U14 Train To Excel Program

Program Overview

The U14 Train to Excel program will offer an introductory pathway for athletes into High Performance ringette and the Excellence Ringette Program, and bridge the gap between U14 Zone, and Excellence Ringette and Team BC at U16.

The U14 Train to Excel Program will include the following key areas:

  1. The introduction to a daily training environment for athletes seeking access to a high-quality
    program; and
  2. Selection of both athletes and bench staff, training and management of two (2) U14Team BC
    rosters for the Western Canada Ringette Championships (WCRC) at the U14 division; and
  3. Opportunities for U14 Male athletes to participate in a male development program

Athletes within the program continue to participate on their local teams, either Club or Zone, providing them with their main competition and training environment. The WCRC teams for U14 be selected from interested athletes participating in the program. Program coaching staff will be selected to develop coaches alongside athletes. Athletes that are not selected to U14 Team BC, or those who choose to participate only in the virtual program, can continue to benefit from the U14 Train to Excel Program and the daily training environment including access to program training tools, sport medicine and other resources.

For more information, refer to the U14 Train to Excel Program Guidelines

Athlete Registration Information

Registration now OPEN!

There are three (3) Athlete Packages available for registration

  1. Virtual – all U14 athletes
  2. Team BC Evaluation– female athletes wanting to be considered for Team BC and represent BC at the Western Canadian Ringette Championships
  3. Male Development- male athletes interested in participating in male only programming

Program Streams

U14 Train to Excel
– Virtual

Open to AL U14 Aged Athletes

  • Registration OPENS in August, and will remain open until January 31st

The Virtual Program will include

  • One (1) Virtual Session per month from September – February
    • Sessions may include
      • Strategy & Tactics
      • Goal Setting
      • Fitness and Injury Prevention
      • Sport Psychology
      • Nutrition
  • Program T-Shirt
  • Fitness Program

U14 Train to Excel
– Team BC WCRC

Interested female athletes will register and pay a Team BC Evaluation Fee, and must register by September 30th

  • Includes two (2) regional evaluation sessions (LMRL, North, TORL) in October and November
    • athletes not interested in or eligible for Team BC WCRC are able to attend the regional sessions, pending space in their local area, by contacting Ringette BC
  • One (1) league game or tournament play evaluation
  • Program Jersey

Shortlisted athletes will be invited to attend a Selection Camp, at the December Excellence Ringette Program Training Camp

U14 Train to Excel
– Male Development Program

The U14 Train to Excel – Male Development program will provide opportunities to male athletes to participate in a male only development program.

Interested athletes must register in RAMP by September 30th

The structure of this program will be dependent on registration and interest, and may include one of more of the following

  • Online sessions specifically for male athletes
  • Regional and/or provincial male development sessions
  • Regional and/or provincial male exhibition games

Coach Selection and Eligibility

Coach Selection
APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Coaches in the U14 Train to Excel Program will be selected from interested coaches across BC. Interested coaches should apply using the U14 Train to Excel Coach Application 

  • Head Coaches will apply  by July 31st 
  • Assistant Coaches (4) will apply to to express their interest by September 1st,  and will be selected by the Program Head Coaches
  • Coaches in Training (2) will apply by September 1st, and will be selected by Ringette BC through a Coach Mentorship Program

Responsibilities

  • Run the Virtual Component of the U14 Train to Excel Program collectively for the duration of the season
  • Attend and run assigned regional evaluation sessions
  • Evaluate athletes interested in Team BC
  • Attend the run the December Selection Camp
  • Oversee and run their assigned Team BC WCRC roster at scheduled events
  • Eligibility

    Applicants interested in applying to a Head Coach Position in the U14 Train to Excel Program must be

    • Competition Introduction Certified (at the time of application)
    • Be in good standing with their local club, league and Ringette BC
    • Consent to completing a Criminal Record Check and Volunteer Screening Process

    Applicants interested in applying to an Assistant Coach Position in the U14 Train to Excel Program must be

    • Competition Introduction Certified by December 31st
    • Be in good standing with their local club, league and Ringette BC
    • Consent to completing a Criminal Record Check and Volunteer Screening Process

    Applicants interested in applying to a Coach in Training Position in the U14 Train to Excel Program must be

    • Community Sport Initiation or Competition Introduction Trained by December 31st
    • Be in good standing with their local club, league and Ringette BC
    • Consent to completing a Criminal Record Check and Volunteer Screening Process
  • Short Listing, Interview and Selection

    Once the application period has completed

    • Applications will be reviewed
    • Short listed Head Coaches will be asked to complete a Coach Interview via Zoom
      • Only applicants who meet the minimum certification requirements, and submit a COMPLETE application will be considered for an interview
    • Assistant Coaches and Coaches in Training will be selected by the Program Head Coaches and Ringette BC