Coaches & On-Ice Support
Coaches focus on player development and on-ice instruction to provide the players with rewarding ringette experiences. Each team requires a head coach, assistant coach(es), and may leverage on-ice assistants or junior coaches.
Requirements and Clinics
Coaching requirements vary by age and level, and must be completed by November 30th each season. Please review the appropriate requirements, Coaching Pathways, for your desired age and level. Much of the required training may now be completed online, relevant sites are:
- Coaching Association of Canada
- Respect In Sport for Activity Leaders
- Ringette Canada (Course Listing)
- Ringette Ontario (Coaching Clinic Registration Information)
- Eastern Region Ringette Association (Coaching)
Older CORA players make excellent on-ice helpers and are covered under Ringette Ontario insurance, the requirements are:
- Helpers are under 14 years of age, they can come on ice for practices but cannot be on benches during games; helpers are not placed on the team registration form (TRF).
- Junior Coaches must be a minimum of 14 years of age and maximum of 17 by September 1st of the current ringette season, they can come on ice for practices, as well as the bench during games. Junior Coaches are added to the team registration form (TRF) and must complete training courses plus sign the Bench Code of Conduct (BCC).
On-Ice Assistants over 18 years of age, are permitted to help during practices and Come Try Ringette (CTR) days but cannot be on benches during games. These on-ice assistants must be registered by the association as a Volunteer.
Questions? - Contact Roland Wippel, CORA Coaching Direector
Please do not contact the regional coaching director directly.
Miscellaneous Coaching Resources
Research Says Young Athletes Need More Than Just Practice To Succeed
However, many athletes never quite cross the 10,000 hour finish line, and have used the scapegoat reason, “I just didn’t have enough time to commit to the sport.”
Coaching With a Purpose: Mixing Mental Lessons With Physical Ones
In just the last two decades, coaches are finally realizing the tremendous impact they can have on their win/loss record and the respect of their athletes by coaching the mental game.