Registering for a Coaching Course

For coaches who are brand new to Ringette, and for some returning/continuing, this will help guide you through the registration, ensuring you have the correct training needed, and explain the coachingringette.ca & Locker websites.

Find out what courses you need to satisfy the requirements at different age/levels by checking the “Team Staff Requirements“.

There are 5 main courses for ringette coaches:

  1. Coach Initiation in Sport eModule: online ~ 1 hr, 1 time only (all coaches)
  2. Make Ethical Decisions Module (AB) Clinic: in class or webinar ~ 3.5 hrs, 1 time only
    • Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation: online
  3. Community Sport Initiation (CSI): in class ~10 hrs (U10, U12B, U12C, U14C) ~ renewal 10 PD points every 5 years
  4. Competition Introduction Trained (CI) (U12A, U14, U16, U19, NRL) ~ renewal 20 PD points every 5 years
    • Workbook ahead of time: online ~2 hrs
    • In class ~20 hrs
  5. Competition Introduction Evaluation Certified: on ice practice observed by an evaluator (HC @ U14AA, HC & AC @ U16A/AA, U19A/AA, NRL)

**Short video walk-throughs: Community Sport Initiation (U10, U12B, U12C, U14C), Competition Introduction (U12A, U14A,  U14B, U16, U19, Open AA/NRL)**

**Course changes: if you’ve registered for a clinic but need to change the date or cancel, contact bronwen@ringettealberta.com and include the course date(s) and what you would like done.

Important notes:

  1. For NEW coaches: MED can be done at any time, provided you do the in-class before the online evaluation. Coach Initiation eModule needs to be done BEFORE taking either the CSI or the CI.
  2. Coach Initiation in Sport eModule has only been in effect for a few years. If you previously took a CSI or CI clinic without having the Coach Initiation eModule as a requirement, you don’t have to go back and do it. However, if you need more PD points, it’s worth 5! $15 and only an hour.
  3. Likewise, for MED, several years ago it was taught as part of the CSI or CI clinics, and then you had to go online afterwards to do the evaluation. If you have already done the MED online evaluation, you don’t have to go back and take the in-class course.
  4. If you are NEW TO TAKING MED, make sure that you take the classroom portion BEFORE doing the online evaluation. The course costs $20 and then you get free access to the online evaluation. If you go straight to the evaluation, it’s $85 and some associations might not reimburse.
  5. Community Sport Initiation and Competition Introduction are not linked and are not progressive. One is not an upgrade on the other, they are for different coaching contexts. A coach who’s spent 10 years at U16 will have to take CSI if they then go to coach U10.
  6. Maintenance of status questions? Check our NCCP & PD Points page.
  7. If you are having trouble accessing your accounts, do NOT create a new one; contact bronwen@ringettealberta.com or coach@coach.ca for help.

Steps – follow along below with screen shots

  1. Log into or create a coachingringette.ca profile.
  2. Coach Initiation eModule, click “I want to complete this emodule” and it will take you to the Locker (www.coach.ca)
  3. Log into or create an account in the Locker, click eLearning, and choose Coach Initiation in Sport. Click “Pay Now” and you can begin.
  4. Return to your coachingringette.ca account, and click “register” for Making Ethical Decisions Module (AB) Clinic. It will direct you to a list of courses, pick the one that’s best for you, and it will direct you to PayPal for payment.
    • IMPORTANT: This Make Ethical Decisions Module MUST BE completed prior to access to the Make Ethical Decisions Evaluation. Do not pay the $85 fee; Ringette Alberta will not be able to issue refunds as this is processed through the Coach Association of Canada.
  5. Once you’ve completed the in-class session for MED, allow up to a week for the course to appear I your Locker transcript. Once the course appears, you will be able to access the Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation FREE of charge. The MED Online Evaluation is available through the same eLearning link as the Coach Initiation in Sport in the Locker. Select the age category that best suits the athletes you are working with. There is now only ONE Online Evaluation for all levels of coaching.
    • * New and previous coaches, please note you do NOT need a check mark under Step 2 to be considered trained, this is the SAME as step 5 in Alberta (Step 2 & Step 6 in Competition Introduction).
  6. The Sport Specific Ringette course can be completed before or after the MED, but the Coach Initiation eModule MUST BE complete.
  7. If you are the Head or Asst coach of a U10, U12B, U12C, or U14C, you will require Community Sport Initiation (CSI): 1 full Saturday or two evenings.
  8. If you are the Head or Asst coach of a U12A, U14A, U14B, U16, U19, or NRL team, you will require Competition Introduction (CI): full weekend.
    • For CI there’s a workbook that must be done FIRST. Click “begin”, and once that’s completed (click save/submit) you’ll have the option to register for the clinic.
  9. The Coach Initiation eModule, Make Ethical Decisions Module (in-class) & Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation, and Sport Specific (Community Sport or Competition Introduction) Clinic MUST BE COMPLETED by DECEMBER 15th of the current playing season. 
  10. Head and Assistant Coaches at the U16AA, U16A, U19AA, U19A level, and Head Coaches only at the U14AA level, must also complete the Competition Introduction Evaluation, for which the deadline is January 31st of the current playing season. Click here for the evaluation procedure.

1. As a new coach, you will need a coachingringette.ca profile, by clicking the Sign Up button.

Once registered and logged in, it will direct you to your Status Page:

2. All new coaches, including Junior Coaches & On-Ice Assistants, as well as Assistant and Head Coaches, will need to complete the Coach Initiation eModule. Click the link “I want to compete this emodule” to be directed to the Locker.

3. If you have coached with another sport, you will likely have an NCCP #. If this is the first coaching, you can create an NCCP#. Using the: “Don’t have an NCCP#, Create one now!” button.

Once logged into the Locker, you will click the eLearning button on the menu and Coach Initation in Sport will be listed on the left hand side menu.

To access this course, there is a $15 fee, click PAY NOW on the bottom right hand side. Reimbursement is submitted to Local Ringette Associations, and varies by the association.

4. After you have completed your Coach Initiation eModule, you will be able to register for the Sport Specific Clinics and the Make Ethical Decisions courses.

In Alberta, coaches will register through “Make Ethical Decisions Module (AB) Clinic”, step 5 in Community Sport or step 7 in Competition Introduction. Once you click “register” it will direct you to the list of courses available. Click register on the date you wish to attend and it will direct you to PayPal for payment.

IMPORTANT: This Make Ethical Decisions Module MUST BE completed prior to access to the Make Ethical Decisions Evaluation. Do not pay the $85 fee, as Ringette Alberta will not be able to issue refunds as this is processed through the Coach Association of Canada.

5. Once you have completed the in-class session for Make Ethical Decisions, please allow up to a week for the course to appear in your Locker transcript. Once the course appears, you will be able to access the Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation FREE of charge.

The Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation is available through the same eLearning link or through coachingringette.ca – status – MED Evaluation (step 4 of Community Sport or step 11 of Competition Introduction).

Select the age category that best suits the athlete you are working with. There is now only ONE Online Evaluation for all levels of coaching.

* New and previous coaches, please note you do NOT need a check mark under Step 2 to be considered trained, this is the SAME as step 5 in Alberta (Step 2 & Step 6 in Competition Introduction).

6/7. The Sport Specific Ringette Course can be completed before or after the Make Ethical Decisions Course, but the Coach Initiation eModule MUST BE Complete. If you are the Head or Assistant Coach of a U10 Step1,2,3, U12B, U12C or U14C level team, you will require the Community Sport Initiation Clinic (one full Saturday or two evenings).

Click the Step 3 “register” button and it will direct you to a full list of courses available in Alberta for registration.

6/8. If you are the Head or Assistant Coach of a U12A, U14AA, A, B, U16AA, A, B, or U19AA, A, B level team, you will require the Competition Introduction Clinic (full weekend). Prior to registration of this clinic (Step 4), you will need to complete the Competition Introduction Workbook. Step 3 of the Blue Competition Introduction Status section, click “begin”. The workbook can be saved and re-entered anytime until it is completed.

Once the workbook is completed, ensure you click save/submit, and the green check mark will appear under the completed column of the status page. This will also open the registration link for the Competition Introduction Clinic.

9. The Coach Initiation eModule, Make Ethical Decisions Module (in-class) & Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation, and Sport Specific (Community Sport or Competition Introduction) Clinic MUST BE COMPLETED by DECEMBER 15th of the current playing season. 

10. Head and Assistant Coaches at the U16AA, U16A, U19AA, U19A level, and Head Coaches only at the U14AA level, must also complete the Competition Introduction Evaluation. Click here for the evaluation procedure.