To ensure that your player and others are able to have the best experience we ask that your player is available to make the time commitment to his/her team. Players who consistently miss practices and/or games are detrimental to a team as a whole. Please be aware of other commitments such as homework, school sports, community sports, etc before registering your child. Consider the amount of travel time associated with weekly games and practices.
|Category||Birth Year||Early Bird June 1-30||July 1-31||August 1-15|
Player limits met
Fall High School
Sept 1, 2001 - 2004
or attends High School*
Winter High School
Sept 1, 2001 - 2004
or attends High School*
$200 (Registration begins
* 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, 2001, must provide proof of full-time high school status (i.e. student timetable).
Deer Valley Post Office will no longer process dropped off registration forms.
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 Begining 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 late August/early September all registered players will be contacted by your division coordinator with dates and location of the evaluation nights. Evaluations begin the first two weeks of 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
Notice of withdrawal must be made directly to the Registrar.
Withdrawals from the program prior to the September 1 - 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 with NEW Medical Conditions.
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 due to a NEW Medical Condition.
NSF Cheques - A $20.00 fee will be charged for all NSF cheques.