ABA Update - May 6th

May. 06, 2022

2023 Arctic Winter Games - Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2023


The Arctic Winter Games is a high profile circumpolar sport competition for northern and arctic athletes.  The Games provide an opportunity to strengthen sport development in the participants’ jurisdictions, to promote the benefits of sport, to build partnerships, and to promote culture and values.  The Games celebrate sport, social exchange and cultures. The Games provide an opportunity for the developing athlete to compete in friendly competition while sharing cultural values from northern regions around the world. 

Held every two years, the Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games will include athletes from the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Alaska, Greenland, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Northern Alberta and the Indigenous people (Sami) of Norway, Sweden and Finland.

ABA will be accepting applications for two coaches for each Men’s and Women’s 20U teams.

  • Athletes born in 2003 or later are eligible to participate

    • Resident of Alberta North (north of 55th parallel)


AWGIC Safe Sport Policy indicates:

All adult participants, including Officials, Mission Staff, Coaches and Chaperones, are required to complete the appropriate level of background screening within their jurisdiction (e.g. police records checks/vulnerable sector checks). 

Following the technical package and the safe sport policy, Team Alberta North’s minimum requirements for coaches for the Arctic Winter Games are as follows:

  • Must be a Certified Competition Introduction (Learn to Train) Coach or Competition Development (Train to Train) Trained Coach within the National Coaching Certification Program in the sport in which they will coach. Coaches of Arctic Sports, Dene Games, and Snowshoeing are the exceptions to this rule.

  • Must be certified with National Coaching Certification Program Making Ethical Decisions;

  • Criminal record check/vulnerable sector check - completed within one year of the AWG’s.


Alberta Basketball believes in equity and equality in our hiring practices.  Coaches from all backgrounds, genders, races, religions, orientations and locations within the province are encouraged to apply.  We will work with the chosen coach(es) to make the opportunity work with unique scheduling needs and situations as they arise.

*Provincial Sport Organizations may require additional training and/or certifications of their coaches for the Arctic Winter Games.  

We also recommended your Arctic Winter Games coaches are trained in one of the various Safe Sport courses available.  Examples include:




Membership Fees for 2022/23

In preparation for the start of the 2022/23 ABA Membership Year on September 1st, please see the updated Individual Membership Rates and Organization Registration information below:

2022/23 Individual Membership Rates and Organization Registration Fee - September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023

For additional information please visit the ABA Membership Information page.

Membership Prize Draws 

ABA will be giving away an assortment of Molten basketballs in various sizes, ABA merchandise & Crossover Culture shoes - watch for our Membership Prize Flyer - coming soon!!   

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Hoy, Administration and Membership Services Director at 780-427-9044.

We look forward to seeing everyone out on the courts! 


Registration is open for ABA's 3x3 Championship.  One person can sign up the whole squad - Maximum of 4 players per team.

Divisions for this years event are -

11U Boys and Girls
13U Boys and Girls
15U Boys and Girls
18U Boys and Girls
Men's Recreational
Women's Recreational 

Cost - $200/team

Guaranteed 4 games and a 3x3 reversible for each player

Canada Quest is back!

Compete for a chance to be part of the inaugural Canada Quest 3X3 National Championships!

Men’s and Women’s winners will represent Alberta and compete at the Canada Quest 3X3 National Championships taking place from July 7-10, 2022 in Toronto  The Provinces will be competing for a $15,000.00 championship prize. All expenses (airfare and accommodations) will be paid by Canada Basketball.


Men's Canada Quest (18+ Elite)

Women's Canada Quest (18+ Elite)


Cost $250/team


Guaranteed 4 games and a 3x3 reversible for each player


How to Register

Start by clicking the REGISTER HERE button at the end of this email

1. Log in or create your RAMP account

2, Click TOURNAMENT registration once logged in

3. Select your division

4. Enter a Team Name

5. Select Team Contact

6. Click the box for the Tournament Fee that appears

7. Select the reversible sizes for each player

8. Enter the team roster (nothing needed in the team staff section)

9.  Complete the payment!


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