Group Specific Information

The 2016 National Ringette School offers the following groups:

Active Start-Beginner Group

This camp is currently available only at the Calgary Trico Centre.

This morning half-day camp (approx. 8:00am to 12:00pm) is geared towards developing a love for ringette through fun-based instruction with a variety of games.  Athletes between the ages of 5 to 9 years old, new, or relatively new, to ringette are encouraged to sign up for this camp!

No ringette experience necessary.  However, we recommend that the participants be able to move around on the ice as this will allow for maximum enjoyment.

This program includes 1 ice session per day that focuses on the following:

–      Power skating techniques

–      Basic skill development

–      Rules of ringette

–      Basics of each ringette position

–      Teamwork

–      Scrimmage time

–      Fun

When the participants are off the ice they will partake in a variety of activities which will help them learn the rules of ringette, build teamwork and develop friendships in a fun environment.

2007-2008 groups

This program has been developed to teach the basics of ringette to athletes between the ages of 7 to 9 years old.

For 2016: this group is for athletes born in 2007 and 2008.

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

–      Power skating techniques

–      Skill development

–      Rules of ringette

–      Basics of each ringette position

–      Defensive and offensive strategies

–      Teamwork

–      Scrimmage time

–      Fun

*See specific location pages for exact ice time numbers.

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.

U12, U14 and U16 groups

This program was created to enhance the development of technical ringette skills.

For 2016, athletes are born between 2001 and 2006.

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

–      Explosive skating techniques

–      Skill development and technique refinement

–      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 will include:

– 3 fitness sessions,

– a nutrition session,

– strategy and mental training sessions, and a variety of co-operative games and activities.

Top Gun

For 2016, this group accepts players and goalies born in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 that will be playing A or AA ringette in the upcoming season.

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 World Champion ringette players, National Team members and athletes from the National Ringette League.

Top Gun camps will be run in the following locations: Ottawa 2, LondonRichmond Hill and Halifax.

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

–      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.

High Performance Conditioning Camp

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 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 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 that will be playing A or AA ringette in the upcoming season (2014-2015).

This program is currently offered in Edmonton location.

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.

 

For more information e-mail questions@nationalringetteschool.com or call 403-284-5161.