2018 Programs

We are truly passionate about the sport of ringette.  Our programming, both on and off the ice, has been designed by players, coaches and parents of ringette players.  We hope that our camps will: leave your child feeling confident; foster their love of the sport; build a solid foundation of teamwork and communication; and improve their on ice skills and game sense.

Programs may vary in number of ice times based on location and length of camp.  Certain locations also offer different groupings of ages.  Check the location you desire to attend for exact programs offered.

Here is a list of the programs that we offer:
U9/U10
U12, U14 and U16
Dynamite Teams
Rookie Top Gun
Top Gun
High Performance Conditioning
Goalie Camps

U9/U10 Program

This program has been developed to teach the basics of ringette to athletes between the ages of 7 to 9 years old.  Throughout the week, as basics are grasped they will progress to more challenging drills and skills.

For 2018: this group is for athletes born in 2009 and 2010.  Some exceptions are made for 2011 birthdates depending on experience and ability.

For full day camps, athletes will receive between 10 and 13 ice sessions* that focus on the following:

–      Power skating techniques

–      Skill development: introductory shooting, checking, and passing

–      Rules of ringette

–      Basics of each ringette position

–      Defensive and offensive strategies

–      Teamwork

–      Scrimmage time

–      Fun

*See specific location page for number of ice times provided.

When the athletes are off the ice they will participate in a variety of age-appropriate activites to help develop their athletic abilities and ringette skills.  The activities will range from introductory fitness sessions, discussions about nutrition, strategy, rules and team building games.

Goalies

On the ice, goaltenders will participate in drills with the whole group and will also get the chance to work individually with our top notch goalie instructor.  Skill instruction will focus on a variety of skills: skating, basic stance, glove positioning, stick save, butterfly and agility.  Goalies will participate in decision training drills and will also discover the keys to remaining flexible throughout the season.

Goalies will pay 50% of regular registration fees.  Additionally, if you are interested in receiving a goalie cut jersey, please indicate the size in the “Additional Comments” section of your registration.

 

U12, U14 and U16 Programs

These programs were created to enhance the development of technical ringette skills.

For 2018, these athletes are born between 2003 and 2008.  The division of the groups based on age and ability is location specific.

For full day camps, athletes will typically receive 13 ice sessions that focus on the following:

–      Explosive skating techniques

–      Skill development and technique refinement: checking, accurate and effective passing, shooting

–      Defensive strategies, including body positioning, channelling and dominating the triangle

–      Offensive strategies, including deking and sniper goal-scoring techniques

–      Effective on-ice communication

–      Scrimmage time

–      Fun

Off ice activities are ringette focussed and will include:

– 3 fitness sessions,

– a nutrition session,

– strategy and mental training sessions,

– team building and co-operative games; and

– certain locations will offer off-ice shooting sessions.

Goalies

On the ice, goaltenders will participate in drills with the whole group and will also get the chance to work individually with our top notch goalie instructor.  Skill instruction will focus on a variety of skills: skating, basic stance, glove positioning, stick save, butterfly and agility.  Goalies will participate in decision training drills and will also discover the keys to remaining flexible throughout the season.

Goalies will pay 50% of regular registration fees.  Additionally, if you are interested in receiving a goalie cut jersey, please indicate the size in the “Additional Comments” section of your registration.

Dynamite Teams

For 2018, the Dynamite Teams program is offered at:

Guelph – July 16 to 20 for 2006 to 2008 Birthdates (Note: Those born in 2006 can choose to register in Dynamite Teams or Rookie Top Gun, provided they played or are likely to play A or AA.)

Ottawa – July 23 to 27 for 2006 to 2008 Birthdates

Calgary Mt Pleasant 2 – Aug 13 to 17 for 2 groups: 2007-2008 and 2005-2006 Birthdates

Halifax – Aug 20 to 24 for 2006 to 2008 Birthdates (Note: Those born in 2006 can choose to register in Dynamite Teams or Rookie Top Gun, provided they played or are likely to play A or AA.)

Most Dynamite Teams camps feature 2 ice times per day and off-ice sessions which will focus on the following:

–      “team first” concept

–      the focus will be on ring possession and passing

–      each ice time will consist of a warm up and then scrimmage

–      coaching, other than during warmup, will be done from on the bench and then in feedback sessions after each ice time

–      specific goals will be worked on and coached for each ice time

–      off ice games will focus on how to pass and support teammates

Certain locations have three additional ice times that are focussed on individual skills.

Rookie Top Gun/Top Gun

For 2018, the birth years of participants accepted into the group varies between the locations of the camp. The Top Gun groups accept players and goalies currently playing or likely to be playing AA and A in the upcoming season.

This year the Top Gun program is offered at:

Sudbury – July 9 to 13:  Top Gun for 2002 to 2005 Birthdates

Guelph – July 16 to 20: Rookie Top Gun for 2005-2006; Top Gun for 2001-2004 Birthdates

Ottawa – July 23 to 27: Top Gun for 2002 to 2005 Birthdates

Halifax  – August 20 to 24: Rookie Top Gun for 2005-2006; Top Gun for 2001-2004 Birthdates

Vernon – August 20 to 24 for 2001 to 2005 Birthdates

Top Gun camps are for athletes who are looking to reach the next competitive level of our sport.  The instructors at the Top Gun camps are National Team members and athletes from the National Ringette League.

Top Gun camps feature 3 ice times per day and off-ice sessions which will focus on the following:

–      power and agility skating instruction

–      advanced ringette skills

–      fitness and conditioning; which includes a take home breakdown of what was taught

–      nutrition planning and education

–      in-depth mental toughness training

The last ice session of each day will be a scrimmage where athletes have the opportunity to show off newly acquired skills.

Goalies

On the ice, goaltenders will participate in drills with the whole group and will also get the chance to work individually with our top notch goalie instructor.  Skill instruction will focus on a variety of skills: skating, basic stance, glove positioning, stick save, butterfly and agility.  Goalies will participate in decision training drills and will also discover the keys to remaining flexible throughout the season.

If you are interested in receiving a goalie cut jersey, please indicate the size in the “Additional Comments” section of your registration.

Space is limited to 30 skaters and 4 goaltenders.

High Performance Conditioning


The High Performance Conditioning Camp is a conditioning and development program for ages 14 and up. It will consist of one ice time and one dryland fitness session per day.

High Performance Conditioning camps are for athletes who are looking to reach the next competitive level of our sport.  The camp will feature top notch instructors from the National Ringette League.

This group accepts players and goalies born in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 that will be playing A or AA ringette in the upcoming season.

This program is currently offered in Edmonton.

If you want to see either of these programs in a city near you, contact our office and let us know.

Weekend Goalie Camps

We are excited to return to Calgary and Richmond Hill for two weekend goalies only camps!  The camps will run August 11-12th and 18-19th respectively.  Please click this link to learn more about them: Goalie Camps.

Got questions? Get answers!

Email questions@nationalringetteschool.com or call 403-284-5161