Our annual Southern Region Coaches meeting is booked!
Association Coaching Directors and at least one person from every bench staff should plan to attend. 
The meeting portion should only take 1 hour, and NEW this year, we will also have a 2 hour (PD) Professional Development course.  
The topics are:
Goal Setting facilitated by Heather McTavish Taylor and Christina Moores
How to Prepare a Team Budget by myself (Teena Dowd)
I have applied to Ringette Canada to have this course PD approved, which means that coaches that attend will receive PD points towards their certification!

Southern Region Coaches Meeting
September 13, 2016
Mainway Arena, Burlington
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The CSI (Community Sport Initiation) and CI (Competition Introduction) clinics are also booked for this season.  Please be aware that there will not be anymore clinics after these, so please sign up now so you don't miss out on them.  You can sign up online 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.

Coaching Directors:
Do you want to know how to look up your coaches transcripts in the locker?  All you need is their NCCP # and last name and click
Sign up for 2016 Clinics here!
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 looking into hosting some sport-specific courses in 2016.  More info to follow.
  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)
Speak Out (3 points)
Principles of Healthy Child Development (3 points - CSI only)
Petro-Canada Sport  Leadership conference (5 points)

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