|Ages||10 year olds (9 year olds can try out)|
|Birth Years|| |
2012 (for the 2022-2023 season)
(2013 if they try out, make a team, and are willing to travel to Calgary for games)
|Program||Development and competitive|
|Team Structure||Separate male and female teams; teams are formed based on skill|
|Season||Mid-October - End of February|
|Practices||(1) one-hour practice per week in the Airdrie area|
|Games||Games anywhere in Calgary on Saturdays|
|Cost||TBD ($400 in 2021-2022 season)|
Teams are created based on the skill level of the player, using evaluation information. The AMBA team formation committee has the best interests of the individual player and teams as a whole when placing players. We will not accept requests to play on a specific team as each player is placed where they will have the most opportunity to learn and grow, while seeing as much court time as possible.
Played in Calgary within the CMBA program. These games are scheduled by the CMBA (and not by the AMBA) and can be in ANY quadrant of the city. The intention is to place teams of similar skill level together to create a fun and competitive season. It’s important that players and parents do not focus on the division level they are placed at.
AMBA attempts to schedule practices within Airdrie, however, based on gym availability, this is not always be feasible (Crossfield and Balzac are the out of town locations also used for practices). Practice days are determined by coach and school availability and will change from season to season. Once practice days are determined, we attempt to keep practice nights consistent for each team from week to week. However, due to varying gym availabilities, there are some weeks where times and locations may differ, so it’s important to check the weekly practice schedule each week.