Junior national team program


General registration ensures that the athlete’s name will be submitted for consideration to receive an invitation to the selection camp.

The main focus and scouting for the junior national team will be on NRL and U19 AA athletes for the upcoming season. However, the registration process is open to all age eligible athletes.

It is assumed that athletes who have committed to NRL or U19 AA programs have passion and commitment to the sport and would welcome an invitation to attend the junior national team selection camp. However, only athletes who have completed the self-identification process will be considered for invitation to the selection camp.

Click here to register for the junior national team.

Junior national team coaching staff

Lorrie Horne – Head Coach


Team selection

Tryouts for the junior national team will be held in May of 2017. Any athlete trying out should be able to meet the minimum standards of both positional skills and fitness testing requirements. Tryouts also afford athletes the opportunity to showcase their abilities in inter-squad game situations. Maintaining fitness is key going into the camp as it improves the athlete’s ability to perform consistently at a high performance level and also helps to reduce the potential for injury.

Selection criteria

The junior national team coaching staff and Ringette Canada’s Director of High Performance will establish the selection criteria.

Athlete Identification process

Three opportunities for athletes to be seen over the course of the season have been setup to ensure that as many athletes as possible are involved in our High Performance entry programs.

Please note that none of these activities are mandatory for selection to the Junior National Team. These are opportunities to be seen, athletes are free to participate in as many or are little of these events as they see fit.

Tournament scouting

Attendance of National Team Scouts has been confirmed for the following events:

  • Wood Tournament, Edmonton, AB -November 23-27, 2016
  • Voyageur Tournament, Winnipeg, MB – January 26-29, 2017
  • Gloucester Tournament , Gloucester, ON – February 2-5, 2017
  • Atlantic Championships, PEI, February 17-19, 2017
  • Ontario AA Provincials, Nepean, ON – March 10-12, 2017
  • Québec U19AA Provincials, TBC – March 10-12, 2017

**Scouts may be present at other tournaments throughout the season based on availability. These will be communicated prior to the events.

What should I do to be seen?

If you are attending any of these tournaments and would like to be seen please complete the following form at least one week prior to the start of the tournament. This will ensure that the scouts can plan accordingly while at each event.


Will I be contacted directly at any time while at these tournaments?

At the discretion of the scout, they may reach out to athletes on-site at scouting events.

No formal feedback will be given to each registered athlete beyond what is listed above.

Development Camps

These are opportunities for athletes to be seen by National Team coaches in a controlled setting. The purpose of these camps is to introduce potential Junior National Team athletes to the High Performance training environment, to the system play required and to introduce them to what it takes to transition into a High Performance athlete.  

Three development camps have been confirmed:

Mississauga, ON – December 16-18, 2016
Dec 16 – camp begins at 1pm
Dec 18 – camp ends at 6pm
Montréal, QC (Saint-Roch-de-l’achigan) -December 27-29, 2016
Dec 27 – camp begins at 1pm
Dec 29 – camp ends at 6pm

Sherwood Park, AB -December 31 – January 2, 2017
Dec 31 – camp begins at 10am
Jan 2 – camp ends at 7pm

Cost: $310 per athlete per camp

Camps will include:

  • Fitness testing
  • 3 practice sessions
  • 2 games
  • Classroom sessions
  • Post-session snack
  • Team Canada T-shirt

Transportation, meals and accommodation are the responsibility of each individual athlete for this stage of the National Team process.



All National Team camp fees will be paid via PayPal

  1.      You must sign up for a PayPal account :
    1.   http://bit.ly/2fnVhJF
  2.      Log in to your PayPal account
  3.      At the top of the screen click Send and Request
  4.      Click Pay for Goods and Services
  5.      Enter the following in the space provided; Email address: ringette@ringette.ca
    1.  Amount: $310
    2.  IMPORTANT – Please include the first and last name of the athlete in the section below the payment amount.
  6.       Click Next to submit payment

Canadian Ringette Championships

National Team scouts will be on-site for the duration of the 2017 Canadian Ringette Championships. Scouting reports will be completed for most games at this event for the purpose of Junior National Team Selection camp invitations. Additionally, CRC all stars will be selected based on the National Team scouting reports.

Will I be contacted directly at any time during the CRC?

At the discretion of the scout, they may reach out to athletes on-site at scouting events. Given the nature of the Canadian Ringette Championship, scouts will reach out to athletes once eliminated from competition. We encourage athletes to take the time to introduce themselves to the scouts at any time during the event.

Next steps

Upon completion of the 2017 Canadian Ringette Championships up to 30-45 athletes will be invited to the May selection camp. Invitations will go out no later than April 11th, 2017.

Selection camp


Up to 45 athletes will be invited to the May selection camp.
Camp will be held in a South Ontario location to be determined.
May 18-22, 2017.

Team size

Factors that will be considered in the final selection include physical and technical aspects of the game, as well as team dynamics. Team size is based on strategic plan and tactics for a given season.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for selection to the 2016 Junior National Team for the World Ringette Championship, a female athlete:

  • Must be born on or after January 1, 1997
    • As per IRF rules athletes must be born on or before December 31st, 2001 to compete in the 2017 World Championship
  • Must be a member in good standing with her club association and an athlete in good standing with Ringette Canada; and
  • Must be registered with, or certified by, Ringette Canada; and
  • Must be eligible to represent Canada in World Championship. This requires that an athlete be a citizen of Canada

Training expectations

In addition to the time spent together during camp, athletes are also expected to adhere to a training program (mental/physical) during on and off-season. The program is prepared specifically for high performance ringette athletes and is reported to the junior team bench staff. Athletes are expected to spend a minimum of 5-7 hours per week training (on and off ice) or as the athletes assigned program dictates.

All athletes that self identify for the Junior National Team Program will be given the off-season training program in preparation for Identification and Selection camps.

Training camp dates 

  • Selection: May 18-22, 2017 – South Ontario
  • Team training camp:
    • August 31 – September 4 , 2017 – Sherwood Park, AB
    • October 6 – 9, 2017, Mississauga, ON
  • World Championship – November 2017, Canada (Location to be confirmed by September 2016)


The costs will be similar to previous programs. Ringette Canada is committed to reducing the costs to the athletes without compromising our ability to compete and achieve our goal.

Regional Identification Camp – $310
May Selection Camp – $1000

Team Fee – $4000

Ringette Canada’s Director of High Performance and Events will conduct a budget information session with all athletes (and parents) at the May Selection camp.

Athlete obligations

Once selected to the national team, and to remain a member of the team, athletes shall:

  • Maintain status as a member in good standing with their provincial/territorial ringette association and of Ringette Canada;
  • Under supervision of the national coach, participate in all training programs, competitive activities, evaluation activities and reporting procedures of the Canadian National Team;
  • Comply with the requirements of Ringette Canada Athlete Agreement;
  • Demonstrate commitment to the National Team by maintaining or improving fitness levels and ensuring that competitive performance is maintained at a high standard appropriate for competition at the world championship.
  • Anti-Doping Program:  Athletes must adhere to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program as adopted by Ringette Canada. National Team Athlete Agreements will include the standard Canadian Anti-Doping Program Adoption Contract. An information session will take place at the May selection camp to outline all aspects of this program and the requirements on athletes and Team Staff.

Failure to satisfy these criteria may result in the athlete being moved to a non-traveling reserve position on the junior national Team or being removed from the junior national team entirely.

Provincial Associations