(last update: December 1, 2023)
Ringette Coaches …
A big thank you…
We had 70 coaches register for our November FREE Webinar on Defensive Systems.
This builds on our success from last season, when we had FREE Webinars dealing with the Defensive Triangle. And, our other two Webinars on Running Winning Ice Practices and Managing your Game Bench for Success.
And, we heard from you that the vast majority of you would like to see more such Free Webinars from the Youldon Group.
We have two more exciting FREE Webinar offerings for you in January and February of 2024.
In January, we will have a special ringette athletes panel on the topic of “Coaching Girls and Women in Ringette.”
- Learn from research on best practices for coaching girls and women in ringette
- Listen to current Open age ringette players as they share their views on what they expect from their coaches, what coaching behaviours they prefer and those they find the most distracting.
- Ringette coaches have told us how much they enjoy and learn from this athlete’s panel design
- Think of your ringette athletes as your customers, and your need to support their role in order for the players and the team to be successful.
To register for Session 1 – Coaching Girls and Women, Wednesday, January 10th at 8 PM EST, (9 PM in Atlantic Canada, 5 PM in British Columbia, and 6 PM in Alberta), click on the link below:
To register for Session 2 – Coaching Girls and Women, Tuesday, January 16th at 8 PM EST, (9 PM in Atlantic Canada, 5 PM in British Columbia, and 6 PM in Alberta), click on the link below:
Key Features of all the FREE Webinars:
- 60 minutes in duration.
- Offered twice to accommodate the schedule of busy coaches
- Use online meeting software ZOOM.
- Expertly facilitated by experienced and skilled ZOOM leaders.
- Led by Paul Youldon and Kaitlyn Youldon who offer decades of ringette playing and coaching experience.
- Engage participants through online chat, voice, listening to expert presentations and watching game videos.
- Participants will be challenged to think and solve problems, while meeting other ringette coaches from across the country.
- Workshop PDF slides will be available to participants who attended.
- Get NCCP professional development points by using these as “self-reported” training on your NCCP coach’s locker.
Coming in Feburary
Title: Ringette Coaches Cafe and Open Forum
We have covered many topics in our FREE Webinar series – Defence, Offence, Bench Management, Running Practices and Coaching Girls and Women. Now we wrap this season with an open discussion on topics of interest to you and your fellow coaches. We will use ZOOM small break out rooms to put you into groups of 4 to interact with other ringette coaches from across the country to address topics you select. We will bring these ideas, solutions and considerations back to the large group and summarize them for you as coaching take aways.
We will offer two sessions to accommodate your coaching schedules.
Session 1 – Tuesday, February 13, 8 PM EST
Registration link coming soon.
Session 2 – Wednesday, February 21, 8 PM EST
Registration link coming soon.
Watch our Instagram handle to see about our latest updates.
If you attended one of our Free Webinars, you may wish to follow up with us and we can create custom coaching development webinars for your team, or ringette association of local coaches based on your needs. We have already worked with a number of teams and associations who want more focus and structure to support their coaches and athletes.
About Ringette: The Board Game
Ringette: The Board Game was designed to emulate the ringette lifestyle. Just like the ice version, Ringette: The Board Game features chance, strategy, a competitive journey to the World Ringette Championships, knowledge about tactics, and random ringette life events. And, the best part – it is played by 6 players at the same time. And, it is competitive.
Ringette players will love “Ringette: The Board Game.” They will have experienced many of the elements of the game.
Roll the dice and proceed down the ringette pathway, encountering typical ringette life events such as ringette summer camps, games, tournaments, skating sharpening, and head to head competition using “rock, paper, scissors.” Collect and spend ringette bucks as the journey unfolds, make good decisions – just like on the ice and off the ice – and the winner is revealed as the one with the most bucks when the game is over.
Hey, if you don’t have all weekend to play Ringette: The Board Game – no problem – use a set time limit to declare the winner.
This is a family game. Anyone who can roll the dice and follow along can play.
Players need to be able to read the cards and follow the directions. Suitable for U12 and above. For younger players, such as U10, some support may be needed to help with reading.
$35 plus shipping to anywhere in Canada
How to Order your copy
“Shop Now” by visiting our e-commerce site in partnership with Square.
See us on Facebook
Read about our product launch at the Nepean Ringette Tournament on November 17th, 2018.
See what Score2Stats had to say about “Ringette: The Board Game.”
Follow us on Instagram at ringette_theboardgame.
Who is buying Ringette: The Board Game?
- We have sold it all across Canada from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia,
- Fraser Valley Ringette Association bought 4 copies.
- Timmins Ringette Association bought 3 copies.
Here is what people said when they saw “Ringette: The Board Game” in action.
- “This is really cool”
- “You got me, I love it – I want one”
- “Coaches will love this for their players”
- “Hey, this will be really great for our players during away tournaments”
- “Can you come to our tournament, as a preferred vendor?”
- “My daughter really loved playing the game – can we get a copy prior to Christmas?”
- “What is this, wow!”
True Ringette: The Board Game Stories
True Story # 1: Max from Edmonton.
- Plays the board game for 4 hours during the Gloucester Tournament, amassing huge amounts of Ringette Bucks and many Ringette player cards; when asked why he does not go and watch his two sisters play ringette, young Max replies, “oh, this board game is much more interesting than watching my two sisters play ringette.”
True Story # 2: The Piggy Bank
- Young player from Ottawa area; loves the game and wants to play with her team; but no cash; mom and dad say no; but she says “I have the money in my piggy bank, and I would like to use it to buy a copy of Ringette: The Board Game.”
True Story # 3: Team Building and Team Fund Raising
- A whole team of 15 are playing (even though the limit is 6); they just cannot stop sharing and enjoying being with their team mates; they go through their pockets and find enough change among them to buy a copy of the game. (take away: teams love this game and the interactions it creates between participants).