First Stripes

First Stripes is an OPTIONAL Officiating Program for Half-Ice Ringette. In this section, Ringette Alberta will share the resources for this program - Please note that this program is newly developed and being piloted this season, and following the end of the season there will be a review period.

This Program includes:

  • First Stripes - A Pre-Level Officiating Program Manual
    • A manual with all the information an official will need to know for the program.
  • An Intake Test
    • This test is required for new officials entering this program.
    • Complete this test, pass, and the application is sent to the association.
  • Gamecard
    • A gamecard will be used before every game, has roles and responsibilities, as well as positioning and pre-game reminders, and MAINLY a statement for both coaches to agree and sign off on.
    • **Gamecard shown at the bottom of the page. 
  • Post-Game Reporting
    • On the gamecard, there is a QR code that will bring the officials to a form where they can comment on the game. Ringette Alberta and associations running the program will be aware of this information. It is meant to monitor the program, but also celebrate it.
    • First Stripes Program - Post Game Report - Google Form
  • Association Documents -
  • Coaching Document -
  • Spectator Pamphlet - COMING SOON
    • A quick notes version of the program, focusing on education for parents watching these levels
      • ALL the documents (Associations, Coaches, Spectator) are meant for education, consistency, and clarity reasons.
  • Children’s Ringette Guide - MAY 2023
    • While NOT part of this program, this is the rules takeaway document, meant to help coaches with the rules at half-ice and with consistency for athletes at this level.


August 2023 version of the gamecard -

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