High Performance Challenge Cup
High Performance Challenge Cups are three-day events hosted with the intention of bringing in the top Senior National Team prospects together to train, compete and learn about Ringette Canada’s HP programs and philosophies.
Ringette Canada’s HP Challenge Cups shall provide our High Performance athlete pool with:
- A short-term competition and the opportunity to train with and compete against the best in the country
- Experiential learning through game play
- An opportunity to learn and develop HP Program tactics and strategies
- An opportunity to further assess athletes we’ve targeted for the national team
- A clear picture of the expectations of a national team athlete
- An opportunity for prospects to interact with current National Team athletes
- An opportunity to interact with National Team Coaching Staff and Integrated Support Team (IST)
The goal is to increase the number of High Performance athletes involved within Canada’s National Team Program. This will also serve as an opportunity for prospects to understand the requirements and the lifestyle they can expect should they wish to pursuit the HP pathway as an athlete.
This 3-day event also includes coaching and officiating development all while remaining athlete centered to provide these athletes with a once in a lifetime experience.
For the 2019 National Team cycle, Ringette Canada is expected to host 3-4 Challenge Cups leading up to the 2019 World Ringette Championships.
Challenge Cup #1 – Blainville, QC – July 27-29th, 2018
Challenge Cup #2 – Gatineau, QC – November 2-4th, 2018
Challenge Cup #3 – May 2019 TBC
Challenge Cup #4 – if needed – in conjunction with training camp
While participation in the Challenge Cups is not mandatory for eligibility for selection to Team Canada, these events are highly valued by Team Canada staff both as important scouting and evaluation opportunities, critical training opportunities for athletes to gain valuable game experience in a highly competitive environment, as well as opportunities for eventual Team Canada members to gel as lines and become familiar with various Team Canada systems.
For information on the July 27-29, 2018 event, please click here.