Category Archives: Tips for Ringette Coaches

Practical ideas for coaching productivity.

Award Winning Tryouts

Spring tryouts. The season is just ending, everyone is in fine form… Just when volunteers need a break, the big event occurs and challenges the fragile volunteer cadre to the limit. The most stressful event of the season – not … Continue reading

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Snow White and the Seven Coaches.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is a famous 1937 American animated film produced by Walt Disney based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. You may recall the names of the characters: Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, … Continue reading

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What is wrong with drill books.

The coach opened the “Drill Book” full of pictures and symbols with the purpose of finally mastering the game of Ringette. “Wow, with these drills, I can see medals on the mantle.” A Bunny (ringette player 4 to 6 years … Continue reading

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Who is in charge of Coaching?

The local ringette association executive is bustling around the rink pontificating to the local spectators that “it is all about coaching.” Meanwhile, the not to be outdone provincial executive bombastically declares to a room full of exhausted volunteers that “I … Continue reading

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A Modern AAA Program for Ontario

Every two years Ontario selects athletes from each region of its six regions to participate in the AAA program, with the goal of being in the Ontario Winter Games. Is it keeping pace with modern sport development? Alberta brings its … Continue reading

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Balanced Scorecard for Ringette Teams

Shots on goal, plus / minus or giveaways and takeaways. Dartfish for video tracking and iPhone apps for recording where the shot was taken on the ice. There is no shortage of performance measures and technology that can be used … Continue reading

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Me, Head Coach – Now What?

Back to school. Back to Ringette. September is tryout season. Time for players to don the standard pinnie and stand out in the crowd of other players trying to make the team. Coaches and local associations are challenged to assess … Continue reading

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Fair Ice Policy: A Fair Deal

Frosty sport utility vehicles filled the arena parking lot. People in diverse coloured clothing hustled about in the spring snow, not wanting to miss a minute of ringette game action. Excitement, hope and youthful hormones provided the back drop to … Continue reading

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I am NOT a skating coach: Ringette Coach

Ringette players on the ice were going through an obstacle course. It included a number of core skating techniques used in ringette: two foot stop, backward C-cuts, forward cross-overs and the tight turn. Skating obstacle courses offer variety, use all … Continue reading

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How to hold a ringette stick

Another balmy summer day in suburban “Ringetteville.” But, the rink was cool and refreshing. Ringette players were skating the traditional oval pattern around the ice. Some players skated with two hands on the stick; others with one. Some players grasped … Continue reading

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