Concussion awareness and education

Memo from Ringette Canada:

Ringette Canada has completed the compulsory updates to its Concussion policy and Management Guidelines, following the work completed by the Canadian Federal Government. The Canadian Harmonized Sport Concussion Protocol includes templates for sports organizations to use and sportify.

As part of the continued effort to increase awareness and educate athletes regarding the dangers of concussions, the Canadian Harmonized Sport Concussion Protocol includes a Pre-Season Education Sheet. With a focus on athlete awareness, Ringette Canada is implementing the use of this Pre-Season Education Sheet as part of its commitment to increasing awareness and education of concussions. Ringette Canada will be requiring that all athletes read and sign off on this sheet for all programs under our jurisdiction.

We strongly encourage provinces and clubs to implement this procedure with their players and athletes. The process includes the following:

  • Distribution of the Pre-Season Education Sheet to all players and athletes;
  • Method or process that the confirms that  the player or athlete has read and understands the information on the Pre-Season Education Sheet;
  • In the case where a player or athlete is under the age of majority, ensure parent or legal guardian signature is also included;
  • Return of all forms to the team head coach for review.

For more information on Ringette Canada’s Concussion Management Guidelines and access to other forms pertaining to Concussions, as well as links, please click on our Concussion page, here.

Casting Call

Casting/Seeking:

#1 Sally, Mom and Coach:
SALLY – FEMALE – 10-12 – ANY ETHNICITY
The main hero of the spot – an oddball with a unique/quirky look, attractive in a nonconventional way, athletic, a bit of a tomboy, but still girly.

About the role:
Sally does not fit in. Despite her efforts she cannot make friends. She is taunted and rejected by her peers, and it is deeply affecting her self esteem. However, through it all there remains a strength in Sally. Beneath her sadness there is an unbreakable spirit, an untapped potential.

Requirements:
This is primarily a non-speaking role. The actor must be able to convey emotion expressively. Must also be able to skate.

SALLY’S MOTHER – FEMALE – 30-40 – ANY ETHNICITY
A typical soccer mom type. Mom can see that her daughter’s self esteem is being affected and she’s growing concerned.

RINGETTE COACH – FEMALE – 20-30 – ANY ETHNICITY
A competitive level ringette player who is confident, athletic and warm. Sally’s role model.

#2 Extras:

RINGETTE PLAYERS – FEMALES – 10-12 – ANY ETHNICITY
BASKETBALL PLAYERS – MALES AND FEMALES – MID TEENS – ANY ETHNICITY
STREET HOCKEY PLAYERS – MALES AND FEMALES – 8-14 – ANY ETHNICITY
SOCCER PLAYERS – MALES AND FEMALES – MID TEENS – ANY ETHNICITY
SCHOOL BULLIES – MALES AND FEMALES – 10-12 – ANY ETHNICITY
NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS – MALES AND FEMALES – 8-12 – ANY ETHNICITY

 

Additional information can be found online at http://urbanvideo.ca/casting

 

To Apply:
Email casting@urbanvideo.ca with recent head shots (cell phone photos are ok), role you are interested, age, height, athletic experience and contact information.  Deadline to apply is Friday, September 21, 2018.

Production Title: Sports League Spot
Media: 60 Second Commercial
Status: Non-Union
Audition Date: TBA
Audition Location: Edmonton
Wardrobe/Fitting Date: TBA
Shoot Date: TBA

Fall 2018 Coaching Clinic Schedule

These are now open! Go to the Coaches Clinic Page to see the schedule. In order to register, you will need to create or log into your account at www.coachingringette.ca. For more details on registering, requirements, and checking your status, visit our Where To Start page, as well as other options under the “coach” tab.

Quick video explanations: Community Sport InitiationCompetition Introduction

Note: do NOT do the Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation until AFTER you’ve done the in person class. 

Where dates are listed as TBA, the local associations are still working with Ringette Alberta to find locations, but there are plans to have clinics in those areas.

*Coaches in remote areas can contact Bronwen to find out about the possibility of alternate arrangements (no promises).

Congratulations

Ringette Alberta scholarships are given out each year to ringette players who  have demonstrated both strong academic performance and a commitment to the sport of ringette through active participation and involvement. These scholarships are designed to encourage athletes to maintain their involvement in ringette while pursuing post-secondary studies.  Up to four scholarships of $1500 each will be awarded each year.

Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship recipients!

For additional information about our scholarship program, log on to http://www.ringettealberta.com/awardsandscholarships/