La Relève – U17

La Relève 2019 – U17 National Development Program


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 will allow graduating U16 athletes (born in 2003) 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 3.5 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.

Full coaching and officiating initiatives to be announced following the 2019 Canadian Ringette Championships.


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 junior national team protocol

Event will run from 4pm on Thursday and conclude by 6pm on Sunday.

Participant Selection

For La Relève 2019, 34 athletes will be selected based on the following provincial allocation:


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The remaining 34 athletes will be selected by our High Performance Scouts.

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.

Selection Criteria

Thirty four athletes will be nominated by their provincial ringette association through an identification process outlined by each province.  The remaining 34 athletes will be identified by high performance scouting reports from the 2018-19 season.


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, 2019.  Athletes must respond to their invitation no later than May 31, 2019.

Team Size

The goal is to ice 4 rosters of 15 skaters will compete in the event.

Up to 8 goalies will be invited to the event

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for La Relève 2019, a female athlete:

  • Must be born in 2003; and
  • Played on an A or AA team for the 2018-19 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: Sherwood Park, July 25-28, 2019
  • Arena: Millenium Place: 2400 Premier Way, Sherwood Park, Alberta
  • Event Start Time: 4pm on Thursday, July 25th
  • Event End Time: no later than 6pm on Sunday, July 28th


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.


Contact for questions about this initiative.




Provincial Associations