Frequently Asked Questions

What is difference between CNWB/NW and CMBA?

Calgary Northwest Basketball (CNWB or NW) - is specific to families living in the NW quadrant of the city.  Communities are listed here.  NW is a individual non-profit organization that is self-governed, and work in cooperation with Calgary Minor Basketball to provide grassroots basketball to our participants.

NW Communities: Arbour lake, Banff Trail, Brentwood, Bowness, Briar Hill, Capitol Hill, Charleswood, Citadel, Collingwood, Dalhousie, Greenwood, Hawkwood, Hillhurst, Hounsfield Heights, Montgomery, Parkdale, Point McKay, Ranchlands, Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak, Scenic Acres, Silver Springs, St Andrews Heights, Triwood, Tuscany, University Heights, Valley Ridge, Varsity, Westmount

*Please be aware that Edgemont falls under the NCBC zone

Calgary Minor Basketball - CMBA s made up of NorthWest, North Centeral, Calwest, Eastpro, SoCal, Bow River, Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks & CLS (Chestemere, Langdon, Strathmore).   CMBA coordinates league play for these individual associations.

What are NW COVID protocols?

NorthWest Basektball  will adhere to the recommendations of the Alberta provincial government, Basketball Alberta, Calgary Minor Basketball and any requirements from our facilities that we use.  We will work with our families to provide the safest possible environment under those guidelines.  These protocols are time sensitive and will be distributed as we learn them.

Can I play with my friend?

We do not guarantee any friend requests and we provide NO refund if you are not put on a team with a “friend’. We appreciate that athletes want to play with friends.  If friends are similar in skill groups, we do allow opportunities for athletes are same skill level teams to play with a friend.  However, as we are part a larger league group, we need to adhere to skill levels being similar on teams. 

What time/where will my practice be?

Most practices are between 5-10pm Monday through Friday.  Northwest uses a combination of School gyms and private facilities in the NW.  Teams will typically practice once weekly for about 1hr to 1.5hr an night.  We do not guarantee any practice times or locations and will NOT provide refunds if the practice schedule does not work for your athlete.

When and where are games?

Games will be played on Saturdays between 8am-10pm, throughout the city of Calgary.  All games are not in the NW you will potentially play in all areas of the city.  Games begin mid Oct and run through to early December, breaking for Christmas and then resuming in January to mid March.

When will I know my CMBA game schedule?

Game schedules are typically posted ~5days before games start.  CMBA will share information such as which weekends games will be scheduled on as soon as they have this information.  All communication with regards to questions about game times needs to be directed to NW NOT CMBA



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