Children’s Ringette Game Modifications
from Ringette Alberta
Parameters & Enforcement
It has come to our attention that, unfortunately, some local associations and individual coaches are not following the prescribed game modifications for Active Start and U10 Step 1. Specifically, Active Start players playing half ice games and the 90 second shift length being modified.
Please be aware that games that do not adhere to the prescribed format are unsanctioned.
Among other implications, unsanctioned events do not provide anyone involved any sport accident or liability insurance benefits.
Moreover, membership in Ringette Alberta is not a right; it is a privilege. Group Members (local ringette associations) are required to adhere to the bylaws, policies and decisions of the Ringette Alberta Board of Directors. Failure to do so may result in membership privileges being restricted or revoked.
Why so Restrictive?
Ringette Alberta intends to complete a post-season evaluation of the first season with these game modifications. While there has been research into why, for example, the 90 second shift is optimal, the post-season evaluation may indicate a different length of time is appropriate. Unfortunately, conducting an evaluation of associations across the province, doing different things, gives us fairly unreliable data.
If we were to ask how appropriate the 90 second shift length is, for example, associations operating something other than 90 seconds obviously creates an analysis problem.
So, for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, all modified games within Children’s Ringette must adhere to the established parameters. Compliance is not optional.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.