*We are currently looking for a Coordinator for the FUN program - if you are interested in finding out what this position is all about, please contact Susan at email@example.com
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
FUNdamentals 1 is for children who are new to ringette or skating, learning basic game structure, and still developing basic skills, this group plays cross-ice.
Children's Ringette is an initiative to provide age and stage appropriate physical activity experiences for young ringette players under the age of 10.
FUNdamentals is focused on creating opportunities that focus on:
- age & stage appropriate activities
- focus on fun and play
- grouping children based on skill & readiness
- maximum participation & engagement
- opportunities to practice learned skills
There are two divisions, FUNdamentals 1 & 2. FUNdamentals 1 plays cross-ice and FUNdamentals 2 plays Mini Ringette. Both divisions use small sized nets and play adapted games of 3 on 3 and 4 on 4. Smaller spaces ensure more touches, interactions, shots on net and passes. Teams are split into smaller squads to ensure the majority of players are participating at a time. Associations can hold two to three cross-ice games at a time on a single sheet of ice and up to two mini ringette games.
Associations are able to move participants between the two FUNdamentals divisions as well as U10 to find the best fit for each participant.
- new to ringette or skating, learning basic game structure, and still developing basic skills
- Please refer to this skills chart Fun1 Skills for additional info
- Team Size (all participants registered in an association at an age division)
- no maximum Squad Size (group of participants put together for game play)- 10-12
- Inter-Club Games (games within an association)
- even squads are made of participants at ice time, game and practice ice can happen during the same ice time
- groups will be allocated 60 minutes of ice for a practice session or game
Game Set-Up Format
- Cross Ice - nets placed against boards beside the hash marks, small nets, standard ring
- Lines - the passing line or blue line and crease is hand drawn by the coach
- Violations - violations will not be enforced at FUN1. Coaches should use verbal cues to ensure safety is maintained
- Coaches - should be on the ice with 1 - 2 coaches supporting each game being played at the same time.