Boys Overview

Program Overview

Skilled and Experienced Coaches - Flexible Programming - Long-Term Athlete Development

We formed our first boys teams in 2011. Since then, the club has experienced significant growth, tripling the number of participants in our boys programs over the years.

CBA is committed to providing positive basketball experiences for even more young men in 2019 thanks to the work of dozens of outstanding CBA coaches and our great partnership with Clear Water Academy that provides CBA with a home practice gym throughout the year.

If you love the game and want to get better - this is the club for you.

The Most University Experience in Alberta

No boys club in Alberta has senior coaches with more university/college coaching experience than CBA. This includes experience at the NCAA, U Sport and CCAA levels. An objective awareness of what is required to play beyond high school is essential and CBA programming is based on having a clear understanding of what university/college coaches are looking for and how to set players up for a productive and enjoyable experience at the university/college level. Former players make great coaches, and CBA has many of them coaching teams and programs in the club, but university/college coaching experience provides a clear understanding of what it takes to succeed at the next level and to help players find the right fit to ensure they land in the right program and have a productive post-secondary experience.

Click here to learn more about our coaches.

Menu-based Approach to Our Programs

CBA does not require players/families to pay an annual fee to be part of the club. Players/families can pick and choose which programs fit best for their situation, although there is no denying that participating in more CBA programs will only help the chance of improving and having an even greater impact on community, club and school teams.

Spring Team Budget Model - 100% of fees paid go to your team

Unlike other budget models, CBA is proud of the fact that 100% of the fees that parents and guardians pay are invested in the teams that your son plays for. CBA does not provide free access to some players while requiring others to pay for their participation.

The club does have a program designed to support players who cannot afford the cost of fees, but 100% of this funding support comes from third party sources and not from the fees from other teams or programs.


Our Programs are broken down as follows:

Fall and Winter Season

During the fall and winter, we break our groups down based on school grades:

*Often U12 players will play up with the JHS players, and U15 players will play up with the HS players in the winter and fall.

Skills Training (Fall): Grades 4-6 Jr Cobras and Grades 4-8)

We follow the Canada Basketball training curriculum and our coaching staff is made up of coaches who are committed to the Canada Basketball coach-training program.

Our coaches include former University and College players as well as coaches along with certified strength and conditioning coaches.

Our boys program is committed to skill development and gaining a better understanding of the game through small group games (2v2, 3v3, 4v4) which results in our club players developing individual skills and team play concepts.

Elite Shooting & Ball Handling (Fall): Grades 7-12

Skills training focused on: teaching effective technical dribbling and shooting skills, providing a high number of repetitions of these two key skills, and building confidence.

4x4 Game Principles & 4x4 House League (Fall): Junior High School

45 minutes of skill development and training to build effective 4x4 skills. 45 minutes of 4x4 play.

Elite Skills & Shooting Training and Open Gym (Winter): Junior High School (grades 5-9)

Intended for committed basketball players. Advanced skills training focused on: ball handling & shooting, play making & 2x2/2x3 principles, game play.

Elite Skills Training (Fall): High School

Intended for committed basketball players. Advanced skills training focused on: ball handling & shooting, play making & 2x2/2x3 principles, game play, conditioning.

YYC Prep League (Fall): High School

CBA forms teams from High School players to play clubs in Calgary and southern Alberta that play in formal, refereed games. This league is committed to player development, creates a stronger basketball community and keep players more closely aligned to their clubs during the fall. Since players will train with their clubs throughout the fall, Prep League teams will not practice or have a designated coach. An emphasis will be placed on “play”, with coaches supervising games and encouraging players to apply the skills they are developing through their club training.

Spring and Summer Season

During the spring and summer seasons, we break our groups down based on grades as follows:

  • U11 - Grade 4, 5
  • U12 - Grade 6
  • U13 - Grade 7
  • U14 - Grade 8
  • U15 - Grade 9
  • U16 - Grade 10
  • U17 - Grade 11
  • U18 - Grade 12


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