The Regional Coaches scheduling meeting has been scheduled!  Here is the info that has been sent out by Nina, our Games & Tournaments Coordinator:

Date:  Thursday, Sep 29th
Time:  7:30 pm
Place:  Mainway Arena, Burlington

What Coaches Need to Know:

1. Please come prepared with 4 - 6 ice times for your home games.

2.  We will be supplying "Summary Sheets" for you to record your games on and will scan these so you can take the originals with you (no need to copy).

3.  We will provide a representative who will work with each age division to assist you with the game scheduling.

4.  For teams pkaying in Central, you will need to supply 2 home ice times for the cross-over play

5.  If a Coach is unable to attend, pls have them send a delegate or notify myself AND their Assoc. President so we can be aware of this before scheduling begins.

6.  DO NOT schedule any games prior to the meeting on as we will be massaging the schedules and opponents to reduce any duiceation.

Any questions pls let me know.



Southern Region needs an AAA Head Coach!

In continuing to recognize the importance of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) in Southern Region, Elite Development and Coaching Development are excited to announce that the Southern AAA program will be a TWO year program for 2016-2018. Please find more details here.
Application Deadline is Oct 15, 2016
Interviews expected to be at the end of October
Please send applications to:
Teena Dowd (Coaching)  AND
Christina Moores (Elite)


New FAQ's on PD (Professional Development)

Q - Does a Provincial Trainer that has CSI or CI, need to comply with the PD points requirements?
A - If a trainer would like to keep their CSI/CI status and be able to move from trainer to coach at some point then yes they must complete PD.

 Q - Does an Open BB coach or lower need to comply with the PD points requirements?
A - If a coach is listed as a coach at any level and want to use their CI/CSI coaching levels to remain in that role they will need to complete PD.  If an Open BB coach does not wish to renew their CI/CSI status then they will have to complete the requirements to move to Manager or Trainer and no longer be listed as Coach.


Reminder to sign up for the next PD course:

Hindsight 20/20 of a National Ringette Coach (Michel Goguen)
Defensive Triangle and Breakout (Heather Livingstone)
Officiating:  Philosophy, Theory, and Relationships (Rob Ellis)
Oct 19, 2016
Iceland Arena, Mississauga
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This cost of this course is $20/coach.  
You can bring either cash or cheque payable to Southern Region Ringette.  
Please email me to confirm attendance at
with your name/Association/team


All clinics are now online.  You can sign up online at  
Please note: there is a workbook that needs to be completed before you can register for Intro to Coaching Ringette or the Competition Introduction (CI) courses.
Reference Materials: Intro to Coaching Ringette Competition Introduction (CI)

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.
Sign up for 2016 Clinics here!
Ontario Ringette Coaching Requirements
Sign up for Coaching Clinics here
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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