Junior Coach Selection
Interested in being a Junior Coach in AA Ringette?
The Ringette Alberta Junior Coach Program is an important part of the Ringette experience for coaches and players. The purpose of the Junior Coach Program is to build the future of our sport by providing these young coaches with critical mentoring and coaching experience with the support and guidance of our qualified Head and Assistant Coaches.
Junior Coaches are also an incredible resource of positive energy and Ringette expertise for our coaches and younger athletes. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer to their teams both on and off the ice.
Why we love Junior Coaches:
- They’re fantastic role models
- They bring energy and enthusiasm to the season
- They easily connect with players
- They have lots of playing experience to share
- They’re our future Head and Assistant Coaches
How to Apply
STEP 1: Ensure you meet the Eligibility Requirements
No experience is necessary, however there are some criteria that must be met per the Ringette Alberta team staff requirements:
- A minimum of 14 years of age
- A maximum of 17 years of age by September 1 of the current Ringette season (ie. can turn 18 years of age during the season)
- Playing on a team registered with Ringette Alberta this season, or played on a team last season.
- Must complete the Coach Initiation in Sport eModule in the NCCP Locker
- Must complete a Police Information Check (PIC) if aged 16+ [link to PIC info]
STEP 2: Complete an Application
Please complete our online application to be considered for a Junior Coach role with Calgary AA Ringette. If you already have an NCCP#, please have it handy to complete your application.
- Junior Coach applications are now closed for the 2022/23 season.
- Junior Coach applications will be shared with the Head Coaches for their reference.
- Head Coaches can recruit their Junior Coaches based on the specific needs of their team and their team staff.
- The Calgary AA Ringette Junior Coach Program volunteers will work with Head Coaches to encourage assignments that best support the applicants, teams, and the association in general. For example:
- Aim to ensure experienced applicants are distributed across teams
- Encourage all U14AA teams to select at least 1 or 2 Junior Coaches each
- Team requests by applicants will be considered but cannot be guaranteed
- Consideration will be given to applicants with a parent coach or sibling on the team
- Due to the limited number of teams, assignments cannot be guaranteed.
- All Junior Coach assignments will have the final approval of the Calgary AA Ringette Junior Coach Program volunteers and/or Exec Committee.
Important Tips for Head Coaches
- Junior Coaches are a member of your team staff. Welcome your Junior Coach and identify what their learning goals are for this season.
- Junior Coaches must always be under the supervision of a qualified Head or Assistant Coach. They are not permitted to be on the ice without a certified coach.
- Junior Coaches must also abide by the “Rule of Two” like all other team staff.
- Junior Coaches do not meet the Ringette Alberta requirement for at least 1 qualified female coach on the team staff.
- Junior Coaches must wear a helmet with cage, neck guard and gloves while on the ice for practices.