Beth Veale has been a valuable contributor to the growth of ringette for many years as a coach, player, instructor, coach developer and author. She wrote many resources in the late 80’s for the coaching and athlete committees and she also helped write the Community Sport Initiation Course, the Competition Introduction 1 Course and the Competition Development Course. In 1996, Beth achieved her Level 3 technical course and also completed her Level 3 coaching certification. She has been a very effective NCCP Course Conductor and NCCP Learning Facilitator for the last thirty years, training coaches to be the best they can be. She has been a Master Learning Facilitator for the past six years and is a member of the Coach Developer Team that was established in 2012. For the past ten years, Beth has worked with AA teams from Calgary and her teams have represented Alberta at the Canadian Ringette Championships for many of those years. Beth provides leadership, stability, ringette knowledge and skill when working with athletes and as an educator she is always looking for better ways to improve the sport.
“I believe the strength of this remarkable sport is in the competence, dedication and integrity of its people, especially the coaches who are the face of ringette for the players. I have experienced this first hand, having played for and coached with many amazing people who have motivated their players to become successful young adults far beyond the world of ringette. My mission is to ensure that our coaching programs continue to develop the very best coaches in the world,” commented Veale. “I am incredibly honoured and grateful to be recognized by Ringette Canada for my efforts and to be included in this prestigious group, many whom I have had the privilege to work with and whom I have greatly admired, including my ringette idols, Linda Anderson (Tippin), and Phyllis Sadoway.”