Children's Ringette


Sep. 16, 2021


Ringette Ontario is pleased to be launching their Children’s Ringette Program for the 2020- 2021 ringette season. Children’s Ringette is an initiative to provide age and stage appropriate physical activity experiences for young ringette players U10 and under. The adapted program will involve changes to how the current U6-U9 programs run while keeping the U10 division under the same format.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHILDREN’S RINGETTE PROGRAM:

  • Ringette experience that is tailored to the age, size, and skill level of participants
  • Participants are grouped by developmental stages rather than chronological ages and can move up when they are ready
  • Emphasis on fun and fundamental skill development
  • Increased opportunities for participation and engagement
  • Adapted gameplay including small-area games and small nets

 

THE CHILDREN’S RINGETTE DIVISIONS

There are three progressive age categories in Children’s Ringette - FUN1, FUN2, and U10 (FUN3).

FUN1 is for children who are new to ringette or skating, learning basic game structure, and still developing basic skills, this group plays cross-ice.

FUN2 is for children who are learning to lengthen their stride, ready to learn more rules of ringette, and have developed some basic skills, this group plays Mini Ringette.

U10 (FUN3) is for children who demonstrate that they have acquired the physical, cognitive, and social readiness for more challenging play, this group plays full-sized ringette.

Both FUNdamentals 1 & 2 divisions use small-sized nets and play adapted games of 3 on 3 and 4 on 4 respectively. Smaller spaces ensure more touches, interactions, shots on net, and passes. Teams are split into smaller squads to ensure the majority of players are participating at a time. With these adaptations in the FUNdamentals divisions, children can experience maximum participation, practice learned skills, and move through divisions based on skill and readiness.

 

For full details please visit Ringette Ontario - Children's Ringette

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