Team Canada

Ringette Canada selects and prepares national teams to participate in the World Ringette Championship.

The next World Ringette Championship will be held October 31-November 6, 2022 in Finland.

For additional information please contact the High Performance Director at frances@ringette.ca

 


2022 Junior National Team Program

U20 Virtual Camp: February 20-21, 2021

Purpose

In light of the world-wide pandemic, the originally scheduled in-person U20 high performance event  is converting to a virtual camp.

The goal of this camp is to introduce the top U20 high performance athletes to the requirements they can expect should they wish to pursue the 2022 Junior National Team Program.

Camp Sessions

Sessions will include:

  • Ringette Canada 101 with Ringette Canada high performance program staff
  • Meet & Greet with current junior national team coaching staff
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Mental Performance
  • Athlete Alumni Panel
  • Networking and team building activities
  • Active Sessions

These sessions will be interactive and athletes will be encouraged to have their cameras turned on and be participating in the activities.

Registration

Before you register, please note that athletes will be required to include the following with their application:

  • Contact information for a coach that Ringette Canada can contact for a reference 
  • Describe why they want to be a part of the 2022 Junior National Team either in writing (maximum 100 words) or by recording a video (maximum 1 minute)

Interested in registering for this opportunity?  

Ensure you meet the camp eligibility criteria below and register here!

2022 Junior National Team Self-ID & U20 Virtual Camp Registration

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2020

Camp Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the U20  Virtual Camp, a female athlete:

    • Must complete the self-ID form;
    • Must be born in 2001, 2002 or 2003; 
  • Must be currently playing at the AA level (or A if AA not available in their region) or played at the AA level last season given there may not currently be AA in your region due to the COVID-19 pandemic; 
  • Must be a registered  member in good standing with her club association and an athlete in good standing with Ringette Canada; and
  • Must be eligible to represent Canada in the World Championship. This requires that an athlete be a citizen of Canada.

Event Details

All athletes will be required to participate in the RC101 session being held on two different dates:

Option 1 (French):  December 15, 2020 at 7:00pm ET

Option 2 (English): December 15, 2020 at 7:45pm ET

U20 Virtual Camp:

  • Location: Virtual
  • Dates:  February 20-21, 2021
  • Times: Starting 11:30am ET on Saturday, February 20th, ending no later than 7pmET on Sunday, February 21.

The official camp schedule will be made available to participants.

Cost

The registration fee for this virtual event will be $50 per athlete.  This will give the athlete access to the virtual camp as well as an event t-shirt.

Contact teamcanada@ringette.ca for questions about this initiative.


Junior National Team Coaching Staff

Mark Beal – Head Coach

Colleen Hagan – Assistant Coach

Sheri Markle – Assistant Coach

Junior National Team Integrated Support Team

Chris Belan – Lead Scout

James Clock – Strength & Conditioning Consultant

Connie Klassen – Head Athletic Therapist

Laura Pollice – Mental Performance Consultant

Ringette Canada High Performance Staff

Stephanie Laurin – Manager of High Performance & Athlete Services

Frances Losier – High Performance Director


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for selection to the 2022 Junior National Team for the World Ringette Championship, a female athlete:

  • As per IRF rules athletes must be born on or before December 31st, 2001 to compete in the 2022 Junior World Championship; and
  • Must be a registered member in good standing with her club association and an athlete in good standing with Ringette Canada; and
  • Must be eligible to represent Canada in World Championship. This requires that an athlete be a citizen of Canada

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.


 


2022 Senior National Team Program

Do you have what it takes to play for Team Canada?

2022 Senior National Team Program Self-ID Form 


Senior National Team Coaching Staff

Lorrie Horne – Head Coach

Julie Blanchette – Assistant Coach

Heather Konkin – Assistant Coach

Jacinda Rolph – Assistant Coach

Senior National Team Integrated Support Team

Chris Belan – Lead Scout

James Clock – Strength & Conditioning Consultant

Connie Klassen – Head Athletic Therapist

Laura Pollice – Mental Performance Consultant

Ringette Canada High Performance Staff

Stephanie Laurin – Manager of High Performance & Athlete Services

Frances Losier – High Performance Director


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for selection to the 2022 Senior National Team for the World Ringette Championship, a female athlete:

  • Must be a member in good standing with her club association and an athlete in good standing with Ringette Canada; and
  • Must be eligible to represent Canada in World Championship. This requires that an athlete be a citizen of Canada

 


La Relève – U17 National Development Program

La Relève – U17 National Development Program

Purpose

Ringette Canada’s La Relève event serves as an entry point into the High Performance  pathway for athletes. This annual event normally allows graduating U16 athletes the opportunity to take part in a high performance environment.

The goal is to introduce next generation high performance athletes to the requirements and the lifestyle they can expect should they wish to pursue the high performance pathway as an athlete.

With the cancellation of the 2020 event and the uncertainty of being able to host an in-person event in 2021, Ringette Canada will host a series of virtual sessions for athletes eligible for the 2020 and the 2021 events. 

The virtual sessions will include:

Ringette Canada 101 + Q&A

Thursday, January 7, 2021

7:30-9:00pm ET

Learn the ins and outs of our National Team Programs and take part in a Q&A session with Ringette Canada high performance staff and current national team coaches.

Panelists:

Frances Losier – High Performance Director, Ringette Canada

Stephanie Laurin – Manager of High Performance & Athlete Services, Ringette Canada

Andrea Ferguson – U17 Head Coach

Sheri Markle – Junior National Team Assistant Coach

Other panelists to be confirmed.

Junior National Team Alumni Panel

Thursday, January 21, 2021

7:30-8:30pm ET

La Relève athletes will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn from junior national team program alumni in an interactive and engaging session. 

Panelists to be confirmed.

Strength & Conditioning Basics

Thursday, February 4, 2021

7:30-9:00pm ET

This session will set expectations for the national team strength & conditioning program.   There will also be a walk through of our fitness testing protocol and why we test those skills, education regarding what is prescribed in the national team programs and why it is being prescribed, and an opportunity to have your questions answered.

Panelist:  James Clock,  National Team Strength & Conditioning Consultant

Mental Performance

Thursday, March 18, 2021

7:30-9:00pm ET

This mental performance workshop will focus on providing the athletes an introduction to mental skills training and how it can impact performance both on and off the ice. The workshop will not only introduce the athletes to basic mental skills, it will also provide the practical knowledge on how to apply the skills in a competitive/performance context.  The mental skills introduced will be: goal setting, self-talk, activation control, and visualization.  Finally, this workshop will also explore how these skills can be used on a daily basis to help manage motivation during the global pandemic.

Panelist: Laura Pollice, National Team Mental Performance Consultant

Technical/Tactical Terminology: Learn to Speak the Team Canada Lingo

This session will feature video, learning and trivia! Athletes will learn the basics around national team program systems and terminology. 

Panelists to be confirmed.

Performance Nutrition

Panelist(s) to be confirmed

Position Based Session

Sessions specific to forwards/centres, defenders, goalies.

Panelists to be confirmed.

Registration

Interested in this opportunity?  

Register here!

Registration closes December 7, 2020. 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the La Relève virtual sessions, a female athlete:

  • Must complete the self-ID process;
  • Must be born in 2004 or 2005;
  • Must be currently playing at the AA level (or A if AA not available in their region) or played at the AA level last season given there may not currently be AA in your region due to the COVID-19 pandemic; 
  • Must be a registered member in good standing with your club association and an athlete in good standing with Ringette Canada; and
  • Must be eligible to represent Canada in the World Championship. This requires that an athlete be a citizen of Canada.

Event Details

  • Location: Virtual
  • Dates:  All sessions will be held every other Thursday between January 7 and April 1, 2021.  Dates and panelists will be updated as they are confirmed.
  • Event Start Time: 7:30pm ET
  • Event End Time: No later than 9:00pm ET

Cost

The registration fee for this event will be $75 per athlete.  This will give the athlete access to each of the virtual sessions and a program t-shirt.

Contact teamcanada@ringette.ca for questions about this program.

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