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Ringette Calgary Rules & Regulations for regular season play.

Developmental Ringette Program (Active Start)
 

AS (Active Start) is a league in which the fundamentals and skill development are at the forefront of the leagues mandates. This program is the first step in a player’s ringette career with an emphasis on the FUNdamentals of the game stressing the importance of fun. The Active Start Program provides an opportunity for players to meet new friends while gaining a firsthand experience in the game of ringette.

U10 Step 1
 
The U10S1 Program has been designed to meet the developmental needs of new and returning 7 year olds + new 8 & 9 year old players
U10 Step 2 & 3
 

The U102 and U10S3 Program has been designed to meet the developmental needs in general, of returning 8 year old players + new and returning 9 year old players.


Child starts playing ringette at 5 yrs old
5 yr old 6 yr old 7 yr old 8 yr old 9 yr old 10 yr old
AS U10S1 U10S1 U10S1/S2 U10S2/S3 U12

 

Child starts playing ringette at 6 yrs old
 
6 yr old
7 yr old
8 yr old
9 yr old
10 yr old
 
AS
U10S1
U10S1/S2
U10S2/S3
U12

 

Child starts playing ringette at 7 yrs old
   
7 yr old
8 yr old
9 yr old
10 yr old
   
U10S1
U10S1/S2
U10S2/S3
U12

 

Child starts playing ringette at 8 yrs old
     
8 yr old
9 yr old
10 yr old
     
U10S1
U10S2/S3
U12

*These age progression models are the first preference. They are a guideline only.

Focus at these ages is on skill development. If an athlete has not mastered the basic skills of the program, then consideration will be given to extra development time in the lower level.

Conversely, if an athlete is ready for further development and challenges, chronological age should not be a hindrance when comparing with physical and athletic development (they may play "up").

The parent is the primary decision maker in which division an athlete should play. Consider the above noted chart, and variances from it should be with justifiable reason on an individual basis. Consultation with your child's coach, or your association's registrar, or player development representative are encouraged if in doubt.