We hope that everyone is looking forward to getting back to basketball as much as we are! We appreciate your patience as we learn what our options are for the fall season. We are very hopeful that basketball, in some form, will be a possibility for our kids.
Alberta government guidelines currently dictate that modifications will be likely in the upcoming season. These modifications could range from cohort play to a delayed start date. Play is also limited based on the availability of facilities. We are hoping to have more answers about play and facilities in early August. We will update the website and send out emails as more information becomes available.
In the meantime, registration will open on July 1st. This will initially be a no-fee registration to give us an idea of numbers for the fall and allow interested families on our email list to stay informed of further developments. Fees will be assessed in August once we have a better idea of what our season will look like and we will send out additional information then, when registration is finalized.
Fall High School
Sept 1, 2002- 2005
or attends High School*
Winter High School
Sept 1, 2002 - 2005
or attends High School*
$200 (Registration begins
Late November 2020 )
* 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. 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, 2002, must provide proof of full-time high school status (i.e. student timetable).
Proof of Age and Designated Age Groups
All U11/U13/U15/HS 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 August 15, could result in being placed on a waitlist. 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 permissible case of "play-ups" is that of 2nd year Midget players (born 2004) who are in high school, charter or private school; these players must register in the Juvenile age group if they intend to try out for their high school team.
Special requests such as playing with a certain player will be made directly to your Division Coordinator once you’ve been contacted by them after Registration has closed. These requests are not handled by the Registrar.
Practices and Games
The U11/13/15 & High School teams practice at least once a week in the SE of Calgary. Practice schedules cannot be provided before evaluations. Upon the closure of registration, our coordinators will contact you with your requests. Special requests such as playing with a certain player or night will be made directly to your Division Coordinator once you’ve been contacted by them after Registration has closed. These requests are not handled by the Registrar.
The U11/U13/U15/High School Teams Season consists of approximately Beginning late September going until Early March 16 games: 4 seedings, 10 regular season games, and 2 playoff games played once a week usually on Saturday. These games can be anywhere in the City of Calgary and last for about an hour between the hours of 9 am and 5:45 pm. Teams in the High School Division occasionally play on Friday nights between 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm.
Junior and Senior Tykes program is one day a week on Friday nights between 6-8 pm. This program is run out of multiple gymnasiums in the SE of Calgary
In early September all registered players will be contacted by your division coordinator with dates and location of the evaluation nights. Evaluations begin in September, taking place over a two week period and multiple nights.
Bow River South Basketball has a policy that parents are not permitted in the gym during the City team evaluations.
Please ensure you reside within the Bow River boundaries by reviewing Calgary Minor Basketball ZONE MAP. Bow River unable to accept registrations from out of area players.
Our area is south of 50th Avenue and east of Macleod Trail and south to the city boundaries. Our boundaries include the communities of Acadia, Auburn Bay, Chaparral, Copperfield, Cranston, Deer Ridge, Deer Run, Diamond Cove, Douglasdale areas, Elgin, Fairview, Heritage Pointe, Lake Bonavista, Legacy, Lynnwood Areas, Ogden, Mahogany, Mapleridge, McKenzie areas, Millican, New Brighton, Parkland, Prestwick, Quarry Park, Queensland, Riverbend, Seton, Walden, and Willowridge
Uniform Return Policy
Each player is responsible for the uniform they are issued. Uniforms are to be worn for games only and must be returned to the coach at the end of the season in good condition. Failure to return the uniform set by March 15, 2020, will result in a charge of $125 to the credit card on file.
Parents electing to pay with cheque or seeking financial assistance are required to submit a cheque post dated February 1, 2020
If you are applying for Financial Assistance please review our Financial Assistance Page or contact Bow River Registrar for further support.
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 .
Availability of Spots / Late Registrations
Age categories may fill up before August 15, 2019. Bow River is unable to guarantee that spots will be available until August 15, 2019, due to gym constraints and a large number of players in the program. If an age category is full, the player will be placed on a waitlist and contacted in August. Once early bird pricing ends on June 30, 2019, fees will increase as per the chart.
Withdrawals - Please note stringent policies and fees
All withdrawal and refund requests must be made by email to our Registrar:
NSF Cheques - A $20.00 fee will be charged for all NSF cheques.