“A good coach can change a game;
a great coach can change a life.”John Wooden
Hockey Canada’s Drill Hub has some great skating drills. Be sure to modify as needed for ringette!
Miscellaneous drills: (many have different names or slightly different execution)
- 1v1 out of the corner – basic 1v1
- pass/shoot/goalie warmup – 3 line L cut passing
- pass/shoot/goalie warmup – half ice horseshoe
- pass/shoot/goalie warmup – half ice horseshoe with turn pass
- pass/shoot/goalie warmup – full ice horseshoe with drop
- shooting/goalie warmup – Bentleys
- shoot/pass/timing – Snakebite
- passing – 2-player weave
- skating pivots – Castle
- passing & timing – 2Z passing, 2Z modified, 3Z passing
- 2v2 transition – Tulo’s Box
- 1v1 small area & support – Anu’s Squares
- Breakout – Flare, Flare Hi-Lo
- Breakout – Power Left/Right, Power Left 2 Low
- Other Breakouts
- Video explaining 3 lanes and Quiet Zones
- Drawings and explanation of 3 lanes and Quiet Zones
- Support passes
- L formation passing
- Basic flow in the offensive zone
- Drive skating
- Ring handling/ring protection
- Wrist shot practice
- Triangle Movement
- Zone Defense explanation
- Zone Defense from a center ice free pass
- Forechecking – 2-on drawing/explanation
- Defending a Drop Pass and Low Walk
- Teaching goalside defense
- Stick checking
Transition: (more added soon)
- This section is really a combination of defense and offense. Defense to recover the ring, and offense to know where to go. Focus on correct checking (including body positioning), and then providing support for the ring carrier.
- General 4v3 setup video
Team Building Activities – updated regularly!
Orange Marks the Spot : Orienteering Alberta and Be Fit For Life have teamed up to produce a resource available to everyone as a fun way to introduce outdoor adventure skills and promote physical activity. There are 6 detailed lesson plans available for free download. The lesson plans can be adapted for all ages, skills levels, and locations. This would be a great team activity to get out of the rink and learn new skills!
2016 World Ringette Championships Canada vs. Finland (senior team, final #1)
2016 World Ringette Championships Canada vs. Finland (junior team, final #2)
https://canadagames.live/video/2611 is one of MANY Canada Winter Games ringette games that are available at canadagames.live/ringette. Games include commentary and are fantastic to watch and learn about the game!
2019 Canada Winter Games Gold Medal Game – Ontario vs. Quebec
2019 World Ringette Championships Canada Sr. vs. Finland Sr.
2019 World Ringette Championships Canada Jr. vs Finland Jr.
“About Ringette” videos, useful for new coaches, as a reminder, or to share with parents and spectators!
Practice Plans by Division – submit yours!
It’s important to remember that not all athletes, even within the same division, are at the same stage of development. These are rough outlines or examples of plans that coaches have used for these groups, but can be used and/or adapted for others. Know your athletes and what they need to ensure improvement.
The best thing you can do with these groups is play games that incorporate the skills they need, especially skating and passing. Pay attention to safety, and make sure your athletes are having as much fun as possible – that’s what keeps kids coming back.
We know there are a lot of coaches out there with great ideas to share. To add to this list, send an email to Bronwen.
This page will be updated regularly with new content – keep checking back!
We Love Ringette!
We're guessing you do too. A favourite activity? Staying at the hotel with your team? SWIMMING? Lots of team cheers on the bench? Working hard at practice? Skating fast? Catching the quick low-post passes?Tell us why YOU love ringette!