Trainer Resources


A trainer is required on the bench for every ringette activity including power skating, GoalerU, practices and games. Parents from all programs, including Ringette for All and Breaking Down Barriers, are encouraged to consider becoming trainers. Trainers must be 18 years old or older.  Most teams will need 2 or more trainers to cover all events.


Concussion Information

See Concussion Recognition Tool for a one page tool for recognizing concussions.

It is suggested that each team’s trainers and managers to print off a few of the Return to Play forms to be included in the first aid kit for us at the game.

Any questions about the policy, or specific questions about particular incidents can be directed to the Director of Risk and Safety.

How To Become a Trainer (updated Nov/2021)

To become a trainer, you need to complete:

  1. Making Head Way eLearning Module
  2. Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders eLearning Module
  3. Sufficient first aid training

First Aid Training

For those who would like to be a CORA Trainer and who need either their Standard First Aid certification, or their re-certification:
  • CORA will cover the cost of this training, and can obtain a discount via  In order to proceed, you need to go to their website ( and find a Blended Standard First Aid course that suits your schedule.
  • Then, let the Risk and Safety Director know the course you’d like to take (email and CORA can arrange for registration.  Blended Standard First Aid is recommended as it is a one day in person course (with an online component), instead of a two day in person course.
  • If you’re looking to re-certify, please send your expired or near expired certification to and we can see if you qualify for a recertification class (firstaid4u will only re-certify Red Cross; if you have an Ottawa Paramedic Service certification, you will need to go through them to re-certify).  
Note: trainers need to have their certifications up to date by December 31 (new extended date).  Also, all first aid certifications expiring on or after March 1, 2020 have been extended (due to Covid) until Dec 31, 2021.
Ringette Ontario recognizes that a number of professions have sufficient medical training to avoid the requirement for the first aid course.  For these professions, please provide a copy of your professional qualifications or evidence of employment to your team manager, in lieu of a first aid certificate. These professions include:
  • Medical Doctor
  • Medical Student
  • Firefighter
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nursing Student
  • Paramedic