Return to Activity – Age Specific Guidelines

This table outlines the Return to Activity (Practice) Guidelines for all ringette participants, coaches, volunteers and parents/spectators. It follows the principle: Get In, Train & Get Out and applies to Progressions 1-4, Manitoba Phases 2-4.

Participation Guidelines

DISCLAIMER:
The section for participants outlines the recommended participation guidelines for all ringette divisions. These are guidelines and should be adapted as per facility guidelines and regulations. If Social Distancing cannot be maintained or the facility regulations require that groups adapt their participation size to be smaller than those outlined below, the Association MUST adhere to the regulations of the facility. If associations feel the participants in certain age categories are unable to properly maintain social distancing in their current group size, they should adjust their programming to make the groups smaller.

Bumpers or other ice dividers does not break the ice surface into two distinct areas.

Managing Expectations

There are many benefits to participating in sport, both physically and emotionally. The coach has a role in building the whole person by ensuring that playing our game is an enjoyable experience in the player’s life journey. We should all understand the impact which this pandemic has had on everyone, and that our return will be gradual, and we should adopt a long-term development approach. A greater importance should be placed on being physically active, social interaction and a player’s emotional wellbeing, while navigating potential anxiousness by participants and their families when returning to group activities.

25 July 2020 Below Return based on Manitoba Government’s 50 people indoors with physical distancing

Age Category  Guidelines
Ringette

4 U

Space

As per 2019 Outline

 

Squad Size

As per RMB Programming Colours

No more than 20 participants at a time

 

Staff

Combination of 1 coach/Head instructor/3 Instructors with ratio of 1 Staff: 5 Players on ice per team.

Manager near the bench to support athletes off-ice, and communicate with parents that are outside or in the designated viewing area (if needed for washroom break, equipment malfunctions etc.)

One Safety Officer as per outline.

 

Total: 27 registered participants 

 

Game Adaptations

As per R4U outline

Duration

1 hour of ice

 

Family

1 parent per player

Follow spectator guidelines as mentioned above

Spectators are not to enter athlete-restricted areas. In the event parent attention is required, a coach will support the athlete in meeting their parent in the designated area.

 

Equipment

Must arrive fully dressed, no sharing equipment (other than goalie stick, see note above)

Coaches should bring out as few rings as possible

 

Health and Safety Considerations

Coaches must ensure athletes maintain 2 meter social distancing (utilize bingo dabber spots on ice)

 

Programming Focus

Individual and partner skill development. Participants must always be able to maintain a 2 metre physical distance. Skill development could include skating, passing, or shooting.

 

Protocols – see below for

·       Athlete and Parent Protocols

·       Coach Protocols

 

Risks

Supervision, difficulty maintaining social distancing, attention span, cleanliness, following guidelines and protocols

U10 and Below Space

Full Sheet

 

Group Size

20 maximum

 

Staff

1 coach: 5 athletes

Parent/Manager near the bench to support athletes off-ice, and communicate with parents that are outside or in the designated viewing area (if needed for washroom break, equipment malfunctions etc.)

Required: One Safety Officer as per outline.

 

Total: 27 registered participants 

 

Family

1 parent per player

 

Equipment

Must arrive fully dressed, no sharing equipment

 

Duration

1 hour of ice

 

Programming Focus

Individual and partner skill development. Participants must always be able to maintain a 2 metre Physical distance. Skill development could include skating, passing, or shooting.

 

Protocols – see below for

·       Athlete and Parent Protocols

·       Coach Protocols

 

Risks

Supervision, difficulty maintaining social distancing, attention span, cleanliness, following guidelines and protocols

U12 – U14 Space

Full Sheet

 

Group Size

20 maximum

 

Staff

1 coach: 5 athletes

Optional: Manager near the bench to support athletes off-ice, and communicate with parents that are outside or in the designated viewing area (if needed for washroom break, equipment malfunctions etc.)

Required: One Safety Officer as per outline.

 

Total: 27 registered participants 

 

Family

1 parent per player. Spectators are not to enter athlete-restricted areas. In the event parent attention is required, a coach will support the athlete in meeting their parent in the spectator area.

 

Equipment

Must arrive fully dressed, no sharing equipment.

 

Duration

1 hour

 

Programming Focus

Individual and partner skill development. Participants must always be able to maintain a 2 metre social distance. Skill development could include power skating, passing, shooting, and basic team strategy undefended.

 

Protocols – see below for

·       Athlete and Parent Protocols

·       Coach Protocols

 

Risks

Supervision, difficulty maintaining social distancing, attention span, following guidelines and protocols

U16 – U19 Space

Full Sheet

 

Group Size

18 maximum

 

Staff

1 coach: 6 athletes

Optional: Manager near the bench to support athletes off-ice, and communicate with parents that are outside or in the designated viewing area (if needed for washroom break, equipment malfunctions etc.)

Required: One Safety Officer as per outline.

 

Total: 23 registered participants 

 

Family/Spectators

1 parent per player

 

Equipment

Must arrive fully dressed, no sharing equipment

 

Duration

1 hour of ice

 

Programming Focus

Individual and partner skill development. Participants must always be able to maintain a 2 metre physical distance. Skill development could include power skating, passing, shooting, basic team strategy maintaining a 2 metre social distance, introduction to advanced team strategy undefended

 

Protocols – see below for

·       Athlete and Parent Protocols

·       Coach Protocols

 

Risks

Following guidelines and protocols

18+ Space

Full Sheet

 

Group Size

18 maximum

 

Staff- Optional

(2 maximum)

Required: One Safety Officer as per outline

 

Total: 23 registered participants 

 

Family/Spectators

0

 

Equipment

Must arrive fully dressed, no sharing equipment

 

Duration

1 hour of ice

 

Programming Focus

Individual and partner skill development. Participants must always be able to maintain a 2 metre social distance. Skill development could include power skating, passing, shooting, basic team strategy maintaining a 2 metre social distance, introduction to advanced team strategy undefended

 

Protocols – see below for

·       Athlete and Parent Protocols

·       Coach Protocols

 

Risks

Following guidelines and protocols

 

Considerations

Players must maintain a minimum of a “stick length” away from one another, and coaches, at all times.

Zero tolerance for hitting and contact

Accept that there will be some incidental contact

Limit to number of players on the ice to help minimize contact

Players/team Staff should not attend if they are immunocompromised, as some participants s may be a part of the higher risk population

Masters Space

Full Sheet

 

Group Size

18 maximum

 

Staff

(2 maximum)

Required: One Safety Officer as per outline

 

Total: 21 registered participants 

Family/Spectators

0

 

Equipment

Must arrive fully dressed, no sharing equipment

 

Duration

1 hour

 

Programming Focus

Individual and partner skill development. Participants must be able to maintain a 2 metre social distance at all times. Skill development could include power skating, passing, shooting, basic team strategy maintaining a 2 metre social distance, introduction to advanced team strategy undefended

 

Protocols – see below for

·       Athlete and Parent Protocols

·       Coach Protocols

 

Risks

Following guidelines and protocols

 

Considerations

Players must maintain a minimum of a “stick length” away from one another, and coaches, at all times.

Zero tolerance for hitting and contact

Accept that there will be some incidental contact

Limit to number of players on the ice to minimize contact

Players should not attend if they are immunocompromised, as some participants in masters may be a part of the higher risk population