OUR GOVERNING BODIES
Ringette Canada is the national sport governing body. Ringette Canada sets the Official Rules of Ringette and set rules for National Championships.
Together with the National Coaches’ Certification Program and the Coaching Association of Canada, Ringette Canada develops the training and certification program for coaches.
Ringette Canada has initiated a national coaches’ registry. Coaches set up a profile, which gives access to register for clinics and access to coaching resource materials (skills demonstration videos, sample practice plans, etc.).
Ontario Ringette Association (ORA)
The ORA is the provincial governing body. The ORA sets rules and policies for sanctioned play (tournaments, Provincials), player and team registration, bench staff requirements, code of conduct, discipline, insurance, mandatory equipment, etc. Unless otherwise noted, ORA rules apply to all games – tournament, league, and exhibition.
The ORA Operating Manual is online. Key sections for coaches are Games & Tournaments (G&T), Coaching Development, and Sports Development. As well, important information can be found under the headings on the left-hand side of the ORA homepage (Compliance Information, Tournament Information, Coaching Resources).
The Eastern Region Ringette Association (ERRA) administers the ORA rules in this region. There are Regional Coordinators for all functional areas – G&T, Coaching Development, Membership Services, Sports Development, Elite, Adult, and Officiating.