La Relève – U17

La Relève 2020 – U17 National Development Program

La Relève 2020 will not take place in July of 2020. Given the uncertainty at this time, our inability to properly identify and select athletes and the fact that all facilities are closed, we are unable to properly plan for this event. We also want to ensure that athletes and officials have the ability to train properly leading up to this event – which is not possible at this time. Their safety and wellbeing is a priority for us.

We will work to ensure that the 2004 cohort of High Performance athletes have a ‘La Relève’ type of opportunity as part of our HP plan moving forward. Which means a coach and official opportunities will be tied to that initiative.


Ringette Canada’s La Relève event will serve as an entry point into the High Performance  pathway for athletes, coaches and officials. This annual event 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.

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.

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.


Interested in this opportunity?

The first step is to complete this self-identification form:


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 protocol

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 2020, 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 which will be posted here no later than February 2nd, 2020. 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 2019-20 season and the 2020 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 15, 2020. Athletes must respond to their invitation no later than May 20, 2020. Participant list will be made public no later than May 22nd, 2020. 



Team size

4 rosters of 15 skaters will take part in the event.

Up to 8 goalies will be invited to the event 

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for La Relève 2020, a female athlete:

  • Must complete the self-ID process;
  • Must be born in 2004; and
  • Played on an A or AA team for the 2019-20 season;
  • 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

Event Details

  • Location: TBC, Ontario
  • Arena:  TBC
  • Event Start Time: 9 am, July 23rd 
  • Event End Time: No later than 5pm July 26th


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, 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 for questions about this initiative.








Provincial Associations