Ringette PEI is piloting a U14 Development program for the 2021-2022 season. The following structure will be followed:
U14 Development Program
Ringette PEI is offering the opportunity for a development program at the U14 level to be formed for the 2021-22 ringette season. It will be open to all U14 aged athletes who are playing with an Island association and not currently part of a U14 Wave or Edge roster.
The Development Program
The program is open to U14 aged players (born in 2008 or 2009 for the 2021-22 season) who want to improve their strong base of ringette skills. Players should be committed to attend regularly and be motivated to build upon a strong fundamental base of existing ringette skills.
Only 32 athletes will be accepted into the program. At program commencement, all athletes will take part in a skating assessment, ringette skills assessment and a game play assessment to determine their level of ringette skills. These assessments will be used to determine the 32 athletes accepted. The program will attempt to have representation from all club associations, assuming athletes meet the minimum skill levels required to participate. Athletes who are currently on a U14 Wave or Edge roster are not permitted to attend this program.
The program will include approximately 20 training sessions, led by a team of coaches, roughly 1 per week. The program will focus on increasing skills and preparing players for provincial team training.
The Program will be conducted in multiple phases; Phase 1 being skating, ringette skills and game play assessment to determine entrance into the core program; Phase 2 will be approximately four to six sessions whereby the coaches will continue to assess the 32 athletes to determine team formation for inter squad games; Phase 3 all 32 players will continue with skill development.
There may be the opportunity to play a number of exhibition games against the U12 Development teams as well as teams of similar caliber from NB and NS. The team will be granted a maximum of 2 travel permits for the season. No tournament play will be permitted. Travel permits must be submitted to and approved by Ringette PEI prior to travel. The rosters for games will include a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 17 players.
Registration for the program will be completed through the Ringette PEI website and will open on Monday, November 1st with a deadline of Friday, November 5th at 12:00 noon.
There will be a cost to participate in this development program in the $100-$150 range, but will be determined following the first initial sessions.
This development program will focus on skill development and is meant to encourage more players to reach higher levels. The program was developed with Long Term Athlete Development principles in mind, which stress the overall well-being of the athletes over the long term, rather than short term competitive goals.
Registration can be completed at the link below