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					How do I register my child for Ringette?
Registration is only accepted on our new ONLINE REGISTRATION!

      Registration is not complete until payment is received. Payment can be made
       with Visa or MasterCard online, or a cheque can be dropped in the drop box at the
       arena or mailed to:
          o SMRA - Registrations
          o Box 2112
              Strathmore, AB, Canada T1P 1K2

       Congratulations to the winners of our Early Registration draw!!

          o   Artis Foat
          o   Dakota Cole-Haines

Is there a registration deadline?

      Registration deadline is September 4th. Any player who registers after
       this date is not guaranteed to be placed on a team. This deadline will allow the time
       needed to properly analyze the numbers registered and prepare the evaluation and
       communications to everyone before the evaluations start. All registrations
       received after September 4th from players who played in Strathmore last
       year will be assessed a $100.00 penalty in addition to their registration fee.

What do I need to do to get a Release from SMRA if I want
to play elsewhere or from my Home Association if I want
to play in Strathmore?
      Please note that if you wish to play for SMRA but live in a different Association‟s
       boundaries, or live in SMRA boundaries but wish to play for a different Association,
       you must register with your Home Association in accordance with Ringette Alberta
       Guidelines. No releases will be granted by any Association unless the player
       has first registered with their home association.
      Ringette Alberta Player Release forms must be filled out by the Home Association,
       the receiving Association and the Player/ family. Player Release guidelines and forms
       are available on the Ringette Alberta website or Click here to view and print.

If I live out of town, do I need to pay the Town of
Strathmore Out of Town fees?

      Yes. Town of Strathmore Out of Town forms can be obtained at the Town Office or by
contacting Cheryl Graff at cherylg@strathmore.ca , and submitted at the Arena “Town of
Strathmore” drop box or Town office.
When are player evaluations?

      Evaluation dates and times will be between September 11 and 24thth.
       Specifics will be soon be posted on our website, www.strathmoreringette.ca

When will we find out who our Coach is, and what team we
are on?
SMRA Board intends to have teams and coaches finalized the last week of September, after
evaluations are complete. Each player will receive a phone call from their Coach when
teams are finalized.

When will the season start?
When your Coach calls, he/she should be able to confirm the first practice time.
    Practices will generally start at the beginning of October.
   U6 does not participate in any scheduled games as it is primarily a “Learn to Skate”
      program. The U6 “Pre-Bunny” program usually begins early – mid October
   U9 will focus on FUNdamentals for the first 1/3 of the season. Scheduled games
      within the Zone begin December 1st
   U10 division scheduled games will be scheduled from the beginning of the season,
      after Thanksgiving weekend
   Scheduled games for U12 and higher divisions begin after the Thanksgiving weekend

How many teams will there be next season? Will there be
an A team in my child’s division?
Speculating on player registration numbers and teams would be premature until
after our Registration deadline of September 4th. After that time, SMRA will review
the numbers and establish a potential forecast of expected teams for the season.

   Below are some of the guidelines that are used when forming teams:
    Teams can have as few as 9 players, up to a maximum of 17 players. The number of
      players on each team depends on registration numbers each season.
    U6 does not have teams – players may be separated according to ability for
      progressive skill training throughout the season
    U9 & U10 divisions: in the event that there is more than one team, the teams will
      divided into balanced teams as much as is possible
    U12: If there is one U12 team, SMRA has the option of entering that team in the A or
      B division. (At this time, it appears that there will be 6-7 „B‟ teams in Zone 2, so
      SMRA would in all likelihood submit a B team). In the event that more than one U12
      team is formed, as of August 26th Zone 2 has adopted the guidelines as put forth by
       Sport Canada, Ringette Canada and LTAD, and will not be tiering at the Petite (U12) level.
       Therefore if SMRA has two teams, two equal B teams will be formed. If there are three
       teams, SMRA must field an A, B and C team.
      U14 and up: if there is one team in each division, SMRA can assign the team an A or
       B level. If more than one team is formed in a division, then according to Ringette
       Alberta regulations SMRA must field one A and one B team.
I am interested in Coaching. What do I need to do?
      Coaching Application Forms are available on the website under the “Coaches” link
       in the far left column.
      Ringette Alberta coaching requirements are also posted on our website under
       the Coaches tab.
      An RCMP security check is required. (available from Coaching Director, Rina
      Please submit your application to our arena mailbox or by emailing our Coaching
       Director asap, Rina Hempel at brbk@efirehose.net.
      Rina will be contacting applicants to set up interviews in September (usually during
       the evaluations).
      Please note that there will be a Zone Coaches meeting on Wednesday, October 13th in Airdrie.
       More details to follow.

Change of Address or email? Please go to ITSportNet to change your address information at
http://www.itsportsnet.com/league.php?scriptName=MEMBERLOGIN&leagueID=16798# the link
that’s on our website.

More questions?
Review our FAQ‟s section and other information on our website www.strathmoreringette.ca

If you still have questions, please feel free to contact one of our Board members, listed on
our website under Contacts.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! See you at the rink ;-)

Note: Several local athletes that have played ringette in our
neighboring communities have been selected to play on Team
Canada in the 2010 World Ringette Championship in November in

Kailee Dundas, from Hussar, is one of these athletes. SMRA wishes
her the very best, and thanks her for her contribution to include
Strathmore’s Association in the Team Canada Calendar!

Please show your support for Kailee and our National Team Athletes.
Calendars can be purchased from the Ringette Store.
Team Canada Calendar

Support your favorite Team Canada Athlete!!!
This 16 month calendar features Team Canada 2010 athletes and coaching staff. $10 from each
calendar sold will help support our National Team Athletes in their quest for gold at the 2010 World
Ringette Championship October 31st to November 6th in Tampere Finland.
Until September 15th you have the option to support an athlete directly. All you have to do
is select their name at the time of purchase. After that date money raised will go towards
the National Team program.
Calendars will be shipped directly to you after September 24th, 2010.

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