Registration Information


Online registration for the 2020-2021 season will open on July 1, 2020, with $0 fees attached to each registration.  In the event that we are permitted to return to gyms and offer a fall/winter season, we will contact families with payment instructions.  Note that we will have limited spots available in each age group, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

 

2020/2021 Fees and Age Categories (if the season proceeds): 

Category Birth Year Fees Uniform/Volunteer Deposit

Tykes (Age 7-8)

2012-2013 $285 Not Applicable
U11 (Age 9-10) 2010-2011 $560 $100 credit card charge on April 1, 2021 if necessary
U13 (Age 11-12) 2008-2009 $560 $100 credit card charge on April 1, 2021 if necessary
U15 (Age 13-14) 2006-2007 $560 $100 credit card charge on April 1, 2021 if necessary
U18 High School 2020 Fall Sept/2002-2005 or Attends High School $310 $100 credit card charge on Dec 1, 2020 if necessary


*  The U18 High School Division will have 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. Those who are not playing high school basketball, may play in the Winter season, which runs in January and February. They must register again in late November.  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, 2002 must provide proof of full-time high school status (i.e. student timetable).

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 fees (i.e. Tyke and High School) among the entire family.

Uniform/Volunteer Deposit 
Calwest's uniform/volunteer deposit is $100.  The credit card used for online registration will be charged on April 1, 2021 (Dec 1, 2020 for High School) if necessary.  Once the uniform is returned and parent volunteer commitment is met, the credit card details will be deleted from our system. Should the uniform not be returned or returned in unusable condition, or if no one in a player's family volunteers, a $100 credit card charge will be processed.  Deposits are not required for Tykes.

Residency
Please ensure you reside within the Calwest 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/Please do not apply for funding until we advise you that the 2020-2021 season will be able to proceed.

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/ .  Please do not apply for funding until we advise you that the 2020-2021 season will be able to proceed.

2020-2021 Additional Fees
We guarantee one, one-hour practice a week per team.  If you make the first or second team, there will be an additional charge for extra gym time between $20-$50 per player.

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.

Withdrawals - Please note stringent policies and fees
Notice of withdrawal must be made directly to the Registrar, age group coordinator, and coach.

Withdrawals from the program 3 days or more prior to the start of evaluations - players will receive a full refund, less a $50 admin fee (i.e. if evaluations start on September 10, notice of withdrawal must be received by September 7 at the latest).
Withdrawals from the program 2 days or less prior to the start of evaluations through to the end of evaluations - players will receive a partial refund of 50% of fees paid (i.e. if evaluations run from September 10-17, any withdrawals from Sept 8-17 will only be eligible for a 50% refund).
Withdrawals after evaluations are completed will not be considered for a refund.  
The only exceptions would be those that are found to be medically necessary (with a doctors note), or receive the approval of the Calwest Executive.

Withdrawals from the Tykes program must be made prior to September 22nd in order to receive a full refund (less $50 admin fee) .  Withdrawals after this date will not be considered for a refund.  The only exceptions would be those that are found to be medically necessary, or receive the approval of the Calwest Executive.

Payment 
VISA and Mastercard are accepted for online registrations.

Ready to register?

Please click on "Register Here" in the top menu bar and have your child's birth certificate ready to upload (unless you did so last year).  Proof of age is not required for Tykes. If your email address has changed from last year, please do not create a new registration account; rather login with your old credentials/email and update your email under "Your Account".

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