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|
U18 Fall High School
Sept 1, 2001 - 2004
or attends High School*
U18 Winter High School
Sept 1, 2001 - 2004
or attends High School*
$200 (Registration begins
* 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, 2001, must provide proof of full-time high school status (i.e. student timetable).
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 .
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 U15 players (born 2004) who are in high school, charter or private school; these players must register in the U18 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.
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
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