Community Sport Initiation

This workshop will give you all of the tools you need to hit the ice with confidence as a first-time ringette coach.

Over the course of 10 hours, this in-class and on-ice workshop will help you:

  • Understand the level of athlete you are coaching (typically children from U9 to U12);
  • Equip you with the basic tools to plan safe, fun, and effective practices;
  • Show you how to teach basic ringette skills in a fun and inclusive way.


  • Anyone with limited or basic ringette experience who wants to get involved at the community level to coach;
  • Parents/guardians volunteering with their child’s ringette program;
  • Coaches of recreational ringette.


You would coach players with little to no previous ringette experience – typically children in the FUNdamentals and/or Learn to Train stages of Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD).

Competition – Introduction

This two day workshop provides an exceptional foundation for your coaching career and introduces new coaching methods that will enhance both your coaching and your program’s effectiveness. Through a mix of classroom and hands-on learning on the ice, this course focuses on:

  • Preparing coaches to plan and execute fun and safe practices for their players;
  • Introducing and learning more complex technical and tactical elements relevant to ringette;
  • Providing an opportunity for coaches to practise the above elements on the ice;
  • Preparing coaches to plan for an entire season of ringette, ensuring their athletes abilities progress over the course of the season;
  • Ensuring coaches are aware, and understand the guiding principles of Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) in order to appropriately plan their seasons.



  • Coaches working with competitive youth players in U12 and higher;
  • Recreational ringette coaches working with older athletes in the Active for Life stage of Long-term Athlete Development.

Competition – Introduction Coach Pathway 2015 [pdf]

Competition – Development

Competition – Development:

Most of these coaches work with adolescents and young adults. Coaches in this context help athletes refine basic skills and tactics, teach more advanced skills and tactics, and prepare them for provincial or national level competitions. Athletes train several times a week on a seasonal or annual basis to improve performance. Although having a good time remains an important part of the athletes’ sport experience, the outcome of competitions is of greater importance, as athletes may have to meet pre-determined performance standards. Event/discipline specialization and fitness also become important at this stage. Sport at this level provides an opportunity to teach values and ethics, and refine social skills.

Examples: Coach of a regional or provincial team that trains year round; Canada Games coach; college or university coach.


Competition – Development

Modules need to be taken in the order that they appear in the pathway below.  Multi-Sport Modules are taken through your provincial coaching associations, and the Ringette-Specific Modules are taken through a course offered by Ringette Canada. Registration for this course is done online on this site only.

Comp Dev Coach Pathway