RINGETTE NS Excellence Program - Call for U19 Coaches
Ringette NS is seeking enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated candidates to act as coaches in the U19 Excellence Program.
In past years, the ideal candidates would have had 3+ years coaching experience, including coaching experience at the Eastern Canadian Ringette Championships or the Canadian Ringette Championships. However, Regional/National competition opportunities have been severely limited over the past few seasons. Accordingly, we fully encourage applications from all candidates - regardless of their level of competition experience - with a proven coaching track record, a strong work ethic and a demonstrable commitment to continued coach education.
• Competition Introduction (CI) Certified (or CI Trained and prepared to be evaluated for certification prior to January 15th 2023);
• relevant ringette experience at local, regional and/or national competitions;
• member in good standing with Ringette NS;
• strong interpersonal and communication skills;
• completion of CAC Safe Sport and Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders
Ringette NS Commitment to Coach Development
Ringette NS is fully committed to supporting all our Excellence coaches. Depending on each coach’s needs and level of experience, Ringette NS will ensure that the proper resources and supports are in place to ensure that every Excellence coach feels fully prepared for coaching (both at training and competitions; on-ice and off-ice), enjoys continuing development opportunities, and has a successful season.
Coach Commitment Expectations:
These coaching positions are volunteer positions that require evening and weekend work, and travel will be required. There is an expectation that successful candidates for a Head Coach position will prioritize their Excellence coaching role over other coaching roles they may have. Coaches will be expected to work closely with athletes, other team staff members, families, Ringette NS committees and staff, event personnel, and other members of Ringette NS Excellence teams.
Assessments (Phase 1) are scheduled to begin on October 1, 2022. This Assessment phase will involve both a skills and game-play component designed to determine general readiness for the Excellence Program.
Athletes invited into the U19 Excellence Program will train together during the next phase of Assessments (Phase 2). Training is tentatively scheduled to begin on the weekend of Oct 15 and end in December. There may be some inter-provincial travel required during this time, including to NB on November 25-27, 2022.
Athletes will be selected for the 19AA and the 19A team at the end of Phase 2 and will train with their team until their final competition event. In the case of 19AA, this final competition event is the Canadian National Championships (Regina, SK April 9-15, 2023), and for 19A it is the Eastern Canadian Ringette Championships (Greater Moncton Area, NB April 20-23). There may also be additional competition during January - April, including the Pierrefonds Ringette Tournament (January 4-8, 2023) and the Atlantic Ringette Championships (January 27- 30, 2023)
Interested candidates are invited to contact Stacey Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or to submit their coaching resume and transcript in support of their desired position.