Male Competition Development Ringette Program

The Male Competition Development Program will increase the program offerings and improve the male participation pathway. It will continue to offer learning and development opportunities to all interested, of-age athletes across the province of BC, while in addition, strengthening our athlete pathway and competition opportunities for male athletes in the Train to Train and Train to Compete stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model.

2024/2025 Male Competition Development Ringette Program Guidelines & Overview

The Male Competition Development Program will consist of training and competition opportunities throughout the season. With the 2025 Western Canadian Ringette Championships being hosted in BC, we are thrilled to have the potential opportunity to host a Male Competition showcase if registration permits.

Athlete Eligibility

For the 2024/2025 season, athletes born between 2012 (first year U14) and 2007 (second year U19) are eligible to participate in the Male Competition Development Program. Age divisions within the program will be determined after registration has completed, and will be depending on the breakdown of athletes registered for the program.

The Male Competition Development program is open to both current Ringette BC athletes and those who are not currently registered with a local association. Players not registered for the 2024/2025 season with a local club will register directly with Ringette BC and will have an addition insurance fee added to their fees.

All registered athletes are welcome to register for and participate in the program. Whether teams are formed for competition(s) will depend on registration numbers.

Training and Competition

Participants in the Male Competition Development Program will attend two (2) training camps ahead of the season’s designated competition(s). The first training camp will consist of group on and off ice training, with informal evaluations. Ahead of the second training camp, athletes will be drafted to teams where applicable. The second training camp will consist of team practices, exhibition play, and large group on and off ice training.

In divisions where more than one team can be formed, athletes may participate in one or more competitions, including the Provincial Championships and/or the Western Canadian Ringette Championships. In divisions where more than one team cannot be formed, Ringette BC will gauge interest to determine whether alternative competition formats may be possible to support participation and competition.

Athletes must attend at least one out of two training camps to be eligible to participate at any potential competitions.

Male Competition Development Ringette Program Calendar (Tentative)

The 2024/2025 Male Competition Development Program will consist of two training camps during the season, with the potential for year end competition. The dates below are currently tentative, and subject to change pending ice and facility availability.

  • Camp#1: November 22-24 or December 21-23 in Chilliwack, BC
  • Camp #2: March 21-23 – Salmon Arm, BC
  • Provincial Championships: February 28-March 2 – Coquitlam, BC
  • Western Canadian Ringette Championships:  March 26-29, 2025 – Langley BC

Program Registration – Opens August 1st

Registration will be completed through RAMP. Registration will open on August 1st and close on September 1st . The initial registration Training and Development fee for the program is $600, and will include the costs association with two training camps.

The Training and Development fee will include:

  • Participation at two training camps
  • Program jersey
  • Coach travel and accommodations
  • Specified team food
  • Operational costs (ice, gym, referees)
  • Administration
  • Any sport science and IST (psychology, athletic therapy, fitness trainer

Should there be enough registration to form teams for competition, an additional competition fee of $200-$400 will be added depending on the number of teams formed and competitions confirmed.

The Competition Fee will include:

  • Tournament registration fee for 1-2 competitions
  • Specified team food
  • Coach travel and accommodations
  • Operational costs (ice, gym, referees)
  • Administration

Athlete Injury and Absences

If an athlete is unavailable to complete the testing above due to injury or illness they must complete the Athlete Absence Form. There will be no late assessment opportunities for scheduling conflicts. Athletes who have an approved absence due to injury or illness will still be required to pay the Application & Registration fee.