Return to Sport Survey

Ringette Canada has partnered with a research team from York University who has released a survey regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on girls who have returned to the sport across Canada. If you have a moment we would love if you could fill out this survey!

In partnership with Ringette Canada, a research team that is examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls’ return to ringette across Canada, are asking parents/guardians of girl ringette athletes aged 6-12 and athletes aged 13-18 who participated in either the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and/or 2021-2022 ringette seasons to fill out a brief feedback survey.

 

If you and/or your child are interested in participating, please find additional information about the study below. You can also read more about the study and complete the survey here:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CXHTS5V

 

What is this study about?

We are seeking to gain athletes’ perspectives and experiences on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their participation in ringette and their willingness to return to ringette during the pandemic and beyond. The first 500 respondents are eligible to receive a $5.00 gift card.

 

What is required of you/your athlete?

If you are a parent/guardian of a self-identifying girl ringette athlete aged 6-12, upon receiving your child’s assent and your consent to participate, you will be asked to fill out a survey on behalf of your child. If your child is 13-15 years old, we ask that you provide substitute consent and your child subsequently provide assent, and then have your athlete complete the survey on their own. Athletes aged 16-18 can provide their own consent and will also complete the survey on their own behalf. This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Will my/my athlete’s responses remain confidential?

You/your athlete are not required to answer any questions that make you/your athlete feel uncomfortable and you/your athlete have the option of exiting the survey and/or withdrawing from the study at any time. To ensure that your survey responses remain confidential, we will not release any information from which you/your athlete could be identified (e.g., your name, location, organization). Only the research team will have access to the data that we collect and all data associated with you/your child’s participation will remain confidential.

 

Why is this study important?

The findings of this study will inform Ringette Canada’s guidelines for promoting return to ringette amongst girls and young women post pandemic as well as identify facilitators of, or barriers to returning to play. Ultimately, we hope that the findings of this research can be used to enhance the experiences and development of girl and young women ringette players across the country.

Territory acknowledgement

While we are a proud Canadian organization, we acknowledge that our head office is located on traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Ringette Canada extends our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable contributions to this land. We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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