Guiding Principles

Ringette Canada’s Guiding Principles for Competition

Guiding Principles represent the ideals of how Ringette is intended to be played and experienced. They serve as a guide when difficult decisions regarding the structure of competition need to be made.

The following Guiding Principles inform how we plan and format competition in Ringette:

  1. Ringette experiences are meaningful for all participants and teams from the beginning to the end of each season.
  2. Ringette is always a funpositive experience.
  3. Every ringette participant, coach, official, volunteer and administrator has an opportunity to improve.
  4. The system of competition (tournaments, leagues and championships) supports each participant in seeking their level of personal excellence based on their definition of success. Participants can choose to enrol in a program which places them on the excellence pathway.
  5. Nobody is disadvantaged by playing at a “lower” level. Participants are provided access to appropriate development pathways to progress to a “higher” level if they desire.
  6. The system of competition supports and rewards LTAD-based training informed by Ringette Canada’s Athlete Development Matrix.
  7. Competition reflects the True Sport Principles and the values of Ringette Canada.