Manager’s Info

It is mandatory that Regina teams participating in the Regina Ringette league send a representative to the manager’s/treasurer’s meeting.  Any team failing to send a representative to this meeting will be invoiced a $50 fee to their team for not attending.  Your team will be notified by the commissioner of the meeting date.


Manager’s Certification

The course is online and can be found at http://www.coachingringette.ca/.

This course has been designed specifically for those who may not wish to coach, yet wish to contribute and be involved in a team’s organization. The information contained in the manager’s certification is valuable and beneficial for any individual in the “team sport” setting. It is highly recommended that those people who are currently in a coaching role obtain this manual to help increase their knowledge in the area of team administration. This program is intended to prepare an individual for a managerial or an administrative position on any Ringette team.

After creating your online profile, you will be able to access the Managers Certification Program by clicking on the appropriate tab. 

Please read through the material online and answer the respective questions. You will not be able to advance to the next section without having successfully answered the questions.

Once complete, a certificate of achievement will be generated, but you are not required to print this as you will receive a wallet card accrediting you as a Certified Manager by Ringette Canada. These individuals will be registered with their provincial/territorial association and with Ringette Canada as certified managers.

You will have the ability to review the Managers Certification Program by logging onto the system at any point in the future.

All certified managers will be added to the manager’s database and will have the ability to receive emails regarding updates or professional development opportunities. All provinces will be provided with a master list of all certified managers in their province.

There is a $25.00 fee for this course which can be reimbursed using the Regina Ringette Expense Claim Form

The deadline to complete this course is December 15th.

The manager certification course does not certify you to be on the bench.  Managers will not be included on the roster as a member of the bench staff and will not be permitted on the bench or the ice with their team unless they obtain the certification of a coach or a trainer.  

Team Manager Responsibilities  There are several links within the document below that may be helpful.

You must notify the RRA Treasurer by email with your intent (yes/no) to participate in provincials before November 10th.  In your email, please include your division and team name.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

The team manager needs to work with the other team staff, team treasurer, and parents to ensure that everyone is kept informed and organized.

The team manager does NOT need to do all of the work themselves – ask for volunteers to take care of various tasks and delegate.  This also helps to get more people involved with the team.

Pre-Season:

  • Collect contact information from players including player name, phone #, address(es), parent name(s), e-mail & birth date.  It is also a good idea to collect any pertinent health information, such as allergies and other medical conditions – this can be helpful to the coaches but should be handled discretely.  This information should be stored in the team first aid kit.
  • Discuss season plans with team staff to determine possible tournaments, team apparel, etc.  Based on these ideas, create an estimated team budget including practice ice, tournament entry fees, year-end & other miscellaneous costs (such as pictures, apparel, bus costs).  Please review the team budget rules in the Regina Ringette Playing Rules document to ensure you stay within the applicable limits for your division (U8 to U19B).
  • Book practice ice, as necessary.
  • Meet with team parents to finalize a plan for the season – which tournaments to attend, whether to take a bus, team apparel & other decisions requiring their input.  The budget must be approved by a vote of the parents and a copy of the approved budget must be submitted to your division commissioner (U8 to U19B).
  • Recruit a treasurer & co-signor (these are ideally someone other than the coach/manager or their spouses).  Request an initial payment from each player for the treasurer to open the team account.
  • Create team phone lists & schedules to hand out to each of the players.  Remember to assign each family (usually excluding the coaches) to time/scorekeep & operate the shot clock (if required) for each league game.  It is also a good idea to create wallet-sized team lists including player’s jersey #.
  • Once the tournament(s) have been decided on:
    • Submit the tournament application form ASAP along with a cheque from the treasurer.  Some tournaments fill up quickly.
    • Book a bus if the team has decided to take one.
    • Book hotel rooms.  Don’t forget to book one for the bus driver if you are taking a bus.  Make sure to check with the team to determine how many rooms are needed.
    • Some tournaments require each team to provide scorekeepers, shot clock operators, and/or people to work the penalty box.  Be prepared to assign these tasks or get volunteers.
    • Prepare an itinerary for the tournament weekend.

Regular Season:

  • Fill out the game sheet roster.  This is most easily done using stickers (2×4” mailing labels).  You will need three stickers per game – one for each sheet.  Remember to cross out any players that are absent and add any players that have been picked-up as Affiliate Players (Temporary Promotions) – indicate these players with “AP”.  The home team is responsible for providing the game sheet, which will be distributed to teams at the beginning of the season at the managers/coaches meeting.
  • ​After each game, the winning team (or home team in the case of a tie) is responsible for reporting the game score.
  • After each game, the winning team (or home team in the case of a tie) is responsible to email a copy of the game sheet to reginaringette@sasktel.net
    within 24 hours.  The copy can be a picture or scan but the text must be clear and readable.
  • Fundraising – this is a good opportunity to get others involved with the team.  Recruit volunteers to organize/coordinate various fundraising activities that the team decides to do.
  • Book team photos – don’t wait too long to do this otherwise they won’t be back before the end of the season.
  • Raffle baskets – it is a Regina Ringette requirement that your team contributes a minimum $100 valued raffle basket for one of our local tournaments (whichever tournament your division would be playing in, even if your team is not participating).  Coordinate to collect items or purchase items on behalf of your team in advance of the tournament.

Volunteer Hours:

  • It is a Regina Ringette requirement that your team contributes a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer time at our tournaments (or other locally hosted events).
  • Ensure all members of your team sign up for a few hours and contribute to the success of our association.
  • The Volunteer Tracking Sheet must be used for each new activity an individual works.
  • Please refer to the Performance Bond and Volunteer Hour Policy for eligible volunteer activities.

Post-Season:

  • Organize a year-end wind-up.
  • Collect all equipment issued to your team at the beginning of the season.  Confirm with your goalie if they own their own equipment – if not, all Regina Ringette goalie equipment should be returned along with the jerseys, pylons, rings and jersey bags at the equipment return date assigned to your division.  All jerseys should be washed before they are returned!

    Children's Ringette

    The Children’s Ringette program provides an age and stage appropriate physical activity experience for young ringette players under the age of 10.

    Children’s Ringette is focused on creating opportunities that emphasize: 

    • age and stage appropriate activities
    • fun and play
    • grouping children based on skill and readiness
    • maximum participation and engagement
    • opportunities to practice learned skills
    • adapted game play (small area games and mini-nets)

     

    SEASON STRUCTURE

    The Children’s Ringette year is two seasons:

    • October to mid-December
    • January to mid-March

    Each season will have a separate registration.

    Registration fees cover approximately 10 ice-times per season.

    Each ice-time will be a minimum of 45 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes in length.

     

    DIVISIONS

    Regina Ringette offers a Learn to Play Program as well as three divisions in Children’s Ringette:

    • Learn to Play
    • FUNdamentals 1 (FUN1)
    • FUNdamentals 2 (FUN2)
    • FUNdamentals 3 (FUN3)

     

    Learn to Play

    The Learn to Play (LTP) division provides children with an introduction to the sport of ringette, offering an opportunity to learn with players of similar abilities.

    The ice-times are focused on the development of skills such as skating and stopping, as well as ringette-specific skills like ring control and shooting.

    Each ice-time will start with a group activity and then break into smaller, manageable stations to play and work through skills during fun activities.

    Ice-times will be on Sundays, dates and times to be determined.

    The cost of LTP is $150 per player for each 3-month season.

    The LTP division includes children ages 4-8 with little or no skating experience.

    LTP Leadership:

    One Leader from the Regina Ringette Association will oversee the LTP group based on session plans that have been developed for the program.

    Additional on-ice helpers, made up of Parent and Player Volunteers, will help facilitate each ice-time.

    All on-ice volunteers will need to be insured through Ringette Saskatchewan, obtain a Criminal Record Check, and obtain the applicable courses deemed necessary by Ringette Saskatchewan and Regina Ringette.

    LTP will also require Parent Helpers to volunteer as Off-Ice Greeters at the rink each session.  These parents will be responsible for the dressing room keys, the on-ice sign-in sheet and be present as a general contact.  No experience is necessary, and they will be in contact with the Director of Children’s Ringette for any concerns.

     

    FUNdamentals Divisions:

     In the FUNdamentals divisions, new players will participate in on-ice skills evaluations at the start of the season to help place them into the appropriate division and draft them onto teams. Previous registrants will have a graded report card for placement.

    Some of the factors being considered to evaluate the participants include:

    • falling and getting up
    • skating forward and backward
    • stopping
    • ring control - shooting and passing

    Coaching:

    Each team in the FUNdamentals divisions will have 3 certified Coaches, including at least 1 adult female. Coaches will help to evaluate the participants, draft the teams, and lead their team practices and games using Coaching resources from Regina Ringette. 

    Regina Ringette will support all new Coaches through the Coach-the-Coach Mentorship program which will pair a Support Coach with each team and provide additional hands-on training, as well as practice manuals.

    Anyone interested in Coaching can either apply at the start of the season on the Regina Ringette website, can indicate their interest on their child’s registration, or can contact the Director of Coaching or the Director of Children’s Ringette.

    All on-ice coaches will need to be insured through Ringette Saskatchewan, obtain a Criminal Record Check, and obtain the applicable courses deemed necessary by Ringette Saskatchewan and Regina Ringette.

    Once formed, each team will need additional Parent Volunteers to fill a Manager and/or a Treasurer position, as well as a Team Covid Safety Officer position.

     

    FUN1

    FUN1 is for children who are new to ringette or new to skating, learning basic game structure, and still developing basic skills.

    Each 45-minute ice-time will be divided into:

    • 30 minutes of practice time concentrating on the development of skating and basic ring skills, an introduction to some of the rules of ringette, as well as fun games and team activities.
    • 15 minutes of game time against another FUN1 team.

     

    The Game portion of each ice-time will be:

    • Cross-Ice format
    • 3-on-3
    • No Goalies or goal creases
    • No Passing lines
    • 2-minute shifts (facilitated by the Coaches)
    • No officials
    • No Scoreboards or Standings
    • No Game sheets

     

    The FUN1 division will have 10 ice-times each season, generally 1 per week, and ice-times may be any weekday evening or on the weekend.

    Teams in this division will collect a nominal player fee to cover such things as:  the league equipment deposit, team clothing, team pictures and team bonding activities.

     

    FUN2

    FUN2 is for children who have improved their skating ability, are ready to learn more rules of ringette, and have developed some basic skills.

    Each 45-60 minute ice-time will be divided into:

    • 50-60% practice time concentrating on the development of skating skills, ring skills, passing, shooting, checking, basic goalie instruction, and an introduction to the rules and game concepts of ringette.
    • 20-30 minutes of game time against another FUN2 team.

     

    The Game portion of each ice-time will include:

    • Half-Ice format
    • 3-on-3 skaters plus a goalie on each team
    • Goalies use goal sticks only and players will rotate through the goalie position
    • Goal Creases (one existing, one hand-drawn)
    • One Passing line (the existing ‘ringette line’)
    • 2-minute shifts (facilitated by a Timekeeper using the buzzer)
    • 1 Official to enforce penalties and violations (Coaches can help to enforce rule violations) with safety top of mind
    • No Scoreboards or Standings
    • A modified Game Sheet

     

    The Home team on the Schedule will provide a Timekeeper and the Game Sheet, and the Visiting team’s Coaches will be responsible to draw one Goal Crease.

    FUN2 teams will also be allocated additional practice ice (2-3 per month) that they will pay for out of fees collected by the team.  Registration fees cover game-day ice and referees.

    The FUN2 division will have 14-16 ice-times each season, approximately 1-2 per week, and ice-times may be any weekday evening or on the weekend.

    Teams in this division will collect a nominal player fee to cover such things as: the league equipment deposit, extra team practice ice, team clothing, team pictures and team bonding activities.

     

    FUN3

    FUN3 is for children who demonstrate that they have acquired the physical, cognitive, and social readiness for more challenging play.

    FUN3 will play full-ice, 1 hour ringette games with Ringette Canada Rules and mini nets.

    • Games will be 2x17-minute stop time periods
    • Games are officiated by two referees
    • Goal Cap of 3 goals per player, per game
    • Regular Game Sheet (provided by the home team)
    • Scoreboards and Standings
    • 1 Timekeeper (visitor) and 1 Scorekeeper (home) each game

     

    Teams in FUN3 will be allocated additional practice ice weekly that they will pay for out of Team collected Fees. Registration fees cover game-day ice and referees.

    Ice-times in this division will be 1-2 times per week and may be any weekday evening or on the weekend.

    FUN3 teams often participate in nearby tournaments throughout the Ringette season.

    Teams in this division will collect a nominal player fee to cover such things as: the league equipment deposit, team practice ice, tournament registration/travel, team clothing, team pictures and team bonding activities.

    EQUIPMENT
    Full ringette equipment is required. 
    Jerseys and Goalie equipment will be provided.

     

    HOW TO REGISTER

    On the Regina Ringette website, please register directly for the Children's Ringette program.

     

     

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Why do FUN1 and FUN2 play Cross-Ice and Half-Ice games?

    These divisions play adapted games on a smaller area to ensure more touches, interactions, shots on net and passes for the participants. Teams will be around 9-12 players to ensure the majority of players are participating at a time. With these adaptations, children can experience maximum participation, practice learned skills and move through the FUNdamentals divisions based on skill and readiness.

     

    Will teams be re-drafted at Christmas?

    We do not expect to draft new teams at Christmas. Some players may be moved up to the next division, but we expect that most teams will stay in-tact for the full ringette year. Your Commissioner will communicate any changes and will help you navigate any player movement off or onto your team.

     

    What are Jamborees?

    Jamborees are like mini tournaments for the FUN1 and FUN2 divisions. They are a more formal way for participants to have some competition at their level of play. Jamborees will consist of some skills, some fun activities, and some gameplay. Jamboree gameplay will follow the same rules as regular gameplay for the division.

    Players will register for a Jamboree individually, and the Coordinators of the Jamboree will place players with their regular teammates for the Jamboree activities.

    We expect each Local Association will host 1 Jamboree per ringette year - in Regina, Buffalo Plains and Saskatoon.

     

     

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