Reminder the next PD course is tomorrow night!

Oct 19, 2016          7pm-10pm
Iceland Arena, Mississauga           Google map 
This cost of this course is $20/coach and will get you 3 PD points.
You can bring either cash or cheque payable to Southern Region Ringette. 

We have had some feedback that there are a few coaches in our region and surrounding regions that may not have gotten trained.  We are looking into the possibility of hosting another CI/CSI.  If you still need training please contact me ASAP.  There is also still room in the Intro/CSI course in Paris this weekend.  Sign up at

All new coaches trained in 2016 need to take a Making Ethical Decision (MED) course, unless they had a previous CSI or CI from 2014 or prior.  Southern Region is hosting two MED courses.  Sign up at


The Federal Minister of Health has launched a concussion app.  It is available in the Apple store and Google Play.  You can find it here.

Do you want to know how to look up your current transcript and PD points in the NCCP "locker"?  
here and enter your NCCP # and last name. There are tabs on the left hand side for Transcript and Maintenance.
Ontario Ringette Coaching Requirements
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Question: What is MED?
Answer: Making Ethical Decisions (MED) is a course run by the NCCP that is mandatory for all ringette coaches.  It is comprised of a course and an online evaluation.

Question: I am a new coach this year.  Do I need the MED course?  
Answer: Yes.  You can sign up here

Question: What do I do after I take the MED course?
Answer: You must take the online evaluation prior to Jan 31 here

Question: There is more than one MED evaluation.  Which one do I take?
Answer: If you took the CSI course, then take the Community Sport evaluation, if you took the CI course, then take the Competition Introduction evaluation.  
Question: I took MED last year.  Do I need to take it again?
Answer: If you successfully passed the MED evaluation in a prior year, you do not need to take it again.
Question: I heard I can complete MED course online.  Is that true?
Answer: The CAO does offer it occasionally online, but they limit the amount of registrants and it fills up quickly.
Question: Can I challenge the MED course and just take the evaluation?
Answer: No.  Ringette Canada and Ontario Ringette have stated that the course is mandatory prior to taking the evaluation.
Question: What if I can't make the MED clinic that is being offered by Ringette?
Answer: You will need to take it with another sport.  You can find the calendar of courses here 

Coaches: Have you taken the Competition Introduction (CI) course this season? There is a bursury available that may be able to put some money back in your pocket. You can apply here.
Effective Jan 1, 2014, Ringette Canada decided to comply with the CAC's (Coaches Association of Canada)  NCCP Professional Development policy.

Every coach will be required to complete PD (Professional Development) points to maintain their certification.  These are the minimum standards required every 5 years:
CSI Coaches - 10 points
CI Coaches - 20 points
Comp-Dev Coaches - 30 points

If you were trained prior to 2014, your 5 year clock started on Jan 1, 2014, thereby making your 5 year deadline on Dec 31, 2018.  
If you were trained 2014 and later, your 5 year clock will start the following Jan 1.  
If you move from ‘in training’ or ‘trained’ to a ‘certified’ status, a new five year cycle will begin.

There are numerous ways to earn PD points:
  1. Active Coaching.  Maximum 5 points each renewal period.  Coaches need to self declare each year here Active Coaching Declaration
  2. NCCP Activity.  No minimum or maximum.  5 points per module.  Courses can be found here.
  3. Non-NCCP Activity.  No maximum if sport-specific, maximum 50% of points if multi-sport. Approximately 1 point per hour.  Must be pre-approved by Ringette Canada.  Southern Region is currently hosting some sport-specific courses.  See the Southern Region Ringette website here.
  4. Coach Self-Directed Activity.  Maximum 3 points per renewal period.  Must be pre-approved by Ringette Canada.
  5. Re-evaluation in Context.  100% of points required for the renewal period if the coaches chooses to be re-evaluated in their context (i.e. CI evaluation)

All Professional Development will be tracked in the CAC locker.  To find out how many PD points you currently have login into your locker here

Have you taken one of these non-NCCP courses?  They qualify for Professional Development!  
Send me an email if you have taken one of these courses and it isn't in your locker.

Prevention in Motion (3 points)
Respect in Sport (3 points) - currently these points are not appearing in the "locker".  Ringette Canada and the CAC are working on a way to resolve this.
Speak Out (3 points)
Principles of Healthy Child Development (3 points - CSI only)
Petro-Canada Sport  Leadership conference (5 points)
Making Head Way in Sport is currently free and worth 5 PD points.  
Click here to take the online course.  It will take you about 1 hour.

Southern Region Ringette website
Ontario Ringette website
Ringette Canada website
Ontario Ringette Associaton Operating Manual
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