Friday October 9th, 2020
St. Albert Ringette would like to encourage all our members to click the link below to view Ringette Alberta's recent meeting with League leaders. This short video explains and discusses managing games in light of the limited number of officials we have available this season, how games are to be defined as league, exhibition and scrimmage / shinny and the critical importance of only individuals with proper training acting as officials.
This is important information for all participants in ringette this season and applies to all teams in the province whether they are participating in one of the main leagues or not.
You can watch the meeting recording here:
Tuesday September 29, 2020
Return to Ringette: Cohort Update
As the COVID-19 situation is ever evolving, the SARA Board has made the decision to adjust our policies regarding sport cohorts to reflect those set forth by Ringette Alberta.
RAB and SARA are very aware of and understand the challenges you are facing, including but not limited to:
While Ringette Alberta still recommends that individuals limit their sport cohort participation, effective immediately, Ringette Alberta will permit the combinations indicated in Table 1 to participate in a maximum of two ringette cohorts.
Those wishing to participate in more than one sport cohort outside of ringette, MUST inform Ringette Alberta. This information will in turn be collected and kept as part of RAB's risk mitigation measures, and will only be disclosed as part of any future legal proceedings, should those occur.
The SARA Board would like to remind all members, whether they are players, coaches, officials, or family members, that the safety of our players and membership is a shared responsibility.
Everyone has a role to play to keep themselves and their association healthy and safe.
Thank you to all the players, coaches, officials and volunteers who have returned to ringette this season.
We recognize that, over the past 6-8 weeks, everyone has been working towards a moving target as health orders change as does our understanding of how to apply them in the real world of our sport organizations while mitigating risk.
To offer some context, we strongly encourage you to take time to listen to this pre-recorded webinar hosted by Ringette Canada on insurance and legal matters, with emphasis on COVID-19. Some of the information will definitely be an eye opener for most.
Ringette Canada has modified coach certification requirements for the 2020/21 season:
Other coaches who do not meet those requirements:
REMINDER, as always, coaches:
Coaching clinics will be available no sooner than October 15th and will be offered exclusively online. Registration and dates will be announced on basecamp to coaching directors and on social media.
While the changes to cohort restrictions, as described above, will partially address an extreme shortage of officials this season, it will not address it entirely.
To ensure player safety and mitigate risk for Ringette Canada, Ringette Alberta, Local Ringette Associations and especially individuals, a simplified, self-directed, on-line training course has been developed to equip coaches with the information they need to officiate games and safeguard them from potential liability. The emphasis of the course is on player safety and basic rules.
This course is mandatory for only those coaches who will be performing the officiating role. Under no circumstances are coaches to take on the role of officiating without this training.
Ringette Alberta will provide local associations further detail in follow up communication.