About Mental Training for Elite Ringette Athletes

First of all, thanks for reading this article. Visitors to my site are athletes, coaches and parents – all looking for tips and resources; in the case of athletes: to help them build a ringette career; or, in the case of coaches and parents – to support and lead athletes. 

Secondly, The Youldon Group recently did some work with Ringette Canada in support of the implementation of new “standards” for the National Ringette League. The purpose of the standards was to form a more consistent approach across all teams and to align athlete development plans with that of Ringette Canada’s national team program. All of the players in the “talent pool” for the national team come from the National Ringette League. 

So, makes sense.. right?

Well, in working with the NRL teams to help them understand the standards and how to meet them, there was particular resistance to the notion of mental training. In some teams, athletes said they did not want to “pay” for such a service, and some coaches felt mental training was “entertaining” but offered limited value. And, yet in other cases, teams that did use external sport psychology experts were not pleased with the services and results obtained. 

So.. what to do?

Do we throw in the skate towel on mental training for elite ringette players? Does this mean that ringette is “special” and mental skills does not apply to ringette. Afterall, the mature elite ringette athlete knows best – doesn’t’ she? If she sees no value in mental skills training, is that not the final verdict? Case closed; and let’s just move on to more relevant matters… 

As the common vernacular goes: “Are you kidding me right now!” Just wait a ringette shot clock minute. 

A quick search of your favourite internet search engine will reveal: sports psychology is deep, rich, well researched, and well applied to local and elite sports across the board and around the world. 

The Youldon Group has been involved in Ringette for almost three decades and we have worked with young, old, beginner and elite ringette players and coaches. Hey, we are a fan of mental training and when applied well, athletes respond, perform well and learn about themselves, the game and their team mates. 

So, why does mental training get such a bad rap. Why is it not acknowledged as having value by coaches that have been well trained by the NCCP and by athletes that have come through the Canadian ringette system and supported by their local and provincial organizations?

We are getting grumpy here at the Youldon Group website… not encouraged at all by all of this. 

For now, we just wanted to raise this point to the ringette community. Watch for more posts as we try to solve the mystery and provide some practical mental skills tips to the “ever diligent” and often “under respected” ringette coach to help her bring mental skills to her ringette athletes. 

Tell us what you think. Where does mental training and skills fit with ringette? Use the comments block to add your point of view.

Yours in Ringette, 

Paul Youldon (Principal, The Youldon Group)

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Another Coaching Workshop – Fredericton, New Brunswick

The Youldon Group designed and led a coaching workshop on September 28 (check) in Fredericton, New Brunswick for the Fredericton Ringette Association. 

Over 40 coaches attended and came from Moncton, Dieppe, Oromocto and, of course, Fredericton. 

The session was magnificently hosted by Shawn Forster of the FRA. 

After a brief needs assessment with potential participants, the agenda settled on the following topics; 

 – leading great drills; 

 – how to coach female ringette players, and; 

 – tactics.

Feedback was positive and coaches enjoyed the interactive nature of the workshop and the challenges placed on the participants. In addition, to learning and role playing as ringette athletes to understand team building techniques, coaches had to solve problems and interact in small groups. It helped New Brunswick ringette to bring together coaches, build a sense of community among coaches and help all participants to get focussed and ready to assume their coaching leadership roles for the coming season. 

We used video examples of national calibre players in Canada with commentary and stop action in order to show typical tactical formations such as the triangle and the goalie ring breakout. 

Here is what some of the participants said about the workshop 

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“ I learned that I did not know anything about coaching ringette”

“Great start to the new season and wonderful to connect with other coaches across New Brunswick”

The Youldon Group will be facilitating additional coaching development workshops in Vancouver and Kingston. Watch for additional workshops in your area. 

Read more about our custom coaching workshops and services. 

Contact us to find out more or to discuss your coaching development challenges. We would love to hear from you and talk ringette and coaching. 

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The 3 Repeat Skating Test to Assess Cardio Fitness for Ringette

Over the past year, I had the opportunity to attend a Challenge Cup Event where players from the National Ringette League could attend a training and identification camp hosted by Team Canada coaches and associates. My role was that of “apprentice coach” where I was involved in working with the athletes during games, and attending class room sessions hosted by the Strength and Conditioning Coach, the Mental Skills Coach and the Nutrition Coach.

Here are some take home notes I made after watching the fitness testing, the ringette games, and attending the class room sessions on fitness.

Key lessons learned:

  • The types of tests and the standards expected of elite ringette athletes
  • The types of strength and conditioning programs prescribed for ringette athletes
  • The lack of knowledge by ringette players about strength and conditioning practices
  • The lofty expectations of strength and conditioning coaches towards athletes
  • The high percentage of athletes who are NOT following any conditioning program
  • The lack of access to local strength and conditioning coaches by athletes

In short, fitness testing for these national calibre athletes involved aerobic (BEEP test), speed and agility, power and strength.

When you watch a ringette player with a score of 13 on the BEEP test skate during a game, they are tireless. When you see one who got 5 on the BEEP test, you notice they labour and cannot keep up with the play. And, Team Canada expects players to get 10 on the BEEP test. So, not everyone needs a score of 13 or higher. One of the highest BEEP scores achieved by a female athlete was a score of 15 recorded by a member of the New Zealand Field Hockey team.

So, coach… the ring is on your stick… if you have access to the BEEP test, it could help you assess and educate your athletes about the link between cardio conditioning and ringette playing performance.

This brings us to the focus of this article.

The Youldon Group has been experimenting with fitness testing and ringette players for many years. We have learned that players hate fitness testing and they hate running even more. So, what to do?

Try our easy to do, time efficient and standardized “3 Sprint Skating Test” to assess cardio fitness for ringette.

Here is the quick background. There is considerable kinesiology literature about skating tests for hockey players. And, given the similarity between skating for hockey and ringette, I borrowed what made sense. One of the original tests included 6 maximal sprints of about 15 seconds with each sprint starting every 30 seconds. Many coaches found this method was too strenuous and it only infuriated the athletes – and, we cannot have that, now can we? So, some thoughtful folks decided that 4 is better; and the literature is also full of these 4 skate repeat tests, including data on elite Swedish women’s ice hockey players. After my own trial and error with real ringette players and some number crunching, I found that using a test of 3 repeats begins to separate the fit from the “less fit.” And, adding the extra sprint (4) after the third offered little in ranking the players and showing who is fit. And, given the time on the ice, less is better; allowing more time for Ringette specific stuff. And, the players appreciate it. So, 3 sprints it is.

The literature also shows a strong relationship between these on-ice repeated skating sprints and other traditional tests of cardio (BEEP, Treadmill and bike tests).

What is the real value? What is the big deal? Well, ringette players need to understand that coaches may have minimal standards and expectations. And, they need to learn about themselves and decide what level of play is best for their talent and fitness levels. And, if they need to improve their fitness, what training needs to be undertaken. It is all about development…

Full confession. I am an educator. I prefer development over brash victory. Hey, winning games is the aim and I pursue this with passion. But players need leadership, coaching and my job is to provide that guidance. And, fitness is no different. My view is that most ringette players have no idea how to train off-ice and what it means to develop sustainable life habits that integrate regular and vigorous physical activity.

Setup:

See the graphic below to see the pattern skated by the skaters.

 

Supply recording sheets, clip boards, pencils, and stop watches for timers who record each sprint and must be ready for Sprint # 2 and Sprint # 3. 

Assign 1 timer to each lane; if you have 6 helpers; then you can run 6 lanes up the ice; with 12 skaters, the entire session is completed in 4 minutes; with 4 helpers, run 3 groups and it will end in 6 minutes.

Procedure:

See the following graphic that shows how the process works. Sprints start at 0, 30, and 60 seconds. If a player covers the pattern in 10 seconds she gets 20 seconds recovery before the second sprint. Alternatively, if she skates the pattern in 20 seconds, she only gets 10 seconds of recovery. There is NO set recovery time between sets. 

.Players are told that it is a MAXIMAL effort. It is normal to slow down from Sprint 1 to Sprint 3. If you find that a player speeds up from the first to the third sprint, they are not going at a maximal effort. Have them re-take the test at a future date.

Note: going in groups of 4 to 6 will encourage effort and make it more competitive and FUN for the players.

Results:

The following bar graph shows the average times for 50 players we tested. These players were from Junior (U16) competitive tryouts and players in the National Ringette League (NRL) from 2 different teams. Our data is consistent with other published literature on female skaters using this test. This data did NOT include goal tenders, who can do the test, but their results differ from skaters, hence we removed their scores.

The NRL players recorded a total time of the 3 sprints (sprint 1 + sprint 2 + sprint 3) of 46.4 seconds, while the U16 players recorded a time of 49.1 seconds. However, some of the U16 players outperformed NRL players.

We also note that the average drop in time was 15 % from the first to the third sprint.

The following graphic shows the rankings we created based on the 50 players we tested. We divided the sample into 4 groups based on top 20 %, bottom 20 %, and 30 % above the mid-point, and 30 % below the mid-point. The excellent category is the top 20 %, and the fair category is the bottom 20 %. The graphic shows that 47.5 seconds was the average (mid-point) and a typical score for this group of 50 players. 

 

We also found a relationship (correlation) between how players performed on this test and their level of physical activity as measured by a questionnaire (The International Physical Activity Questionnaire – IPAQ). We will discuss this tool in another Youldon Group post. We have also used other self-directed off season fitness logs for players to educate them and encourage them to adopt fitness as part of their ringette lifestyle. Again, we will cover this in a future post. Be sure to check it out. 

Practical Application for Coaches:

Try this with your team and create your own rankings and standards. A U14 team will not perform as well as the players in this study.

Do the testing at the beginning, mid-point and end of the season.

Use the data to help you understand your players and help them understand the value of fitness for ringette performance.  

Build the group results, and the nature of the test (3 x 13 to 20 second sprints) into your class room briefing to the players about fitness, health, performance and ringette. 

Keep the data to yourself, as a part of your personal coaching file, use it for feedback to players on a one-on-one basis.

Show the team the group results and try to show improvements over the course of the season, based on your training program.

 

 

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Another Successful Youth Coaching Workshop

On Friday, November 10, the Youldon Group completed another youth leadership ringette coaching workshop with 22 participants from the Nepean Ringette Association.

The two hour design focuses on teaching U14 and U16 the skills, knowledge and tools to make them effective and efficient on-ice drill leaders, supporters and designers.

Participants learned:

  • about how to take advantage of their past ringette playing experience and skills;
  • how to support drills to make them safe and efficient;
  • what makes drills successful;
  • how to design drills to use all the ice, all the coaches, to make them relevant to a game situation, and to build on required ringette skills;
  • how to explain a drill in less than 60 seconds using a best practices “drill template;”
  • how to use video to recognize the difference between existing and desired individual and team skill in order to improve performance;
  • to teach skills using the concept of “key teaching points” in order to improve athlete engagement and understanding;
  • what equipment and clothing is required to be an effective coach.

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Why we need a Canadian Ringette Players Association.

By Paul Youldon.

Sport is part of what it is to be Canadian: the pursuit of excellence, learning to compete, overcoming adversity, social engagement, lifelong learning, tolerance, healthy and fun physical activity, building community capacity and learning about team work and leadership.

Ringette is no different.

However, as a primarily, but not exclusively, female sport, we see many vulnerabilities exposed with respect to athlete’s human rights.

Moreover, we see the power base of leagues, sport governing bodies and team leadership dominated by men. Even though Ringette has often been put forward as the “poster child” sport to increase female participation and foster a new era for female leadership, the fact remains that the majority of coaches are men. Notwithstanding “affirmative action” initiatives in place for the past two decades, scant progress is being made. In fact, we have observed selective abuse from male ringette coaches toward ringette players taking on coaching roles by ignoring them or not permitting them to participate in decisions and leadership opportunities. We are losing more female coaches then we are retaining.

One aspiring female coach and ringette player of 15 years told me that she felt “excluded” and “intimidated” by a coaches room full of male ringette coaches. She had serious doubts about her future as a ringette coach.

This is not about gender, it is about social change with a feminist theme.

Over 100 years ago, John Acton, coined the expression “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

This expression applies perfectly to the sport coach.

I have heard this statement too many times “he is the coach –he can do what he wants.” Players fear reprisals and may lack the confidence to speak out about poor playing conditions, abusive or harassing coaching practices, even behaviours that may affect health and safety. We once observed a ringette coach picking up a young player from the ice and getting her to show that she was NOT injured, yet it was later confirmed that she had broken her ankle. The coach refused to acknowledge the injury because it may have affected the game result.

Players deserve “industry standard” health and safety practices.

Coaching is often compared to a traditional organizational hierarchy. The coach sets the agenda, makes all the decisions, and players must obey or quit. Many existing coaches feel this is the best way to get things done, and may also lack the skills to “engage” the athletes.

Although we promote “Respect in Sport” through substantial national efforts, we continue to see disregard for ringette athlete considerations. In fact, many coaches think they are doing the right thing by leading with clear and strong language that is well grounded in historical tradition, such as the practice of “benching” players and scolding them in front of other colleagues, rebuked in a loud voice; others are neglected and possibly given a demotion on the team. These are actual clear examples of power harassment. In the workplace, there would be consequences for such actions.

Although Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Models promote athlete “engagement” and “involvement” in team decision-making, we often see teams and leagues run without any athlete input. One of the key values that female athletes will espouse is inclusivity, fairness and opportunities for social interaction. Failure to provide these social dynamics, is not just ignoring our sport vision of LTAD, it is just really bad coaching.

Recent examples taking place in within the ringette elite league show the following behaviours: failure to speak directly with adult women to understand their point of view with respect to team and league decisions; telling players to sign requested contracts or face being ignored by coaches; failure to explain to players the plan for the season – raising anxiety and confusion about the athletes season and sense of opportunities.

We understand the challenges of running ringette leagues and association. Not everyone will be happy with all decisions. We get it…

However, in public office, it is required that governments be open, transparent and accountable to its constituents. We note many “public consultations” and “community town halls” in order to “understand” and be “inclusive” of citizens’ rights.

Ringette, as a public commodity, is no different.

The sport of Ringette deserves to be accountable to its main constituency – the athletes.

In the business sector, the Canadian Labour Congress is the largest The Canadian Labour Congress organization, representing 3.3 million Canadian workers. The CLC through its member unions represent the rights of workers. It is important for workers, and for ringette players to have a national voice that can stand up for fairness, athlete rights, input into decision making, a role on league and sport governing body leadership and oversight and freedom from harassment and abuse of authority.

There are several recent examples of athletes standing together against the sport establishment: women’s soccer, hockey, and college athletes at Northwestern University in the USA, who strived to form an athlete’s union.

Ringette associations at all levels often have an “athlete rep” or “player advocate,” yet they sit on boards that have a mandate to run large scale ringette operations.

Who stands up for the athletes?

Who explains to the athlete her options and how the sport system works and what ringette career path may work best? Who supports the athlete during “tribunals” where existing practices are appealed or challenged? Who oversees the standard practices of leagues, sport governing bodies and coaches to ensure that athletes inputs and rights are being respected.

Athletes commonly say “ I just to want to play.” And, that is the meaning of athletes – active, competing, and playing. However, they need help with respect to the challenges of navigating the often self-interested, and self-serving sport system.

This post is about gaining support for a Canada-wide ringette players association.

If you are a ringette athlete who has had trouble with the ringette sport system and have felt “out in the cold” with respect to what to do and / or been the victim of harassment, neglect or unfair practices, then perhaps you could let us know how you think a NATIONAL RINGETTE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION could support you and help you in your ringette career.

We want to be a voice and champion for the ringette athlete. We will be athletes for athletes to help future generations avoid the pitfalls of the past.

About Paul Youldon

Paul has been involved in ringette for over twenty years and is a certified Level 3 coach. He has coached all ages and all levels of beginner and elite, including the National Ringette League. His favourite ringette experience is the collaboration in the design and leadership of the annual MY Ringette Camp with Colleen Moore and his two daughters, Kaitlyn and Kelsey, at which they taught what ringette players need: social experiences, ringette skill development, physical literacy, mental training and coaching opportunities – all under near exclusive female leadership.

He is a former head of Fitness Canada, the agency that produced programs such as Canada Fitness Awards, Canada’s FitWeek, ParticipACTION, and funding to national sport governing bodies, including Ringette Canada.

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“Run to Worlds” 5k Training Program

Follow this training program to prepare you to jog or run the 5 kilometre distance on Saturday, October 7th. It is a beginner, yet progressive, program that will permit you to complete the 5 K distance without stopping and at a pace that will be reasonable for you.

Click here to get the PDF handout which lists, in calendar format, what to do on each day from now until the race on October 7th.

It was designed by The Youldon Group who have been involved in fitness, personal training and athlete development for over 20 years.

Guidelines

The program comprises 3 workouts per week, assuming that you may play your favourite sport and pursue other recreational physical activities. Each week has at least 2 full days of rest to promote recovery. Adjust to suit your lifestyle and activity schedule.

For each workout, follow the sequence of warm-up, workout and cooldown. A warm-up includes brisk walking, skipping, sliding, backward jogging and joint mobility movements to get you ready for your workout.

The cool-down includes a few minutes of walking, followed by static stretching and perhaps some core exercises, such as the plank.

The workout comprises the description listed on the schedule.

With respect to “effort” use the 1 to 10 “Borg Scale of Perceived Exertion” (1 is rest and 10 is exhausting, with 4 to 6 as comfortable workout intensities). A running pace of 4 out of 10 is comfortable and sustainable. Use the “talk test:” if you can chat during the run, than the pace is just right. A pace of 9 out of 10 is good for a few seconds, but not worth continuing – slow down to the 4 to 6 range).

Intervals: 5 repeats of 10 seconds each, followed by a walking recovery of 20 seconds.” This means: following the warm-up you would jog or run for 10 seconds, then walk for 20 seconds and repeat this pattern 5 times. The pace should be strong, not easy. Each interval should be about 6 to 8 on the 10 point scale. Finish with your cool-down.

Walk / Run: “Walk 30 seconds and Jog / Run for 30 seconds and repeat for 10 minutes.” This means following the warm-up, you would jog or run for 30 seconds at a pace that you feel you would like to run your 5k (i.e. assuming a 30 minute time for the 5k that is 6 minutes per km.) Each week, the schedule will increase the amount of running time, while keeping the walking time to 30 seconds. Finish with your cool-down.

Continuous Run: this means you jog or run, without walking for the entire time recommended. So, if it says 10 minutes, find a pace – remember the talk test and the 1 to 10 scale – that you can sustain for the entire time, without having to walk. As you get on in the program, into October, if you find that you have to walk in order to recover, don’t fret. Take 20 seconds of walking, catch your breath and resume the jog or run. Finish with your cool-down.

Train with a partner or a small group. The social support will make the whole thing more enjoyable and will help you keep up with the program.

Keep a diary of your effort and results. Print out the schedule and note what which workouts you have completed. Tracking your workouts is what experts recommend so that you learn about yourself and so that you reflect on your success and feel good about yourself.

Find a place to train. Walking and jogging paths, away from too many cyclists, is preferable.  Find a path that is level to encourage normal foot plant on the ground. Avoid uneven ground. Treadmills in gyms can work well, as they cushion each step and you don’t have to worry about the weather and other distractions, such as your favourite shopping malls.

Make sure you are well hydrated. Get a water bottle, fill it and drink from it in the middle of your workouts. Train yourself to take water during and after the workout.

Get the right clothing. Wear light-weight clothing that encourages heat loss. Get running shoes that have a good heel cushion. Running shoes differ from basketball, tennis, fashion sneakers and cross-training shoes. No flip flops please – save them for after the workout.

 

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Paul Youldon to speak to West Ottawa Ringette Coaches

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario – The Youldon Group announced today that the West Ottawa Ringette Association has invited Paul Youldon as a guest speaker at one of their regular coaches meetings on November 25th.

The Youldon Group has worked closely with WORA for many years, partnering on summer camps – the Moore Youldon (MY) Summer Camp and numerous coaching development workshops.

Coaching development is often left to the Coaches Association of Canada and its National Coaching Certification Program. However, these formal, yet important courses often fail to connect coaches with their grass roots organizations, and neglect to address the main problems coaches face – managing players, parents, co-coaches, navigating the “Skills Matrix” and learning about game strategies for different age groups.

About the Youldon Group

The Youldon Group provides off-ice conditioning, team training, team building events, skill development programs, coaching development workshops for local associations, and Association Executive Board strategic planning.

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Nepean Ringette Association hires Paul Youldon as Technical Head Coach

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario – The Youldon Group announced today that the Nepean Ringette Association has hired Paul Youldon to act as their new Technical Head Coach for the 2015-2016 season.

Joe Correia, Vice President, Operations, Nepean Ringette Association states in the announcement on their website that “This is landmark decision for Nepean Ringette. We are excited to have Paul for the 2015/2016 season. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience around player and coaching development. We are excited as an Association to have a highly qualified coach to mentor and develop the future coaches for the Nepean Ringette Association. Also, part of Paul’s responsibilities as the Technical Head Coach is to lay out the NRA’s player roadmap as well as develop and implement age appropriate training.” 

This initiative will result in better standardization of athlete experiences across Nepean’s teams, improve alignment with nationally accepted standards in ringette, and provide pro-active guidance for coaches.   The purpose is to build a foundation legacy of athlete and coach principles and practices that will enable Nepean Ringette to foster a new culture of athlete and coaching development.

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Youldon Group Announces Kaitlyn Youldon hired to lead the Nepean Ringette Bunnies Program

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario – The Youldon Group announced today that Kaitlyn Youldon will be designing, staffing and leading the traditional Bunny program offered by the Nepean Ringette Association for the 2013-14 season.

She will be supported by volunteers recruited and supervised by Kaitlyn. These apprentice leaders who are career ringette players will use this opportunity to take on a leadership role in ringette and work toward a career in coaching or a summer ringette camp counselor.

The Bunny (Learn to Skate) program is for five and six year olds and is the introductory program for the sport of Ringette.

Goals of the program include:

  • Providing a positive environment for learning the fundamental skills of ringette;
  • Create an interest in the sport, and to understand the ringette roadmap for ringette athletes;
  • Maximize opportunities for players to touch and handle the ring;
  • To teach the basic rules of ringette.

Kaitlyn Youldon is a certified personal trainer, a Kinesiology graduate from Dalhousie University, and is a member of Team Canada that competed against Finland for the World Ringette Championships in 2014. She is also a certified Ringette coach and has been head coach of the Dalhousie University Ringette, and has been an assistant coach of many AA teams.

Kaitlyn has been training individuals and ringette teams for six years. She combines her knowledge, skill and experience in coaching, personal training and kinesiology to help these young ringette athletes.

About The Youldon Group

The Youldon Group has been involved in the sports and fitness sector for over twenty years. The passion for leadership in ringette started in 1996.

Core services include ringette team training, ringette coaching development through tools, workshops and one-on-one mentoring, and personal fitness training services for beginners and elite athletes.

http://www.myringetteteam.com

Contact

Paul Youldon, Media Relations
The Youldon Group
Ottawa, Ontario (613) 825-5057
Email: click here to send email
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Youldon Group Announces Personal Training with Team Ontario Candidates

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ottawa, Ontario – The Youldon Group announced today that Kaitlyn Youldon will be training prospective Team Ontario athletes in preparation for the Team Ontario selection camp being held in May 2014. The selection camps will be held in Toronto and Ottawa this summer.

The Team Ontario selection camps comprise two, three day camps in which 60 AAA ringette players are invited to compete for 20 positions on the prestigious Team Ontario (Ringette) that will represent Ontario at the Canada Winter Games to be held in Prince George, British Columbia from February 12 to March 1, 2015.

During the selection camps, players will be challenged physically, mentally and tactically on the ice. They will have to show the Team Ontario coaches that they can perform at the high level of ringette excellence expected of Team Ontario.

Team Ontario won the gold medal at the Canada Winter Games held in Halifax, 2011.

To prepare for the camps, Kaitlyn will be working with selected athletes to ensure they possess a superior level of heart lung fitness, balance and agility, and muscular strength and endurance.

Kaitlyn Youldon is a certified personal trainer, a kinesiology graduate from Dalhousie University, and is a member of Team Canada that competed against Finland for the World Ringette Championships in 2014. She is also a certified Ringette coach and has been head coach of the Dalhousie University Ringette, and has been an assistant coach of many AA teams.

Kaitlyn has been training individuals and ringette teams for six years. She combines her knowledge, skill and experience in coaching, personal training and kinesiology to help these aspiring and talented ringette athletes.

About The Youldon Group

The Youldon Group has been involved in the sports and fitness sector for over twenty years. The passion for leadership in ringette started in 1996.

Core services include ringette team training, ringette coaching development through tools, workshops and one-on-one mentoring, and  personal fitness training services for beginners and elite athletes.

http://www.myringetteteam.com

Contact

Paul Youldon, Media Relations
The Youldon Group
Ottawa, Ontario (613) 825-5057
Email: click here to send email
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