teams have been set. We understand that some children are involved in multiple activities however, conflicts with these other activities do not qualify as an exception.  Expectations are that if you sign up for basketball, that it will be a priority among these other activities.  Coaches and teammates rely on everyone being present for practices and games and it’s not fair to them if your family can’t commit.  If you can’t commit to this, then we recommend not signing up for Calwest.

The only exceptions to this policy would be for those players that are found to be medically unable to continue in the program (backed by a doctor's note), or receive the approval of the Calwest Executive. Notice of withdrawal must be made directly to the Registrar (Barb Marks at registrarcalwest@gmail.com ).

Staged refund policy in the event of pandemic-related gym closures:

STAGED REFUND POLICY U11-U15 DIVISIONS:

  1. 0-4 Weeks shutdown: $0.00 refund
  2. 5-8 Weeks shutdown: $150.00 refund
  3. 9-12 Weeks shutdown: $300 refund
  4. 13-16 Weeks shutdown: $400 refund
  5. 17+ Weeks shutdown: $500 refund

STAGED REFUND POLICY U18 HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

  1. 1-2 Weeks shutdown: $0.00 refund
  2. 3-4 Weeks shutdown: $125 refund
  3. 5+ Weeks shutdown: $225.00 refund

 STAGED REFUND POLICY TYKES DIVISION

  1. 0-4 Weeks shutdown: $0.00 refund
  2. 5-8 Weeks shutdown: $75.00 refund
  3. 9-12 Weeks shutdown: $125.00 refund
  4. 13-16 Weeks shutdown: $175.00 refund
  5. 17+ Weeks shutdown: $225.00 refund

Proof of Age and Designated Age Groups
All players new to Calwest, as well as first year U11 players must provide a copy of their birth certificate - must be uploaded during online registration.  Note that proof of age is not required for Tykes.

Note that players must register in their designated age group (no "play-ups" to older age groups or "play-downs" to younger age groups). The only permissable case of "play-ups" is that of 2nd year U15 players (born 2006) who are in high school;  these players may register in the High School age group (for the fall season) if they intend to try out for their high school team.


Payment 
VISA and Mastercard are accepted for online registration.

 

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