2019 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

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 2019: this group is for athletes born in 2010 and 2011.  Some exceptions are made for 2012 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 activities 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 2019, these athletes are born between 2004 and 2009.  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 2019, the Dynamite Teams program is offered at:

Ottawa – July 8 to 12 for 2007 to 2009 Birthdates

Calgary Mt Pleasant 2 – Aug 19 to 23 for 2 groups: 2008-2009 and 2006-2007 Birthdates

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 2019, 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 8 to 12:  Top Gun for 2003 to 2006 Birthdates

Ottawa – July 8 to 12: Top Gun for 2002 to 2005 Birthdates

Vernon – August 19 to 23 for 2002 to 2006 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 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 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.

Got questions? Get answers!

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