Welcome to U10! At this level, teams will be part of the Black Gold league. It is a larger time commitment than Active Start and may include tournaments and travel. The following information should give you a good overview of what to expect this year. We are looking forward to a great season of ringette!
Evaluation and team formation in September.
Additional team fees will be required upon team formation to cover the costs of tournaments, apparel, team functions, etc.
2-3 ice times per week will include a combination of practices and games depending on the league game schedule.
Weekday practices are 1 hour long and typically start either at 4:15 pm or 4:30pm.
Days of the week will depend on coach’s availability but typically run Monday – Thursday.
Fundamental skills development focus including: skating skills, ringette skills and basic goalie instruction for all players.
Emphasis on active involvement, participation and FUN!
Full ice games with a focus on basic concepts, rules and flow of the game. Continue to play half ice or cross-ice games in practice sessions.
Game format should be structured to maximize “time on the ring” for each player.
Coaches on the ice during games for the first half of the season for step 1 teams.
Strive for team travel to remain relatively close to home.
Tournament participation permitted. Quantity approved by the Association (1 - 2 maximum with recommendation that one be at or close to home and one “fun trip” away)
Season – Mid September to early March (approx. 25 weeks)