Scholarships

Regina Ringette Association Scholarship

The Regina Ringette Association provides up to four (4) $500 scholarships to registered Regina Ringette Association members enrolled as students in a post secondary institution.  Selection will be based on Ringette involvement and academic achievement.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be registered with the Regina Ringette Association as a player, coach/manager/trainer, or ROAR official during the full season of application
  • have been registered with the Regina Ringette Association for at least one previous full season in addition to the current playing season, and
  • be attending a post-secondary institution as a full-time or part-time student (taking a minimum of 3 classes/9 credit hours).  Current high-school students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants become ineligible after reaching $1,000 of funding under this program.  Applications must include the following:

  • The completed & signed application form – RRA Scholarship Application Form    PDF   Word doc
  • Proof of their enrolment in an approved Saskatchewan post-secondary institute
  • A transcript of marks and/or proof of standing for the last completed year/semester of education
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be from within the Ringette community
  • A photo for publication (to be used if selected)
  • A resume with a brief outline of:
    • the benefits of their Ringette involvement
    • extracurricular activities, and
    • community involvement

Email completed applications, including ALL supporting documents, to our Vice President.

Applications must be received by the Regina Ringette Scholarship Selection Committee by January 31.  The Scholarship Selection Committee will use the following selection criteria to determine the scholarship recipients.  Scholarship Selection Criteria Guide

Information regarding additional Ringette scholarships can be found on the Ringette Saskatchewan website as well as the Ringette Canada website.


U19AA Bandits Ringette Scholarship

Scholarship Intent
This scholarship is meant to encourage young players to work to achieve excellence in the sport of Ringette. Annually, it should go to a player that has, over the course of his/her career, put forth the greatest effort to reach his/her potential in the sport. Funding is in place for a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded at the end of each season.

Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible for the scholarship the potential recipient must be playing for the U19AA Bandits in the current year. Recipients are only eligible to win this scholarship once in his/her career. Scholarship awards are for players registered at an accredited Saskatchewan post-secondary institution. Scholarship recipients cannot be related to anyone on the selection committee.

Scholarship Selection Committee
The selection committee will be made up of the following individuals.

  1. A Member of the current Bandits U19AA bench staff
  2. A neutral member of the Regina Ringette Board (Vice President, U19 Commissioner, etc.)
  3. A second neutral member of the Regina Ringette Board

Scholarship Application Process

  1. To apply for the scholarship, applicants will write a letter to the selection committee. In the body of the letter, the applicant will answer the question “What is the significance of ringette in your life? Consider the past, present and future.” As well as in his/her own words indicate why he/she should be considered for this scholarship and any other information you wish to share to enhance the application.
  2. Applicant will include letters of reference from ringette sources: (max. 5)
    • Coaches vouching for consistent and sustained effort to achieve ringette excellence
    • Contribution to team excellence on and off the ice
    • Evidence of working to make his/her team experience as good as possible through inclusive, positive behavior towards team mates.
  3. Applicant will outline, in point form, his/her playing history to date. (the number of years in A/AA will be considered)
  4. Applicant will outline, in point form, his/her ringette-community involvement:
    • Refereeing experience and credentials
    • Coaching experience and credentials
    • Skills / mentorship training experience and credentials
  5. Applicant will outline, in point form, evidence of effort to achieve the highest level of competence in ringette. This could include, but is not limited to:
    • Offseason training regimen, participation in complimentary sports, participation in Team SK or Team Canada evaluation programs, participation in ringette skills and development programs.
  6. Applicant is required to submit proof of enrollment at an accredited Saskatchewan post-secondary institution.

 

Scholarship Evaluation Criteria
Application evaluations will be done based on five criteria, each of which will be given equal weighting. They are as follows:

  • 30% Application letter to Selection Committee
  • 10% Letters of reference
  • 20% A/AA Playing history
  • 20% Ringette-community involvement
  • 20% Effort to achieve excellence

The application letter will be evaluated with the following rubric:

  • 5 ‐ 4 Pts
    • Personal statement is well-written with detailed answers that are thoughtful and focused
    • Application highlights the current circumstances in the applicant’s life that support the need for this scholarship
    • Application provides insight into the applicant’s character, strengths, and educational goals
  • 3 ‐ 2 Pts
    • Personal statement is well-written/thoughtful but it could have been more focused/in-depth
    • Application highlights the current circumstances in the applicant’s life that support the need for this scholarship
    • Application provides insight into the applicant’s character, strengths, and educational goals
  • 1 Pt
    • Personal statement is not as well-written or as in-depth as it could have been with answers to questions that were not well thought out
    • The applicant could have put more thought and effort into explaining the current personal circumstances that support the need for this scholarship
    • Application provides some insight into the applicant’s character, strengths, and educational goals
  • 0 Pts
    • Personal statement is poorly written, doesn’t completely answer questions, demonstrates a lack of effort and focus
    • The applicant did not explain why this scholarship is needed
    • Application provides very limited insight, if any, insight into the applicant’s character, strengths, and educational goals

The remaining application criteria will be evaluated with the following rubric:

  • 5–Outstanding–All of the applicant’s application materials exemplify superior or exceptional characteristics that contribute to the specific criterion.
  • 4–Excellent–The applicant’s application materials illustrate extremely strong, but not exceptional, characteristics contributing to the standard. (the reviewer may have a reservation, but there are redeeming features to compensate for or outweigh the reservations)
  • 3–Strong–The applicant’s application materials demonstrate strong characteristics; however, the reviewer may have reservations.
  • 2–Average–While the applicant’s application materials are satisfactory, the reviewer may have major reservations. (certain evaluation characteristics related to the criterion are not present)
  • 1–Below Average–The applicant’s application lacks certain requested materials. The materials present are not satisfactory.
  • 0–Weak–The applicant’s application is considerably incomplete with inadequate materials present.

For the 0-5 rating sections, you may assign a score that includes up to two decimal points. This is not necessary, but permissible.

Scholarship applications must be post-dated by March 15th.
Scholarship will be awarded April 30th.

Send completed applications to:

U19AA Bandits Scholarship
c/o Regina Ringette Association
PO Box 3082
Regina, SK
S4P 3G7

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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