Season Information

So Cal Basketball runs a program in conjunction with the Calgary Minor Basketball Association (CMBA).



The age listed is the age of the player as of Dec 31st of the registration year.

6 - 8 years old: register in Tykes program (non-CMBA). CLICK HERE for more info.

9 and 10 years old: register in the U11 program

11 and 12 years old: register in the U13 program

13 and 14 years old: register in the U15 program

15 - 18 years old: register in the U18 program.

EXCEPTIONS:  Any player currently attending high school MUST register in the high school division regardless of age/birth year. All players in U18 must be under 18 years of age as of Sept. 1st of the following year.



All registrants are evaluated up to 3 times in early-to-mid September. ALL PLAYERS WILL BE PLACED ON A TEAM AND ALL PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO REGISTER. Prior experience is not required. Evaluations ensure that players are placed on teams of equal skill level.

All SoCal Teams are gender specific, comprise 9 - 13 players, and are coached by volunteers (usually parents).

Once placed on a team, this is where the player remains for the season. REFUNDS ARE NOT GIVEN DUE TO ISSUES WITH TEAM PLACEMENT.



For U11, U13, and U15, practices begin in mid-to-late September and games begin the weekend after Thanksgiving. There are no games/practices during school break times. The season ends at the end of February, with optional Provincial Tournaments occurring the first weekends of March.

The U18 season starts in mid-September and ends in mid-November. There is a second U18 season that starts in early January and ends at the end of February.  U18 PLAYERS WHO PLAY ON THEIR HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS ARE INELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN THE SECOND CMBA SEASON (Jan - Mar). Registration for this second season takes place in December, after the High School Teams are formed.


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