The Ringette ABCs program is built on the success of Baseball Canada’s acclaimed Rally Cap Program in addition to existing ringette initiation programs and athlete development research that clarifies what skills should be taught in each stage of an athlete’s development.
The program is easy and fun to implement and focuses on the following skills:
- General ringette knowledge
The Ringette ABCs program resources are available to every association across Canada with athletes in the Active Start 1, Active Start 2 and U10 Step Programs.
For associations utilizing the Ringette ABCs program, at least two official ABC days will occur during the season. During these events, participants will have the opportunity to perform different skills that they have learned in order to earn a coloured Ringette ABC bandana. This is not only an excellent tool for objective evaluation – each child and their parents will have a very clear picture of their overall progress – but also provides each child with fun, tangible rewards for their hard work. Each ABC day is an opportunity for every child to show the skills they have learned and work towards that next bandana.
Ringette Alberta’s goal is to help associations develop the FUNdamental skills in their youngest players so these players have the foundation to become skilled ringette players for life.
There is currently no cost to associations to utilize the Ringette ABCs program. The materials – including bandanas, report cards and practice plans – are available free of charge to every interested association across Alberta.
We are very confident that this program will be an enormous step forward for skill development, objective evaluation, recruitment and retention in our sport.
To request materials to run the ABC’s Program in your association, please click on the link below to complete an application form. If you have any questions about the Ringette ABC program, please email Robyn Gillespie at firstname.lastname@example.org.