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

 

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

Kelly Drager – Performance Dietician

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

 


Self-Identification 

Complete the following form to declare your interest in this program.

SELF ID FORM – 2022 Junior National Team Program

Athletes that were part of the U20 virtual program must complete the self-ID process again.


Eligibility Criteria

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

  • is born between January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2006
  • As per IRF rules athletes must be 16 years of age by December 31, 2022 to compete in the event; 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

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

La Relève is an annual event that allows graduating U16 athletes the opportunity to take part in a high performance environment which will include practice sessions, games, classroom sessions and fitness testing.

This 4 day event will also include coaching and officiating development all while remaining athlete centered to provide these athletes with a once in a lifetime experience.

Self-identification

Interested in this opportunity?

The first step is to complete this self-identification form by April 29, 2022 

Click here: https://forms.gle/96v69PCZ5dSPjDtk7

Format 

4 rosters will go head to head in round robin play (3 games each)

Each roster will also be given three practice sessions

Each athlete will take part in fitness testing to the national team protocols

Event will run from 9am on Thursday and conclude by 5pm on Sunday.

Participant selection

A maximum of 60 skaters and 8 goalies will be invited to the event.  The event will feature four rosters of fifteen skaters & two goalies.  Based on athletic abilities, coaching staff will assign a role to each skater.

For La Relève 2022, 34 athletes will be selected by each Provincial Ringette Association based on the following provincial allocation. Each Provincial Ringette Association will have their own selection criteria. Only athletes that have completed the Self-ID process are eligible to be selected by a Provincial Ringette Association. 

Province (PSO) Total Athletes selected by the PSO
B.C./C.-B. 2
Alberta 8
Saskatchewan 2
Manitoba 4
Ontario 7
Québec 6
N.B./N.-B. 2
N.S./N.-É. 2
P.E.I./Î-P-É 1

The remaining 34 athletes will be selected by Ringette Canada High Performance Scouts. This will be completed based on scouting reports from the 2021-22 season and the 2022 Canadian Ringette Championships. 

Invitation and Registration

Once the 68 selections are completed, Ringette Canada will send out a formal invitation via email.  The invitation process will be completed before May 17, 2022. Athletes must respond to their invitation no later than May 24, 2022. Participant list will be made public no later than May 31, 2022. 

Event Details

  • Location: Eastern Canada
  • Arena:  TBC
  • Event Start Time: 9 am, July 28th
  • Event End Time: No later than 5pm July 31st

Cost

The registration fee for this event will be $500 per athlete.  

** Travel and accommodation will be the responsibility of the individual athlete for the duration of the event.

*** Each athlete will be provided with a jersey, access to athletic therapy, daily lunch & post-activity recovery snacks while on site, in addition to ice time and classroom sessions.

Preferred accommodation locations shall be shared with the invitation.

Athlete Supervision

Athletes attending the event must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event. Name, contact information and link to child must be included on the event registration form.

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


U18/U19 NextGen

Purpose

Ringette Canada’s U18/U19 NextGen program serves as the follow-up to the  U17 La Relève program for athletes. This annual event allows 17 and 18 year old athletes the opportunity to develop in a high performance environment.

Format

In 2022, Ringette Canada will host a series of five virtual sessions for eligible athletes. Due to the global pandemic, we are unable to offer an on-ice component of this program in 2022.

Each of the five virtual sessions will include:

  • Icebreaker: Time for the athletes to meet each other and get to know one another.
  • Information Presentation:  Each session will have a different topic and panel, as outlined below.
  • Question & Answer Period
  • 30 minute active session with a current or former national team athlete

Mentor Athletes:

Each mentor athlete will have a small group of U18/U19 athletes.  The mentors will answer athlete questions weekly via JamBoard and may also participate in some or all of the five sessions to support the athletes.  

This program’s mentors:

Breanna Beck (AB)

Emma Kelly (ON)

Erika Kiviaho (ON)

Laurence Larocque (QC)

Jasmine Leblanc (NB)

Erin Markle (ON)

Britney Snowdon (NB)

Laurie St-Pierre (QC)

Christianne Varty (ON)

Date Topic Panelist(s) Alumni Lead + 

Active Session 

February 22, 2022 What Does it Take? Information around the selection process and scouting criteria of the national team program.

During this session we will also introduce our mentor athletes and assign the U18/U19 athlete groups to those mentors!

Frances Losier – High Performance Director

Steph Laurin – Manager of High Performance and Athlete Services

Jenny Snowdon

Plyometrics

March 1, 2022 Take Your Spot!

Knowing your role and embracing it for the success of the team.

Lorrie Horne – Head Coach, Senior National Team Paige Lanteigne 

Bodyweight Strength

March 8, 2022 Performance Nutrition Kelly Drager – Performance Dietician, CSI Calgary/Ringette Canada Erin Markle 

HIIT

March 15, 2022 Athletic Therapy: The health and wellbeing of our high performance athletes is a priority. Learn how Team Canada’s Athletic Therapists can support you in your high performance journey both at and away from training camps/competition. Connie Klassen – Head Athletic Therapist, Ringette Canada Maddie MacLean  

Power/Function

March 22, 2022 Mental Performance Laura Pollice – Mental Performance Coach, Ringette Canada Emily Power

**All sessions will start at 7:30pm EST.

Registration

Register here: https://forms.gle/xKpzQ11ydvneXkd4A

All registered athletes are accepted pending they meet the eligibility criteria below and have paid their registration fee.

Registration deadline is Thursday, February 17, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for these NextGen virtual sessions, a female athlete:

  • Must complete the registration link above;
  • 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 be a member of their provincial excellence program);
  • 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.

Note: Athletes who have already self-identified for the 2022 Junior National Team are eligible for this program. 

Event Details

  • 2022 Location: Virtual
  • Dates:  All sessions will be held every Tuesday between February 22 and March 22, 2022.  Panelists will be updated as they are confirmed.
  • Session Start Time: 7:30pm ET
  • Session 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 package of goodies.  Payment can be made either by e-transfer or credit card.

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

 

Provincial Associations