Registration Information


As of September 13, 2018 we have spots available in Tyke Girls (2010-2011). 

Registration is closed for all other age groups, as evaluations are nearing completion.  We are no longer taking names on our wait lists.

2018/2019 Fees and Age Categories: 

Category Birth Year Early Bird June 1-7 June 8-14 June 15-30 Late Registration Uniform/Volunteer Deposit Cheque

Tykes (Age 7-8)

2010-2011 $275 $275 $275 $275 Not Applicable
Mini (Age 9-10) 2008-2009 $475 $525 $550 $600 $100 Cheque Post dated to Apr 1, 2019 Payable to Calwest
Bantam (Age 11-12) 2006-2007 $475 $525 $550 $600 $100 Cheque Post dated to Apr 1, 2019 Payable to Calwest
Midget (Age 13-14) 2004-2005 $475 $525 $550 $600 $100 Cheque Post dated to Apr 1, 2019 Payable to Calwest
Juvenile Sept/2000-2003 or Attends High School $250 $275 $275 $275 $100 Cheque Post dated to Dec 1, 2018 Payable to Calwest


*  The Juvenile 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.  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, 2000 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 Juvenile) among the entire family.

Uniform/Volunteer Deposit 
A separate cheque for $100 post-dated April 1, 2019 (Dec 1, 2018 for Juvenile) for each player registered, must be brought to the first evaluation session in September.  A player will not be be allowed to participate in evaluations until they have checked in and submitted their deposit cheque to the Registration Assistants at the first night of evaluations for their age category.  Deposit cheques WILL NOT be accepted by the Registrar via mail.  Once the uniform is returned and parent volunteer commitment is met, the cheque will be destroyed. Should the uniform not be returned or returned in unusable condition the cheque will be cashed.  Deposit cheques are not required for Tykes.


Residency
Please ensure you reside within the Calwest boundaries by entering your address into Calgary Minor Basketball's zonefinder: http://cloverhitch.ca/cmba.html .  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 www.kidsportcalgary.ca .You will also have the opportunity to contribute to KidSport during the Calwest online registration process.

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

Late Registrations / Availability of spots 
Age categories may fill up before June 30, 2018. Calwest is unable to guarantee that spots will be available until the end of June, due to gym constraints and the large number of players in the program.  If an age category is full, the player will be placed on a wait list and contacted if space becomes available.  Once early bird pricing ends on June 7, 2018, fees will increase per the above chart.

2018-2019 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 Mini, Bantam, Midget and Juvenile players (both new and returning players) must provide a copy of their birth certificate - may be uploaded during or after online registration (this is a one-time 2018 requirement).  A player's registration will not be accepted or considered complete until this has been received (even if payment has been made) which, after June 30, could result in being placed on a wait list. 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 Midget players (born 2004) who are in high school;  these players may register in the Juvenile age group 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 prior to the start of evaluations - players will receive a full refund (less a $50 admin fee).
Withdrawals from the program prior to the end of evaluations - players will receive a partial refund of 50% of fees paid.
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, or receive the approval of the Calwest Executive.

Withdrawals from the Tykes program must be made prior to September 30th 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 
Once online registration closes, payment  can only be made with cheque.

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