Please be advised of the following training guidelines approved by RMB’s Insurance Provider.

Deviation from the approved guidelines may negate coverage.

 Approved Guidelines for Virtual Training: (as of 13 November 2020)

Virtual Training Platforms

Permitted:

Permitted delivery tools must include the use of controlled, multi-screen video conferencing programs such as Skype or Zoom (ZOOMUS)

Virtual training must only be available to registered members = no live streaming to the general public.

 Not Permitted:

Publicly accessible broadcast tools such Facebook Live, YouTube, etc. and pre-recorded videos are not acceptable methods of delivering online training

Supervised:

Coach.Ca  Rule of Two:

The Rule of Two should continue to apply to all minor athletes in the virtual environment during the COVID-19 pandemic (additionally, for those athletes under age 16, a parent or guardian should be present during the session where possible).

For every session, the Rule of Two would require two adult coaches be present, or one coach and one adult (parent, guardian, volunteer, club administrator) – one-on-one sessions should be prohibited;

A clear statement of professional standards expected of the coach during calls should be communicated – (i.e., sessions are not social engagements, and should be focused on training/coaching);

 All instruction is to be carried out by a registered Provincial body coach meeting or working towards Ringette Manitoba certifications and meeting policy requirements.  

Permitted Participants:

All individuals participating must be registered Provincial Body Members and names must be recorded by the coach at each session.

Participants must have signed the required Waivers and Consent Forms prior to participating in Ringette Activities.

Activities:

 Class-lecture style on sport, performance, and development.

Online Physical Training

All individuals participating must be registered Provincial body members and names must be recorded by the coach.

All injuries are to be documented.

Class is limited to the number of participants that can be viewed on a single screen.

When permitted by Public Health – no more than four (4) participants in one location – MUST follow the Provincial Physical Distancing Guidelines. (Current PH – household family members only.)

Coaches and participants should take into account individual needs or limitations. Anyone who applies the virtual training on their own does so at their own risk.

COMMUNICATION:

Parents/guardians should be fully informed beforehand about the activities undertaken during the sessions, as well as the process of the virtual session;

  • Parents/guardians should be required to consent to virtual sessions prior to each session, if irregularly scheduled, or prior to the first session if there is a series of regularly scheduled sessions;
  • Communication during each session should be in an open and observable environment (i.e., avoid bedrooms) in the athlete’s home (athlete’s parents’/guardians’ home), and the coach must initiate the session from an appropriate location (i.e., avoid bedrooms or “overly personal”/unprofessional settings).

Additional:

Unauthorized photos or video is not permitted to be shared via online platforms

https://coach.ca/sites/default/files/2020-05/Rule%20of%20Two%20in%20a%20Virtual%20Setting_EN_0.pdf

It is recommended to record sessions where that capacity exists.

More information for Virtual Online Training content may be found at Coach.ca

All registration waivers normally completed by parents / participants, must be on file with the association prior to online participation and future on ice participation. Associations / Coach Directors / Coaches who would like a to utilize an online training waiver specific, please contact Tracy Clegg  – coachdeveloper@ringettemanitoba.ca

Insurance Program

All members that are properly registered with Ringette Manitoba are covered by our Provincial Sports Organization’s Insurance. This plan is designed to provide coverage for those who might otherwise not be covered by any other group health or liability insurance plans. It can also serve as a supplement to other similar coverage an individual or family may hold, to achieve maximum allowable coverage. It is not applicable as an addition when another plan’s coverage meets or exceeds the allowable amount. If you have primary insurance you must make a claim to them first.

This program augments Provincial, Medical and Hospital plans while covering players, coaches, referees and other designated volunteers against accidents that occur during participation in a Ringette Manitoba/Ringette Canada sanctioned activity.

It is the responsibility of the injured person (or parent if under the age of 18) to submit the report. If there are any issues or further information this is who will be contacted.

Social activities or fundraising events that are unusual or out of the norm (beer gardens, inner tube rafting, scavenger hunt, etc.) are not intended to be part of this coverage.  Should you want coverage for events like these, they must first be submitted to Ringette Manitoba  prior to the event for approval before liability coverage is afforded to the event. The submitted form will then be moved to Insurance Provider for feedback and / or approval. It is recommend applications are submitted a minimum 14 days prior to event date, In some instances the Insurance Company will request further information and may suggest an additional rider. Any additional costs for an insurance rider is the responsibility of the Association / Team making the request.

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Liability Insurance for Associations

The member clubs of Ringette Manitoba are covered by Ringette Manitoba’s liability insurance as long as the member’s sports events and related training activities are sanctioned and authorized by the PSO and follow generally accepted standard procedures of the PSO.  This would include fundraising and social activities.

If a member club chooses to break away from the PSO and get involved in activities that are not generally accepted standard procedures or are not sanctioned, the liability insurance would not extend to cover this type of activity.

The program was set up on the understanding the member clubs followed basic guidelines set by the PSO, and all activities must be sanctioned by Ringette Manitoba.

Health Insurance

This plan is designed to provide coverage for those who might otherwise not be covered by any other group health insurance plan. It can also serve as a supplement to other similar coverage an individual or family may hold, to achieve maximum allowable coverage. It is not applicable as an addition when another plan’s coverage meets or exceeds the allowable amount. If you have primary insurance you must make a claim to them first. If you have maximized those benefits you need to send in documentation to Ringette Manitoba verify this. You can then claim any additional expense through Ringette Manitoba.

This program augments Provincial, Medical and Hospital plans while covering players, coaches, referees and other designated volunteers against accidents that occur during participation in a Ringette Manitoba sanctioned activity.

It is the responsibility of the injured person (or parent if under the age of 18) to submit the report. If there are any issues or further information this is who will be contacted.

When are you covered?

  • Ringette Manitoba sanctioned events (league games, tournaments, practices, training camps, sanctioned fundraisers)
  • Transportation directly to and from the arena or venue
  • While at a hotel during a Ringette Manitoba sanctioned Ringette activity.

How do I make a claim?

  • SECURE a Ringette Manitoba Injury Report Form from your team or Local Ringette Association.
  • COMPLETE THE FORM IN ITS ENTIRETY. Have your team official complete the team section and your doctor/Dentist complete the back of the form. If any portion of the front page is not completed the form will be returned to you and the claim process will be delayed. If a doctor or Dentist has not filled out the second page you will not receive any reimbursement.
  • SUBMIT the fully completed form to the Ringette Manitoba office (along with any receipts or invoices you have accumulated to this point) within 90 days of the date of injury. If any forms are incomplete they will be returned.

Claims can be mailed to:

Ringette Manitoba
508-145 Pacific Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 2Z6

Additional Information

  • Only completed Injury Report Forms received in the Ringette Manitoba office within 90 days of the date of injury will be accepted. Additional invoiced and receipts may be added to the claim for up to 365 days.
  • If you do not submit any receipts/invoices your claim will not receive a response. It will remain open for up to 365 days. It is up to you to submit paperwork to receive reimbursement.
  • Ringette Manitoba recommends that if your claim includes an ambulance bill it be paid and the injured party seek personal reimbursement from Ringette Manitoba. The claims take a considerable amount of time to process and Ringette Manitoba is not responsible for any late fees.
  • Only original receipts and/or invoices are acceptable (if originals have been forwarded to a primary insurer, copies are acceptable). Do not fax in your claim.
  • Ringette Manitoba is strictly a supplemental insurer, if you have access to any other insurance, you must pursue your claim through them first. Ringette Manitoba shall cover those costs not covered by your primary insurance to our policy limits.
  • Ringette Manitoba will not respond to any dental pre-authorizations, if the injured person is a member and injured themselves in a sanctioned activity they will qualify for the insurance benefits as outlined above.
  • Injuries as a result of a swimming accident (ie. off-ice training and/or during hotel stays) will not be covered.

Any questions can be directed to Ringette Manitoba at ringette.admin@sportmanitoba.ca