Program Launch Information

Introduction
In the last 5 years, there has been growing interest in a ringette program formatted for the needs of athletes who wish to have less time commitment and a competitive experience.  The most common reason identified is that some Jr and Sr High School students wish to continue to play ringette, but wish to do so in a context that has lower time commitment.  This frees up more time to play other sports, enjoy part time work opportunities, pursue academics or any other personal reason.

  • Principles
    • This is a fully separate program
    • Not available as extra time for Classic players. Players will not be able to register in both. The only exception is for goaltenders, who may play both if they desire.
    • For viability, 100% commitment just less time
    • Equal time for all players
    • Open to current U16 and U19 players, and may open to U14 if there is room.
  • Format
    • 75 minute games approx. once a week.
    • 2 half seasons - October-December and January-March
    • Consistent location and time (Saturdays or Sundays daytime)
    • Schedule – Completed by Flex Committee for first season
    • Teams will be balanced based on division(s) played previously
    • Friend requests honoured as much as possible, with the primary goal being balanced teams
    • 3 goals maximum per player
    • Standings are not published
    • Jerseys provided by Ringette Calgary, all other ringette equipment is standard
    • Bench assistants and coach must have police clearance
  • Code of Conduct
    • Players, coaches & parents/fans
    • Respect in Sport required
REGISTRATION
  • Eligibility
    • Players cannot be registered in both Classic and Flex
    • No releases required from players in Zone 3; Zone 2 players require releases
  • Click here to Register for the Winter Flex Session
  • Affiliation
    • Players MAY cross affiliate within the flex program – i.e. if Team red is short, a player from team white may join them, and this may mean playing 2 games in a row or on a weekend
    • No affiliation between flex and classic
    • Goalie Pool - must be signed up with Flex or Classic
  • Coaches
    • 3 coaches per team
    • Minimum 1 female
    • Minimum one CSI Certified
    • Must have valid police clearance
    • Selection - Flex committee will choose from applications and declared interest
    • Expectations
      • Bench Management
  • Minor Officials
    • Same as league
  • Officials Requirements
    • 2 referees per game
  • Equipment
    • Jersey will be provided
    • Rings will be provided
  • Other info
    • There will be no City Championships, tournaments or eligibility for Provincials
    • There may be a season-end wrap up if the teams wish

If you have questions regarding the FLEX Ringette Program please email flex@ringettecalgary.ca